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Lab Pilot

A blog dedicated to laboratory management, laboratory information, record keeping, and lab automation.

Selecting the right expression vector

Expression vectors are plasmids used to express a gene of interest in a cellular host. Selecting...

Laboratory Freezers: What they are and the various types

When purchasing a freezer for the lab, it might be tempting to save money and purchase from a...

Vero Cells: Green Kidneys to Produce Vaccines

Vero cells are commonly used to study viruses, treatments, and vaccines. The reason for this...

Overcoming the Research Compliance Challenge

Laboratories operate in a complex regulatory environment. One or multiple regulations govern...

An Overview of Biosafety Levels

Biosafety levels refer to both physical and administrative barriers that combine to protect...

HEK293: An Essential Human Cell Line with a Unexpected Origin

HEK 293 cells and their derived cell lines are widely used in research and biotechnology....

Best Electronic Lab Notebooks of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic induced slow down is a great opportunity to switch to an electronic lab...

Top 5 Gene Synthesis Companies of 2020

Gene synthesis is rapidly transforming biomedical research. It's important to understand the...

Laboratory Labels: The Ultimate Guide

We all have experienced the frustration of being unable to read the handwritten label on a tube...

The Best LIMS Software Solutions in 2020

The choice of a LIMS software solution is a critical element of a laboratory automation...