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Trends are exclusive digital series focusing on the most crucial topics and issues facing today's laboratory professionals.

4-Part Series

Real-time PCR Multiplex Testing for Infectious Diseases

Real-time PCR multiplex testing is gaining popularity as a molecular diagnostics approach due to its ability to detect multiple pathogens simultaneously, fast turnaround times, and simple workflows. It is being used for detection of respiratory, urinary, vaginal, sexually transmitted, and gastrointestinal pathogens, as well as antibiotic resistance markers.

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Clinical Lab Business Management

This series explores how to stabilize and grow your clinical lab business during and after the pandemic, including how to prevent supply chain disruptions, reduce costs, identify new markets and worthwhile investments, and more.

Trends in Creating a Sustainable Clinical Lab

How can your lab can do its part toward becoming more sustainable? This series highlights ways to implement sustainability and "green labs" initiatives in your clinical lab in light of limited resources and budgets.

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Automation is becoming ubiquitous across clinical laboratories. This series explores critical questions to consider when automating your lab including how to avoid common automation pitfalls, how automation can improve quality, and how it will impact staff.

Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the world. Yet, unlike many other life-threatening diseases, laboratory diagnostics of cancer remains limited. This series will explore cancer diagnostics from a variety of perspectives.

Photo of artificial intelligence data and DNA helix.

Artificial intelligence is changing the face of health care. This series will help clinical laboratory leaders and staff navigate this new and exciting (and, for some, frightening) terrain.

Two lab personnel sitting and viewing a digital lab report created on the BD flow cytometry system.

Clinical flow cytometry is an important technique for the cellular analysis of disease states. There is a concerted push to standardize these assays to improve the interpretability of results in a clinical context.

A Medical lab technologist with sterile rubber gloves draws blood sample from a female patient.

Point-of-care testing can decrease time to treatment and improve patient outcomes. This series will discuss how rapid diagnosis of clinical conditions at the bedside is revolutionizing health care. 

A clinical lab professional wearing a white lab coat stands in front of colleagues with her arms crossed across her chest.

This series will answer all your questions on how to become a medical laboratory scientist or technician, as well as provide you with the resources to prepare for a successful career, including information on job outlook, salary, duties, education requirements, licenses, and certifications.

Illustration of different clinical lab safety personal protective equipment

Laboratories are dangerous places to work, and even in the best prepared laboratories, accidents still occur.  This series will cover lab safety regulations and biosafety best practices,  as well as recommendations on how to prevent laboratory-acquired infections, what to do in specific emergency scenarios, and more.

Illustration of a checklist with IVDR and MDR regulations

This series explores how the EU In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) and Medical Device Regulation (MDR) impacts the clinical lab industry, including what labs and manufacturers must do to ensure compliance.

Infectious Diseases

Globally, infectious diseases are the leading cause of premature mortality. This series will explore the latest research and clinical activities being undertaken to curb the spread of infectious disease.

Photo of a Black clinical compliance professional wearing a white lab coat and holding a clipboard in a laboratory.

This series explores compliance in the clinical lab space, including regulations around medical and diagnostic devices, preparing for and conducting lab inspections, regulations around laboratory-developed tests, and more.