Cover Story |  Volume 14 - Issue 6  |  July 2019

Laboratory Trends

Labor automation has always been a polarizing subject, approached alternately with hushed caution and with a tendency to rant and rave, to smash and rend

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Products in Action

PRO Scientific Cannabis Homogenizing Package

PRO Scientific Cannabis Homogenizing Package

PRO Homogenizers and generator probes are precision designed to provide reliable, reproducible results

Why Erlab’s Ductless Filtering Fume Hoods & Storage Cabinets are Different

Why Erlab’s Ductless Filtering Fume Hoods & Storage Cabinets are Different

Erlab’s dedicated R&D laboratory has developed the most advanced molecular air filtration technology in the industry

PPPL Selects Starline Plug-In Raceway & Track Busway as Power Distribution Solution for New Laboratory

PPPL Selects Starline Plug-In Raceway & Track Busway as Power Distribution Solution for New Laboratory

Starline helps Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory plan ahead for future facility

Laboratory Technology

Laboratory Trends

Laboratory Trends

Labor automation has always been a polarizing subject, approached alternately with hushed caution and with a tendency to rant and rave, to smash and rend

Solutions for Cannabis Sample Preparation and Analysis

Solutions for Cannabis Sample Preparation and Analysis

This month, Lab Manager features instruments and services that support cannabis sample preparation and analysis

Research-Specific Labs

The Biomaterials Lab at Rice University

The Biomaterials Lab at Rice University

Novel solutions help solve medical challenges

Multimedia

Opioid Testing with LC- and GC-MS

Opioid Testing with LC- and GC-MS

Opioid testing is challenging, as many illicit synthetic opioids are designed to elude detection

Linda's Lab: Lab Trends

Linda's Lab: Lab Trends

Lenny goes a little overboard in following the latest lab trends

In Focus

Expert Guidance on Your Path to a Higher Standard of Quality

Expert Guidance on Your Path to a Higher Standard of Quality

Formal training can help labs create better operations and management systems and improve performance for greater competence and consumer confidence

Lab Health and Safety

How to Handle Lab Reagents After Their Expiration Date

How to Handle Lab Reagents After Their Expiration Date

Factors to consider before using expired reagents

Spill and Whine

Spill and Whine

Using solvents safely in the lab

Business Management

Highlights from the 2019 Lab Manager Leadership Summit

Highlights from the 2019 Lab Manager Leadership Summit

Inaugural conference addresses lab managers’ greatest challenges

Lab Design and Furnishings

Laboratory Relocation in Three Stages

Laboratory Relocation in Three Stages

A project manager and relocation team can help navigate all stages of a laboratory move

How it Works

Accelerating Cannabinoid Refining: An Opportunity to Maximize Throughput via Process Optimization

Accelerating Cannabinoid Refining: An Opportunity to Maximize Throughput via Process Optimization

How can I refine cannabinoid extract faster and increase my production capacity?

How Improving the Efficiency of High Throughput Screening Assays with Mass Spectrometry Works

How Improving the Efficiency of High Throughput Screening Assays with Mass Spectrometry Works

An acoustic ejection mass spectrometry system delivers significantly greater throughput and efficiency in screening and quantitation assays

Leadership and Staffing

Managing Millennials, from a Millennial

Managing Millennials, from a Millennial

How to provide growth opportunities for the next generation of scientists

Ask Linda: Developing Strong Teams

Ask Linda: Developing Strong Teams

When building your teams, include a mix of new hires and existing staff whose skills and strengths will play well off each other

INSIGHTS

What’s Your Dose? The Challenges of Cannabis Potency Testing

What’s Your Dose? The Challenges of Cannabis Potency Testing

Cannabis potency varies between products, and different analytical methods are used to quantify active ingredients and contaminants

Ask the Expert

Multiplex Quantitative PCR in Wildlife Toxicology

Multiplex Quantitative PCR in Wildlife Toxicology

Dr. Ronald J. Kendall is head of the Wildlife Toxicology Laboratory and professor of Environmental Toxicology in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University

Product Focus

Developments in Freeze Drying

Developments in Freeze Drying

The expansion of global biopharmaceutical markets, particularly within nations where electricity and refrigeration are unreliable, drives lyophilization markets

A Spectrum of Capabilities in FTIR Microspectroscopy

A Spectrum of Capabilities in FTIR Microspectroscopy

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) has long been a valuable tool to facilitate confirmation of molecular structure through analysis of spectra in comparison to reference spectra

LIMS Meets the Modern Laboratory

LIMS Meets the Modern Laboratory

The latest trends in laboratory information management systems

The Benefits of Combined TGA and DSC

The Benefits of Combined TGA and DSC

Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry deliver a one-two analytical punch