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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...

9 Ways to Improve Turnaround Time in Medical Laboratories

To improve turnaround time in the laboratory is an important benchmark that all medical labs strive for. However, improving turnaround time is rarely a...

Top 10 Lab Fails of 2020

While many are having a rough time throughout the world, we thought one of the best ways to lighten the mood for those stuck...

Cannabis Label: Landmark of a Reliable Supplier

It’s common knowledge in the cannabis industry that printing labels is one of the most important steps in creating a product that’s trusted by...

Biobanks – The Perfect Model for Managing Millions of Samples Error-Free

Over the last 10 years, biobanks have become a staple of biomedical research. The ability to accumulate, catalog, and dispense a variety of sample...

9 Common Labeling Pitfalls to Avoid in the Lab

There are many ways to label samples in the lab, though some of these may not be particularly efficient. Here, we’ll review common labeling...

5 Tips for Cleaning the Lab

Though scientists are exceptionally smart and resourceful people, they aren’t always the neatest. I’ve walked into many labs where the area around the weigh...

How to Identify Specimens Embedded in Resin for Electron Microscopy

First discovered in the 1950s, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is now one of the most widely used techniques to resolve cellular structures. It bombards...

The Dos and Don’ts of Labeling Specimens For Pathology

Appropriately labeling specimens for pathology labs is of critical importance. The College of Pathologists previously evaluated the average cost of labeling errors at approximately...

11 Quick Tips for Maintaining Mammalian Cell Lines

Employing mammalian cell lines is crucial in life science research, especially with new, more relevant models of disease engineered with induced pluripotent stem cells...

How to Prevent Contamination in the Lab

Everyone’s had their run-ins with contamination in the lab. There are two main types of contamination—biological (bacteria or fungi) and chemical—both of which can...

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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,...

The History of Cervical Cancer Screening

Though cervical cancer has likely existed for far longer, its official discovery occurred as recently as 1886, when Sir John Williams described a lesion...

Research Spotlight: Umme Uzma Haveri, CEO of Labmate.io

This week’s Research Spotlight focuses on Umme Uzma Haveri, a former Master’s student turned entrepreneur who founded Labmate.io, a company that develops software to...