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Cover Story |  Volume 18 - Issue 6  |  July/August 2023

Harnessing Innovative AI Solutions in Your Lab

Exploring AI-powered analytic and processing tools—and the challenges that accompany them


Management Tips

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Three Keys to Balancing Features and Costs

Find the right balance between additional features and costs in new equipment

Business Management

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Harnessing Innovative AI Solutions in Your Lab

Exploring AI-powered analytic and processing tools—and the challenges that accompany them

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Building a Successful Business Case Around an ROI Calculation

Demonstrating a good ROI is essential to persuading leadership

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Green Flags in a Pre-Owned Lab Equipment Vendor

Effort and transparency are essential traits for a used equipment vendor

Asset Management

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Three Tips to Determine Which Features You Need When Shopping for AI Software

Defining your goals, future-proofing, and ensuring accuracy are essential to finding AI solutions

Leadership and Staffing

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Optimizing Team Dynamics to Spur Innovation

How to find the balance between psychological safety and intellectual honesty among your staff

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One Innovator's Serpentine Journey to Solving Heat Crises and Saving Lives

Konrad Rykaczewski, PhD, is drawing on a diverse set of experiences to develop new cooling methods

Lab Design and Furnishings

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Lab Retrofits Breathe New Life into Unique Spaces

Turning an interesting building into a laboratory comes with challenges but can save time and money


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Detecting Food Fraud through AI-Powered Data Analysis

AI and ML open the door for faster, more efficient food fraud detection by data analysts

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Xenobots: Living Robots that Make Science Fiction a Reality

Designed using stem cells, these living machines open the door for exciting advances in regenerative medicine and other fields

Ask the Expert

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Using DNA Test Kits to Combat Food Fraud

An interview with two food fraud experts about the parallel evolutions of fraud techniques and fraud detection methods 

Product Focus

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Baths and Chillers in the Food Sciences

The different needs of food research and food processing create choices in bath- and chiller-based temperature control

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Centrifuge Sample Handling Puts a Renewed Focus on Integrity

Centrifuge consumables that incorporate advanced materials and smart designs are impacting fields from extractables to labs-on-chips

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Shifting from Chaos to Order with Freezer Boxes and Racks

Preserving samples in an organized manner makes it easier to track projects and find products

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Microscopy in Food Development and Testing

The physical structure and composition impacts quality and safety