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How Labels Can Help Fill Efficiency Gaps in the Lab

In order to address efficiency gaps in the lab, innovation is necessary to increase productivity while minimizing errors. There are four different kinds of...

How Cloud-Based Analytics Have Transformed Laboratories

Within the last decade, cloud computing has become the standard across many industrial and academic sectors, with numerous companies moving online to reduce costs...

How to Optimize label Quality When Using Laser Printers

High print quality is essential for laboratory identification systems; it ensures that all barcode labels are accurately and consistently read, preventing errors and ensuring...

Vial & Microtube Identification Made Easy

Conical tubes and vials are an essential component of every biomedical lab, used in almost every experiment. These common containers are used throughout laboratories...

How to Match The Right Thermal-Transfer Printer Ribbon With Your Labels

Thermal-transfer printing is an essential tool for all laboratories and healthcare facilities that require accurate and consistent sample and inventory identification. When deciding to...

5 Common Thermal-Transfer Printer Problems & How to Solve Them

Over time, minor issues may arise with any printer you use in the lab, though some thermal-transfer printer problems are more common than others....

Customizing Lab Requisition Forms Enhances Sample Tracking in Diagnostic Labs

Diagnostic clinics depend on accurate sample identification and tracking; without an accurate system, critical errors can be made, resulting in the loss of irreplaceable...

Personal Protective Equipment & Keeping Lab Personnel Safe

Researchers, technicians, and students working in scientific research labs must wear various personal protective equipment, depending on the task they are performing, due to...

How to Effectively Transition Into a Lab Management Role

Transitioning from working at the bench into a lab management role can seem daunting. The skills that made you excel at bench work may...

How to Optimize the Implementation of a New Sample Identification System

Deciding to implement a new sample identification system doesn’t have to be complicated; however, getting it right does take a bit of planning and...

The Ins & Outs of Labeling for Sterile Environments

Sterile environments are essential to nearly all biologic laboratories, acting as the first line of defense against contamination buildup when performing cell culture. These...

How to Decide When to Repair or Replace Malfunctioning Lab Equipment

Success in research requires the proper operation of your equipment; when something malfunctions, it needs to be fixed without delay. However, the decision to...

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5 Features that Every Modern LIMS Should Have

Recently, labs have turned to full digitization with the intention of enhancing their ability to track everything, from samples to consumables. Thus, the use...

Why It’s Important to Include Sample Identification When Optimizing Lab Protocols

Recently, a news article on optimizing lab protocols described how several researchers at the University of Montreal decided to devise a new strategy for...

Going Green: Does Using -70°C Affect Sample Storage

Ultra-low temperature storage is a staple of laboratory life. Nearly every scientist leans on safe and protected long-term sample storage afforded by lab freezers,...

How Identification Systems Can Help Preserve Research Integrity

Maintaining research integrity is a serious issue in the field of scientific research, especially when it comes to academic research. Funded by taxpayers, there...