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Leadership and Staffing

Looking to Hire

Looking to Hire

Looking to Hire

Despite mounting economic, technological, organizational, and personnel challenges, lab managers are under the gun to produce results faster at lower cost—and to hit all their ROI targets.

Project Managing Your Human Capital

Project Managing Your Human Capital

Project Managing Your Human Capital

Smart leaders and managers at all levels must realize that because talent is fluid, their most critical responsibility is the retention of key talent throughout a project.

Time Management 101

Time Management 101

Time Management 101

Those of us working long hours in the lab may at the end of the day ask the following questions: Where did the time go? Why didn’t I get more done?

Business Management

"Grazie", "Prego"—Thanks for the Good Decision

"Grazie", "Prego"—Thanks for the Good Decision

"Grazie", "Prego"—Thanks for the Good Decision

The vast majority of people have never been trained to make good decisions, and relying on our own good intentions isn't always enough

Maverick Spend

Maverick Spend

Maverick Spend

‘Strategic Sourcing’ has played a key role in the success of procurement teams. A dent in this key game plan is “maverick spending.”

Laboratory Technology

Is Your Balance Ready For Use?

Is Your Balance Ready For Use?

Is Your Balance Ready For Use?

Keeping balances used in regulated environments calibrated is the essence of good science and safe manufacturing.

October 2015 Technology News

October 2015 Technology News

This month, we highlight companies exhibiting at SfN and AAPS, as well as the 2015 EAS

Customized Evaporation

Customized Evaporation

Customized Evaporation

System’s modular platform allows users to adapt to their changing needs.

Lab Health and Safety

How to Properly Use Respiratory Protection

How to Properly Use Respiratory Protection

How to Properly Use Respiratory Protection

While use of respiratory protection in hazardous atmospheres is the norm, there are still many misconceptions surrounding the use of respiratory protection.

Lab Health and Safety Tips

Require the Use of Appropriate Eye Protection at All Times

Require the Use of Appropriate Eye Protection at All Times

Require the Use of Appropriate Eye Protection at All Times

Appropriate eye protection is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z-87.1 standard.

Ask the Expert

Quantitative Lab Skills for the Modern Analyst

Quantitative Lab Skills for the Modern Analyst

Quantitative Lab Skills for the Modern Analyst

Annie Pathiparampil is an analytical chemist at Chevron Energy Technology Company in Richmond, California. At her work, her main focus area is in classical wet chemistry methods, including ion chromatography.

Computational Changes in Next-Generation Sequencing

Computational Changes in Next-Generation Sequencing

Computational Changes in Next-Generation Sequencing

Zhuoyi Huang, PhD, postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Fuli Yu, at the Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about the work they have been doing to address the computational challenges associated with analysis of high throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.

INSIGHTS

INSIGHTS on Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals

INSIGHTS on Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals

INSIGHTS on Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals

With more than tens of thousands of chemicals used commercially, keeping track of their levels in our bodies creates a challenge.

INSIGHTS on Biopharmaceuticals: Single-Use Bioprocessing

INSIGHTS on Biopharmaceuticals: Single-Use Bioprocessing

INSIGHTS on Biopharmaceuticals: Single-Use Bioprocessing

The most significant equipment-related trend in bioprocessing over the past 15 years has been the replacement of reusable glass and steel equipment by single-use plastics.

Product Focus

Chromatography Data Systems: Features that Make the Difference

Chromatography Data Systems: Features that Make the Difference

Chromatography Data Systems: Features that Make the Difference

As scientists in many disciplines use chromatography in more applications and at higher throughputs, the data continue to grow.

Seeking Energy Savings

Seeking Energy Savings

Seeking Energy Savings

Labs are increasingly concerned about the energy efficiency of constant temperature equipment, and how its efficiency is affected over the equipment’s life

Get Your Labware "Cleaner than Clean"!

Get Your Labware "Cleaner than Clean"!

Get Your Labware "Cleaner than Clean"!

Manufacturers share advice on ensuring contaminant-free glassware 

How it Works

How a Benchtop Real-Time PCR Automation System Works

How a Benchtop Real-Time PCR Automation System Works

How a Benchtop Real-Time PCR Automation System Works

Problem: Drug discovery labs generate large amounts of real-time PCR data using high-throughput automation systems. However, these systems often require programming expertise, and some small to midsized labs don’t have this expertise on staff.

How Perfecting PCR Works

How Perfecting PCR Works

How Perfecting PCR Works

Problem: Although PCR is a staple of the molecular biology laboratory, protocols are often employed
without proper optimization, leading to less than ideal reaction conditions and compromised data.

Products in Action

Improve Pipetting Accuracy with A&D Weighing's MPA Series

Improve Pipetting Accuracy with A&D Weighing's MPA Series

Improve Pipetting Accuracy with A&D Weighing's MPA Series

A&D Weighing’s MPA Electronic Pipette Series offers a solution to the fundamental concerns created by mechanical pipetting.