Cover Story |  Volume 14 - Issue 1  |  February 2019

Taking Care of Business

The leadership challenges of running a successful lab

Sections

Business Management

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business

The leadership challenges of running a successful lab

To Outsource, or Not to Outsource?

To Outsource, or Not to Outsource?

To Outsource, or Not to Outsource?

The decision to outsource should be based on an organization's mission and business strategy

Warranties for Pre-Owned Equipment

Warranties for Pre-Owned Equipment

Warranties for Pre-Owned Equipment

Customers seek assurance that their systems will work and the seller will provide support

Research-Specific Labs

Trekking Thousands of Feet Underground—All for Science

Trekking Thousands of Feet Underground—All for Science

Trekking Thousands of Feet Underground—All for Science

The Barton Lab at the University of Akron specializes in cave ecosystem research

In Focus

Spectroscopy Redefines the Science of Art Authentication

Spectroscopy Redefines the Science of Art Authentication

Spectroscopy Redefines the Science of Art Authentication

Scientific examination of previously rejected Jackson Pollock works supports their authenticity

Is Hydrogen Generation Your Lab's Solution to the Helium Shortage?

Is Hydrogen Generation Your Lab's Solution to the Helium Shortage?

Is Hydrogen Generation Your Lab's Solution to the Helium Shortage?

New technology from companies like Parker Hannifin allows you to generate hydrogen gas in your lab, providing a safe alternative to helium for gas chromatography

Multimedia

Hydrogen vs Helium for Gas Chromatography

Hydrogen vs Helium for Gas Chromatography

Hydrogen vs Helium for Gas Chromatography

For researchers who value time and increased sensitivity, hydrogen is a smart alternative

Leadership and Staffing

Nurturing Talent

Nurturing Talent

Nurturing Talent

Recruiting employees with high potential is only part of the process

Clear and Precise Communication

Clear and Precise Communication

Clear and Precise Communication

What we can learn from Captain Sully's "Miracle on the Hudson"

Ask Linda: Running a Great Meeting

Ask Linda: Running a Great Meeting

Ask Linda: Running a Great Meeting

Managing meetings isn’t easy. However, it is a skill that can be learned.

Lab Health and Safety

Developing a Good HASP

Developing a Good HASP

Developing a Good HASP

A framework for effective injury and illness prevention

INSIGHTS

Detecting Fentanyl and Its Analogs

Detecting Fentanyl and Its Analogs

Detecting Fentanyl and Its Analogs

Toxicologists turn to chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify compounds

Ask the Expert

Innovations in Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Innovations in Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Innovations in Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Timothy Garrett, PhD, talks about the recent developments in mass spectrometry-based imaging and its growing applications, especially on the clinical side.

Product Focus

LC-MS-Based Metabolomics

LC-MS-Based Metabolomics

LC-MS-Based Metabolomics

Metabolomics resides atop a Mount Rushmore of ‘omics’ disciplines

Estimating Particle Size Using Distributions

Estimating Particle Size Using Distributions

Estimating Particle Size Using Distributions

The ability to measure particle size is crucial when it comes to certain types of products.

X-Ray Fluorescence on the Move

X-Ray Fluorescence on the Move

X-Ray Fluorescence on the Move

The key benefit of portable XRF is in the name—portable

Titration in Wine Analysis

Titration in Wine Analysis

Titration in Wine Analysis

As with all process industries for high-value products, for winemakers the process is the product

Laboratory Technology

Pittcon 2019 Product Roundup

Pittcon 2019 Product Roundup

Pittcon 2019 Product Roundup

If your lab identifies, quantifies, analyzes, or tests the chemical or biological properties of molecules or compounds, then these are some of the must-see products featured at Pittcon 2019.

Linda's Lab: Benefits of Automation

Linda's Lab: Benefits of Automation

Linda's Lab: Benefits of Automation

Lenny finds that lab automation can help make time for less scholarly pursuits

How it Works

How Preventing Instrument Maintenance Issues and Downtime Works

How Preventing Instrument Maintenance Issues and Downtime Works

How Preventing Instrument Maintenance Issues and Downtime Works

Unplanned and unexpected instrument downtime in a lab means delays and frustrations that can potentially damage a lab’s reputation to reliably deliver high-quality results.

Work with Fumes Without Connecting to Ventilation

Work with Fumes Without Connecting to Ventilation

Work with Fumes Without Connecting to Ventilation

Work safely with fumes, particulates, and powders without a major lab renovation

Products in Action

Equinox Touchscreen Balances

Equinox Touchscreen Balances

Equinox Touchscreen Balances

Offering superb precision, Equinox is Adam Equipment's most advanced line of balances