Lab Health and Safety
New Lab Safety Rules for Protecting Workers
The question of permitting lab employees to work alone with dangerous materials and equipment has raised serious questions of whether prohibiting the practice would impede academic freedom
How to Safely Handle Compressed Gas Cylinders
Compressed gas accidents occur too frequently and usually produce serious consequences.
Laboratory QA Programs: New Challenges and Opportunities
With a myriad of laboratory testing services available in today’s market, quality is the feature that customers value most and which sets one lab above the others.
Buying Lab Supplies Could Drastically Change with High-tech Advancements
Consumers have come to expect a higher standard of variety, pricing options, and customer service in the Internet age.
Leadership and Staffing
Hiring Practices in Life Sciences Shift in Response to Changing Workforce
The labor market has seen a sharp increase in the number of free agents who choose to operate independently, moving as desired from job to job.
Sean Kaufman: How to Safely Use a Biosafety Cabinet
It's with an eye toward protection that laboratories have turned to employing the use of biosafety cabinets.
June 2016 Technology News
The latest equipment, instruments, and system introductions to the laboratory market.
GC-MS on the Go
Portable technology remains as rugged, reliabile, fast, and easy as ever.
Raman Spectroscopy: New Approaches for Clinical Diagnostics
Raman spectroscopy opens new approaches in clinical diagnostics for many medical conditions.
Contaminated Environmental Samples: New Methods to Extract and Analyze
Technological advances have enabled us to analyze increasingly lower concentrations of chemicals
Ask the Expert
Rich Brown on Microanalytical Sample Prep Trends
Rich Brown is an executive director and scientist at MVA Scientific Consultants in Duluth, Georgia.
Developments in Computational Imaging Techniques
Aydogan Ozcan, PhD, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about his fascinating journey bringing computational imaging into microscopy.
Analyzing Life Science Samples, HILIC May Increase Sensitivity 1,000X
When working with highly polar compounds, HILIC tends to be the best choice for separation
Ultrasonic Liquid Processor Features That Matter Most
To lyse cells, purify proteins, or develop nanotechnology, scientists and technologists often turn to ultrasonic liquid processors.
Replacing Fume Hood Ducts with Filters Offers Newfound Freedom
Today’s fume hood world features many options, including filtered hoods
Purchasing a Viscometer: What Are the Deciding Factors?
Wherever there are materials that flow, there will likely be a viscometer nearby to ensure the quality and efficiency of the material.
How it Works
How Two-Phase Pressure Control for Reactors Works
Problem: Chemists and other researchers use lab-scale reactors to optimize catalysts and study reaction kinetics.
How to Improve Lab Safety While Saving Energy and Money
Maintaining a safe environment and streamlining operational costs are two top priorities for laboratories. Through energy efficient incentives and programs, labs are now able to take advantage of energy saving solutions without compromising lab safety or productivity.