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The Challenges of Working in a Lab

  Working in the lab is very challenging, read on for tips on how to overcome everyday obstacles. Cross Contamination. Normally this is the outcome of trivial incidents of carelessness or oversight, or conversely, unavoidable mishaps. Nevertheless, without careful attention to the task, it is surprisingly easy to unintentionally combine an alien substance/s with a specimen, […] ... Read More

Work/Life Balance: Tips for Lab Professionals

Working as a lab professional means sacrifice, time and effort. This applies for any position of academia. This raises question as to whether a work-life balance in this profession exists. The truth is, it depends on the researcher.   1: Work out what you can go without An academic job—particularly research—will always require sacrifice. For many, work is life, otherwise […] ... Read More

Advantages of Reconfigurable Laboratory Benching

  The one thing you have probably wished for at one point in your career is that the lab was just that little bit different in terms of design. ‘I wish we put that cabinet over there.’ ‘These overhead cupboards really should have been placed differently.’ A flexible joinery system makes lab life a lot […] ... Read More

10 Ways to Decrease Cost Per Sample in Your Laboratory

  There are several ways to reduce the cost per sample in a throughput laboratory. In this paper, we go over some of the easier ways to reduce your sample cost. Investing the time into being smarter and leaner can have great outcomes for your laboratory giving it the competitive edge to scale into the […] ... Read More

5 Key Considerations for a Great Laboratory Design

In this article, we look at some of the key aspects to a great laboratory design. Every laboratory type has its own unique purpose, and the design consideration can determine the effectiveness of the return on investments of your proposed space. The effort put into the design phase can pay off many times over especially with larger […] ... Read More

Is Your Lab Asbestos Free?

  In the mid/late 20th Century, asbestos was regarded indispensable to many modern laboratory processes. It is a highly fibrous, soft material which is resistant to heat, corrosion and electricity, and can be woven into other materials, such as fabrics and synthetics. The asbestos used in labs is called transite and surprisingly, is still found in […] ... Read More

6 Key Considerations when Purchasing Laboratory Equipment

Purchasing laboratory equipment is one of the biggest investments your laboratory will ever make. It is essential that you consider multiple facets of the purchase to maximize your return on investment. We’ve compiled a list of key things to take into consideration when choosing the best laboratory equipment to suit your needs. Availability – Generally, […] ... Read More

Is Dissecting Specimens Ethical?

This is a very interesting question that we come across a bit, so we thought we would write an article to better understand each side.   One of the main concerns today with animal dissections is ethics. Is it right to kill animals for the purpose of research? At what point does technology become advanced […] ... Read More

Choosing the Right Fume Hood for Your Laboratory

Selecting a fume hood can seem intimidating. When working in a laboratory environment, whether it be educational or industrial, it’s not only important to have a properly functioning fume hood at your disposal and a lab worker that knows how to use it, it’s crucial to have the right one for your intended use to […] ... Read More

Sparkling Glassware Without the Side Effects

When it comes to your laboratory, superior cleaning power is required that simply cannot be achieved with your standard domestic products. Specialised laboratory decontaminants and cleaners are available to give you excellent performance. These types of cleaning products go far above and beyond the power of standard domestic cleaning products and as you would expect, […] ... Read More

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