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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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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...