The Cube By The Numbers

The Cube is a high-tech supermarket of sorts for a plethora of commonly used scientific supplies. With dedicated space, knowledgeable personnel, and time-saving technology, it is part stockroom, part convenience store, and part showroom. Researchers enjoy the convenience of on-site shopping and the opportunity to view new products before deciding to purchase. Lab space is freed up as well by eliminating the need to store large supplies of frequently used items like pipettes and gloves. And the Cube’s technology makes the process of shopping simple. Each item is labeled with an RFID tag that is automatically scanned when placed on the checkout table and billed to the corresponding lab after a quick biometric scan of the shopper’s fingertip.