A Safe Return to the Lab

Social distancing has undoubtedly changed the world around us. Sure, life is slowly resuming. But can things ever return to a pre-COVID normal in the workplace? As shelter-in-place orders are lifting around the country, offices and research labs

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Shifting Priorities: Quartzy Suppliers Contribute in Time of Need

It’s no secret Quartzy works with the best suppliers in the industry. As part of the Quartzy marketing team, keeping up with their current happenings is part of my job. Without having any formal lab experience myself, I’m always impressed with

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Save Time and Money with Equivalent Matches

Just outside of Cambridge, MA, Shardool Jain starts his work day. Jain is Director of R&D at AltrixBio, an early-stage startup developing an oral medication to treat type 2 diabetes. The company is part of the Nest.Bio incubator program through

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Searching for Answers Amid a Global Pandemic: Quartzy Labs Step Up

COVID-19. Social distancing. Self-quarantine. We are all too familiar with these terms that are synonymous with the global pandemic happening all around us.

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Quartzy and Brex: Partnering to Drive Efficiency in Life Science Purchasing

In a new partnership, Quartzy’s streamlined platform for communication, ordering and keeping inventory up to date, and Brex’s life science specific credit card are offering labs exponentially increased efficiency, saving managers and buyers

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The Suppressive Nature of Tregs and Their Roles in Cancer & Diseases

In this blog, we’ll visit a group of regulatory cells called CD4 regulatory T cells, also known as “Tregs”, which maintain the balanced nature of the immune system. We’ll then discuss how their presence or absence can promote cancer or

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The Reagent Project's Mission: #ScienceForAll

In Kenya, Dr. Victor Shikuku, can now better test local water quality—thanks to his new XRD 6000 diffractometer, which had been on the verge of landing in a Washington state land fill before it landed in his lab. In Chicago’s South Side, 400

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Best Pipetting Practices

Pipetting is a crucial technique for any molecular biologist to master. Handheld pipettes were first introduced in the late 1950s and in 1972, the Gilson pipette was developed. To this day, Gilson is a leader in pipetting expertise. This Guide to

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Sipping sweet science: Wine lab management

Aline Cresswell loves Chenin blanc. But for nearly two years, she barely drank the delicately sweet French varietal—let alone any other wine. Because before she became Quartzy’s Life Science Product Specialist, Aline spent five years in the wine

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Lab environments and the reproducibility crisis

 As a postdoc at Cornell University in the late 2000s, with the aid of a few collaborators and an army of undergraduates, I carried out a big experiment that I’ll call the Cornell Experiment, testing whether female Drosophila melanogaster face a

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