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Cover of Lab Manager March 2023 Digital Edition. Background image contains image of cells, text reads 'How Spatial Biology will Change the Future' with subtitle 'From neuroscience to agrobiology, spatial biology has the potential to revolutionize cell research

Cover Story |  Volume 18 - Issue 2  |  March 2023

How Spatial Biology Will Change the World

From neuroscience to agrobiology, spatial biology has the potential to revolutionize cell research


Management Tips

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Three Keys to Acquiring New Instruments

How to develop a process to be more successful with capital purchases


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How Spatial Biology Will Change the Future

From neuroscience to agrobiology, spatial biology has the potential to revolutionize cell research

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An Overview of Ultrasensitive Trace Metal Analysis

Advanced techniques overcome challenges with ultra-low detection levels

Business Management

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Improving Your Internal, External, and Virtual Networking Skills

A mindset and methodologies anyone can adopt to become more effective at networking

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Why, When, and How to Hire a Lab Consultant

Exploring what lab consultants can offer and red flags to look for

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Managing the Integrity of Data

Lab managers must refocus their efforts on managing data due to increased regulatory agency activity

Asset Management

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Effectively Negotiating New Equipment Purchases

Successful negotiation entails preparation, research, and flexibility

Leadership and Staffing

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The Impact of Positive Leadership

Rather than simply "being nice," positive leadership means driving accountability, engagement, and productivity

Lab Design and Furnishings

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The Origins of San Diego's Thriving Life Science Ecosystem

San Diego's rich history of scientific research sets stage for innovative lab design

Lab Health and Safety

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How to Apply a Human Body Model to Safety

This intuitive approach demonstrates empathy and puts the focus on us, not the external hazards

Ask the Expert

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How Career Development Plans Contribute to Staff Retention

Three management experts discuss the importance of crafting career development plans with staff and how this influences retention rates

Product Focus

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Tips for Choosing the Best Reagents

Knowing how and where to get reagents can save time and money while improving output

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The Importance of Liquid Chromatography to the Pharmaceutical Industry

Effective application of separation science contributes to a smarter, risk-based approach to pharmaceutical research and quality

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The Five Attributes of Effective Laboratory Risk Management Software

A good RMS should be scalable, customizable, multi-dimensional, intuitive, and comprehensive

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Advances in Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics

New technologies strive to enhance throughput, quantitation, and data quality