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Reading Between the Lines: The Ins & Outs of Barcode Grading

Updated in 2016, the international standard for barcode quality ensures that barcodes used by manufacturers and their customers meet rigorous testing criteria. So, how...

ISO Accreditations Every Biobank Must Know & Why They Matter

The increasing contribution of biobanks to health research has led to the need to establish standardized regulations and requirements for biobanking to ensure the...

Vaccine Storage & Handling Best Practices

Pfizer’s recent announcement that they might have a functional vaccine has raised questions regarding how it will be distributed if/when approved. The storage and...

The Best 4 New Features of BarTender 2020-2021

As a follow-up to our piece about BarTender 2019, we discuss the recent announcement of its 2020 and 2021 updates. These new updates of...

Barcodes Vs RFID: Which is Best for Your Lab?

When it comes to tracking and tracing samples, the best options available are either barcode printed labels or radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. For specimens...

Factors to Consider When Choosing Barcodes for Clinical Trial Packaging

In 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began implementing the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), requiring pharmaceutical companies to track prescription...

A History of Barcodes & 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...

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...

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Laboratory training is integral to a functional lab; students, post-docs, senior scientists, and professors alike require training sessions when learning to use new methods...

Genomic Platforms & Translational Medicine

Genomic platforms and databases have become integral parts of genome informatics, enjoying exponential growth in the post-genomic era. A variety of platforms know exist,...

De-Identification Best Practices for Diagnostic Samples

Patient health data is an essential component of medical research. Clinical trials depend on accurate data obtained from patient databases to analyze and interpret...

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