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Cover Story |  Volume 19 - Issue 2  |  March 2024

Elevating Lab Performance with Quality by Design

QBD centers around ongoing risk assessments of pharma process


Product Focus

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Taking a Sustainable Approach to Cold Storage

Laboratory fridges and freezers can be some of your lab's most energy-intensive equipment, but there are many ways to make your cold storage more eco-friendly

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Why Scientists Need Centrifuges

From benchtop models to commercial units, this equipment is crucial in many labs

Asset Management

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Building Resilience: A Short Guide to Implementing a Robust Bioinformatics Platform

How to ensure success when developing a reliable and scalable biological data environment


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Recycling Lab Plastics: Success Stories

Start-ups and local programs are overcoming the barriers currently limiting large-scale recycling of plastic waste generated by labs

Lab Health and Safety

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Control Banding as a Risk Assessing Tool

Hazard, exposure, and control banding are essential lab safety and risk tools

Leadership and Staffing

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How Equipment Vendors Can Help Address the Carbon Impact of Biotech and Pharma

Stepping up the efficiency of product development, manufacturing, and support services

Lab Design and Furnishings

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Accommodating Automation Technologies in an Existing Lab

Implementing automation requires collaboration and thoughtful planning

Business Management

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How to Find a High-Quality Biobank

Follow these steps to protect sample integrity during biobanking

Scientists work in a CDMO pharma lab

CDMOs: The Modern Backbone of Biopharmaceutical Development

Contract development and manufacturing organizations can help streamline drug development

Pharmaceutical tablets and vials sitting on a counter

Elevating Lab Performance with Quality by Design

QbD centers around ongoing risk assessments of pharma processes

Management Tips

Two colleagues have a candid discussion

Three Keys to Introducing Candor into Lab Conversations

Approaching feedback with candor greatly increases morale and engagement