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Benefits of Sustainable Inventory Management

In July 2014, six vials of smallpox virus were discovered in an unsecured cold room on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, by an...

Preventing Sample Tampering With Tamper-Evident Labels

Tamper-evident labels are an easy and convenient way to deter sample tampering and are a great tool for biobanks, forensic labs, and medical clinics. Tampering...

How to Re-Label Cryogenically Stored Legacy Vials

Implementing a new laboratory information management system (LIMS) isn’t a one-step process; it involves buy-in from the entire lab to reorganize inventory and workflow...

The Ins and Outs of Labeling your SDS-PAGE and Western Blot

Western blot is likely the most common biochemistry technique used to separate proteins. Things can often get messy though, with so many samples that...

9 Common Labeling Pitfalls to Avoid in the Lab

There are many ways to label samples in the lab, though some of these may not be particularly efficient. Here, we’ll review common labeling...

Keeping Your Business Compliant with 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...

The Dos and Don’ts of Labeling Specimens For Pathology

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

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...

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,...

7 Techniques That Drive Scientists Crazy Regarding Sample Labeling

Everyone, at some point in their scientific career, has come across a technique that is made far more difficult than necessary because of how...

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Exciting Innovation for 2D-Barcoded Tubes: PinTAG (Patent Pending)

Laboratories, biobanks, and biorepositories are increasingly using 2D-barcoded tubes to store their valuable samples in ultra-low temperature freezers and liquid nitrogen tanks. These cryo...

How to Improve Lab Sustainability & Energy Efficiency

There are various ways labs can improve their operations, increase inventory management reliability, reduce costs, and help ensure their experiments’ reproducibility. Improving your lab's...

Biobanks Aim to Accelerate Health Research in Quest to Treat & Cure Disease

Biobanks have become an essential tool in the fight to improve healthcare outcomes via basic and clinical research. They can be classified into two...

Identifying Evidence in the Forensic Chain of Custody

Mishandled, misplaced, mislabeled, lost, or destroyed evidence can be responsible for letting criminals go free or convicting innocent defendants. With the stakes as high...