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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...

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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Bringing Research to Life with 3D Cell Culture

Cell culture is an invaluable tool in biology, drug discovery, cancer research, as well as in the study of stem cells. Currently, most labs...

Research Spotlight: Luke Mansfield

This week’s Research Spotlight focuses on Luke Mansfield, a Ph.D. candidate from the Oncology and Metabolism Department of the University of Sheffield. His research...

Breakthrough: GA International Announces the Development of Direct Thermal CryoSTUCK Labels

Summary: GA International has developed a new line of patented direct thermal CryoSTUCK® labels for laboratories that resist chemical exposure as well as adhere...

Laboratory Labels Help Optimize Equipment Tracking & Maintenance

Many labs prioritize sample tracking; after all, most labs focus on generating mass quantities of samples, each of which requires a unique label that...