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DRMs Limit the Possibilities of Sample Identification

The idea of restricting access to a product is not new; many companies employ various tools and methods to do just that in an...

How LIMS Improve Compliance by Promoting Traceability & Quality

As the popularity of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) continues to grow, laboratories of all sizes, budgets, and specialties are faced with the question...

Making the Most of Your Cell Phone in the Lab

These days, everyone is glued to their phone; social media, Google, Reddit, daily news headlines—it’s all there, inside your pocket. Unfortunately, unwanted distractions in...

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...

The Benefits of RFID Software for Healthcare and Other Major Industries

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has already become a key part of many inventory management systems used to keep track of a variety of items. This...

7 Factors to Consider when Implementing Biobank LIMS Software

Biobanks must store high-quality biospecimen collected from sick and healthy donors, along with their associated clinical data such as demographic information, personal medical history,...

The Digitization of the Lab: Trends and Best Practices

Research labs generate vast amounts of digital data that needs to be recorded, analyzed, and shared. Handling this amount of data manually and in...

The Best 4 New Features of BarTender 2020-2021

As a follow-up to our piece about BarTender 2019, we discuss the recent announcement of its 2020 and 2021 updates. These new updates of...

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...

The 4 Best New Features in the 2019 Edition of BarTender

BarTender is the most versatile label printing software available on the market. 2019 edition of BarTender, the software’s first full update since 2016, was released...

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...

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...

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4 Tips for Managing & Maintaining Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

Freezer maintenance is one of the most critical aspects of laboratory management, with so much riding on the various samples stored for long periods...

What to Look for in a Custom Label

It is possible that, when initiating a new laboratory application or SOP, current methods of sample identification do not meet the new requirements of...

Tips for Improving Label Adhesion Performance

Sample identification systems are an integral part of all laboratory workflows. Optimized systems typically rely on either barcode and/or RFID labels; however, without the...

4 Tips for Creating Label Templates

Once an appropriate type of label is chosen, it’s important to perform the proper setup procedures. To do this, label templates, customized to the...