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The Cold Chain & Cold Storage Transport Tracking

The cold chain has been a topic that has been discussed recently in regards to the new vaccine from Pfizer. However, what exactly is...

The Development & Function of mRNA Vaccines

The new generation of mRNA vaccines has been a hot topic in the news lately. With so much discussion surrounding their rapid development and...

Vaccine Storage & Handling Best Practices

Pfizer’s recent announcement that they might have a functional vaccine has raised questions regarding how it will be distributed if/when approved. The storage and...

COVID-19 and the Rise of Automation

Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 samples which need to be tracked, tested, and recorded, are generated daily. This phenomenon has propelled a new wave...

The History of RFID

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has been around for over 80 years and has evolved into one of the most powerful technologies available for sample tracking...

How Scientists are Tackling the Problem of K-Ras in Cancer

K-Ras belongs to the family of RAS genes whose gene products comprise some of the most important signaling modulators in cancer cells. It governs the...

The History of Cervical Cancer Screening

Though cervical cancer has likely existed for far longer, its official discovery occurred as recently as 1886, when Sir John Williams described a lesion...

Preclinical Research: Translating Results from Mice to Humans

All clinically approved therapeutics have passed through preclinical testing at some point. Drugs must be tested in animal subjects before human trials are conducted;...

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...

ACE2 in COVID-19: Is it Friend or Foe?

Many problems are currently plaguing scientists studying COVID-19, as they try to solve why some patients suffer from more severe symptoms while others remain...

DNA is One of the Best Ways to Store Information

Throughout the past several years, scientists have been increasingly generating mass amounts of data, and with so much information being mined, the need for...

Biobanking is a Priority for Scientists Studying COVID-19

Biobanks serve as a source of primary human tissues, with some storing millions of samples from hundreds of thousands of patients. So, what do...

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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...