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Cover Story |  Volume 18 - Issue 10  |  Product Resource Guide 2024

Product Resource Guide '24

Your go-to source for technology trends and analysis, product offerings, and manufacturers



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Laboratory Purchasing Trends

How is the current state of the economy influencing purchasing and investment plans for labs?

Purchasing Guides

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Purchasing Guide: Automated Liquid Handlers

For any applications that require repetitive pipetting tasks, such as serial dilutions, PCR, and next-generation sequencing, automated liquid handlers (ALHs) are the way to go

Lab balance

Purchasing Guide: Balances

Lab balances play an instrumental role in nearly every laboratory, regardless of its field or focus.

Lab bath/chiller

Purchasing Guide: Baths and Chillers

Baths and chillers are crucial to a variety of tasks and workflows across the sciences

Biological safety cabinet

Purchasing Guide: Biological Safety Cabinets

Biological safety cabinets (BSCs) are designed to protect sensitive samples from environmental contaminants and to keep workers safe from the potentially hazardous or infectious samples they are working with

Lab centrifuge

Purchasing Guide: Centrifuges

The centrifuge is a key workhorse of the lab

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Purchasing Guide: Chemicals

Chemical usage is a necessary and sometimes challenging component of many laboratories

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Purchasing Guide: Cold Storage

Lab cold storage solutions are critical to keeping valuable reagents and priceless samples safe

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Purchasing Guide: Evaporators

Evaporators remove water or organic solvents from samples

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Purchasing Guide: Freeze Dryers

Freeze dryers are used to preserve food, extend the shelf of pharmaceutical products and vaccines, and more via the process of sublimation

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Purchasing Guide: Fume Hoods

Fume hoods enable laboratory personnel to safely work with materials that produce hazardous fumes or volatile vapors

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Purchasing Guide: Gas Chromatography

Gas chromatography (GC) is an analytical chemistry technique used to separate, detect, and quantitate the chemical components of a sample mixture

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Purchasing Guide: Gas Generators and Specialty Gases

Laboratory gas generators deliver purified gas directly to lab systems

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Purchasing Guide: Glassware Washers

This equipment cleans glassware more effectively than handwashing and limits your lab workers’ exposure to potentially harmful substances

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Purchasing Guide: Glove Boxes

Gloves boxes are completely closed compartments that allow users to manipulate samples with gloves in a controlled environment

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Purchasing Guide: Homogenizers

Homogenizers are used to break down samples before they are analyzed

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Purchasing Guide: Incubators

Incubators are versatile instruments used for ?culturing cells and tissues, shelf-life studies, materials testing, and more

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Purchasing Guide: Informatics

Laboratory informatics platforms can be used to manage inventory, keep track of maintenance schedules, and more

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Purchasing Guide: Lab Automation and Robotics

Automating everyday lab tasks can free up your lab employees for other, more complex undertakings while improving data quality and reproducibility

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Purchasing Guide: Lab Furniture

Furnishing your laboratory with the right countertops, cabinets, seating, and storage can help to improve productivity and efficiency

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Purchasing Guide: Liquid Chromatography

Liquid chromatography (LC) is a technique that can be used to separate, identify, and quantify components in a mixture

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Purchasing Guide: Mass Spectrometers

Mass spectrometers measure the mass-to-charge ratio of ions and help identify unknown compounds via molecular weight determination for both pure samples and complex mixtures

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Purchasing Guide: Microplate Technology

Microplate handling robots move microplates from one location in a workflow to another

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Purchasing Guide: Microscopy

Microscopes are a staple in labs of all kinds

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Purchasing Guide: Moisture Analyzers

Moisture analyzers are required to detect the presence and quantity of water in a sample

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Purchasing Guide: Monitoring

Lab monitoring uses sensors and software to track the performance and stability of the lab environment and key equipment and instruments in the lab

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Purchasing Guide: Outsourcing

Outsourcing is an effective way to handle tasks you may not have the capacity, expertise, or certification to carry out in-house

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Purchasing Guide: PCR/Thermal Cyclers

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

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Purchasing Guide: pH Meters

pH meters are used to measure the acidity and alkalinity of laboratory samples

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Purchasing Guide: Pipettes

Pipettes are an essential liquid handling tool in any lab

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Purchasing Guide: Pre-Owned Instruments

If buying your laboratory equipment brand new puts you over budget, pre-owned equipment could be an option

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Purchasing Guide: Presses

Pressures are used to form a wide range of samples, pellets, and test specimens in the lab

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Purchasing Guide: Pumps

Laboratory pumps are suitable for a wide range of applications

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Purchasing Guide: Relocation

Hiring a laboratory relocation company is one of the best ways to ensure a smooth transition to a new facility

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Purchasing Guide: Repair and Maintenance

Equipment repair and maintenance are critical to laboratory operations

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Purchasing Guide: Safety Equipment and PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety equipment are crucial for protecting workers from everyday hazards

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Purchasing Guide: Spectroscopy

Spectrophotometers/spectrometers measure the intensity of visible, UV, or infrared light that passes through a solution

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Purchasing Guide: Staffing

Finding the right candidate to fill a role in your lab can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive

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Purchasing Guide: Stirrers and Mixers

Stirrers and mixers are used for mixing a variety of samples in the lab

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Purchasing Guide: Supplies and Consumables

Supplies and consumables are all the materials that the lab needs to execute its work

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Purchasing Guide: Valves

Valves perform a vital function in controlling fluid flow through a pipe or tubing

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Purchasing Guide: Water Purification Systems

Water purification systems remove contaminants from feed water