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Cover Story |  Volume 17 - Issue 4  |  May 2022

Genomics Brings Precision to Medicine

Genetic sequencing identifies overlooked approaches to therapy and treatment


Product Focus

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The Role of Centrifuges in Biotech Research

Centrifuges play an important role in progressing biotech research

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An Action Plan for Choosing a Chromatography Data System

The best chromatography data systems satisfy both laboratory and information demands across networks of instruments and users

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Cold Storage in the Pharmaceutical Laboratory

Adherence to vaccine cold-chain guidelines can be extended to storage of the entire developing biologic pharmacopeia

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Maintaining Supplies of Lab Consumables

During the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains lagged for some lab consumables, but careful planning helped resolve issues

Leadership and Staffing

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Recruitment: Searching for the Right Skills

The best candidate will offer much more than just technical excellence

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Three Keys to Transition Back to the Lab

Lab managers need to provide work environments that enable people to re-incorporate into full in-person lab work


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Genomics Brings Precision to Medicine

Genetic sequencing identifies overlooked approaches to therapy and treatment

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Characterizing Biofilms for Microbiological Applications with X-Ray Methods

Multiscale X-ray study reveals interesting properties of biofilms

Labs Less Ordinary

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Research Lab Shifts Focus, Moves to New Lab Space During Pandemic

Managers and staff from Duke University’ Moody Lab learned many lessons from starting a COVID-19 testing program and relocating during the COVID-19 pandemic

Business Management

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The Role of Academic Core Labs in Life Science Research

Academic core labs provide an economical way to access specialized equipment, training, and impartial data analysis

Asset Management

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Tips to Validate Lab Instruments Faster

How to speed up the necessary but time-consuming task of instrument validation

Lab Design and Furnishings

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Collaborative Lab Design

Getting consensus from all stakeholders early ensures a design that maximizes productivity  

Lab Health and Safety

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Biosafety in the Workplace: 4 Essential Practices

Best biosafety practices reduce health risks, increase the integrity of experimental material, and improve product quality

Ask the Expert

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Ensuring Compliance in Pharma, Biotech Labs

The most common compliance issues and how to avoid them

Innovations In

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Innovations in AI for Drug Discovery

AI and other computational abilities play a major role to advance pharmaceutical research