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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...

Tips for Making Your Lab More Organized

Working in the lab can be both creatively inspiring, allowing you the ultimate freedom to plan, execute, and test your own experimental theories, and...

How to Improve Communication with Your Colleagues in the Lab

When working in a lab, you should be as clear as possible with the person you’re communicating with, whether it’s the undergraduate student you’re...

Don’t Ignore Lab Security: Protecting Your Samples and Data

Lab security is critical no matter what kind of lab you work in. Medical labs need to keep patient identities confidential, while pharmaceutical labs...

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...

Benefits of a Laboratory Information Management System

The definition of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) is ever-evolving, with the technology used to develop it continually advancing and the needs of...

7 Techniques That Drive Scientists Crazy Regarding Sample Labeling

Everyone, at some point in their scientific career, has come across a technique that is made far more difficult than necessary because of how...

7 Tips for Managing a Productive Lab

Managing a productive lab and keeping it running smoothly isn’t an easy thing to do. Below, we’ve listed several tips that can set your...

10 Ways Reducing VOCs can Improve Fertility Rates

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common technique utilized by assisted reproductive technology (ART) facilities to fertilize donor eggs, and implant them back into...

What I’ve Learned About Managing Failure in the Lab

Anyone who’s ever worked in a research lab knows that failure is as inevitable as death or taxes. Imagine having to perform a finicky...

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Spotlight: Dr. Manoj Jadhav, CEO of ISHA Therapeutics

This week we spotlight Dr. Manoj Jadhav, founder, and CEO of ISHA Therapeutics and former assistant professor at KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India. “Contributing to...

How to Re-Label Cryogenically Stored Legacy Vials

Implementing a new laboratory information management system (LIMS) isn’t a one-step process; it involves buy-in from the entire lab to reorganize inventory and workflow...

11 Tips for Maintaining Laboratory Equipment

One of the most frustrating things that can happen in the lab is taking freshly prepared samples to an instrument and discovering that it's...

Research Spotlight: Pierre Baillargeon, Scripps Research

This week’s Research Spotlight focuses on Pierre Baillargeon, a senior robotics engineer in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute. His...