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Cover Story |  Volume 17 - Issue 7  |  September 2022

From Collaboration to Miniaturization

Ten research trends shaping lab design in 2022 and beyond


Management Tips

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Three Keys to Celebrating More Effectively

How to improve morale by improving celebrations

Lab Design and Furnishings

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From Collaboration to Miniaturization

Ten research trends shaping lab design in 2022 and beyond

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Sustainable Lab Facility Works to Make Cleaner Cars

CARB headquarters incorporates energy-saving strategies in a semi-arid climate

Labs Less Ordinary

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Fighting Cancer in a Former Steam Plant

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center serves as a living memorial to a baseball legend

Business Management

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Three Strategies for Picking the Right Vendor for Your Lab Build or Renovation

Selecting good partners and setting them up for success will pay dividends on your project outcome and bottom line

Asset Management

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Best Use of Laboratory Resources and Space

Need more productivity and space as your lab grows? Here are some quick tips to help optimize your lab assets

Leadership and Staffing

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Five Tactics for Kicking Off a Successful Laboratory Design Project

With many individuals participating in the project, it is important to get on the same page from the start

Lab Health and Safety

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Designing for a National Lab's Rigorous Safety Standards

Argonne's Materials Design Laboratory hosts groundbreaking energy research

Ask the Expert

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Quality Testing Ensures Food Products are Safe, Enjoyable for Consumers

Quality testing labs are a crucial resource for food manufacturers during product development and after the launch

Product Focus

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Precision and Capacity in Laboratory Balances

A wide array of precisions, capacities, and features add up to balance options for every type of laboratory

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How to Choose a Calorimeter

Differential scanning calorimetry can help meet your needs in characterizing heat-related material properties

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Used ULT Freezers

The decision to buy a used ULT freezer should be weighed against your budget, the value of your samples, and urgency

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Water Purification Systems: Reverse Osmosis versus Deionized

Both methods have their uses, but one is typically preferred over the other

Innovations In

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Innovations in Sustainable Lab Design

As the demand for greener lab facilities increases, so does the potential for novel sustainable lab infrastructure and materials