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Purchasing Guides

Water Purification Systems

Water Purification Systems

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

Valves

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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
Vacuum Pumps

Vacuum Pumps

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

Supplies & Consumables

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Factors to consider when choosing supplies and consumables for your laboratory
Stirrers & Mixers

Stirrers & Mixers

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

Spectroscopy

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

Safety Equipment & PPE

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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
Refractometers

Refractometers

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What are refractometers and what to ask when buying these instruments for your laboratory
Pre-Owned Instruments

Pre-Owned Instruments

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Key factors to consider before buying pre-owned laboratory instruments
Pipettes

Pipettes

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What to think about when buying a pipette for your laboratory
pH Meters

pH Meters

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What to ask when buying a pH meter, additional resources, and a quick maintenance tip
PCR/Thermal Cyclers

PCR/Thermal Cyclers

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

Microscopy

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What to think about when choosing a microscope for your lab
Microplate Technology

Microplate Technology

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

Mass Spectrometers

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

Liquid Chromatography

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

Lab Furniture

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

Informatics

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

Incubators

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

Homogenizers

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