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Scientists are Turning to Existing Drugs to Combat COVID-19

Since we last published our blog Deciphering the Biology of the 2019 Coronavirus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pathogen has made...

9 Tips for Working from Home

With the current spread of SARS-CoV-2, many people find themselves working from home for the first time. In fact, this article is currently being...

RNAi – Basic Research Tool to Major Player in the Healthcare Industry

Using RNA interference (RNAi) as a basic research tool to knock down gene expression is one of the staples of life science research. It’s...

Keeping Your Business Compliant with FDA’s UDI Regulations

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all medical devices are identified with a unique device identifier (UDI), in both human and...

Expo Cannabis 2019: What’s New in the Cannabis Healthcare Landscape

With cannabis now legalized in Canada, research into the beneficial effects of cannabinoids and terpenes is growing across the country. I was recently at Expo...

Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain is Helping Make Healthcare Safer

In 2018, the term “Blockchain” was one of the most searched terms by scientists on Google.1 This technology first appeared ten years earlier as the...

Patient Safety: Labeling Syringes in the Clinic

Syringes are one of the most integral tools of any medical institution.  Primarily used for injectable medications, they are critical to proper patient care,...

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...

How to Safely Discard Sensitive Information on Labels

In both clinical and research labs, it is often necessary to label material or equipment with sensitive information. This can include patient information or...

Artificial Intelligence in the Clinic: Separating Fact from Fiction

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a popular topic ever since it was introduced in 1956 by John McCarthy. It quickly captured the imagination of...

Multi-omics Mislabeling Challenge, Sponsored by the FDA

A crowd-sourced, entirely cloud-based challenge, with the aim of developing and assessing new algorithms capable of identifying and correcting mislabeled samples using multi-omics data. Mislabeling...

The Scope of Labeling Errors in the Clinic – Part 2

Healthcare institutions tend to use diverse systems for labeling specimens, each incorporating fail-safes at different levels of collection and processing. Many hospitals practice the Swiss cheese...

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Solution Spaces, Feasibility Assessments, & Validation Exercises: The Benefits of Partnering with a Custom Label Manufacturer

With over 20 years of experience manufacturing and supplying identification solutions, LabTAG has compiled a vast inventory of products to accommodate the everyday needs...

Addressing the Challenges of Sample Identification in CAR T Cell Therapy

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T) technology, also known as adoptive autologous immunotherapy, has been around for nearly 20 years. While CAR T...

The Growth of Veterinary Diagnostics & Future Trends

The use of veterinary diagnostics is growing, fueled by the need to control and prevent diseases and to better understand the creatures we depend...

Announcing the Winner of the Dunamis “Technologies et Innovation” Award

Summary: GA International is awarded the 2021 Dunamis prize in "Technologies et Innovation" from the Laval Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Dunamis Awards are...