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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...

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,...

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Biospecimen Labeling & How it Will Help Your Lab Effectively Track Data

Proper biospecimen labeling in biorepositories, biobanking, or research labs is critical, especially when conducting clinical studies that link clinical data to biospecimen analysis. Confusing,...

The History & Rise of Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer represents a major cause of death and an important barrier to increasing life expectancy in every country of the world. The earlier it...

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...

Using Specimen Tracking Systems in Histology/Pathology to Improve Efficiency

Pathology and histology labs process a large volume of specimens on a daily basis. These specimens need to be properly identified to ensure patients...