A Bright Future for Cannabis Testing Services
Despite regulatory challenges, the future of testing services is promising
New Sandia Facility Tests Algae's Potential as Biofuel
Sandia National Laboratories’ Algae Raceway Testing Facility: Bringing biofuel research out of the flask and into the pond.
Leadership and Staffing
Breaking Old Research Habits for Better Outcomes
Helping researchers understand the unknown barriers they face
October 2016 Technology News
The latest equipment, instruments, and system introductions to the laboratory market
A Sample Prep Breakthrough
New microwave digestion technology increases accuracy while reducing time
Lab Health and Safety
Cannabis Testing: Standardizing Methods
Standardizing the methods will improve products for recreational and medicinal applications
Field Instruments for Environmental On-Site Testing
While no one will call a handheld “everything” field environmental laboratory a concrete goal, that is where the industry is heading.
Ask the Expert
Challenges in Medical Cannabis Analysis
Dr. Donald Land is a tenured professor at the University of California, Davis, and chief scientific consultant at Steep Hill Labs, a leading cannabis science and technology firm.
The Promises and Pitfalls of Gene Editing
Tanuja Koppal, PhD, speaks with Jennifer Smith, PhD, deputy director of the ICCB-Longwood Screening Facility, and Yanhui (Claire) Hu, PhD, senior bioinformatician at the Drosophila RNAi Screening Center in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School
The Evolution of Chromatography Data Systems
Chromatography data systems (CDSs) have evolved alongside computers and data systems during the past 40 years, reaping all the benefits of cheap storage and data processing.
Designing qPCR Assays
To quantify nucleic acids, DNA, or RNA, scientists often use the quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)
Expanded Applications for Today's Lab Ovens
One of the most common pieces of equipment in any lab is the laboratory oven.
Validating Glassware Washer Results
Lab washers go through installation qualification, operational qualification, and performance qualification
How it Works
Trends in Outsourcing and Asset Management as a Service
There was a time when life science companies managed the entire lifecycle of nearly every asset in house.
How Improving Internal Sustainability by Recycling Lab Disposables Works
Problem: Laboratories and research organizations generate millions of nonhazardous lab disposables per year.
How Peristaltic Pumps Work
Problem: The basic purpose of a peristaltic pump is to move fluids from A to B. This is not enough for manufacturers of analysis equipment and manufacturers of sensitive devices.