Cover Story |  Volume 13 - Issue 1  |  February 2018

Promoting a Startup Mindset

The most successful startups are able to walk the fine line between being both focused and flexible

Sections

Business Management

Promoting a Startup Mindset in Your Laboratory

Promoting a Startup Mindset in Your Laboratory

Promoting a Startup Mindset in Your Laboratory

The most successful startups are able to walk the fine line between being both focused and flexible

Authenticating Biological Reagents

Authenticating Biological Reagents

Authenticating Biological Reagents

Reproducibility is the cornerstone of science. Sadly, the imperative to publish has made fools of more than one world-class scientist

Tips for Purchasing Pre-Owned Laboratory Equipment at Auctions

Tips for Purchasing Pre-Owned Laboratory Equipment at Auctions

Tips for Purchasing Pre-Owned Laboratory Equipment at Auctions

The search for good deals on used laboratory equipment often leads scientists to auctions

Research-Specific Labs

The Latest Developments at Synlight—the World's Largest Artificial Sun

The Latest Developments at Synlight—the World's Largest Artificial Sun

The Latest Developments at Synlight—the World's Largest Artificial Sun

With 149 high-performance xenon short-arc lamps to mimic natural solar radiation, the key focus of Synlight is on the creation of solar fuels for a commercially viable source of renewable energy

Leadership and Staffing

How to Manage Laboratory Time and Tasks More Efficiently

How to Manage Laboratory Time and Tasks More Efficiently

How to Manage Laboratory Time and Tasks More Efficiently

There are only so many hours in the day and so much information that can be absorbed

Ask Linda: Managing Millennials

Ask Linda: Managing Millennials

Ask Linda: Managing Millennials

Rather than asking them to live up to your expectations, you might want to play to their strengths

Laboratory Technology

Creative New Uses for Common Laboratory Supplies

Creative New Uses for Common Laboratory Supplies

Creative New Uses for Common Laboratory Supplies

In the lab, a little creativity often leads to higher research productivity, cost savings, and convenience

Lab Health and Safety

Navigating and Controlling the Hazards of Formaldehyde

Navigating and Controlling the Hazards of Formaldehyde

Navigating and Controlling the Hazards of Formaldehyde

Although ubiquitous, formaldehyde is one of the most hazardous chemicals used today

Multimedia

Gas Handling Safety Infographic

Gas Handling Safety Infographic

Gas Handling Safety Infographic

Learn how to ensure your lab is practicing safe gas handling

Cell Disruption Infographic

Cell Disruption Infographic

Cell Disruption Infographic

Mechanical methods of cell disruption

Linda's Lab: Cutting Consumption

Linda's Lab: Cutting Consumption

Linda's Lab: Cutting Consumption

Linda gives her staff some lessons on becoming more energy efficient

INSIGHTS

The Challenges of Analyzing Flavors in Foods

The Challenges of Analyzing Flavors in Foods

The Challenges of Analyzing Flavors in Foods

Flavor comes from a complex collection of chemical characteristics, and more

Ask the Expert

Challenges and Trends in Analytical Methods Transfer

Challenges and Trends in Analytical Methods Transfer

Challenges and Trends in Analytical Methods Transfer

Wayland Rushing, PhD, the director of scientific affairs at EAG Laboratories, is an expert in Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) analytical program design, analytical development, and regulatory submissions

Innovation in Single-Cell Analysis

Innovation in Single-Cell Analysis

Innovation in Single-Cell Analysis

Sarah Boswell, PhD, talks about her efforts to bring inDrops single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) to the greater Boston scientific community.

Product Focus

Automating Sample Preparation

Automating Sample Preparation

Automating Sample Preparation

Automation seeks to reduce human contact, thereby gaining speed, throughput, and reproducibility

Accessories Enhance Laboratory Cold Storage

Accessories Enhance Laboratory Cold Storage

Accessories Enhance Laboratory Cold Storage

For refrigerators and freezers, many options improve usability and reliability

Surveys

What to Look for When Purchasing a Titrator

What to Look for When Purchasing a Titrator

What to Look for When Purchasing a Titrator

Learn the top features readers look for and more from the latest titrator user survey results

8 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Microplate Reader

8 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Microplate Reader

8 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Microplate Reader

Learn the most common components used and more from our latest microplate reader survey results

Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Freeze Dryer

Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Freeze Dryer

Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Freeze Dryer

Learn the most common applications and more from our latest freeze dryer survey results

Ten Factors Readers Look for in Their Lab Ovens

Ten Factors Readers Look for in Their Lab Ovens

Ten Factors Readers Look for in Their Lab Ovens

Find out readers’ purchasing plans and more from the latest lab ovens user survey results

How it Works

How Automated Photometric Titration Works

How Automated Photometric Titration Works

How Automated Photometric Titration Works

Titration is a versatile analytical technique used in various industries to quantify analytes of interest

How Rapid Concentration of Dilute Pathogens from Larger Samples Works

How Rapid Concentration of Dilute Pathogens from Larger Samples Works

How Rapid Concentration of Dilute Pathogens from Larger Samples Works

A technician’s time and energy is still spent on the slow and tedious sample preparation steps prior to analysis