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Whether you’re online or offline, Lab Manager has you covered when it comes to making the best product purchases for your laboratory.

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What You Need to Know When Buying an Automated Liquid Handling System

What You Need to Know When Buying an Automated Liquid Handling System

What You Need to Know When Buying an Automated Liquid Handling System

Automated liquid handlers come in a seemingly endless variety of configurations, with many different specifications

Three Things You Should Ask When Buying a Balance

Three Things You Should Ask When Buying a Balance

Three Things You Should Ask When Buying a Balance

Many considerations need to be taken into account when purchasing a balance

Thinking of Buying a Bath or Chiller? Here's What You Need To Know

Thinking of Buying a Bath or Chiller? Here's What You Need To Know

Thinking of Buying a Bath or Chiller? Here's What You Need To Know

A wide variety of baths and chillers are available which can accommodate temperature sensitive samples.

Choosing from Different Centrifuge Types

Choosing from Different Centrifuge Types

Choosing from Different Centrifuge Types

For samples and processes which have large or varying volumes, a floor standing model may be a better fit

Chromatography Columns: Which Ones Should You Use?

Chromatography Columns: Which Ones Should You Use?

Chromatography Columns: Which Ones Should You Use?

The sample matrix can have an effect on the type of surface chemistry that is applied to the column being used

What You Need to Know When Purchasing a CO2 Incubator

What You Need to Know When Purchasing a CO2 Incubator

What You Need to Know When Purchasing a CO2 Incubator

The number of workers utilizing the incubator and the scope of tests being run can strongly affect the type of CO2 incubator used

Selecting the Best Cold Storage Solution for Your Lab

Selecting the Best Cold Storage Solution for Your Lab

Selecting the Best Cold Storage Solution for Your Lab

The costs of running the unit, as well as sample type, are key determining factors when purchasing

Which Electrophoresis Products Are Right for Your Lab?

Which Electrophoresis Products Are Right for Your Lab?

Which Electrophoresis Products Are Right for Your Lab?

Different sizes of nucleic acids and proteins will directly affect the type of gel and, as a result, the tank that is ideal for the process

Tips for Choosing an Evaporator for Your Lab

Tips for Choosing an Evaporator for Your Lab

Tips for Choosing an Evaporator for Your Lab

As it does with most lab instruments and equipment, the sample plays a major role in which evaporator will be best for your lab

Selecting a Gas Generator & Specialty Gases for Your Lab

Selecting a Gas Generator & Specialty Gases for Your Lab

Selecting a Gas Generator & Specialty Gases for Your Lab

The overall size of a laboratory and the number of instruments present will play a significant role in the design and type of gas generator required

Features to Consider When Purchasing a Homogenizer

Features to Consider When Purchasing a Homogenizer

Features to Consider When Purchasing a Homogenizer

Homogenizers come in a variety of configurations, including handheld and bench-mounted models with a variety of probes to match the correct sample type, and test tube strikers for clinical and tissue applications

Selecting an HPLC or UHPLC System for Your Lab

Selecting an HPLC or UHPLC System for Your Lab

Selecting an HPLC or UHPLC System for Your Lab

A variety of different detectors exist for HPLC / UHPLC systems, and there are many other considerations when purchasing

Things to Think About Before Buying a Lab Informatics System

Things to Think About Before Buying a Lab Informatics System

Things to Think About Before Buying a Lab Informatics System

Modern informatics systems come in a variety of different types and configurations to suit any researcher’s needs

Key Considerations for Choosing Laboratory Furnishings

Key Considerations for Choosing Laboratory Furnishings

Key Considerations for Choosing Laboratory Furnishings

For laboratories with a fixed number of samples and testing capabilities, a traditional setup may be ideal

How to Select the Right Lab Oven

How to Select the Right Lab Oven

How to Select the Right Lab Oven

Depending on the intended use, there are a variety of oven types to choose from

Tips for Purchasing a Mass Spectrometer

Tips for Purchasing a Mass Spectrometer

Tips for Purchasing a Mass Spectrometer

Depending on the type of sample being analyzed, as well as the analytical interests of the researcher, there are some configuration options which should be considered beforehand

Microplate Technology Buying Tips

Microplate Technology Buying Tips

Microplate Technology Buying Tips

Depending on the scope and processes of the laboratory, there are a number of microplate technology options available

3 Considerations When Buying Microwave Technology for Your Lab

3 Considerations When Buying Microwave Technology for Your Lab

3 Considerations When Buying Microwave Technology for Your Lab

The sample type and solution into which it is placed can have an effect on the type of lab microwave used

What to Know When Buying Lab Mills & Grinders

What to Know When Buying Lab Mills & Grinders

What to Know When Buying Lab Mills & Grinders

The type of sample—usually its hardness or malleability—can have a significant impact on the type of mill or grinder needed

pH Meter Buying Tips

pH Meter Buying Tips

pH Meter Buying Tips

Three key aspects to focus on when picking the best pH meter for your lab

What to Know Before Buying Pipettes

What to Know Before Buying Pipettes

What to Know Before Buying Pipettes

The viscosity of the sample will have a direct influence on which pipette is required

How to Choose the Right Lab Sample Preparation Products for You

How to Choose the Right Lab Sample Preparation Products for You

How to Choose the Right Lab Sample Preparation Products for You

If the sample matrix may change down the road, it may be wisest to go with a more robust EPA and SPE system which can handle all types of solvents

Need a Spectrophotometer? Here's What You Should Know

Need a Spectrophotometer? Here's What You Should Know

Need a Spectrophotometer? Here's What You Should Know

Three things to ask about when buying a UV-Vis instrument in particular

Purchasing Tips for Lab Stirrers & Mixers

Purchasing Tips for Lab Stirrers & Mixers

Purchasing Tips for Lab Stirrers & Mixers

As volumes can vary from sample to sample, purchasing the right size of stirrer or mixer is one important consideration

3 Considerations for Choosing a Titrator

3 Considerations for Choosing a Titrator

3 Considerations for Choosing a Titrator

For laboratories with high sample volumes and an increased need for faster turnaround times, automating the titration process may be the way to go

What to Know Before Buying a Vacuum Pump

What to Know Before Buying a Vacuum Pump

What to Know Before Buying a Vacuum Pump

Different processes require varying amounts of vacuum or flow to operate properly

Things to Think About When Buying Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Things to Think About When Buying Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Things to Think About When Buying Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Knowing the history of the pre-owned instrument you’re purchasing is very important