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How Compactus Can Help Organise Your Laboratory

  If you are seeking to bring organisation into your existing laboratory or starting from scratch, a compactus can offer a systematic solution to your storage needs. Compactus mobile shelving units can organise even the untidiest of laboratories. Their sleek design fits into any space, from small school prep rooms to large scale research laboratories […] ... Read More

The Challenges of Working in a Lab

  Some of the challenges scientists face in the lab 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, or accidentally soil an otherwise sterile substance. Oversight […] ... 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, […] ... Read More

The 10 Unspoken Rules in the Lab

1. Don’t touch Never, ever use someone else’s equipment, samples, liquid media, or particularly anything subject to contamination, without clear permission. Overlook this unspoken rule and you risk: the venting of anger from the lender, the failure of their experiment, and the subsequent blame for that failure! 2. Do unto others as you would have […] ... Read More

Advantages of Reconfigurable Laboratory Joinery

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 easier, […] ... Read More

10 Ways to Decrease Cost Per Sample in Your Laboratory

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

Instant Asset Write-off Explained

A key feature of the 2015/16 Federal Budget (and subsequent Federal Budgets since) was the Instant Asset Write Off scheme for small businesses – a scheme which has proven to be very popular with Small Business Owners. The Instant Asset Write Off scheme allows business owners to immediately write off depreciable assets that cost the […] ... 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

Tips for success in your lab relocation

The relocation of your lab requires the utmost detail, regardless of your industry. Lab relocation is a highly important and delicate task which can can be affected significantly from the smallest oversight. Attention to detail ensures your old and your new lab maintains cleanliness, preserve your years of research and collected data, and guarantees that […] ... Read More

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