Cover Story |  Volume 12 - Issue 11  |  December 2017

The Automated Lab

Lessons learned from those who made the leap from manual to automated processes


Business Management

Going Automated: Lessons from Lab Professionals Who Have Made the Leap

Lessons learned from those who made the leap from manual to automated processes

Tips for a Successful Laboratory Clean-Out and Relocation

When relocating a laboratory, every detail is critical

Research-Specific Labs

Despite a Small Staff, Tissue Engineering Lab Has a Broad Research Focus

While Dr. Hahn's lab is small, employing only five researchers, its work is broad for the field, touching on bone, vocal fold, and vascular tissue

Leadership and Staffing

Leading Through Conflict

Finding win/win solutions that improve both relationships and work processes

Ask Linda: Managing Change

Linda offers some suggestions to help managers prepare employees for change

Laboratory Technology

The Lab of Tomorrow

Automation and other developments like machine learning and robotics are already making waves in the industry

Lab Health and Safety

Falls, Electrical Shocks, and High Decibel Levels, Oh My!

The Safety Guys want to alert you to potential physical hazards typical of many research, academic, and production laboratories


PD Biomarkers Drive Drug Development

According to research firm Market Research Future (Pune, India), the global biomarker test market will reach $16 billion by 2022

The Chemistry of Wine

Chemical analyses improve process for both grapes and corks

Ask the Expert

Portable Analytical Instruments for Trace-Metal Analysis

Katherine Barbeau, PhD, is a professor and marine chemist in the geosciences research division of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego

Multiplexing and Automation in Pathology

Although automation and multiplexing have now been made possible due to digital and molecular detection pathology, challenges exist at every step

Product Focus

Atomic Spectroscopy: Which Instrument to Choose?

The two principal forms of atomic spectroscopy are based on emission and absorption

Microplate Handlers: Plate Handling for Protein Research

Using a process that includes a handler makes the results easier to collect as well as more accurate and repeatable

The Benefits of Automated Vacuum Pumps

Applications that involve separating components of a mixture in a precise and repeatable way are good candidates for automatically controlled pumps

Selecting the Right Water Purification System for Your Lab

The question of which purification system is most appropriate for a given lab’s needs might leave some scratching their heads


Top Features Readers Look for in Chromatography Columns

Learn the most common separation modes used by readers, and more from the latest chromatography columns survey results

Top Features Readers Look for in Homogenizers

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

Top Features Readers Look for in Fume Hoods

Learn the most popular types of fume hoods and more from our latest product survey results

Top Features Readers Look for in LIMS

Find out our readers' most sought-after features from our latest survey results

How it Works

How an Ultra-High Vacuum Solution for Physics Research Works

Problem: Gravitational waves were first predicted by Albert Einstein when he proposed his general theory of relativity (GR). GR theorizes that gravity is a property of space and time.


Linda's Lab: Stylish Science

Linda schools her labmates on proper attire and personal protective equipment