Sample preparation is one of the most important aspects of the research lab. It is the one operation used by more researchers than any other. It is the bottleneck that limits throughput. It is the operation that creates many of the errors generated in the lab. And it is now the operation that researchers focus on to improve their productivity.
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Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) have become standard fare for most pharmaceutical companies today—so much so that the “early adopter” path that pharma has taken to digitize research and development data has become a model for other industries looking to deploy similar solutions.
Printing labels directly onto slides helps eliminate handwriting and incorrect label issues, thereby improving patient safety and error reduction. A direct-to-slide printer can also contribute to more efficient, cost-effective lab operations by enabling on-demand color printing.
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Scientists have developed a new valve— made from Zirconia— used to restore vocal function for patients with throat cancer. It lasts eight times longer than silicone valves.
Climate control is a critical issue for laboratories of all types. Though portable AC units are most often pressed into service during the summer months when heat loads are the highest, they actually serve a variety of functions year-round.
Analysis of big data in chemistry can be accomplished faster and more efficiently through the use of a computer-based database or registry. These databases contain collected information for millions of substances, making identification easier, faster and better.
The need to support interdisciplinary research relates to the integration of various types of labs and their complex support structures. Increasing trends for flexibility, interdisciplinary research and cost-effective, sustainable research facilities has led to a new generation of technologically challenging labs.
It’s not just about open labs anymore; new labs are creating spaces where scientists and engineers can openly communicate.
Russia plans to close some struggling institutions while China looks to continue expanding the excellence of their academic programs.
A global alliance of the world’s top translational health centers have teamed up to improve the rate at which academic research translates into new medicines.
Researchers are hoping data-driven exploration can provide insight and best practices to bring about a change in lab safety culture.
A multidisciplinary approach to drug discovery and development speeds the overall drug process and fuels the treatments of the future.
Cuts in academic research funded by the federal government are now assured and universities will have to make the best of it.
The biological and biomedical fields have done their part to accelerate the growth of research space in universities, but the overall increase is still less than the median growth.