Cannabis Label: Landmark of a Reliable Supplier

Mar 19, 2020 / by Bojana Petkovic posted in Labels, Cannabis

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It’s common knowledge in the cannabis industry that printing labels is one of the most important steps in creating a product that’s trusted by buyers. Considering that cannabis has been only recently legalized in limited parts of the world, making well-printed, informative labels is a potential key differentiator for your business in terms of how the public sees your products, from oils and ground flowers to sprays and edibles.


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9 Common Labeling Pitfalls to Avoid in the Lab

Feb 27, 2020 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Barcodes, Laboratory

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There are many ways to label samples in the lab, though some of these may not be particularly efficient. Here, we’ll review these labeling pitfalls and provide tips to remedy them, which will make your lab more productive and organized.


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How to Keep Your Business Compliant with the FDA's UDI Regulations

Feb 20, 2020 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all medical devices are identified with a unique device identifier (UDI), in both human and machine-readable forms. This system was put in place to enable healthcare providers and manufacturers to more quickly identify flawed devices, leading to faster recalls, and a reduction in medical errors.


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How to Identify Specimens Embedded in Resin for Electron Microscopy

Jan 30, 2020 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Technology

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First discovered in the 1950s, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is now one of the most widely used techniques to resolve cellular structures. It bombards a specimen with an electron beam, which is focused with magnetic lenses to give an extremely high-resolution image, making it possible to view subcellular organelles—and sometimes full atoms and molecules—with much more precision than either light or confocal microscopes can provide. 


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The Dos and Don'ts of Labeling Specimens For Pathology Labs

Jan 16, 2020 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Barcodes, Healthcare, Histology

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Appropriately identifying patient specimens is of critical importance to pathology labs. The College of Pathologists previously evaluated the average cost of labeling errors at approximately $280,000 per million specimens, adding up to over $1 million dollars a year for some of the larger institutes.1 Specimen labeling errors also result in the failure to provide proper and immediate care for patients, which can severely harm the patient, resulting in unnecessary morbidity and mortality.2 


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11 Quick Tips for Maintaining Mammalian Cell Lines in the Lab

Jan 9, 2020 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Laboratory

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Employing mammalian cell lines is crucial in life science research, especially with new, more relevant models of disease engineered with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Here, we’ve come up with some basic tips to help culture cell lines, regardless of their source.  


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Recapping a Fantastic 2019 at GA International

Dec 19, 2019 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels

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We’ve reached the end of 2019, which is the perfect time to look back at everything that happened throughout the year at GA International. From new products to a brand-new website, GA has seen significant growth since 2018, including the establishment of new facilities, newly hired personnel, and winning several awards along the way.

 

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7 Myths about Thermal-Transfer Printing

Nov 7, 2019 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Printer

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While thermal printing has been around for decades, there are still many myths surrounding thermal labels. With so much riding on the proper identification of your samples, it’s important to get the facts straight when choosing your labels. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common misconceptions about thermal-transfer printing and addressed why these statements are inherently false.    


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Having Problems Reading Your Barcodes? Here’s How to Fix It

Oct 10, 2019 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels, Barcodes

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Barcodes are integral to your daily workflow, whether you’re a business, laboratory, or healthcare institution. For many businesses, they help track and trace inventory; for labs, they’re also necessary to identify samples and patient specimens. But what happens when the barcode fails to scan? Here are some reasons (and solutions) that might help you navigate through this unwanted situation.


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A Scientist Started a Company with a Toy—Here’s Where He is Now

Sep 4, 2019 / by Alex A. Goldberg, Ph.D. posted in Labels

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As any entrepreneur will tell you, developing a company from scratch isn’t easy. Here’s the story of how George Ambartsoumian, founder and CEO of GA International, grew his company from a one-person enterprise to one of the worldwide leaders in laboratory identification solutions.


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