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Cover Story |  Volume 16 - Issue 7  |  2022 Product Resource Guide

2022 Product Resource Guide

Your Go-To Source for Technology Trends and Analysis, Product Offerings, and Manufacturers

Sections

Surveys

<em>Lab Manager</em>&rsquo;s 2021 Purchasing Trends Survey

Lab Manager’s 2021 Purchasing Trends Survey

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, many labs are still thriving and increasing their investments

Business Management

Lab Equipment Maintenance

Lab Equipment Maintenance

Be prepared for the unknown with preventive care

How to Buy and Sell Used Lab Equipment

How to Buy and Sell Used Lab Equipment

Whether purchasing or selling pre-owned equipment, resolving key questions will ensure smart decision-making

Lab Management Software Solutions to Improve Lab Operations

Lab Management Software Solutions to Improve Lab Operations

Inventory and asset management software simplify processes and address individual lab needs

Negotiating Laboratory Service Contracts and Warranties

Negotiating Laboratory Service Contracts and Warranties

Understanding the details of service contracts and warranties enables negotiation of more favorable terms and costs

Purchasing Guides

Assays, Kits, &amp; Reagents

Assays, Kits, & Reagents

It is very important to purchase assays, kits, and reagents from trusted sources, as the experiments conducted will only be as good as the components in these products

Automated Liquid Handling

Automated Liquid Handling

Apart from performing many lab tasks more efficiently than manual options, ALHs have a number of other benefits

Automation &amp; Robotics

Automation & Robotics

When purchasing these instruments for the lab, make sure to consider your future plans and whether the platform can be expanded to meet those needs

Balances

Balances

When selecting a balance for your lab, the most important consideration is your accuracy requirements

Baths &amp; Chillers

Baths & Chillers

If you’re looking to purchase a water bath or chiller, it’s important to consider the space available in your lab, and the capacity and temperature range you need

Biological Safety Cabinets

Biological Safety Cabinets

Purchasing the right unit for your application and using it as recommended will ensure you get the most out of your BSC

Centrifuges

Centrifuges

There are many different sizes and types of centrifuges available to fit the requirements of a variety of applications

Cold Storage

Cold Storage

Some things to think about when choosing a cold storage solution for your lab

Desiccators

Desiccators

Quick tips for choosing and properly using a desiccator in your lab

Evaporators

Evaporators

Selecting an evaporator for your lab, and how to avoid common errors in operation

Freeze Dryers/Lyophilizers

Freeze Dryers/Lyophilizers

What to ask when buying a freeze dryer for your laboratory, and other helpful tips

Fume Hoods

Fume Hoods

Selecting a fume hood that is the right fit for your laboratory is important and there are many different ducted and ductless designs to choose from

Gas Chromatography

Gas Chromatography

Six questions to ask when buying a GC system for your lab, how to determine which configuration is best for your application, and recent trends

Gas Generators &amp; Specialty Gases

Gas Generators & Specialty Gases

There are many factors to consider when choosing which gas supply option is best for your laboratory and application

Glassware Washers

Glassware Washers

The right glassware washer can help improve the efficiency of your lab, reduce your lab’s energy and water consumption, and save your lab money

Glove Boxes

Glove Boxes

What to ask when buying a glove box for your lab, as well as recent trends and a quick safety tip

Homogenizers

Homogenizers

Helpful tips for choosing the best homogenizer for your laboratory and applications

Incubators

Incubators

When purchasing an incubator for your laboratory, make sure it is easy to clean and use as well as reliable, before exploring extra features

Informatics

Informatics

Some questions to ask when choosing which lab informatics solution is the right fit, as well as other important considerations

Lab Furniture

Lab Furniture

There are many factors to consider when deciding on storage, seating, cabinets, countertops, and other types of furnishings for your lab

Liquid Chromatography

Liquid Chromatography

Five key questions to ask when buying an LC system, and a helpful maintenance tip

Mass Spectrometers

Mass Spectrometers

What to think about when choosing a mass spec for your laboratory, key sample prep tips, and recent trends

Microplate Technology

Microplate Technology

Quick tips on what to consider when buying microplate handlers or readers for your laboratory

Microscopy

Microscopy

What to think about when choosing a microscope for your lab

Monitoring

Monitoring

Effective lab monitoring can help improve the reliability and performance of the lab

PCR/Thermal Cyclers

PCR/Thermal Cyclers

When purchasing technology for PCR and qPCR, consider the accuracy of the temperature and fluorescence measurements, and the robustness of the instrument

pH Meters

pH Meters

What to ask when buying a pH meter, additional resources, and a quick maintenance tip

Pipettes

Pipettes

What to think about when buying a pipette for your laboratory

Pre-Owned Instruments

Pre-Owned Instruments

Key factors to consider before buying pre-owned laboratory instruments

Presses

Presses

Lab presses are used over a wide range of applications, including polymers, composites, ceramics, and pharmaceuticals

Refractometers

Refractometers

What are refractometers and what to ask when buying these instruments for your laboratory

Safety Equipment &amp; PPE

Safety Equipment & PPE

What to ask yourself when buying safety equipment and PPE for your laboratory, as well as tips for managing the supply of this equipment during a crisis

Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy

There are five key types of spectrophotometer available—UV-Vis, Vis, atomic absorption, fluorescence, and infrared—here's how to choose between them

Stirrers &amp; Mixers

Stirrers & Mixers

What to consider when choosing a stirrer or mixer for your laboratory

Supplies &amp; Consumables

Supplies & Consumables

Factors to consider when choosing supplies and consumables for your laboratory

Vacuum Pumps

Vacuum Pumps

There are many different types of vacuum pumps to choose from, including rotary vane, dry diaphragm, hybrid, dry scroll, and turbomolecular pumps

Valves

Valves

Valves may be a small piece of your overall lab setup, but they can be very important—here are some thoughts on how to select them

Water Purification Systems

Water Purification Systems

How to choose a water purification system for your lab, key applications, and a quick tip on maintenance