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Laboratory Equipment: November 2014

November 14, 2014 1:56 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The November issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on the importance of stopping contamination both in labs and hospitals, and raises new concerns about checks and balances in high-risk environments. Other article topics include: flooring and ductless fume hoods in lab construction, and weighing techniques that help reduce sample prep.

Ebola Watch: The Importance of Stopping Contamination

November 6, 2014 3:16 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Contamination incidents in the lab—and in hospitals—feed new concerns about checks and balances...

The Fall of the Needle Empire

November 6, 2014 3:01 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The fear of needles is recognized in medical literature as needle phobia, or trypanophobia. It...

Elements to Consider before Choosing a Ductless Fume Hood

November 6, 2014 2:50 pm | by Diane Williamson, Senior Technical Specialist, Labconco Corp. | Articles | Comments

Ductless fume hoods, also known as carbon-filtered enclosures, are self-contained, filtered...

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Ensuring Comfort, Functionality from the Ground Up

November 6, 2014 2:32 pm | by nora systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Attractive rubber flooring helps reduce the back, leg and foot fatigue lab workers often experience after standing for long shifts.

Weighing the Advantages of Gravimetric Analysis

November 6, 2014 1:55 pm | by Joanne Ratcliff, Communications Project Manager, Laboratory Weighing, METTLER TOLEDO | Articles | Comments

A gravimetric approach to sample preparation increases accuracy and precision while reducing material use and costs.                                                

Laboratory Equipment: October 2014

October 13, 2014 10:08 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The October issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on new pharmaceutical advancements, and the enabling technologies that bolster the drug development industry. Other article topics include: big data in pharma, surprising facts about water, streamlining paperless labs, ball mills in nanotechnology and personalized microscopy. Products covered include reagents and solvents, workstations, LIMS, infrared, food and beverage, imaging, forensics and more.

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New Technologies Drive Pace of Drug Development

October 7, 2014 12:34 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

Technological advances in pharmaceutical development improve the speed, performance, cost and results of research efforts.

Elephants, Whales and Dolphins, Oh My!

October 7, 2014 12:25 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

We’re now at the point where we understand the value of diversity and the potential knowledge we can gain for ourselves by examining the capabilities of those animals who have similar capabilities to us. How can we not work to that end? 

High-powered Microscopy in the Palm of Your Hand

October 7, 2014 12:22 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

A 3-D-printed clip and glass bead have combined with a smartphone to produce an inexpensive microscope that can be used anytime, anywhere.                                   

The Surprising Facts Behind the Most Important Reagent

October 7, 2014 12:13 pm | by Jim Keary, Global Laboratory & Process Manager, ELGA LabWater | Articles | Comments

Lab water is a critical component of any laboratory, helping drive cutting-edge research while ensuring consistent, accurate results.                                        

High-tech Ball Mills Spur Nanotechnology Advances

October 7, 2014 11:29 am | by Verder Scientific, Haan, Germany | Articles | Comments

Faster, more accurate and more consistent instrumentation is key to capitalizing on and furthering the advancements of the nanotechnology industry.

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Bringing the Power of Big Data to the Patient

October 7, 2014 11:19 am | by Sharon Benzeno, Senior Director, Business Development Bioinformatics, Elsevier | Articles | Comments

Effectively harnessing data can accelerate the development of drugs and therapeutics, thereby improving patient care and outcome.                                          

Smart Infrastructure is Key for QA/QC

October 7, 2014 11:08 am | by Trish Meek, Director of Product Strategy, Informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Paperless, or more accurately integrated, labs enjoy streamlined operations with better data, while minimizing costs, validation and maintenance.                                

Laboratory Equipment: September 2014

September 4, 2014 11:20 am | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The September issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on the dangers and non-dangers of food additives in our food supply, in addition to the high-tech mass spectrometry techniques used to detect and identify the adulterants. Other articles tackle microscopes for food QC and a future inhabited by robots. Products include: ovens and furnaces, Raman, data loggers and recorders, lab safety and gas supplies. 

Laboratory Equipment: August 2014

August 7, 2014 12:18 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The August issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story about next-gen biotech driving the development of equipment, devices, systems and additional applications. One article details the importance of water purification systems in attaining accurate results, while the other the role specialty labs play in scientific and economic growth. Special product sections/applications include: baths, microscopes, IC, chemicals and standards, pipettes, lab automation, lab design and liquid handling. 

Laboratory Equipment: July 2014

July 7, 2014 12:18 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The July issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on the new technologies that are giving researchers access to detailed environmental data previously unattainable. A biopharmaceutical article details the benefits of single-use systems in microbiological control to reduce/eliminate contamination. Special product sections/applications include: environmental and field testing, OEM and biopharma. 

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Laboratory Equipment: June 2014

June 10, 2014 4:50 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The June issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on sample prep, and the multitude of systems and consumables researchers use to perform the most utilized process in the lab. Other articles detail the technological expansion of NMR, and the benefits of using evidence drying cabinets in forensic applications. Products include: mixers, incubators, gas generators, pumps, valves, fittings and more, with special sections on food & bev, lab design & furnishings and forensics. 

Laboratory Equipment: May 2014

May 5, 2014 4:20 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The May issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on translational facilities being built to cater to the intersection of lab and clinical needs. This speeds the overall bench-to-bedside process. Special product sections include life science, biofuel technologies and lab design and furnishings. 

Laboratory Equipment: April 2014

April 8, 2014 2:47 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The April issue of Laboratory Equipment features a review of the new spectrometers that debuted at Pittcon 2014 in Chicago. Particular spectroscopy trends that became relevant at the show include food testing and environmental applications, hybrid systems and the reduced use of helium. Other articles discuss surplus lab equipment, the importance of data management, using the correct instrumention and more. Special application sections include Pittcon 2014 Review, Pharmaceutical Labs, Test & Measurement and Gas Supplies.

Laboratory Equipment: March 2014

March 11, 2014 3:37 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The March issue of Laboratory Equipment details the extensive use of pure water in a laboratory environment. The cover story elaborates on the technologies and demand for higher performance, easier-to-use and more flexible lab water systems. The How To illustrates a method to avoid cross-contamination in milling applications, and the annual Purchasing Intent Study provides a finanical and scientific outlook on the future of lab equipment. Other articles detail mobile solutions in the healthcare industry and Raman excellence in geological applications. 

Laboratory Equipment: February 2014

February 10, 2014 11:00 am | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The February issue of Laboratory Equipment features the annual instrumentation outlook. The 2014 edition reveals that traditional technological evolution is continuing and economics is a key driver for laboratory research. Hundeds of Pittcon products fill the pages, as well as special sections on OEM and life science and biomedical.                                           

Laboratory Equipment: January 2014

January 6, 2014 12:26 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The January issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on easy-to-use, next-generation automation systems. Other articles discuss multi-angle light scattering spectroscopy as a biomedical research tool, as well as different sample preparation techniques for seafood. Product updates include: glove boxes, fume hoods, IR/FTIR, power supplies, pipettes and syringes, and chemicals, gases and standards. Special application sections this month are: food and beverage, biofuel technologies and lab design and furnishings.

Laboratory Equipment: December 2013

December 17, 2013 9:47 am | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The December issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on the lab of the future 2019. Using data collected from reader surveys, Laboratory Equipment presents the expected changes, technologies and overall feel of the laboratory in five years. Other articles discuss digital and real-time PCR in proteomics research, enabling mobile labs via mobile phones and temperature standardization for samples. Special application sections include proteomics, environmental and field testing and biofuel technologies. 

Laboratory Equipment: November 2013

November 5, 2013 3:24 pm | by Laboratory Equipment | Digital Editions | Comments

The November issue of Laboratory Equipment features a cover story on cleaning and waste management, as well as other articles on scales and balances and pipetting evolution and innovation. The last retrospective in Laboratory Equipment's 50th anniversary celebration discusses the first few years of the current decade, and the questions we're left with for the future. Special product sections include: sample prep systems, hazardous storage cabinets, pipettes and syringes, life science and biomedical, lab design and furnishings and weighing systems. 

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