Lab Design and Furnishings
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
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
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
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?
New Centrifuge Includes High Tech Features in a Small Package
Cool, compact, and high-capacity
Lab Health and Safety
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
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 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
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.
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
The evolution of liquid handling involves various parameters, and one of them is volume
Safety in Centrifuges: Designed to Protect
In large part, centrifuge problems arise from user error rather than from instrument failure.
MaRS Discovery District: Promoting a Culture of Innovation
Greater flexibility increases experimental scope and capabilities
How it Works
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
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.