Finding, recruiting, and retaining talent in your lab
Leadership and Staffing
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
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
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?
"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
‘Strategic Sourcing’ has played a key role in the success of procurement teams. A dent in this key game plan is “maverick spending.”
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
This month, we highlight companies exhibiting at SfN and AAPS, as well as the 2015 EAS
System’s modular platform allows users to adapt to their changing needs.
Lab Health and Safety
Lab Health and Safety Tips
Ask the Expert
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
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 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
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.
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.
Optimizing and Troubleshooting PCR
Key differences between PCR and qPCR
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"!
Manufacturers share advice on ensuring contaminant-free glassware
How it 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
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.