Science & The Public Trust
Scientific communication researchers see a change in the prevailing mode of scientific communicationthe top-down deficit model to one in which being engaged with the public at some level is just part of what it means to be a scientist.
Recycling Closed Laboratories
Is there a large laboratory in your area that might close? Or is there one that has closed and reopened and is renting laboratory space? If so, this might represent a valuable opportunity for your firm.
Leadership and Staffing
The best single way for lab managers to promote outstanding effective technical service is to take care of the lab people who take care of customers. When the people who work for you feel valued, they will make your firms customers feel valued.
The mantra in your organization should be how each department can help every other department. Managers need to focus on how they can make it easy for customers to do business with their lab, and others need to focus on what they can do to make it easy for your lab to do business with them.
Lab Manager Academy: Ten Fast Tips to Time Mastery
Tips to help maximize your time while under pressure.
Science Matters: Recruiting Top Scientific Talent
Staffing companies are able to recruit scientists with detailed skill sets and established career goals within the scientific community for a specific position.
Simulation tools have been available for 40 years, but advances in computer technology have now made them truly practical for use in managing operations in laboratories, which by their nature are complex due to the mix of tests conducted, the variety of equipment involved and the scientist skill set needed.
The ABCs of Electronic Signatures
If you have electronic records and you print them out for signature approval, the implementation of the electronic signature will completely replace the need to print. Every approver will instead provide his or her signature electronically.
September 2010 Technology News
The latest equipment, instrument and system introductions to the laboratory market.
Bead Mill Homogenizer
Designed for grinding, lysing, and homogenization of biological samples prior to molecular extraction.
ADA Height General Purpose Lab Refrigerators
Features MicroSentry™ Scientific control for temperature accuracy and monitoring.
BrandTech Repeating Pipette
Automatically recognizes the size of encoded proprietary syringe tips.
JEOL MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer
Delivers a resolving power of greater than 60,000 (FWHM) over a wide mass range of m/z 10-30,000.
Genevac EZ-2 Series Evaporator Systems
Designed specifically for solvent removal.
Lab Design and Furnishings
A successful water system design begins with a clear and precise definition of user needs throughout the facility. The purity level and volume of water required at each point of use can vary considerably and therefore must be fully assessed in order to properly inform the designer of the water purification system.
Design Focus: Sustainability
With the issue of sustainability fast becoming ubiquitous in our culture, the benefits of green design and building are prized highly by architecture, engineering and construction professionals as well as by many in the scientific community at large.
Ask the Expert
Ask the Expert: Setting Up A Cell Culture Laboratory
Dr. Peter Hodder, senior scientific director and head of Lead Identification Division at The Scripps Research Institute in Florida, talks about his experiences moving from big pharma to academia to set up a high-throughput screening laboratory from the ground up.
Evolution Of The Laboratory Vacuum Pump
If one studies the evolution of the laboratory pump over the past 25 years, it becomes apparent that this is an area of significant innovation, with important developments in high vacuum technology, corrosion resistance, vacuum control, and improvements in the efficiency and ecological impact of vacuum pumps.
Centrifuges: New Wrinkles for Old Standards
There are two main groups of centrifuge purchasers: those who perform routine work and those who value flexibility
Product Focus: Recirculating Chillers
Chillers are refrigerators that cool down samples or processes to preset temperatures by removing heat from one element and transferring it to another, typically air or water.
Product Focus: Labware Washers
Anyone who works in a lab quickly learns the value of labware washers. Today washers are almost as common in laboratories as they are in kitchens.
Product Focus: Laboratory Pure Water Systems
Water is the lifeblood of all laboratories. Purified water, in particular, serves a variety of operations and applications, from wet chemistry to instrumental analysis.
University Laboratories More Critical Now Despite Flagging Support
On top of financial cutbacks from the state and federal agencies, many universities face growing public skepticism about the value of funding universities.
Lab Health and Safety
The First Annual Laboratory Safety Survey
Based on responses to our Lab Safety Survey, our readers are doing a pretty good job of providing safe workplaces and watching out for their employees when it comes to safety.
2010 Laboratory Glassware Washer Product Survey Results
As part of our online Lab Products Survey series, we present the results from our recent survey on purchasing a lab glassware washer.
What Goes Into Buying a Water Purification System?
As part of our online Lab Products Survey series, we present the results from our recent survey on purchasing a water purification system.
2010 Centrifuge Product Survey Results
As part of our online Lab Products Survey series, we present the results from our recent survey on purchasing a centrifuge.
How it Works
How it Works: Reproducible RNA Characterization and Quality Control
As with many laboratory applications, RNA QC procedures can be streamlined through automation.
How to Ease the Strain of Centrifuge Rotors
Advances in the material technology of centrifuge rotors have led to the introduction of carbon fiber composite materials.
Lab Manager Magazine's Independent Guide To Purchasing A Lab Washer
This guide will take a look at three main selection criteria and present you with a short list of products from manufacturers whose products you should examine more closely.