Turning a sample into a suspension—the essence of homogenizing—occurs in a wide range of laboratory applications. In life science and clinical research, scientists often homogenize tissue samples for various analytical studies.
Top 5 Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Homogenizer
- How does this homogenizer differ from the competition? What makes it superior in quality and cost effective for the scientist?
- What accessories are necessary to run the unit? Are there pre-assembled bead kits to use that will simplify the homogenization process?
- Does the company offer demo units for the scientist to test out?
- Does the company offer application and technical phone support before/after the product purchase?
- Ask about replacements in case the product parts break down with use.
Homogenizer types used by survey respondents:
Homogenizer applications as reported by survey respondents:
Nearly 55% of respondents are engaged in purchasing a homogenizer. The reasons for these purchases are as follows:
|Addition to existing systems, increase capacity||
|Replacement of an aging instrument||
|First time purchase||
|Setting up a new lab||
Top 10 features/factors respondents look for when purchasing a homogenizer:
|Durability of product||93%|
|Low maintenance—easy to use and clean||82%|
|Value for price paid||75%|
|Variable speed controls||65%|
|Reliability of vendor||62%|
|Results with minimum deviation||57%|
|Reputation of vendor||55%|
|Service and support||54%|
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