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2022 Product Resource Guide

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

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Surveys

Lab Manager’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

How it Works

A New Solution for Heterotrophic Plate Count Testing

Business Management

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

How to Choose Assays, Kits, & Reagents for the Laboratory

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

Things to Think About When Buying an Automated Liquid Handler

Automated Liquid Handling

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

Selecting Automation & Robotics Solutions for Your Lab

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

How to Choose the Best Laboratory Balance

Balances

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

Buying a Laboratory Bath or Chiller

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

Some Thoughts on Choosing a Biosafety Cabinet for Your Lab

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

What to Ask When Buying a Centrifuge, and Other Helpful Tips

Centrifuges

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

Considerations When Buying Lab Cold Storage Solutions

Cold Storage

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

Choosing the Right Desiccator for Your Laboratory

Desiccators

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

How to Select an Evaporator for Your Lab

Evaporators

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

Tips for Buying a Laboratory Freeze Dryer/Lyophilizer

Freeze Dryers/Lyophilizers

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

Keys to Choosing the Right Fume Hood for Your Lab

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

Considerations When Selecting a Gas Chromatography System

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

Choosing a Gas Generator or Specialty Gases for Your Lab

Gas Generators & Specialty Gases

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

Things to Think of When Buying a Laboratory Glassware Washer

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

How to Buy a Laboratory Glove Box

Glove Boxes

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

Selecting the Right Lab Homogenizer for Your Application

Homogenizers

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

Choosing the Best Incubator for Your Laboratory

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

Which Laboratory Informatics Solution Is Right for You?

Informatics

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

What to Consider When Selecting Furniture for Your Laboratory

Lab Furniture

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

What to Ask When Choosing a Liquid Chromatography System

Liquid Chromatography

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

Selecting a Mass Spectrometer for Your Lab

Mass Spectrometers

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

Key Considerations When Buying Microplate Technology

Microplate Technology

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

What to Think About When Choosing a Microscope for Your Lab

Microscopy

What to think about when choosing a microscope for your lab

How to Select the Right Lab Monitoring Solution

Monitoring

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

Choosing Thermal Cyclers and Other PCR Solutions for the Lab

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

Thoughts on Selecting a pH Meter for Your Laboratory

pH Meters

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

Key Considerations When Purchasing a Pipette

Pipettes

What to think about when buying a pipette for your laboratory

What to Think About When Buying Pre-Owned Lab Instruments

Pre-Owned Instruments

Key factors to consider before buying pre-owned laboratory instruments

Quick Tips for Choosing and Operating Laboratory Presses

Presses

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

Buying Refractometers for the Lab

Refractometers

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

Factors to Consider When Choosing Lab Safety Equipment & 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

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Spectroscopy

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

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Stirrers & Mixers

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

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Supplies & Consumables

Factors to consider when choosing supplies and consumables for your laboratory

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Vacuum Pumps

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

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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

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Water Purification Systems

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

Products in Action

MagFuge®—The Power of Two Units in One

MagFuge®—The Power of Two Units in One

The industry’s first high-speed centrifuge and magnetic stirrer, combined into one unit. Revolutionary innovation enables substantial cost savings for labs by not having to purchase two pieces of equipment because the MagFuge® does it all.

B Medical Systems Premium Series Laboratory Refrigerators

B Medical Systems Premium Series Laboratory Refrigerators

Laboratory refrigerators are specifically engineered to establish and maintain uniform temperature for storage and protection of high value materials used in clinical, research and pharmaceutical applications

Miele PLW 6111 SlimLine Lab Washer

Miele PLW 6111 SlimLine Lab Washer

High-performance reprocessing of laboratory glassware in a compact design of just 23 3/8’’ wide, fitting the smallest spaces while ensuring high capacity

contrAA 800

contrAA 800

AAS devices for efficient and sensitive multi-element analysis for research and everyday lab use

Ace Kilo-Scale Modular Stand

Ace Kilo-Scale Modular Stand

A mobile platform for reactors and filtration vessels from 10 liters to 150 liters