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A Brief History of the Autoclave

The steam autoclave is used ubiquitously throughout the scientific and medical world as one of the most prominent forms of sterilization. Using a powerful...

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...

7 Tips for Making the Most of Limited Lab Space

Most labs have to deal with the issue of limited lab space and ensure that the quality of the research being conducted isn’t impacted...

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...

10 Unforgivable Labeling Mistakes People Make When Using Labels (& How to Fix them)

Labeling isn’t just a laboratory task; it can be science itself, requiring the right amount of technical expertise and testing to get it just...

The Most Innovative Ways Scientists are Integrating RFID into their Labs

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has quickly become the trendy new method of identification in bioscience and pharmaceutical labs. While most have adapted RFID labels and...

4 Cost-Effective Ways to Simplify Label Peeling & Application

Sample identification is an important step throughout all laboratory processes. However, just like pipetting, picking up labels from their liners and applying them to...

The Benefits of Manual vs. Automatic Pipetting in the Lab

Researchers and lab scientists have long relied on a variety of pipetting methods to conduct their various experiments. This has typically involved manually pipetting...

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...

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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...