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Glove-Friendly Labels – Do You Need a Glove-Friendly Adhesive?

Do You Need Glove-Friendly Labels? Many customers look for tacky, aggressive adhesives that feel “extra sticky” to solve tough label applications. These adhesives are popular on dirty, contaminated & uneven surfaces. They also adhere to low-surface-energy plastics that emit out-gassing. They bond very well, but they can be a pain to die cut and put […]

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Frozen Tube Labeling – Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight – 686 White and 687 Clear CryoLabel® Frost for Frozen Tube Labeling These members of our CryoLabel® family are cold-temperature polyesters perfect for laboratory applications involving light to moderate frost build-up. What makes them work so well for frozen tube labeling is a combination of a thin, flexible design married to a strong […]

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frozen vials with color-coding Cryogenic tubes in a cryogenic freezer, with outreached orange glove attempting to handle frozen vials with cryolabel

CryoLabel ® Choices – Taking the Confusion Out of Finding the Right Label

Since 1987, Electronic Imaging Materials has been offering labels for cryogenic storage. Along the way, we have tweaked and improved our CryoLabel ® products to fit many different types of extreme cold temperature applications. For instance, our 667 White CryoLabel® that is very conformable and suitable for most cryogenic applications. If you have frozen tubes […]

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Tube Labels – Cap and Wrap® CryoLabel®, Helping in Advancing Personalized Patient Care

Tube Labels for the Caps & the Tubes Complex data analysis, algorithms, mass spectrometry, multivariate tests, molecular profile, differential diagnosis, therapeutic intervention… oh my! Early stage research, personalized medicine, serum proteomic test, advanced non-small cell lung cancer, epidermal growth factor inhibitor… huh?! Don’t worry. It’s complex for us—yes, but not for one of our clients. […]

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Security Labeling in Equestrian Olympic Sports – Customer Spotlight

The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (VGL) of the School of Veterinary Medicine, is renowned for its precision in animal DNA testing. Their work encompasses a wide amount of animal lineage verification, forensics, genetics and disease research. One of their interesting programs involves DNA drug testing for equestrian sports. Here blood and urine samples are taken to […]

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Poultry Testing Labels: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

How Poultry Laboratories Keep Consumers (and Chickens) Safe with Poultry Testing Labels We’re not “egg-actly” sure when/why/how chicken jokes became so popular and goofy, but our guess is that it dates back―at the very least―to the popularity of chickens and chicken breeding in the mid-to-late 1800’s, into the early 1900’s. It was during that time […]

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Differences Amongst Laboratories

Shortly after we came up with the idea to write an article about the many different types of laboratories found throughout the world, we realized we were taking on a much larger task than we had initially thought! None-the-less, we wanted to carry on with the challenge… and challenge, it certainly was! We changed the […]

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Wristbands – EIM has a “5 Rights Initiative” of Our Own!

Wristbands Help the Medical 5 Rights Initiative You folks out there in healthcare services are well aware of the 5 Rights to Medication Safety initiative—right patient, right drug, right time, right dose and right form. And you all know what wristbands are, yes? So far, so good. Right? When you are thinking about ways to […]

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Donor Lung Tags – Customer Spotlight

Ex Vivo. Out of the Living. Donor Lung Tags. 1. Organ Donation. Ex Vivo. Rehabilitation. Artificial Environment. Perfusion. Novel Lung Trial. Transplantation. Lives Saved. 2. Safety Measure. Anodized Aluminum. Autoclave. Barcoded Tags. Sutured to Tissue. Right Lung. Left Lung. Suitable. Lungs Saved. 3. Donor Organs. 83% Discarded. Unsuitable. Marginal Lungs. Chronic Lung Disease. Even if […]

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Lab Sterilization Labels – What They Have to Handle

Lab sterilization labels go through a lot! Laboratories use sterilization to remove microbial contamination such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. These infective agents can be found not only on the surface of lab tables, specimen containers and equipment, but also within fluids, medications and, of course, lab cultures. Clean, sterile environments are crucial in both […]

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