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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...

The Cold Chain & Cold Storage Transport Tracking

The cold chain has been a topic that has been discussed recently in regards to the new vaccine from Pfizer. However, what exactly is...

The Development & Function of mRNA Vaccines

The new generation of mRNA vaccines has been a hot topic in the news lately. With so much discussion surrounding their rapid development and...

Vaccine Storage & Handling Best Practices

Pfizer’s recent announcement that they might have a functional vaccine has raised questions regarding how it will be distributed if/when approved. The storage and...

Insight into Cryopreservation: The Art of Freezing Life

Over the last two decades, the biodiversity of our planet has dramatically decreased. This loss in the variety of life can have serious consequences,...

COVID-19 and the Rise of Automation

Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 samples which need to be tracked, tested, and recorded, are generated daily. This phenomenon has propelled a new wave...

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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...

Biobanks Aim to Accelerate Health Research in Quest to Treat & Cure Disease

Biobanks have become an essential tool in the fight to improve healthcare outcomes via basic and clinical research. They can be classified into two...

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...