Laboratory Safety Is a Number One Priority

(DGIwire) – Following safety protocol is paramount for anyone who works in a laboratory. All possible precautions should be taken to prevent injury—whether it’s a small cut from a broken test tube or a major burn from a hydrochloric acid spill. Here are some helpful tips and tricks for staying safe in the laboratory setting. […]

Gene Editing: What’s on the Horizon?

(DGIwire) – The ability to edit genes has dramatically expanded the potential and possibilities of medicine. In recent years, for example, a prominent spotlight has been placed on CRISPR technology, a simple yet powerful tool that allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function, according to LiveScience.com. What might the future bring […]

Celebrating Some of the Greatest Life Scientists of All Time

(DGIwire) – Life science helps us better understand the living world around us. Researchers spend countless hours in the laboratory or bent over desks furiously scribbling what would, to the layman, look like chicken scratch but might be, in reality, the pen marks of genius. Some of them achieve greatness. Here are five of the […]

Charting New Territory in Laboratory Automation

(DGIwire) — It’s been about 15 years since the first total laboratory automation solutions were introduced into clinical laboratories in the United States. The trend actually started in the mid-1990s, when several commercial laboratory companies and a handful of hospital laboratories took the plunge and installed total laboratory automation systems in their core high-volume labs. […]

In Discovering New Treatments for Disease, Doctors Depend on the Best Equipment

(DGIwire) – Success in treating disease largely depends on the availability and quality of medical tests and tools. At Australia’s Monash University, researchers have patented a quick, inexpensive test to detect early-stage malaria. Malaria is tough to diagnose because only small numbers of immature parasites are present in the bloodstream. Once they mature, the parasites hide […]

How Well-Equipped Labs Advance the Life Sciences

(DGIwire) — Medical schools have a hard job: training the next generation of doctors and medical researchers. Since our lives are in the hands of these folks, we can only hope they’ve been educated and trained using the best technology available. It might be a daunting task for a medical school to ensure that its training […]

The Automated Lab in the New World of 24/7 Research

(DGIwire) — Laboratory automation and the growing role of robotics have transformed the typical workday for many individual scientists. Thanks to the imagination, creativity and hard work of researchers and companies in this field, scientists can set up, run and analyze the results of experiments in a fraction of the time previously required to achieve […]

Putting the Right Equipment into the Right Hands to Save Lives

(DGIwire) — The expression “You’re only as good as your equipment” applies to many areas of life, including scientific advances. One can hardly overestimate the importance of medical technology developers as they smooth the path toward advances in bioscience. Many people are alive today because they were treated with a revolutionary procedure that would not […]

A One-Stop Shop Makes It Less Laborious to Stock Laboratories

(DGIwire) — Modern bioscience research laboratories are faced with many challenges. One of the most important involves keeping up with the latest technology: selecting and ordering new equipment for a laboratory can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there is a relatively easy way to go about ordering equipment, so that researchers can focus their efforts […]

Automating Lab Research Shouldn’t Be Automatic

(DGIwire) — Technology has proved to be a game-changer in most if not all industries. Medical research laboratories are part of this trend, and their managers are fully aware of the advantages of increasing automation. Over the past decade, countless institutions with research facilities have taken the plunge, to various degrees, and for those who […]

What Comes First: The Tools or the Discovery? Certainly the Right Tools Help

 (DGIwire) — Over the last 30 years, advances in medical research technology have come fast and furious. This is especially true for testing equipment used to diagnose or screen for particular conditions prior to treatment. This progress will no doubt continue since clinical laboratory technology plays an integral role in healthcare. One particularly promising area is […]

Improving Stem Cell Research Globally, One Remarkable Tool at a Time

  (DGIwire) — To date, the world’s oldest man and woman were Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, who lived to 116 years, 54 days, and Jeanne Calment of France, who lived to 122 years, 164 days. Few of us will become supercentenarians, but more of us live longer than ever thanks to better nutrition and healthcare. However, […]

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