Cover Story |  Volume 10 - Issue 11  |  November 2020

Navigating Research Funding

A compass for funding programs for all types of industry R&D work, including basic research, applied research, and experimental development

Sections

Leadership and Staffing

Three Keys to Effective Cross-Training for the Laboratory

Three Keys to Effective Cross-Training for the Laboratory

Cross-training is another activity that requires time, energy, and attention when most labs are already burdened with a “do more with less” environment

Running Successful Lab Meetings during a Pandemic

Running Successful Lab Meetings during a Pandemic

Lab managers share their general advice, plus their tips for virtual gatherings

Business Management

Navigating Research Funding

Navigating Research Funding

A compass for funding programs for all types of industry R&D work, including basic research, applied research, and experimental development

Making Good Decisions about Laboratory Services

Making Good Decisions about Laboratory Services

Factors to consider when deciding which tasks to do yourself and which to outsource

Find the Best Fit for Your Lab

Find the Best Fit for Your Lab

From a full OEM-style plan to periodic maintenance, there are plans for every lab and budget

Quick Tips from Linda: Maintaining Equipment

Quick Tips from Linda: Maintaining Equipment

There are three main approaches lab managers typically take when spending money on instrument maintenance and repair

Labs Less Ordinary

Studying Brain Disorders at the Source

Studying Brain Disorders at the Source

The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital provides an essential service to researchers studying complex disorders

Multimedia

The Ins and Outs of Digital PCR

The Ins and Outs of Digital PCR

Absolute quantification of target nucleic acids using partitioning

Lab Design and Furnishings

Budgeting for Lab Redesign

Budgeting for Lab Redesign

Do more with what you already have

Lab Health and Safety

Dealing with Mercury Spills in the Lab

Dealing with Mercury Spills in the Lab

The properties, hazards, and symptoms of exposure for the various forms of mercury and how to avoid and mitigate accidents

Products in Action

Safely and Reliably Store Tissues and Samples at Temperatures as Low as -86°C

Safely and Reliably Store Tissues and Samples at Temperatures as Low as -86°C

B Medical System's ultra low freezers are now available in the USA

INSIGHTS

Studying Ecosystems of the Future Today

Studying Ecosystems of the Future Today

Unique wetland chambers and biogeochemistry techniques model the future of coastal wetlands

Ask the Expert

The Latest Innovations in Medicinal Chemistry

The Latest Innovations in Medicinal Chemistry

Phil Baran, PhD, professor, Department of Chemistry at Scripps Research discusses recent developments in medicinal chemistry in this Q&A

Product Focus

Simplifying Lab Tasks with Automated Liquid Handling

Simplifying Lab Tasks with Automated Liquid Handling

Devices simplify and economize many basic lab processes

How Efficient Is Your Biosafety Cabinet?

How Efficient Is Your Biosafety Cabinet?

Biosafety cabinets that work for you and the environment

Monitoring Environmental Pollutants with Gas Chromatography Techniques

Monitoring Environmental Pollutants with Gas Chromatography Techniques

Sampling technique is the foundation for reliable monitoring of environmental pollutants via GC

Using Microplate Technology to Enhance Next-Generation Sequencing

Using Microplate Technology to Enhance Next-Generation Sequencing

Plasticware, readers, and other components speed up NGS

Management Tips

Ask Linda: Making Hard Budget Decisions

Ask Linda: Making Hard Budget Decisions

Making data-driven decisions will help you make better decisions, and make them easier to explain to lab staff