Laboratory data is critical to every part of the liquefied national gas (LNG) industry. From soil sample data for upstream exploration to purity data used downstream to ensure product quality, LNG professionals rely heavily on timely, accurate and well-organized sample data. An integrated LIMS solution helps ensure accurate, traceable data.
The design criteria and strategies for new academic research labs have changed in the past several years. Cost-effectiveness, sustainability and flexibility have become the new drivers for academic research labs.
Helium is an excellent contender for carrier gas but increasing prices and supply shortage are raising concerns among scientists as well as sourcing communities. Many scientists have achieved successful results by using hydrogen or nitrogen as a carrier gas for chromatography processes. Though both hydrogen and nitrogen have trade-offs, the cost benefits and supply assurance speak volumes.
Having fail-safes in place to ensure consistent high-quality water is crucial for productive laboratories. Conducting any research in the lab will invariably necessitate the use of water in a number of different formats, from the buffer on your bench to the sample in your chromatography column. Because of this diversity of uses, it’s important that your water is always fit for purpose and of the right quality.
The goal of scientists is to partake in a breakthrough discovery leading to a solution that makes the world a better place. That’s why scientists go to school for so long, it’s why they spend years writing grants and gaining funding, it’s why they spend countless hours in a laboratory checking and rechecking results. The role of manufacturers in this scenario is to provide scientists with the advanced tools they need.
3-D printing is essentially layered manufacturing. What varies from project to project, of course, is exactly what is being layered and why. Of particular note, however, are the advancements professionals in the pharmaceutical and drug development industries continue to make using this technology that benefit researchers, consumers and patients.
Stories about a living brain in a jar are a mainstay of science fiction B movies. Todd Holmes’ research is moving the concept from movie to lab.
IT researchers have developed a new tool to introduce children as young as pre-school aged to programming concepts through the help of a social furry robot called “DragonBot.”
Pittcon’s Science Week program held workshops and fulfilled equipment grants for students and teachers in the New Orleans area.
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Taylor sat down with Pittcon 2015 President Charlie Holifield to get his thoughts on the conference and the overall industry. Read what he had to say about the annual expo.
Naomi Halas honored the International Year of Light, shed light (pun intended) on plasmonic nanostructures and addressed what she called “unmet needs in energy and sustainability” in her Keynote speech at Pittcon 2015 in New Orleans.
Pittcon 2015 kicked off in a sunny New Orleans yesterday, Sunday, March 8, with opening comments and welcome from Charles Holifeld, the Pittcon 2015 President. The first act of the night was to award this year’s Pittcon Heritage Award. This year’s recipient was A. Blaine Bowman.
Volatile chemicals and hazardous materials present substantial challenges in the modern laboratory workspace. The gases that emanate from these substances can be at best an irritation, at worst fatally dangerous when inhaled, and in more and more cases, highly flammable. A recent revision to the fire code regarding fume hoods helps better protect lab personnel.
Water surrounds us; literally. Roughly 60 percent of the human body is made of water, and it covers about 71 percent of Earth. We drink it, we bathe in it, we swim in it. Likewise, water is used in the lab to drive most tests and processes, from buffer solutions and cell cultures to autoclave feeds and diagnostics.
A recent study from The Pew Research Centers suggests that bridging the gap between the public and scientists is not about scientific facts or knowledge, it’s about the public’s belief system.