IKEA & the Liquid Handlers: How to find the right configuration for the right application

IKEA & the Liquid Handlers: How to find the right configuration for the right application

Have you ever tried to use any of the IKEA software that help their costumer configure their own furniture? Get the optimal configuration for your application is more or less the same than buying your personalized closet from the Swedish furniture company: lots of options, modules and components, each one with different functionalities that you […]

The paperless laboratory

The paperless laboratory

The Paperless Lab Some scientists keep experimental records on sticky notes. Some groups maintain ordering information in the head of a single technician. But for researchers looking for more stable, searchable, and sharable records, digital options such as electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) and laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are readily available. Scientists can start with […]

Process Considerations for Clinical Laboratory Automation

Process Considerations for Clinical Laboratory Automation

As diagnostic lab managers consider implementation of process automation to achieve improved results, there are a number of common factors that can complicate or prevent a successful transition from manual handling/processing. Lab staff often performs “corrective” tasks without formal recognition, resulting in many processing steps being left out of the documented workflow. Engineering an automated […]