Cover Story |  Volume 13 - Issue 9  |  October 2018

Human Resources

Those in charge need a dedicated team that can handle a variety of tasks

Sections

Leadership and Staffing

A Lab Manager's Role in Hiring Laboratory Staff

A Lab Manager's Role in Hiring Laboratory Staff

A Lab Manager's Role in Hiring Laboratory Staff

Those in charge need a dedicated team that can handle a variety of tasks

Requirements for Finding and Keeping the Best Candidates for Your Lab

Requirements for Finding and Keeping the Best Candidates for Your Lab

Requirements for Finding and Keeping the Best Candidates for Your Lab

An organization can accomplish only what the individuals within the organization contribute

Ask Linda: Staff Training

Ask Linda: Staff Training

Ask Linda: Staff Training

Investing in staff training will help your lab strengthen its competitive position

Research-Specific Labs

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Record-breaking 'MagLab' offers unparalleled research environment for thousands of scientists

Lab Design and Furnishings

How Lab Design Can Encourage New Ways of Thinking

How Lab Design Can Encourage New Ways of Thinking

How Lab Design Can Encourage New Ways of Thinking

The role of a lab planner in designing spaces that encourage new ways of thinking

Business Management

Buying Used Chromatography Equipment

Buying Used Chromatography Equipment

Buying Used Chromatography Equipment

These high-demand used instruments yield substantial cost savings

In Focus

Why Good Manufacturing Practices Are the Foundation for Great Science

Why Good Manufacturing Practices Are the Foundation for Great Science

Why Good Manufacturing Practices Are the Foundation for Great Science

Laboratory equipment manufactured with care and attention to detail lets scientists focus on what matters most

Laboratory Technology

Computer Modeling and Simulation

Computer Modeling and Simulation

Computer Modeling and Simulation

Applications in chemistry, clinical, and pharmaceutical labs hold promise—with reservation

Lab Health and Safety

Safe Use of Autoclave Sterilizers

Safe Use of Autoclave Sterilizers

Safe Use of Autoclave Sterilizers

Autoclaves use heat and pressure with water to create superheated steam. Therefore, they can pose significant hazards to untrained or careless employees

INSIGHTS

Improved Air-Quality Sensors and Collaborations Could Save Lives

Improved Air-Quality Sensors and Collaborations Could Save Lives

Improved Air-Quality Sensors and Collaborations Could Save Lives

Even very low concentrations of air pollutants have been shown to have serious health effects

Ask the Expert

Overcoming Sample Preparation Challenges

Overcoming Sample Preparation Challenges

Overcoming Sample Preparation Challenges

Jeffrey Abels has more than 40 years of experience in lot sampling, inspection, grading, 
and testing 

The Next Frontier in 3-D Bioprinting and Tissue Engineering

The Next Frontier in 3-D Bioprinting and Tissue Engineering

The Next Frontier in 3-D Bioprinting and Tissue Engineering

Anthony Atala, MD, discusses some of the exciting possibilities as well as existing challenges in 3-D bioprinting

Product Focus

Minimizing HPLC Carryover

Minimizing HPLC Carryover

Minimizing HPLC Carryover

Carryover has always been a problem in HPLC, but its significance increases with today’s sensitive detection methods

Speed and Sensitivity Give qPCR the Leg Up in Certain Clinical Cases

Speed and Sensitivity Give qPCR the Leg Up in Certain Clinical Cases

Speed and Sensitivity Give qPCR the Leg Up in Certain Clinical Cases

As laboratories and facilities continue to elevate their technology and training, it is clear that qPCR will help push microbial diagnostics into new and fertile territory.

Sterilizing with Steam Versus Dry Heat

Sterilizing with Steam Versus Dry Heat

Sterilizing with Steam Versus Dry Heat

While steam sterilization remains the method of choice for the majority of applications, there are some cases in which dry heat is the preferred method.

Overcoming the Challenges of Single-Cell Analysis

Overcoming the Challenges of Single-Cell Analysis

Overcoming the Challenges of Single-Cell Analysis

Working with single cells raises immediate concerns about analyte quantities and concentrations

Surveys

Are You in the Market for a Mass Spectrometer?

Are You in the Market for a Mass Spectrometer?

Are You in the Market for a Mass Spectrometer?

Learn the most common sample types analyzed and more from the latest mass spectrometer user survey results

Are You in the Market for a Biological Safety Cabinet?

Are You in the Market for a Biological Safety Cabinet?

Are You in the Market for a Biological Safety Cabinet?

Learn readers’ most desired features and more from our latest bioloigcal safety cabinet survey results

Are You in the Market for a Gas Generator?

Are You in the Market for a Gas Generator?

Are You in the Market for a Gas Generator?

Find out what respondents' most sought-after features are when choosing a laboratory gas generator and more in our latest survey results

Are You in the Market for a Bath or Chiller?

Are You in the Market for a Bath or Chiller?

Are You in the Market for a Bath or Chiller?

Find out how survey respondents repair their baths or chillers and more in the results of our most recent survey

Multimedia

Centrifuge Safety

Centrifuge Safety

Centrifuge Safety

A few key tips can help prevent centrifuge-related injuries in the lab

Must-Have Features for Your Rotary Evaporator

Must-Have Features for Your Rotary Evaporator

Must-Have Features for Your Rotary Evaporator

What you need to know to optimize your rotary evaporator experience

Linda's Lab: 'Hot Lab Tech'

Linda's Lab: 'Hot Lab Tech'

Linda's Lab: 'Hot Lab Tech'

Lenny gets a lesson in safely dealing with radioactive materials

How it Works

How Selecting the Right NMR Tubes Works

How Selecting the Right NMR Tubes Works

How Selecting the Right NMR Tubes Works

An NMR tube is a thin glass walled, closed bottomed tube used to contain NMR solution samples.

How Vapor Release Prevention Works

How Vapor Release Prevention Works

How Vapor Release Prevention Works

Some labs use hazardous organic chemicals—reagents with noxious and/or dangerous fumes that can have a detrimental impact on analysts.