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Lab Design and Furnishings

How to Plan and Design a Lab to Be Best Optimized

How to Plan and Design a Lab to Be Best Optimized

How to Plan and Design a Lab to Be Best Optimized

Planning labs with a full array of decision makers and users enables architects to optimize lab operations during design

Research-Specific Labs

Using Aquaponics to Grow Medical Cannabis—Green Relief Inc.

Using Aquaponics to Grow Medical Cannabis—Green Relief Inc.

Using Aquaponics to Grow Medical Cannabis—Green Relief Inc.

With the medical marijuana industry continuing to grow, labs that produce or test cannabis aren’t exactly rare

Business Management

Transporting Sensitive Pre-Owned Laboratory Equipment

Transporting Sensitive Pre-Owned Laboratory Equipment

Transporting Sensitive Pre-Owned Laboratory Equipment

Once the decision to purchase pre-owned equipment has been made, one important consideration remains: How will it get to the laboratory?

How Secrecy is Pre-Empting Patenting in the Battle for Intellectual Property Rights

How Secrecy is Pre-Empting Patenting in the Battle for Intellectual Property Rights

How Secrecy is Pre-Empting Patenting in the Battle for Intellectual Property Rights

In today’s uncertain climate, greater secrecy is beginning to preempt patenting as the intellectual property (IP) tool of choice among segments of the scientific community.

Leadership and Staffing

Tips for Combating Negative Behavior in Meetings

Tips for Combating Negative Behavior in Meetings

Tips for Combating Negative Behavior in Meetings

Occasionally, a group member's negative behavior can derail a meeting. Reasons for negative behavior may include a meeting climate that avoids confrontation, personal style, or even the "rush" that such actions cause

Laboratory Technology

Equipment Power Protection Requires Monitoring and Maintenance

Equipment Power Protection Requires Monitoring and Maintenance

Equipment Power Protection Requires Monitoring and Maintenance

Your lab and the equipment have been operating successfully, when you experience a catastrophic power failure. How or why did this happen?

Lab Health and Safety

Guidelines for Safe Chemical Segregation

Guidelines for Safe Chemical Segregation

Guidelines for Safe Chemical Segregation

Improper storage of chemicals accounts for nearly 25 percent of all chemical accidents

INSIGHTS

Big Data’s Role in Drug Discovery

Big Data’s Role in Drug Discovery

Big Data’s Role in Drug Discovery

Just how big is biomedical data? Well, genomic data alone could soon swamp YouTube™ and Twitter™ as the world’s largest data generator.

Next-Gen Sequencing Overcomes Limitations in Forensic Genomics

Next-Gen Sequencing Overcomes Limitations in Forensic Genomics

Next-Gen Sequencing Overcomes Limitations in Forensic Genomics

In forensic work, the smallest detail can make the difference in solving a crime. Those details can come from genetic evidence, such as DNA. Collecting the DNA is one thing, analyzing it is another.

Ask the Expert

Joy McElroy on Validating Analytical Methods

Joy McElroy on Validating Analytical Methods

Joy McElroy on Validating Analytical Methods

Joy McElroy is co-owner of Maynard Consulting Company. She offers 14 years of experience as a consultant and over 20 years’ total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries

Shrikant Mane and Nicholas Navin on Next-Gen Sequencing Trends

Shrikant Mane and Nicholas Navin on Next-Gen Sequencing Trends

Shrikant Mane and Nicholas Navin on Next-Gen Sequencing Trends

Nicholas Navin, PhD, associate professor at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, elaborates on the promise of single-cell sequencing as an innovative, noninvasive tool for research and clinical use.

Product Focus

ICP-MS: System Requirements Can Get Complicated

ICP-MS: System Requirements Can Get Complicated

ICP-MS: System Requirements Can Get Complicated

ICP-MS-based analytical techniques cross disciplines and are used in the food, pharmaceutical, environmental, geochemical, nuclear, and medical fields to monitor test samples for trace elements and their isotopes.

Small-Volume Liquid Handling Requires Advanced Technology

Small-Volume Liquid Handling Requires Advanced Technology

Small-Volume Liquid Handling Requires Advanced Technology

The evolution of liquid handling involves various parameters, and one of them is volume

Safety in Centrifuges: Designed to Protect

Safety in Centrifuges: Designed to Protect

Safety in Centrifuges: Designed to Protect

In large part, centrifuge problems arise from user error rather than from instrument failure.

Surveys

2016 Thermal Analyzer Survey Results

2016 Thermal Analyzer Survey Results

2016 Thermal Analyzer Survey Results

Find out our readers’ top ten uses and more from our latest thermal analysis survey results.

How it Works

How to Quickly Clean Up Unidentified Spills

How to Quickly Clean Up Unidentified Spills

How to Quickly Clean Up Unidentified Spills

Hazardous chemicals present physical and health threats to laboratory workers if they are not managed properly

How New Generation Rotary Evaporators Work

How New Generation Rotary Evaporators Work

How New Generation Rotary Evaporators Work

Rotary evaporators (“rotavaps”) have for decades been staples in labs and industries performing chemistry, including labs in the chemical, environmental, materials, life science, and forensics industries.