Buying Guides

Selecting the Best Laboratory Balance: A Buyer’s Review of Price and Features May 10, 2024 Explore the essential factors for selecting laboratory balances with our comprehensive buying guide. Understand different types, features, and price ranges to find the perfect balance for your lab's precision needs, whether for education, research, or industrial applications
Microplate Reader Choices for your Lab, Including Price Guide Apr 09, 2024 With the wide range of options available on the market, this buying guide may help narrow down your choices, by examining a few examples of some different microplate readers.
A Comprehensive Guide to Cryostat Machines and Cryosectioning Apr 02, 2024 An Essential Resource for Researchers, Clinicians, and Laboratory Staff
Top Qualities of a Certified Pre-Owned Lab Equipment Vendor Jul 11, 2023 Important traits that create value for your investment
Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers: Tips for Maximizing Productively and the Value of Your Investment Jun 29, 2023 A guide to striking the balance between performance and efficiency through smart purchasing and maintenance practices.
Benchtop Pipetting Robots: Recommendations and Applications Jun 29, 2023 A guide to automated pipetting systems with a particular focus on benchtop solutions to support common applications and techniques in the lab.
Lab Chiller Buying Guide Mar 10, 2023 When looking for a new laboratory chiller, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you get the right one for your needs.
Lab Oven Buying Guide Mar 03, 2023 When buying a laboratory oven, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you make the best choice for your lab.
Microtome Buying Guide Jan 03, 2023 When buying a microtome, there are several factors to consider to ensure that you get the best instrument for your needs.
Laboratory Incubator Buying Guide Dec 30, 2022 When shopping for a laboratory incubator, there are several important factors you should consider to ensure that you choose the right one for your needs.
Environmental Testing Chamber Buying Guide Dec 30, 2022 When shopping for an environmental testing chamber, there are several factors you should consider to ensure that you choose the right one for your needs.
Incubators Versus Environmental Chambers: Important Features and Cost Considerations Dec 23, 2022 A Guide to Prices and Cost Considerations for Laboratory Incubators and Environmental Chambers
Electrophoresis Buying Guide Oct 14, 2022 This guide focuses on questions to ask when evaluating the right electrophoresis devices and components for your needs.
Capillary Electrophoresis: Instrument Price and Cost Considerations Oct 12, 2022 In this article, we review details of the technique as well as the price factors and cost considerations in purchasing and operating capillary electrophoresis instruments.
Key Questions to Ask Suppliers When Buying Used Lab Equipment Sep 23, 2022 Before committing to a used lab equipment purchase, here are some key questions you should ask the supplier.
Considerations When Choosing the Correct Cold Storage Solution Aug 23, 2022 When looking for cold storage solutions, there are countless options to choose from. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind to ensure you make the correct choice for your lab.
Used, Refurbished, or New: Which is Best for You? May 26, 2022 Buying brand new lab equipment is not always the best option for your lab, but it is important to know the difference between used and refurbished when looking for pre-owned equipment.
Electron Microscope Price, including Cost of 50 Different Models Feb 22, 2022 A comprehensive guide to electron microscope models, prices, and cost considerations, including regularly updated costs of 50 different popular microscope models.
Used versus Refurbished Lab Equipment: Points to Consider Sep 29, 2020 Knowledge of the differences between “Used” and “Refurbished” equipment will help you make the right decision for your applications, your budget, and perhaps future plans for your lab.
ASMS 2020 Digital Conference Reboot: A LabX Review Jul 08, 2020 The purely digital “reboot” format for the conference this year made for an outstanding experience, rich with interactive, on-demand, and downloadable content -- in addition to some electrifying new product buzz.
New Products and Solutions to Meet the COVID-19 Challenge Apr 29, 2020 Companies have stepped forward with innovative products in the areas of personal protective equipment, testing and diagnostics, safety and automation, and others in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Cannabis Potency Testing Instruments and Equipment Mar 18, 2020 New potency analysis products span the spectrum, from novel cannabis testing techniques such as FTIR and NMR spectroscopies, to innovative sampling techniques and more. Here is a brief view of new products on the market.
ASMS Review 2019: Big Fish Emerge in the Sea of Mass Spectrometry Jun 25, 2019 The 2019 American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual conference was held in Atlanta Georgia Jun 3-7. Here are a few of the many impressive technologies that surfaced.
How to Source Equipment and Outfit a Cannabis Testing Lab Mar 12, 2019 We explore the testing side of cannabis processing and offer a few insights on methods and sources for the appropriate testing equipment and consumables.
How to Source Equipment and Outfit a Cannabis Extraction Lab Feb 12, 2019 Whether the lab is designed to ensure consistency in potency and safety or to simply check cannabinoid levels in grow operations, processors should be aware of the best extraction methods and equipment sources appropriate for their needs. Take a look at o
SLAS 2019: State-of-the-art Technologies at the Cutting-edge of Life Science Research Jan 30, 2019 This year's theme of Innovation and Application is fitting, as advanced design innovations blended with digital capabilities have pushed life science research to new levels.
3 Equipment Trends that are Advancing the Modern “Smart” Laboratory Concept Jan 23, 2019 Here we focus on essential equipment and take a look at 3 technology trends that are driving the evolution of the modern “smart” laboratory
PRP-C18 Polymer Columns: A Next Generation Solution for Synthetic Oligonucleotide Purification Dec 18, 2018 The PRP-C18 polymeric columns from Hamilton are a state-of-the-art solution for oligonucleotide purification, providing the performance, durability, and flexibility for the most demanding next generation applications.
The Latest Liquid Chromatography Essentials Oct 23, 2018 <p>We take a look at new liquid chromatography columns and consumables designed to enhance data quality while addressing the major pain points of versatility, reproducibility, longevity, and other important concerns.</p>
Gas Chromatography and GC-MS Product Updates Sep 18, 2018 Testing parameters such as updated food safety criteria, increased stringency of environmental testing, even cannabinoid and terpenoid analyses, will continue to benefit from a constant stream of new products and innovations.
Cell Imaging and Screening Applications Enabled by Advanced Microplate Technologies Sep 04, 2018 In this article, we explore novel applications and new products enabling breakthrough research in microscopy, stem cell biology, high-content/high-throughput screening, and other areas.
Laboratory Centrifuges: Advanced Features for Modern Applications Aug 25, 2018 Advanced features, precision control, and operator resources aim to extend centrifuge instrument capabilities and performance.
New Products at SLAS Europe 2018 Promote Current Trends in Innovation Aug 24, 2018 Products showcased at SLAS Europe 2018 represent a range of advanced technologies designed to accelerate laboratory automation performance.
LabX Preview of the 2018 Cannabis Science Conference Aug 23, 2018 Taking a moment to explore the range of vendors set to exhibit, it is clear that the field of cannabis science is enjoying rich and abundant growth.
New Technologies and Emerging Lab Essentials Showcased at Pittcon 2018 Aug 22, 2018 These technologies represent emerging innovation trends -- those destined to help shape the efficiency, productivity, and reproducibility of lab operations.
The Rotovap: Fundamentals and Trends in Rotary Evaporator Technologies May 22, 2018 Here we take a moment to cover the parts and operation of rotary evaporation systems, with a brief discussion of new product trends.
IET Cannabis Testing Solutions: Quality Refurbished Instruments and Resources Apr 19, 2018 There are many challenges in the cannabis testing industry -- from a cost perspective, sourcing the right analytical testing equipment can of critical value.
Cannabis Testing Lab Equipment Essentials Apr 19, 2018 Many factors are at play in the cannabis testing business, and quality instrument vendors are sensitive to the needs and limitations of start up labs. The most important (and expensive) aspects involve securing the equipment, hiring the chemists and staff
GenTech Scientific: Cannabis Testing Lab Setup Apr 17, 2018 For those planning to enter the cannabis testing business, a sound strategy and a reliable partner for instrumentation and expertise is essential.
Heidolph Mixers and Temperature-Controlled Shakers Apr 16, 2018 Leading safety standards, superior ease of use, and reduced costs of ownership set the Heidolph family of mixers and shakers in a class of their own.
Products, Service, and Expertise in Cannabis Testing: Conquer Scientific Apr 11, 2018 To succeed in the dynamic cannabis industry, labs must have a resource for testing procedures, instrument capabilities, and equipment questions in general.
UHPLC System Suitability: Which is Right for My Lab Applications? Jan 31, 2018 Ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) arose from the desire to increase sensitivity, resolution, and efficiency over traditional HPLC.
HPLC System Suitability: Which is the Right Match for My Lab? Jan 31, 2018 The robustness of the HPLC principle and its applications that have led to significant advancements in technology, instrumentation, and manufacturers. We’ve taken a moment to summarize features popular HPLC systems on the market.
Electrophysiology Equipment that Every Lab Needs Nov 03, 2017 Whether focused on whole-cell, patch clamp, or artificial lipid bilayer recordings, there are a number of required items in outfitting an electrophysiology lab. We take a moment to briefly describe the major techniques and provide links for accessing the
A Focus on Cold Storage and Temperature Control Products for the Modern Laboratory Aug 29, 2017 Cold storage and temperature control devices must match the needs of the samples, offer security to ensure sample integrity, and provide long term reliability
Grinders and Mills for Cannabis Preparation and Extraction Jun 30, 2017 The latest technologies provide compatibility with various subsequent extraction kits, making them a key fit for analytical labs, large and small.
10 Important Factors in Choosing a Dealer for New or Refurbished Mass Spectrometers May 30, 2017 The choice of dealer is of paramount importance in securing not just the best device, but the best service, support, and other solutions as well.
Things to Consider when Buying the Right Evaporation System for your Needs Apr 05, 2017 In selecting an evaporation system, considerations such as scale of operation, functionality, and cost of ownership are critical in the decision making process.
Six Points to Consider when Buying a PCR Thermal Cycler Mar 02, 2017 PCR machines are important assets in life science research. Discussed in this article are several key points to consider when purchasing a PCR Thermal Cycler for the lab.
Factors to Consider When Purchasing a UV-Vis or Fluorescence Spectrophotometer Feb 24, 2017 Shopping for new or used UV-Vis or Fluorescence Spectrophotometers requires critical consideration of the features and functionality of the instrument.
Tips and Features to Consider when Buying Your Next Microcentrifuge Feb 23, 2017 A microcentrifuge is an important research tool in your lab, although purchasing the right device can be a challenge. Here are some tips.

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