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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...

Keys to Success: Writing an Effective S.O.P.

So, it’s your first time running an experiment? Doesn’t matter if it's something as straightforward as PCR or as complex as ChIP, you'll need...

Chemicals at Work: The GHS Label

Developed by the United Nations, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a system of classifying the health, physical,...

Keys to Managing Your Lab’s Inventory of Samples and Reagents

Whether you have banks of cell lines stored in liquid nitrogen or assay reagents constantly consumed, managing your inventory of samples is necessary to keep...

How Swiss Cheese Can Help You Avoid Errors in the Lab

Errors occur every day in healthcare institutions and research facilities. Medical lab errors can be very costly, setting hospitals back hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars...

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5 Simple Tips for Troubleshooting RFID in the Lab

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is one of the fastest developing technologies used to identify laboratory samples and reagents. Though it’s been around since the 1970s,...

Tips for Pipetting in the Lab

Take it from someone with persistent issues with repetitive stress injuries: proper pipetting technique is essential, no matter your position in the lab. The...

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...

Potential Implementation of Blockchain in Academia

Blockchain has emerged as a promising and disruptive technology thanks to its potential to offer verifiable, permanent, and decentralized data handling. While usually associated...