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How to Keep Your Business Compliant with the FDA’s UDI Regulations

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all medical devices are identified with a unique device identifier (UDI), in both human and...

How to Identify Specimens Embedded in Resin for Electron Microscopy

First discovered in the 1950s, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is now one of the most widely used techniques to resolve cellular structures. It bombards...

A History of Barcoding Technology

Barcodes are one of the best ways to track and trace items. They’re found everywhere, in supermarkets, industrial warehouses, labs, and medical facilities. However, barcodes didn’t...

The Dos and Don’ts of Labeling Specimens For Pathology Labs

Appropriately identifying patient specimens is of critical importance to pathology labs. The College of Pathologists previously evaluated the average cost of labeling errors at...

7 Myths about Thermal-Transfer Printing

While thermal printing has been around for decades, there are still many myths surrounding thermal labels. With so much riding on the proper identification...

Having Problems Reading Your Barcodes? Here’s How to Fix It

Barcodes are integral to your daily workflow, whether you’re a business, laboratory, or healthcare institution. For many businesses, they help track and trace inventory;...

The 4 Best New Features in the 2019 Edition of BarTender

BarTender is the most versatile label printing software available on the market. BarTender 2019, the software’s first full update since 2016, was released this year with changes that...

3 Ways Sterilization Labels Help Keep Your Dental Practice Compliant

Infection Control and Prevention (IPAC) Canada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have stringent guidelines on the sterilization and logging of...

How to Properly Label PCR Tubes & qPCR Plates

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is one of the most widely used techniques among biomedical researchers, forensic scientists, and medical laboratory professionals. It’s employed for...

7 Things to Expect When Switching from Laser to Thermal-Transfer

So, you’ve decided to make the switch to a thermal-transfer barcode printer. Whether this is because your label printout keeps smearing due to chemical exposure...

Making Tube Labeling Easier with Automation

Many labs are inundated with a high volume of samples on a regular basis. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology labs can process thousands of samples daily,...

The Benefits of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The definition of LIMS is ever-evolving, with the technology used to develop it continually advancing and the needs of laboratories frequently changing. What remains...

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Biobanking is a Priority for Scientists Studying COVID-19

Biobanks serve as a source of primary human tissues, with some storing millions of samples from hundreds of thousands of patients. So, what do...

Research Spotlight: Dr. Dhivya Sudhan, UT Southwestern Medical Center

This is the first in a series of interviews delving into the lives of scientists and their research. This week’s Research Spotlight features Dr....

9 Ways to Improve Turnaround Time in Medical Laboratories

To improve turnaround time in the laboratory is an important benchmark that all medical labs strive for. However, improving turnaround time is rarely a...

What We Know About COVID-19 Immunity Right Now

Don't forget to favorite this blog as it will be continuously updated with the latest news regarding COVID-19 immunity. Five months after the COVID-19 outbreak...