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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. 2019 edition of BarTender, the software’s first full update since 2016, was released...

Barcode Scanners and How They Actually Work

Many industries require barcodes to track their inventory, samples, and equipment. To integrate the data from the barcodes into a tracking system, the barcodes must...

Tracking Cells With Barcodes: Beyond the Label

Barcodes are used worldwide as one of the most efficient means of tracking packages and containers. However, the use of barcodes is not solely...

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

Whether you have banks of cell lines stored in liquid nitrogen or assay reagents constantly consumed, managing your inventory of samples is necessary to keep...

How to Choose Software for Your Label Printer

So, you’ve decided to purchase a set of labels and a label printer, but you haven’t figured out which software you should install to...

Maintaining Your Bank of Cell Lines – 4 Simple Tips

As any lab will attest, organizing your bank of cell lines is key to ensuring that your research runs smoothly and efficiently. However, this...

The Scope of Labeling Errors in the Clinic – Part 2

Healthcare institutions tend to use diverse systems for labeling specimens, each incorporating fail-safes at different levels of collection and processing. Many hospitals practice the Swiss cheese...

Addressing the Problem of Labeling PCR and qPCR Tubes

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is one of the most commonly performed laboratory procedures. This technique, used to amplify DNA or RNA sequences, is integral...

Types of Barcodes and What They Do

Previously, we established that thermal printers are ideal for printing barcodes. The use of barcodes has multiple advantages, including improved data management and lower...

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Sharing Biospecimen Data: Legal & Ethical Considerations

There is a growing movement internationally to improve access to research data, as well as sharing biospecimen data stored by biobanks and biorepositories. Sharing...

6 Handy Solutions for Handwriting Labels in Your Lab

This blog may be controversial. If you are a subscriber of our blog, you already know about our contempt for handwritten labeling. They are...

The History and Function of Biobanks

Biorepositories are facilities that collect, process, store, and distribute biological samples to aid scientific research. There are a variety of different biorepositories, broken down...

Tissue Microarrays: A New Tool for Pathology Labs

Modern technologies allow for the identification of DNA/RNA and protein markers that might be useful in disease classification and drug development. However, conventional slide-by-slide...