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Purchasing Guide: Sample Preparation

Automated sample preparation systems have numerous benefits, such as increasing lab throughput, reducing the margin of error, and minimizing the risk of repetitive strain injuries

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Before analysis, samples must be prepared so they can be analyzed by the instrument. There are a variety of methods for preparing samples for different applications, from complex processes like microwave digestion to simpler processes like aliquoting samples. Automated sample preparation systems have numerous benefits, such as increasing lab throughput, reducing the margin of error, and minimizing the risk of repetitive strain injuries. Browse manufacturers of sample preparation equipment at LabManager.com/sample-prep-manufacturers


5 Questions to Ask When Buying Sample Prep Equipment:

  1. How much time are your staff spending preparing samples manually? Could this time be more productively spent on other tasks?
  2. Are your staff keeping up with daily sample throughput?
  3. Do you have a consistent throughput of samples prepared the same way every day?
  4. Which steps in sample preparation would be easiest to automate?
  5. Are more complex projects being put on hold in favor of sample preparation?

Microwave Digestion

Microwave digestion offers numerous benefits over traditional sample prep methods, such as faster turnaround times, better consistency, and improved safety. While more expensive upfront, the higher throughput and increased productivity that a microwave digester allows may more than justify the cost for your lab. Learn more about how microwave digestion can improve your lab's sample prep workflows at LabManager.com/microwave-digestion-prep

Lab Homogenizers

Getting the most out of your homogenizer requires careful considerations of what your application demands and selecting a model with features conducive to that end, along with performing regular maintenance. Learn more about maximizing the ROI of your lab's homogenizer at LabManager.com/maximize-your-homogenizer