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Tips for Implementing a New RFID System

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is an upcoming technology that more and more labs are beginning to utilize to maximize productivity and eliminate errors. RFID technology...

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...

Tips for Disposing of Hazardous Lab Chemicals

Laboratories frequently utilize an array of hazardous lab chemicals, and while experimenting with them represents the “easy” part, safely disposing of them can often...

Sterilization Packaging & Labeling Requirements

There are several types of sterilization packaging systems on the market today. These containers are designed to maintain the sterility of the contained items...

Lean Principles to Improve Turnaround Times in the COVID-19 Era

Prior to COVID-19, labs were already having difficulty improving turnaround times and optimizing workflow; the pandemic is pushing the system to the brink with...

Sterilization & Disinfection Procedures for the Lab

Labs often need to decontaminate, disinfect, or sterilize the material they use to ensure experiments are not contaminated. Which procedure is used depends on...

How Advanced Labeling Technologies Make Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Run Smoother

Pharmaceutical supply chains are tightly regulated; they must be in order to pass FDA inspection and maintain high productivity levels. Because of such tight...

Addressing Lab Supply Shortages During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the omicron variant spreading worldwide like wildfire, supply chains are at severe risk of a slowdown, as workers have become increasingly affected by...

The Growth of Veterinary Diagnostics & Future Trends

The use of veterinary diagnostics is growing, fueled by the need to control and prevent diseases and to better understand the creatures we depend...

What to do When You Make a Mistake in the Lab

Making mistakes is something that comes with being human. Everyone makes mistakes, both large and small. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, no matter...

The Benefits of Outfitting Your Lab with a Customized RFID Solution

For labs that depend on speed and accuracy to scan large inventories, RFID represents a drastic improvement over most conventional labeling methods. Originally conceived...

ISO Accreditations Every Biobank Must Know & Why They Matter

The increasing contribution of biobanks to health research has led to the need to establish standardized regulations and requirements for biobanking to ensure the...

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5 Tips for Creating a Successful Laboratory Training Program

Laboratory training is integral to a functional lab; students, post-docs, senior scientists, and professors alike require training sessions when learning to use new methods...

Genomic Platforms & Translational Medicine

Genomic platforms and databases have become integral parts of genome informatics, enjoying exponential growth in the post-genomic era. A variety of platforms know exist,...

De-Identification Best Practices for Diagnostic Samples

Patient health data is an essential component of medical research. Clinical trials depend on accurate data obtained from patient databases to analyze and interpret...

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