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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.

Spectroscopy Shines Brightly at Pittcon

April 8, 2014 11:11 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor | Articles | Comments

Spectroscopy solutions for food and environmental apps and advanced hybrid systems took...

Promise or Curse?

April 8, 2014 10:47 am | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

Animal testing—just those two words are likely to stir the pot for vocal activists who are...

Best Practices for Surplus Lab Equipment

April 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Tom Burton, President and EVP of Liquidity Services’ Capital Assets Group, Scottsdale, Ariz. | Articles | Comments

Managing surplus assets is a vital part of business operations that, when executed correctly,...

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Love, or Lose Your Data

April 8, 2014 10:33 am | by Nathan Westgarth, Product Manager, Research Tools, Digital Science, London, UK | Articles | Comments

Inefficient data management puts time, money, research and development at risk.                                                                   

Are You Using the Right Viscometer?

April 8, 2014 10:26 am | by Robert McGregor, General Manager, Global Marketing, Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Middleboro, Mass. | Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Just answer a few simple questions about your lab’s viscometer use and data management to avoid a 21 CFR compliance headache.                                                       

LIMS Simplifies World’s Largest Gas-to-Liquids Plant

April 8, 2014 10:22 am | by Colin Thurston, Project Director, Informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Waltham, Mass. | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Articles | Comments

An information and data management system helps the world’s largest GTL plant adhere to the highest standards of safety, quality, compliance and profitability.                                                   

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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. 

Jet Stream Convulsions

March 11, 2014 12:43 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Blogs | Comments

Whatever the reasons, this winter’s pattern has resulted in two months (as this is written) of cold weather 20 to 40 degrees below the normal averages in the entire region from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, affecting nearly 200 million Americans. And the rains seen in the UK surpassed anything seen in that area since they started keeping records several hundred years ago.

Pure Lab Water: The Essential Lab Component

March 11, 2014 12:35 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | ELGA LabWater, LLC, ARIES FilterWorks , LabStrong Corporation | Articles | Comments

Increasing analytical instrumentation capabilities are expected to drive the demand for higher performance, easier-to-use and more flexible lab water systems.                                                                  

Healthcare in Your Hand

March 11, 2014 12:27 pm | by Michelle Taylor, Editor | Articles | Comments

Mobile solutions are revolutionizing healthcare, bringing point-of-care and personalized medicine to the forefront of the industry.                                                                    

Raman Rocks at Geological Imaging

March 11, 2014 12:19 pm | by Robert Heintz, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Waltham, Mass. | Articles | Comments

Raman spectroscopy can accurately identify various mineral components in a geological sample, as well as provide detailed structural information.                                                              

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Purchasing Intent Study: An Outlook on Instrumentation in 2014

March 11, 2014 12:07 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

The malaise in research laboratory spending that enveloped 2013 looks to be replaced by solid, albeit modest, growth in 2014.                                                             

How to: Eliminate Cross-Contamination in Milling

March 11, 2014 12:02 pm | by Oliver Vogelsang, Corporate Product Manager, IKA Works, Germany | Articles | Comments

Single-use milling vessels are a cost-effective solution to reducing cross-contamination and meeting storage needs in milling and grinding 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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