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3 Tips to Ensure Your Labels Can Stand the Heat

Most scientists are used to working with heat. Here, we’ll review some of the factors to consider prior to choosing labels for containers that...

9 Common Labeling Pitfalls to Avoid in the Lab

There are many ways to label samples in the lab, though some of these may not be particularly efficient. Here, we’ll review common labeling...

5 Tips for Cleaning the Lab

Though scientists are exceptionally smart and resourceful people, they aren’t always the neatest. I’ve walked into many labs where the area around the weigh...

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 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...

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7 Factors to Consider when Implementing Biobank LIMS Software

Biobanks must store high-quality biospecimen collected from sick and healthy donors, along with their associated clinical data such as demographic information, personal medical history,...

Defining Smart Labels & Tags for Identification

The advancements in technology have affected every industry, including the identification industry, which has led to the development of “smart” labels and tags. Smart...

The Physiology & Function of Thermal Printers

Thermal printers have never been more popular than they are today. They’re used in a variety of industries, from hospitals to the registers that...