Cover Story |  Volume 13 - Issue 2  |  March 2018

Know The Rules

Researchers should have a working understanding of the fundamental requirements and concepts of the laws and regulations that affect laboratories across the country

Sections

Lab Health and Safety

How to Understand, Comply With, and Stay on Top of EH&S Regulations for Laboratories

How to Understand, Comply With, and Stay on Top of EH&S Regulations for Laboratories

Researchers should have a working understanding of the fundamental requirements and concepts of the laws and regulations that affect laboratories across the country

Determining Which Fume Hood Design Is Right for Your Research Application

Determining Which Fume Hood Design Is Right for Your Research Application

Arguably, the single most important piece of infrastructure in most laboratories is the chemical fume hood

Research-Specific Labs

Toronto’s Centre for Advanced Therapeutic Cell Technologies Makes Its Mark on Regenerative Medicine

Toronto’s Centre for Advanced Therapeutic Cell Technologies Makes Its Mark on Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a research area that has gotten plenty of attention around the world lately

Business Management

Good Laboratory Practice: The Cornerstone of Laboratory Compliance

Good Laboratory Practice: The Cornerstone of Laboratory Compliance

Labs must adopt good practices to ensure they are producing valuable test results

Multimedia

How to Defrost Your Freezer

How to Defrost Your Freezer

As soon as frost becomes visible in your freezer, it's probably time to defrost

Linda's Lab: The Millennial

Linda's Lab: The Millennial

Linda's not quite sure what to make of her new lab technician

Lab Autoclave Safety

Lab Autoclave Safety

Download Lab Manager's free infographic for tips on ensuring your lab is practicing safe autoclave use

Leadership and Staffing

Creating a Successful Laboratory Training Program

Creating a Successful Laboratory Training Program

Successful programs are relevant, aligned with business goals, and have management and staff buy-in

Five Ways to Encourage Scientists to Adopt Advanced Technology

Five Ways to Encourage Scientists to Adopt Advanced Technology

A lab manager’s role in advancing science is not just providing access to the best instruments, but  equipping and persuading users to take advantage of the lab’s new capabilities

Ask Linda: Stop Micromanaging!

Ask Linda: Stop Micromanaging!

Micromanaging is not doing yourself or your team any favors

Laboratory Technology

Pushing the Limits of Forensic Toxicology

Pushing the Limits of Forensic Toxicology

Comprehensive screening of biological samples in forensic and clinical toxicology is not possible without powerful, highly sensitive instruments

INSIGHTS

From Muscles to Maggots: How a Variety of Samples Helps Forensic Toxicologists Decipher the Past

From Muscles to Maggots: How a Variety of Samples Helps Forensic Toxicologists Decipher the Past

As analytical techniques improve or constraints arise, forensic scientists explore new kinds of samples

How it Works

How Do Undefined Components in Cell Culture Media Impact Your Research?

How Do Undefined Components in Cell Culture Media Impact Your Research?

The use of undefined components, such as serum, is often a major contributing factor in experimental variability

How Multiplex Immunohistochemistry Works

How Multiplex Immunohistochemistry Works

Multiple markers can be immunostained in a single tissue section using multiplexed IHC

Ask the Expert

Spectroscopic Imaging for Tissues

Spectroscopic Imaging for Tissues

Dr. Nancy Pleshko discusses her work in applying spectroscopic techniques to better understand how connective tissues and other types develop, and to understand what happens in disease states and with therapies

Unraveling the Complexity of 3D Cell-Based Models

Unraveling the Complexity of 3D Cell-Based Models

Marc Ferrer, PhD, discusses his recent work using 3D cell culture models

Product Focus

Tackling Volatiles with Headspace GC

Tackling Volatiles with Headspace GC

Sampling simplicity, but not without issues

Exome Sequencing as a Diagnostic Tool

Exome Sequencing as a Diagnostic Tool

Since it involves a tiny subset of human genes, exome sequencing is faster and more economical than whole genome sequencing

Microwave Digestion: A Reliable Method

Microwave Digestion: A Reliable Method

Instruments become more flexible and practical for lab users

Shakers for Suspension Cell Culture

Shakers for Suspension Cell Culture

To accomplish vital functions in suspension cell culture, one requires a shaker that meets certain requirements

Surveys

Top Features to Consider When Purchasing an HPLC System

Top Features to Consider When Purchasing an HPLC System

Find out our readers’ most common HPLC applications and more from our latest survey results

7 Questions to Ask When Purchasing an Automated Liquid Handler

7 Questions to Ask When Purchasing an Automated Liquid Handler

Learn readers’ liquid handling purchasing plans and more from our latest survey results

Tired of Hand Washing? Here's What to Know When Buying a Glassware Washer

Tired of Hand Washing? Here's What to Know When Buying a Glassware Washer

Learn the most sought-after features and more from our latest survey results

So You Want to Buy a Glove Box? Here's What You Should Know

So You Want to Buy a Glove Box? Here's What You Should Know

Find out readers’ reasons for purchasing and more from the latest survey results