Cover Story |  Volume 13 - Issue 8  |  September 2018

Your Career, Your Move

When you’re a lab manager, it can be challenging to find the time to work on your own career development.


Business Management

Planning the Next Step in Your Career

When you’re a lab manager, it can be challenging to find the time to work on your own career development

The 12th Annual Salary and Employee Satisfaction Survey

Career satisfaction remains strong among laboratory professionals


Lab Manager Radioactive Materials Infographic

Learn more about the challenges of working with radioisotopes

Hazardous Chemical Safety (Infographic)

Protection from hazardous chemicals requires knowledge and training.

Linda's Lab: Meetings Matter

For some unknown reason, Linda leaves Lenny in charge of the weekly lab meeting while she's away

Research-Specific Labs

The University of Alabama’s Laboratory of Evolutionary and Integrative Physiology

Burmese python lab unlocks clues of digestive system function

In Focus

Essential Analysis Instruments Meet Simplicity

Essential Analysis Instruments Meet Simplicity

Density meters and refractometers continue to evolve to suit researchers’ ever-expanding needs

Leadership and Staffing

The Value of a Successful Mentorship Program

Done right, mentorship is a win-win for individuals and institutions

Ask Linda: Attracting Talent

Instead of a systematic or one-size-fits-all approach, managers need a variety of incentive options when  trying to secure talent

Laboratory Technology

Analytical Method Validation: Do It Now or Pay Later

Thorough method validation can be tedious, but not doing it right means wasted time, money, and resources

Lab Health and Safety

Essential Eye Protection for the Lab

If there is one thing we are certain about, it is the presence of potential eye hazards in laboratories

Laboratory Disaster Planning: Lessons Learned from 2001 Tropical Storm Allison

What research laboratories can do before an emergency strikes to better prepare themselves and protect their samples and their data


Challenges of Cannabis Contaminant Testing

Difficult matrix, complex products, uncertain standards

Ask the Expert

Changes and Trends in Elemental Analysis

Dr. Bryan Tomlin obtained his doctorate degree in chemistry from Michigan State University, where his dissertation was in the area of nuclear structure studies.

Trends in Clinical Genomics

George Miles, MD, PhD shares some details on his work in clinical genomics

Product Focus

Getting the HPLC Gradient Right

To separate solutions, scientists often turn to high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Efficiency, Reliability, and Possible Danger in Protein Quantification

Biochemical assays are dependent on the fidelity with  which one can quantify the relative concentrations of proteins in solution. 

Getting the Most Out of Your Homogenizer

To get the most out of a lab homogenizer, it is crucial to select the right features for given applications and to maintain it properly.

What to Know When Choosing Microplates

Most life scientists use some sort of microplate, and probably for more than one application


How Are You Using Your FTIR Spectrophotometer?

Learn some of the most exciting applications and more from the latest FTIR survey results

What do Flow Cytometry Users Have to Say?

Learn some of the common problems users experience from our latest flow cytometer survey results.

What Do Particle Size Analyzer Users Have to Say?

Learn about the key techniques used and more from our latest particle size survey results

What Are Buyers Saying About Viscometers?

Find out the frequency of use and more from the latest viscometer survey results

How it Works

How Normalizing Biological Data Works

How Normalizing Biological Data Works

Normalization of functional biological data is a key component in the workflow for performing and/or subsequent analysis of raw data to ensure accurate and consistent interpretation of results.

How Standardizing Cell Culture Media Works

How Standardizing Cell Culture Media Works

Cell culture media must be designed to consistently deliver optimal performance