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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...

Highlights from SLAS Sample Management Symposium 2019

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) recently held their second Sample Management Symposium in Boston, MA. I was there on behalf of...

Tips for Dealing with the Stress of Working in a Busy Lab

When working in a lab, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by excessive workloads. Clinical labs are regularly inundated with patient specimens, while biomedical research...

How to Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Lab

Repetitive stress injury (RSI) is a serious condition that’s frequently associated with lab work. The daily routine of pipetting and other repetitive...

How AI is Reshaping Pathology and Histology

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing new technologies of the last couple of years. As computing power has increased, so has...

Making Tube Labeling Easier with Automation

Many labs are inundated with a high volume of samples on a regular basis. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology labs can process thousands of samples daily,...

What You Should Know About Automation in Histology

Histology has evolved considerably since its beginnings in the 17th century, with advances in both specimen processing and analysis. Consequently, histology departments now face increasingly...

The Scope of Labeling Errors in the Clinic – Part 2

Healthcare institutions tend to use diverse systems for labeling specimens, each incorporating fail-safes at different levels of collection and processing. Many hospitals practice the Swiss cheese...

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How to Print Labels Without Ink

Most label printing methods require an ink source; laser printers require toner, inkjet printers require ink cartridges, and thermal-transfer printers rely on ink ribbons....

How to Keep Your Thermal-Transfer Printer Running Optimally

Keeping your thermal-transfer printer in proper working order doesn’t take much work, but it does require a bit of know-how to understand the mechanisms...

Implementing RFID Technology in Healthcare

The integration of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology in the healthcare sector has shown that administrators believe RFID has the power to improve tracking and...

Reproducibility: Why it Matters More Than Ever

It’s a common sentiment across the scientific landscape that researchers everywhere should be able to share data, re-create each other’s experiments, and achieve similar...