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.
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
Choosing a Smarter Automated System for Sample Management
Better sample management depends upon smarter automated systems
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
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
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