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A Safer Way to Administer Medication Starts with Improving Identification

Did you know that a simple change in the design of medication bag labels such as IV or blood bags can decrease medication errors? Labels...

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...

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...

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...

Piggyback Labels, What Are They?

Have you ever heard of piggyback labels—I know I didn’t before I began working for LabTAG. It turns out I had used them in...

Labeling for Cell Culture

Almost all labs in the biomedical research industry depend on cell culture to some degree. Many culture mammalian cells to understand molecular pathways, screen...

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...

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How UV Light Affects the Stability of Printouts

It’s recommended to use thermal-transfer printing methods for applications that require immersion in harsh solvents or extreme temperatures. Thermal-transfer printouts are also more stable...

4 Ways to Improve the Scientific Reproducibility of Your Research

Scientific reproducibility continues to be a pressing issue facing scientific research. Despite efforts like the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology it remains an issue, so...

2023 LabTAG Year in Review

LabTAG scientists were busy throughout 2023 designing and testing new identification technologies to help laboratories better track and manage samples. Below is a brief...

4 Sophisticated Uses for Ink Technologies in Healthcare & Biomedical Research

Ink is among the most common substances in all sectors, from healthcare and medicine to the automotive industry, construction, and educational institutions. While every...