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Culture Media Sterilization: How to Dispose of Polystyrene Agar Plates

The process for sterilizing and disposing of polystyrene agar plates should look familiar: culture media sterilization is already a step somewhere in any lab’s workflow already. Agar plates, like a […]
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Always Use Autoclave Trays!

Spend long enough in a lab and eventually even your most useful and trusted equipment may seem to betray you. But it’s not the autoclave to blame! It could be […]
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How to Autoclave Agar Plates and Reduce Single-Use Lab Plastics

Given the quickening pace of global climate change, an increasing number of lab managers are looking for single-use plastics alternatives (and it’s about time!). Making the transition to glass agar […]
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Creating Consistent Standards for Lab Autoclaves and Sterilizers

Given the state of the climate crisis, there’s increasing urgency to reform how we approach research and development. As it stands, the annual carbon emissions from the biotech/pharma sector alone […]
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“Short-Termism” in Laboratory Research: Are Good Ideas Getting Harder to Find?

Roughly two years ago, economist Nicholas Bloom co-authored a paper that set off laboratory research alarm bells around the world, asking “Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?” They estimated that […]
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How to Autoclave Pipette Tips: Quickly Racking Tips for Sterilization

At one time, many labs considered autoclaving and reusing plastic pipette tips an enormous waste of time. But with the recent revelation that only 4% of the world’s largest publicly-traded […]
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Supply Chain Problems Renew Interest in Pipette Tips Sterilization

Earlier this year many lab publications were reporting severe pipette-tip shortages, with wait times of at least 3 to 6 months for some tips.  Six months later, many labs are […]
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Priorclave CEO Challenges Steam Autoclave Manufacturers to “Come Clean!”

The steam autoclave has long been the workhorse for hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and research labs. But it’s long overdue for a sustainability update. At the My Green Lab 2021 Sustainability […]
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Evidence-Based and Cost-Effective: Good Laboratory Practice Examples

Are we consistently showing our students and colleagues good laboratory practice examples? The fact is, with most of what we do each day, we fall back on “that’s the way […]
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