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3 Tips for Storing Antibodies

Antibodies are an integral part of biochemistry and medical research; used for a variety of techniques like Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, histochemistry, and flow cytometry,...

How Cloud-Based Analytics Have Transformed Laboratories

Within the last decade, cloud computing has become the standard across many industrial and academic sectors, with numerous companies moving online to reduce costs...

History of Xylene

Xylene is a toxic small molecule that has been an integral component of histology over the last several decades. It is primarily used in...

Vial & Microtube Identification Made Easy

Conical tubes and vials are an essential component of every biomedical lab, used in almost every experiment. These common containers are used throughout laboratories...

The Barcode at 50: Where We Are Now

This year is the 50th anniversary of the first barcode ever scanned. The barcode’s impact is felt worldwide in almost every industry, from healthcare...

ChatGPT & the Growing Influence of AI in Science

Though artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for quite some time, it’s only recently that scientists have begun to incorporate it into their research....

How to Optimize the Re-Identification of Histology Slides for Pathology labs

Hospitals collect tissue samples for a variety of purposes, from providing an accurate diagnosis to determining predictive and prognostic factors associated with a multitude...

The History of Cell Lines in Biological Research

Cell lines are a necessary tool in the arsenal of almost everyone who studies human diseases. Though it remains debatable whether these cell lines...

How Barcodes & RFID Help Track Animals in the Wild (& the Lab)

Barcodes and radio-frequency identification (RFID) are staples of research facilities, hospitals, and other healthcare institutions, used to identify everything from samples to reagents, patients,...

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...

Bringing Research to Life with 3D Cell Culture

Cell culture is an invaluable tool in biology, drug discovery, cancer research, as well as in the study of stem cells. Currently, most labs...

Bioadhesion & Bioadhesive Polymers

The study of adhesion is essential in the identification industry; this type of research has led to the development of specialized labels that utilize...

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4 Tips for Managing & Maintaining Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

Freezer maintenance is one of the most critical aspects of laboratory management, with so much riding on the various samples stored for long periods...

What to Look for in a Custom Label

It is possible that, when initiating a new laboratory application or SOP, current methods of sample identification do not meet the new requirements of...

Tips for Improving Label Adhesion Performance

Sample identification systems are an integral part of all laboratory workflows. Optimized systems typically rely on either barcode and/or RFID labels; however, without the...

4 Tips for Creating Label Templates

Once an appropriate type of label is chosen, it’s important to perform the proper setup procedures. To do this, label templates, customized to the...