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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...

How to Avoid Errors in the ART/IVF Clinic

Errors are difficult to avoid completely, no matter where you work. However, these errors can be especially costly to an assisted reproductive technology/in vitro...

Labeling Cryo Straws for IVF Clinics

In vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics specialize in obtaining, storing, and culturing sperm and eggs from donors to generate live embryos. Because they handle large...

Promoting Climate Change Awareness with Labels

Climate change is a global phenomenon with wide-ranging and potentially disastrous effects for the entire human population.  The consumption of fossil fuels (e.g. coal,...

Chemicals at Work: The GHS Label

Developed by the United Nations, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a system of classifying the health, physical,...

The Top 4 Lab Chemicals That Will Ruin Your Day

Sample identification is critical to running a successful lab. However, there are a host of chemical substances that can ruin your labels, and by...

Patient Safety: Labeling Syringes in the Clinic

Syringes are one of the most integral tools of any medical institution.  Primarily used for injectable medications, they are critical to proper patient care,...

Labeling in Histology

Histology, the study of the anatomy of cells and tissues, is an important field of research used by researchers and physicians. While researchers seek...

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Spotlight: Dr. Manoj Jadhav, CEO of ISHA Therapeutics

This week we spotlight Dr. Manoj Jadhav, founder, and CEO of ISHA Therapeutics and former assistant professor at KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India. “Contributing to...

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...

11 Tips for Maintaining Laboratory Equipment

One of the most frustrating things that can happen in the lab is taking freshly prepared samples to an instrument and discovering that it's...

Research Spotlight: Pierre Baillargeon, Scripps Research

This week’s Research Spotlight focuses on Pierre Baillargeon, a senior robotics engineer in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute. His...