As this year nears its end, lab managers everywhere are beginning to prepare for the innovative opportunities and challenges that next year will surely bring. To keep your lab up to date and ready for whatever comes next, here are the top 10 things lab managers must have or read this coming year.
Top Blogs for Lab Managers in 2021
Subscribing to a laboratory-centered blog is a key way to keep up with industry trends and goings-on. Here are the top blogs worth your clicks and scrolling in 2021.
1. Lab Manager
Aptly named for their intended audience, the Lab Manager blog is the first stop for many modern lab managers who want to keep their finger on the pulse of the laboratory industry. With content like “Run Your Lab Like a Business,” the Lab Manager blog is updated daily to reflect the most immediate lab software and hardware innovations, industry news, and COVID-19 research updates.
2. Clinical Lab Manager
A sister publication of the Lab Manager blog, Clinical Lab Manager provides advice for clinical labs on business, management, insights from industry experts, regulatory issues, and more. With the latest industry news, this resource is worth a bookmark.
Boasting over 25 years worth of experience in constructing and refurbishing labs, InterFocus publishes laboratory news and tips. With their experience expanding across pharmaceutical, educational, and industrial sectors, InterFocus provides an experienced look at cross-industry updates and news.
An expansive blog that posts industry news through global case studies and strategies, Lablogatory is a “blog for medical laboratory professionals” that reads like a peek inside an industry expert’s personal journal. Created by a panel of over 20 bloggers, Lablogatory is a one stop shop for those lab managers out there looking to expand their knowledge of modern industry advancements and findings.
Top Software or Platforms for Lab Managers in 2021
The best way to prepare your lab for a new year is to ensure you are operating with the top software that meets both your needs and the needs of the lab. Software has the potential to help you streamline operations, cut out tedious, manual tasks, and improve lab employee satisfaction. Here are some of the top software innovations to best prepare you and your lab for the new year.
5. Microsoft Windows 10-Compatible Process Analyzer Software
In the world of industrial process monitoring, there is a new leader: the innovative Microsoft Windows 10-compatible process analyzer software. This streamlined software is a key tool for early and accurate detection of any irregularities that could contaminate products, negatively affecting their quality and overall system integrity. This intuitive software will deliver real time reports to aid your lab in reducing product failure.
A comprehensive lab supply marketplace, ZAGENO takes the manual efforts out of lab supply procurement and ordering. With the ability to optimize workflows for lab managers, finance teams, procurement teams, and others, ZAGENO has built-in approval tools, shipment tracking, order handling, customer service, and more. You’ll be able to work with expert scientists and have access to white glove service when you use this lab manager software of choice.
7. SignalFire’s Pressure Ranger
The newest innovation from SignalFire Wireless Telemetry, a leader in the world of industrial wireless telemetry, is an LTE-M Cellular Pressure Transmitter that instantly sends pressure sensor data to the cloud. Paired with the Pressure Ranger device, lab managers can access their pressure sensor data from any location—a software innovation that has arrived just in time for the new class of remote lab managers.
Top Hardware for Lab Managers in 2021
Staying up-to-date on the latest hardware innovations can sometimes feel like a full-time job. To help with lightening that workload, here are some of the top hardware lab managers should have on their radar in 2021.
8. Wyatt’s Field Flow Fractionation Separation Technology
The world leader in instrumentation for macromolecular and nanoparticle characterization, Wyatt Technology has recently launched its sixth-generation Eclipse field flow fractionation (FFF) system, ushering in a new era of FFF technology. Wyatt’s new line of instrumentation was designed to be compatible for the widest range of analytes, making it the perfect match for a lab of any size and specialty.
9. Artec 3D Scanner, HD Mode
Exact Metrology, the 3D metrology service and hardware provider, has re-released their fan-favorite Artec 3D handheld scanner complete with a new HD mode for ultra-sharp and detailed scans. Incorporating an HD mode scanner into your 3D scanning processes will ensure that your lab stays ahead of the competition.
10. 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer
Newly introduced by Craic Technologies, this microscope addition is designed to be added to the open photoport of your microscope or probe station to give you the ability to analyze the spectra of your microscopic samples without destroying them. Empower your lab employees to see more clearly than ever in the new year with the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer.