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Lab Design and Furnishings

Designing a Lab

Designing a Lab

Lessons learned from a 60,000 square-foot project completed in 11 months

Repurposing Existing Architecture for Scientific Use

Repurposing Existing Architecture for Scientific Use

How an old brick masonry warehouse became a lab for testing sustainability systems and methods

Business Management

Managing Indoor Air Quality

Managing Indoor Air Quality

Study looks at IEQ conditions using dynamic control of air change rates

Negotiating on Used Lab Equipment

Negotiating on Used Lab Equipment

When customers enter into a conversation about a piece of equipment, some research can make a world of difference.

Research-Specific Labs

Michigan Tech’s Cloud Chamber Answers Critical Questions about Cloud Formation

Michigan Tech’s Cloud Chamber Answers Critical Questions about Cloud Formation

A unique piece of equipment shines a light on the inner workings and formation of clouds

Leadership and Staffing

The Value of Mentorship in the Scientific Field

The Value of Mentorship in the Scientific Field

Training scientists to do good science from the start

Laboratory Technology

The Benefits of Robotics in a Laboratory Setting

The Benefits of Robotics in a Laboratory Setting

Improved imaging and touch sensors can provide a valuable option in lab settings

Lab Health and Safety

Handling and Storing Chemicals

Handling and Storing Chemicals

Tips for safely moving, storing, and protecting yourself from laboratory chemicals

INSIGHTS

Is the US Biosimilars Industry Poised for Growth?

Is the US Biosimilars Industry Poised for Growth?

Owners of original biomedicines are fighting tooth and nail to prevent biosimilar approvals, with patents being the principal battleground

Gathering Data in Extreme Environments

Gathering Data in Extreme Environments

Testing equipment for or in tricky environments depends on adventuresome scientists and engineers

Ask the Expert

Trends in 2-D Liquid Chromatography

Trends in 2-D Liquid Chromatography

Dwight Stoll is an associate professor in the Chemistry Department at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota

Improvements in Liquid Chromatography

Improvements in Liquid Chromatography

Wolfgang Peti, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about the recent developments in chromatography techniques.

Product Focus

ICP-MS: An Integral Tool for Speciation Analysis

ICP-MS: An Integral Tool for Speciation Analysis

ICP-MS helps scientists dig deeper into the world around us

Acoustic Liquid Handling: Using Sound to Dispense Liquids

Acoustic Liquid Handling: Using Sound to Dispense Liquids

Acoustic liquid handling ensures high accuracy at low volume

Choosing Laboratory Casework Materials

Choosing Laboratory Casework Materials

Laboratories in the market for casework enjoy numerous options for materials of construction

What to Consider When Choosing an Ultracentrifuge for Your Lab

What to Consider When Choosing an Ultracentrifuge for Your Lab

With so many highly specialized options available, care must be taken when selecting the right ultracentrifuge for your lab

How it Works

Oil-Free Vacuum Pumps for GC-MS

Oil-Free Vacuum Pumps for GC-MS

A critical feature of every mass spectrometry system is its vacuum apparatus, which creates the vacuum in which ions get separated for counting

Determining End Point During Laboratory Freeze Drying

Determining End Point During Laboratory Freeze Drying

Freeze drying, or lyophilizing, is an ideal method for evaporating or drying a heat sensitive sample, but it can be difficult to determine when the freeze drying process has reached complete dryness, or “end point.”