Forming and managing effective global research teams with members located in far-flung countries and different time zones is a major challenge for lab managers at multinational companies and at companies outsourcing lab work overseas.
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Increasingly, analysts perform routine analysis where the action islocations of environmental interest, manufacturing suites, crime scenes, loading docks, and packaging facilities through transportable instruments.
In many applications, continuous emission monitoring is required to collect and analyze at least one sample every fifteen minutes from industrial processes. High-purity gases are vital for this purpose, as are custom standards for head space analysis of water and soil samples.
The latest equipment, instrument and system introductions to the laboratory market.
Supercritical Water Oxidization (SCWO) technique offers enhanced reliability, ease of use and low maintenance.
Dr. Rebecca Williams, director of the Microscopy and Imaging Facility at Cornell University, talks about her role in overseeing the imaging laboratory while pursuing independent research in the field.
Advances in technology, increased scrutiny, and developing techniques demand a specific design response
Although the basic concepts and techniques of Lean are straightforward, adapting them to a particular lab situation and integrating them into a defined process that uses resources well is quite a challenge.
Jonathan V. Sweedler is a busy man: he runs a large research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the principal investigator for the UIUC Center for Neuroproteomics on Cell-Cell Signaling and the director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center.
Microplate readers are used extensively in the pharmaceutical industry for high-throughput drug screening and in biology labs for enzyme assays, immunoassays, binding assays, protein and cell assays, ELISAs, and biomolecule concentration measurements.
Invented in the late 16th century, the microscope is arguably the oldest laboratory instrument. Yet despite its maturity, microscopy continues to evolve toward greater capabilities.
Low-temperature laboratory freezers are cooling boxes that achieve temperatures of about -40° C or lower. Kitchen freezers, by contrast, operate to about -20° C.
For a laboratory to be able to survive in a difficult economic environment, it is crucial that the scientific and financial sides of the business be in sync.
Biotech organizations that hire more project managers and fewer programmers, invest in strategic sourcing personnel and adopt risk-based approaches to vendor selection may be better able to adapt to the ever-changing biotech landscape.
Thermo Scientific Orbitor RS has been designed as one of the most reliable microplate movers in its class.
While the science behind ratiometric photometry for volume verification is complex, Maine-based Artel has been using it to lead the way in liquid handling quality assurance technology for the past 28 years.
TTP LabTech has developed both bead- and cell-based fluorescence methods for the screening of antibodies against soluble and cell surface antigens.
The MMS-4000 will save laboratories money by reducing energy consumption, increasing productivity, and improving the accuracy and reliability of the results.