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Benefits of a Laboratory Information Management System

The definition of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) is ever-evolving, with the technology used to develop it continually advancing and the needs of...

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...

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 limited...

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 is necessary to keep your lab running...

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,...

How to Choose Software for Your Label Printer

So, you’ve decided to purchase a set of labels and a label printer, but you haven’t figured out which software you should install to...

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13 Easy Tips for Avoiding PCR Errors

PCR is one of the most commonly performed techniques in life science laboratories. Unfortunately, it’s easy for errors, such as processing the wrong sample...

3 Tips to Ensure Your Labels Can Stand the Heat

Most scientists are used to working with heat. Here, we’ll review some of the factors to consider prior to choosing labels for containers that...

Research Spotlight: Emma Jones, University of Alabama

This week in our Research Profiles series, we spotlight Emma Jones, a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Summer B. Thyme, who studies...

ACE2 in COVID-19: Is it Friend or Foe?

Many problems are currently plaguing scientists studying COVID-19, as they try to solve why some patients suffer from more severe symptoms while others remain...