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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...

5 Ways to Protect Your Biobank’s Samples & Data When Disaster Strikes

Disasters can take many forms. Not every disaster is an earthquake or hurricane. Often, small floods, fires, temporary power outages, theft, and yes, even...

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...

Frozen Assets: Securing Your Biobank’s Financial Sustainability

Biorepository and biobank sustainability can be a balancing act. It requires managing a biobank’s operational, social, and financial obligations to remain effective and competitive...

Will New Model Organisms Lead to Scientific Discovery?

Most laboratory research takes place in only a handful of model organisms, with mice, fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), the nematode C. elegans, E. coli,...

30 Things You Can Label in the Lab

Labels help your laboratory get organized and track essential data. Here’s a quick rundown of 30 lab items waiting to be labeled.   1)Vials & Microtubes Vials...

Seed Banks & the Evolution of Selective Plant Breeding

Plant breeding practices go back to the beginning of sedentary agriculture, dating back 9000 to 11000 years. As long as we have grown crops,...

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...

How Automation Impacts Every Step of the Biobanking Process

With ever-increasing demand, biobanks are turning to automation to help maintain sample integrity and to uphold their demanding standards of specimen tracking. Automation can...

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...

Recommendations by ISBER for Cryogenic Sample Storage & Biobanking

The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) released an addendum to their Fourth Edition of ISBER Best Practices. The addendum, titled "Liquid...

6 Factors to Consider When Starting a Laboratory

Starting a new lab is an exciting venture, full of promise, creativity, and new discoveries. It’s also not the easiest thing to accomplish. Considerable...

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ISO Accreditations Every Biobank Must Know & Why They Matter

The increasing contribution of biobanks to health research has led to the need to establish standardized regulations and requirements for biobanking to ensure the...

Research Spotlight: Dr. Dana Al-Sulaiman, Ph.D., M.Eng., ACGI, MIET

Our latest research spotlight focuses on the young, accomplished, and up-and-coming Dr. Dana Al-Sulaiman, a biomedical engineer developing biosensing platforms and technologies for the...

A Brief Guide to Glove-Friendly Labeling in the Lab

Labeling is performed daily, with large experiments sometimes requiring hundreds of sample tubes, each of which must be identified appropriately. Most laboratory personnel must...

A Brief History of Live-Cell Imaging

Starting with the invention of the microscope by a father and son team, scientists have been fascinated by the emerging new world of microorganisms....