Wearing thick gloves and a mask over your face, you attempt to sample the illicit drug using a classic syringe and then test it in your portable GC/MS. It’s a performance art dance of gracelessness and risk.
Time away from the lab is limited and valuable. You need to return from SLAS in San Diego with new tools to raise your scientific research… your “Out of the Office ROI.”
Drug discovery is always evolving. From new processes to advanced technologies, excellence in drug discovery is the result of combining different approaches. And each approach brings a specific answer.
Lubricant and fuel testing are crucial at motor races such as the International North West 200 motorcycle road race and the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). When speed, safety, standards, and stardom are at stake, efficient and accurate testing is necessary.
We sat down with expert Chris Strom, former service procurement manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb, to gain some insights into understanding successful vendor relationships and how to decide which procurement model fits your lab.
It’s not always easy to figure out whether your software is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant or compatible. Regulations for 21 CFR Part 11 state that electronic records, electronic signatures, and handwritten signatures converted into digital copies are all trustworthy, reliable, and equal to handwritten signatures on paper.
A lab disaster can come in the form of a fire, tornado, loss of electricity, cyber attack, compromised assay components, or more. With profitability and results on the line, many pharma labs are taking steps to develop disaster prevention strategies as well as carefully thought-out response plans.
We all like to enjoy our food. Herbs and spices add flavor and aromas to foods in order to entice the senses and build anticipation of an upcoming meal, while products like Manuka honey and extra virgin olive oil provide flavors that are different to conventional commodities.
When most of us encounter bacteria, we reach for a sanitizer. Researchers at the Cork Cancer Research Centre in Cork, Ireland, have a much different reaction. They view these single-cell microorganisms as literal torchbearers in advancing new therapies for infectious diseases especially as it relates to cancer.
Hybrid approaches to lab management are now becoming the norm, globally, with the lure and benefit of promising a more efficient, optimal operation within labs – including reducing undue burden on lab managers.