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Good Reads about Mult-Vendor Support

Thought I would share a few articles and interviews that talk about Asset Management and Multi-Vendor Service support. Next Generation Pharmaceutical –Outsourcing Asset Management,  Bob Moore – GE Healthcare, interview Lab Manager Magazine – The Evolving Service Model   ; Good … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety?

Most labs have used floor mount or bench top centrifuges for separation based assays for decades.  Whether spinning samples to remove air bubbles, spinning down cellular debris or isolating supernatent, there are numerous manual access centrifuges on the market, but … Continue reading

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What is the opposite of TMI?

I am a big fan of Lab Manager Magazine.   I am an on-line and print subscriber and find it to be a great source of information regarding lab trends and support. Having said that…I was a bit disappointed by a … Continue reading

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Who’s Minding The Store?

It has been said that the French love Jerry Lewis.  Books have even been written about it (well, at least one book).   I would not presume to question French culture…however even Jerry’s old partner Dean Martin sang “Everbody loves somebody … Continue reading

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Have I Got A Tip For You…

“I want to say one word to you. Just one word.  Are you listening ? Plastics.” – The Graduate, 1967 Automated liquid handlers are very quickly (if not already there) becoming commodity products.   While every liquid handling manufacturer claims certain … Continue reading

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Nervous…System Support

My last post about standardization and open source scheduling software for integrated systems got me thinking more about the post-sales support side of those systems. As many of you know, systems can be very expensive so end-users are making critical … Continue reading

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SiLA Love Songs

Time to take a break from talking about instrument support and wax philosophically about a bigger support challenge – integrated systems.    A colleague asked me my opinion of the SiLA, a consortium that is creating standards for lab automation … Continue reading

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