Lab Health and Safety

Recognizing Hazards in Your Lab

A formal job safety analysis is your first and best line of defense.

OSHA and ANSI Requirements for Eyewash and Safety Showers

ANSI standard Z358.1 is detailed in terms of defining what is appropriate for safety showers and eyewash stations.

Research-Specific Labs

Business Management

Adjust Your Workflows to Increase Lab Safety and Efficiency

Small changes to workflows and practices can deliver greater lab safety and efficiency.

How Consumables Manufacturers Can Help Make Labs Greener

By taking a proactive approach, the impact of laboratory waste can be considerably reduced.

Leadership and Staffing

Millennials: Demystifying This New Generation of Leaders

Millennials are finding themselves in leadership roles, which means the narrative is changing.

Laboratory Technology

Choosing a Smarter Automated System for Sample Management

Better sample management depends upon smarter automated systems

Revolutionary Reservoir

New product doubles as a centrifuge-compatible collection plate, solves shortfalls of off-the-shelf plasticware


Emerging Technologies for Detecting, Identifying, and Analyzing Hazardous Materials

Rapid, reliable field detection of hazardous materials is a top priority in both private and government security markets

Analyzing Leachables from Plastics

The analytical challenge of detecting leaching chemicals in drugs, food, water, and more

Ask the Expert

On-the-Job Training for Analytical Instruments

Associate editor Rachel Muenz speaks to Elaine M. Ruzycki and Beth Bernhardt of the Natural Resources Research Institute's Central Analytical Lab at the University of Minnesota-Duluth

Trends in Cell Culture: A Focus on iPSCs

Paul Burridge, PhD, and Chengzu Long, PhD, discuss best practices when setting up a new lab for iPSC work, and more

Product Focus

Switching from HPLC to UHPLC

Methods transfer between HPLC and UHPLC is becoming straightforward

Homogenizing at High Scale in the Laboratory

Assessing the right throughput depends on the industry and the process

Fume Hoods: Cutting Energy Consumption

Some devices need better technology; others just need the sash closed

Finding the Flow: Solutions for Oil Viscosity Testing

New viscometer features address common challenges in oil analysis


See the Results of Our 2017 Evaporators Survey

Find out respondents' purchasing plans, and more

How it Works

How Positive Displacement Pipettes Work

Positive displacement answers the needs of regular pipette users who work with viscous, dense, surfactant, volatile, hot, or cold liquids.

Applying Automation to Tube Capping and Specimen Managment

A benchtop device offers labs an affordable way to automate the recapping of 13mm specimen tubes and manage refrigerated inventory