Labeling Cryo Straws for IVF Clinics

May 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, IVF

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics specialize in obtaining, storing, and culturing sperm and eggs from donors to generate live embryos. Because they handle large quantities of human-derived primary cells, these labs must be tightly regulated. The guidelines state that every device, including those used to cryogenically store sperm and eggs, must be clearly and permanently labeled with patient identification codes and the date the samples were taken. Many labs will also require that their devices have low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).


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7 Tips for Managing a Productive Lab

May 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Laboratory

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Keeping a productive lab running smoothly isn’t an easy thing to do. Below, we’ve listed several tips that can set your lab up for continued success, whether your grant deadlines are fast approaching or you’re dealing with an inordinate number of samples.


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Chemicals at Work: The GHS Label

Mar 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Laboratory

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Developed by the United Nations, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a system of classifying the health, physical, and environmental hazards of chemicals to better maintain health and safety standards at the workplace. With so many countries utilizing different chemical classification systems, the GHS was implemented with the goal of having one unified system that would better promote worldwide regulatory efficiency.


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The Top 4 Lab Chemicals That Will Ruin Your Day

Mar 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Cryogenic

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Sample identification is critical to running a successful lab. However, there are a host of chemical substances that can ruin your labels, and by extension your experiments. We go over some of the most common of these compounds and how to keep them in check.


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Keys to Managing your Lab’s Inventory of Samples and Reagents

Jan 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Technology, Science, Laboratory

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Whether you have banks of cell lines stored in liquid nitrogen or assay reagents constantly consumed, managing your inventory is necessary to keep your lab running smoothly. That means having processes and workflows in place to guarantee the lab is working at peak efficiency, as well as having the proper material and infrastructure to track and manage your assets. Below, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can efficiently manage your inventory and keep track of everything in your lab.


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Patient Safety: Labeling Syringes in the Clinic

Jan 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Healthcare

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Syringes are one of the most integral tools of any medical institution.  Primarily used for injectable medications, they are critical to proper patient care, as anesthesiologists depend on them to sedate and anesthetize. With that in mind, it’s important to consider that syringes, which may hold any number of different classes of drugs, need to be properly labeled with pertinent information, such as the name of the drug and its concentration, as mislabeled syringes could yield potentially dire consequences for those who are injected with the wrong substance or dose.

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How Swiss Cheese Can Help You Avoid Errors in the Lab

Jan 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Technology, Healthcare, Laboratory

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Errors occur every day in healthcare institutions and research facilities. Medical lab errors can be very costly, setting hospitals back hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars for every mislabeled sample, causing irreparable harm to the physical and mental health of the patient. Errors in research also have a broad impact, skewing results and wasting precious materials—which are often irreplaceable—and years of effort.

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Labeling in Histology

Jan 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by George Vaniotis, Ph.D posted in Labels, Science, Histology

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Histology, the study of the anatomy of cells and tissues, is an important field of research used by researchers and physicians. While researchers seek to understand how each individual cell affects the function of tissues and organs, physicians study the histopathology of tissues, to see how they change in those affected by disease. Proper labeling of tissue samples at each step of the tissue preparation process is critical to the interpretation of histopathologic results, which are relied upon to correctly diagnose patients. However, histological techniques present unique obstacles for proper labeling that will often require innovative identification solutions to overcome.

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How to Safely Discard Sensitive Information on Labels

Dec 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by George Vaniotis, Ph.D posted in Labels, Healthcare, Laboratory

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In both clinical and research labs, it is often necessary to label material or equipment with sensitive information. This can include patient information or confidential experimental data. Once the patient is discharged, or the samples are either processed or no longer needed, these labels must be discarded; however, the information on the labels must still remain private. In certain cases, this may prove to be more difficult than anticipated. Here are 3 unique label options to help ensure that discarded material can’t be used to procure sensitive information.

 

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The Many Ways to Use Labels in Your Growing Cannabis Business

Dec 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Alex Goldberg, Ph.D posted in Labels, Cannabis

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With medicinal as well as recreational cannabis being legalized across North America in recent years, the industry has seen tremendous growth. However, while this has led to impressive profits for cannabis producers and distributors, it has also brought with it a host of new regulations and standards. This includes strict regulations on the identification of all plants and cannabis products at every stage of production and distribution.
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