Cover Story |  Volume 15 - Issue 11  |  December 2020

Collaborative Robots: Mobile and Adaptable Labmates

The scale and versatility of 'cobots' signal a revolution in high-throughput applications, from drug discovery to COVID-19 testing

Sections

Leadership and Staffing

Three Keys to Implementing Gratitude in the Lab

Three Keys to Implementing Gratitude in the Lab

Most people neither experience nor practice gratitude at work—here’s why they should

Finding Balance in and Out of the Lab, during a Pandemic

Finding Balance in and Out of the Lab, during a Pandemic

Lab leaders share their strategies for ensuring their staff have time to decompress from the added stress

Laboratory Technology

Collaborative Robots: Mobile and Adaptable Labmates

Collaborative Robots: Mobile and Adaptable Labmates

The scale and versatility of ‘cobots’ signal a revolution in high-throughput applications, from drug discovery to COVID-19 testing

High Throughput Experimentation Drives Better Outcomes

High Throughput Experimentation Drives Better Outcomes

Automation and informatics fuel HTE programs across scientific fields

Ask Linda: Using Collaborative Automation to Screen Faster

Ask Linda: Using Collaborative Automation to Screen Faster

By implementing high throughput experimentation, you’ll be able to run far more experiments than your lab can complete using traditional methods

Labs Less Ordinary

Automated Brewing Lab Helps Hone Biochemistry Skills

Automated Brewing Lab Helps Hone Biochemistry Skills

Universities use the brewing process as a model for industrial biochemical processes, for biochemistry studies in their professional bachelors and masters programs

Products in Action

VACUU·PURE® 10C—Pure Vacuum. Nothing Else.

VACUU·PURE® 10C—Pure Vacuum. Nothing Else.

This new chemically resistant pump provides oil-free vacuum from atmospheric pressure down to 10-3 MBAR for cases that demand clean processes and pure products

Labconco Logic® Vue Class II Enclosures

Labconco Logic® Vue Class II Enclosures

Safe, convenient, and intelligent containment you can count on for big biosafety tasks

Business Management

Automation in Regulated Labs

Automation in Regulated Labs

When deciding whether automation will benefit your lab operations, there are several things to consider

Purchasing Tips for Pre-Owned GC-MS

Purchasing Tips for Pre-Owned GC-MS

Pre-owned systems offer many advantages, provided labs do their homework

In Focus

Scrap the Paper Records and Preserve Data Integrity with Automatic Data Collection

Scrap the Paper Records and Preserve Data Integrity with Automatic Data Collection

Fully automatic, electronic technology tracks, records, stores, and transfers data for greater accuracy

Lab Design and Furnishings

Designing Labs for a Post-COVID-19 World

Designing Labs for a Post-COVID-19 World

Future labs will need more space and altered layout plans

Increasing Speed and Efficiency through Lab Automation

Increasing Speed and Efficiency through Lab Automation

Quest Diagnostics to open flagship lab facility in New Jersey

Management Tips

Quick Tips from Linda: Working With IT

Quick Tips from Linda: Working With IT

No matter the type of laboratory that you are managing, if the network or other informatics systems are down, the entire workflow of the laboratory stops

Lab Health and Safety

How to Prevent Uncontrolled Mixing of Chemicals in the Lab

How to Prevent Uncontrolled Mixing of Chemicals in the Lab

To prevent uncontrolled mixing, we need to segregate incompatible materials

Multimedia

Cell Culture Media

Cell Culture Media

Finding the right mix for cell survival and growth

Ask the Expert

Recent Developments in Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras

Recent Developments in Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras

In this Q&A, Craig Crews, PhD, discusses the discovery and development of proteolysis targeting chimeras, a new modality that is being explored for both drug discovery and therapeutic application

Product Focus

Protein Imaging and the Automation of Western Blotting

Protein Imaging and the Automation of Western Blotting

Automation of western blotting can increase its throughput and reproducibility, bringing biochemical protein expression analysis into line with modern techniques in genetics

What to Consider When Buying Glove Boxes

What to Consider When Buying Glove Boxes

Glove boxes can complement biosafety cabinets for reproducible biological experiments

Ion Chromatography in Biopharmaceutical Processing

Ion Chromatography in Biopharmaceutical Processing

Filtration and analysis techniques combine to improve therapeutics

The Latest in High-Throughput Thermal Cyclers

The Latest in High-Throughput Thermal Cyclers

Both real-time and endpoint-based PCR studies can benefit from the drive toward automation with high-throughput thermal cyclers