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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...

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...

Tips for Planning Labwork

One of the primary skills a scientist should have is planning and organizing their work. Multiple experiments often need to be carried out simultaneously...

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...

Laboratory Cold Storage Temperature Guide

Labs invariably have a large variety of biological samples, reagents, and solutions that need to be properly stored, for the short or long-term. However,...

Avoiding Costly Errors in Histology

Histology labs are frequently bombarded with patient samples that require mistake-free, timely processing to render the right diagnosis to the right patient. As a...

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...

11 Tips for Maintaining Laboratory Equipment

One of the most frustrating things that can happen in the lab is taking freshly prepared samples to an instrument and discovering that it's...

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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,...

Defining Smart Labels & Tags for Identification

The advancements in technology have affected every industry, including the identification industry, which has led to the development of “smart” labels and tags. Smart...

The Physiology & Function of Thermal Printers

Thermal printers have never been more popular than they are today. They’re used in a variety of industries, from hospitals to the registers that...

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...