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A Bright Future for Cannabis Testing Services

A Bright Future for Cannabis Testing Services

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

New Sandia Facility Tests Algae's Potential as Biofuel

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.

Business Management

Managing Your Lab Budget for Improved Efficiency

Managing Your Lab Budget for Improved Efficiency

Managing Your Lab Budget for Improved Efficiency

How to strategically manage your equipment, supplies, and personnel budget

Maintaining Equipment Longevity

Maintaining Equipment Longevity

Maintaining Equipment Longevity

Keeping instrumentation in tip-top shape is incentive enough to purchase a service contract

Leadership and Staffing

Creating a Collaborative Laboratory

Creating a Collaborative Laboratory

Creating a Collaborative Laboratory

Reaping the benefits of a truly collaborative environment

Laboratory Technology

October 2016 Technology News

October 2016 Technology News

October 2016 Technology News

The latest equipment, instruments, and system introductions to the laboratory market

A Sample Prep Breakthrough

A Sample Prep Breakthrough

A Sample Prep Breakthrough

New microwave digestion technology increases accuracy while reducing time

Lab Health and Safety

Laboratory Exhaust Systems Simplified

Laboratory Exhaust Systems Simplified

Laboratory Exhaust Systems Simplified

Laboratory fume hoods are designed to protect the worker by containing and exhausting harmful or toxic fumes, gases, or vapors from chemicals used in the hood

INSIGHTS

Cannabis Testing: Standardizing Methods

Cannabis Testing: Standardizing Methods

Cannabis Testing: Standardizing Methods

Standardizing the methods will improve products for recreational and medicinal applications

Field Instruments for Environmental On-Site Testing

Field Instruments for Environmental On-Site Testing

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

Challenges in Medical Cannabis Analysis

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

The Promises and Pitfalls of Gene Editing

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

Product Focus

The Evolution of Chromatography Data Systems

The Evolution of Chromatography Data Systems

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

Designing qPCR Assays

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

Expanded Applications for Today's Lab Ovens

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

Validating Glassware Washer Results

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

Trends in Outsourcing and Asset Management as a Service

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

How Improving Internal Sustainability by Recycling Lab Disposables Works

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

How Peristaltic Pumps Work

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.