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The Human Side of Business

The Human Side of Business

The Human Side of Business

Is there any other side of business? We say no.

Business Management

Happy Labs

Happy Labs

Happy Labs

Managers often work at instilling job satisfaction in their staff.  But to do this successfully, a manager must also be content in the workplace.

Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Your success often depends upon networking; getting yourself out there, making connections, and enjoying face time with peers and potential employers.

Asset Management

Asset Management

Asset Management

In our fast-moving 21st-century economy we increasingly see laboratory facilities relocating, expanding rapidly, or, in some cases, closing.

Surveys

The Ninth Annual Salary & Employee Satisfaction Survey

The Ninth Annual Salary & Employee Satisfaction Survey

The Ninth Annual Salary & Employee Satisfaction Survey

The results of this year’s Salary and Employee Satisfaction Survey brought us many familiar trends, painting a picture of overall satisfaction among lab professionals.

2015 Shakers Product Survey Results

2015 Shakers Product Survey Results

2015 Shakers Product Survey Results

The wide variety of lab shaker designs on the market reflects the increasing diversity of scientific experimentation. Labs now use a greater range of sample sizes than ever before, from liters to microliters.

Leadership and Staffing

The Rise of Progress Leadership

The Rise of Progress Leadership

The Rise of Progress Leadership

The business term “change management” has been around for a while. The term relates to initiating significant change within an organization’s processes.

The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking

Networking is critical to keep you connected to the people and resources you need to excel in your career and find new opportunities.

Laboratory Technology

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

Quiet, Please

Just like most workplace settings, excessive noise in chemical and analytical laboratories can be a serious issue on several fronts.

September 2015 Technology News

September 2015 Technology News

September 2015 Technology News

The latest equipment, instruments, and system introductions to the laboratory market. This month, we highlight companies exhibiting at the Gulf Coast Conference.

Powered Up PCR

Powered Up PCR

Powered Up PCR

System aims to reduce cost and resource-intensity of high throughput process

Lab Health and Safety

Surviving a Construction or Renovation Project

Surviving a Construction or Renovation Project

Surviving a Construction or Renovation Project

When labs are expanded or renovated, plans for the protection of staff working in and around the construction site are often overlooked.

Lab Health and Safety Tips

Develop Plans and Conduct Drills for Dealing with Emergencies

Develop Plans and Conduct Drills for Dealing with Emergencies

Develop Plans and Conduct Drills for Dealing with Emergencies

The only good way to prepare for an emergency situation is to think through how you should respond and then practice doing it correctly.

Ask the Expert

Managing Analytical Workflows

Managing Analytical Workflows

Managing Analytical Workflows

Associate editor Rachel Muenz speaks with research scientists Freya Freestone, MChem, and Helen O'Shea, BSc about data processing, analysis, and managing workflows in the lab.

Deciphering the Microbiome

Deciphering the Microbiome

Deciphering the Microbiome

Lab Manager's Tanuja Koppal discusses microbiome research with Georg K. Gerber, assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School

INSIGHTS

INSIGHTS on Pesticide Analysis

INSIGHTS on Pesticide Analysis

INSIGHTS on Pesticide Analysis

The many variables involved in pesticide use presents special challenges when it comes to food safety analysis.

INSIGHTS on Cell Culture

INSIGHTS on Cell Culture

INSIGHTS on Cell Culture

Cell culture today presents a subtle paradox. Coaxing cells to produce biopharmaceuticals, vitamins, and industrial products requires inserting foreign genes and adapting cells to artificial growth conditions.

Product Focus

Adapting to the Needs of Cell-Based Assays

Adapting to the Needs of Cell-Based Assays

Adapting to the Needs of Cell-Based Assays

The number and types of cell-based assays (CBAs) are as diverse as a cell’s observable biochemical activity.

Solid State vs. Compressor Based Cooling

Solid State vs. Compressor Based Cooling

Solid State vs. Compressor Based Cooling

The quest for effective solid-state refrigeration has led to many near misses, yet engineers continue to investigate

Going with the Mobile Flow

Going with the Mobile Flow

Going with the Mobile Flow

Mobile features make an electronic lab notebook (ELN) more adaptable and  efficient.

Products in Action

Agilent Crosslab - From Insight to Outcome

Agilent Crosslab - From Insight to Outcome

Agilent Crosslab - From Insight to Outcome

Laboratories today face complex scientific and business challenges that require key insights into laboratory operations.

Handling the Multi-User Lab with Ease

Handling the Multi-User Lab with Ease

Handling the Multi-User Lab with Ease

Shared facilities or common equipment rooms, often result in a laboratory having a number of unique users with varying levels of centrifuge experience.

How it Works

How a Cloud-Based Human Biospecimen Marketplace Works

How a Cloud-Based Human Biospecimen Marketplace Works

How a Cloud-Based Human Biospecimen Marketplace Works

With the promise of personalized medicine, the drug and diagnostic industries are booming,
as are academic medical research programs.

How Defining Metabolic Phenotype Works

How Defining Metabolic Phenotype Works

How Defining Metabolic Phenotype Works

Metabolism is at the core of cell biology, and metabolic dysfunction is known to play a major
role in disease pathology and etiology.