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The History & Rise of Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer represents a major cause of death and an important barrier to increasing life expectancy in every country of the world. The earlier it...

A Brief History of Live-Cell Imaging

Starting with the invention of the microscope by a father and son team, scientists have been fascinated by the emerging new world of microorganisms....

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...

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...

A History of Barcodes & Barcoding Technology

Barcodes are one of the best ways to track and trace items. They’re found everywhere, in supermarkets, industrial warehouses, labs, and medical facilities. However, barcodes...

A Brief History of PCR and Its Derivatives

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is one of the most universally used techniques in biology. It’s an integral part of any student’s curriculum and most...

A Brief History of Cryogenic Storage

Cryogenics is one of the most important fields that has been integrated into biomedical research. It’s employed to store a variety of samples, including...

The Origins of Santa Claus

Most of us are familiar with the mainstream image of Santa Claus, with his reindeer, sleigh, and a country full of elves that love...

A Brief History of Histology

Histology is one of the most varied fields of research, with a host of practical applications. Scientists have used the histological staining of tissues...

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Maintaining Long-Term Optimization of Lab Workflows

Integrating new strategies for the optimization of lab workflows often takes place in the short term, within a year or so; however,...

How to Track Chemical Libraries for Drug Screening

Chemical screening is an essential tool in early drug development, assisting in the discovery of small molecule therapeutics that would never have been drugs...

4 Tips for Improving Laboratory Workflows

Efficient laboratory workflows are the lynchpin of a well-run lab. When everything is managed smoothly, PhDs, post-docs, associates, and technicians perform their tasks quickly...

3 Ways Labels Make Your Lab More Secure

Lab security is important for every kind of lab, from medical labs, which need to keep patient identities confidential, to pharmaceutical labs that face...