Setting up a laboratory requires investments in physical infrastructure, equipment, supplies, reagents and human resources. Estimating operating costs and allocating sufficient funds are also critical for establishing and maintaining a laboratory.
Take the time to research equipment suppliers offering your choice of equipment at competitive rates—while being careful not to compromise on equipment quality based on price.
It’s important to be very mindful of your budget, but also to purchase wisely with long-term benefits in mind. A “spending now to save later” approach is about identifying the right product that will provide the safest, best suited and longest lasting benefits to your lab.
It’s common that higher up-front equipment cost will provide greater cost benefits through reduced need for maintenance or possible replacement in the near future.
Higher performing and higher quality equipment, products and services provide greater safety, productivity and economic outcomes. While evaluating potential equipment purchases, keep in mind that industry certified and regulatory compliant products are designed and tested for safety and performance. Being safe and productive in any type of lab is imperative.
Brand and quality
Before buying a particular type of equipment for your lab, do a detailed evaluation of your desired technical specifications and features. Compare the features of different models or brands and pick the one that can best serve your requirements. Our wide range of high-quality equipment choices can make this step easier.
Ease of Use
Prioritize your search for equipment that matches the skill set of you and your team. Equipment with too many complex features will also complicate your work. Go for user-friendly equipment that more easily supports the procedures you conduct in the lab. Consider the size of your lab too – is it spacious enough for the kind of equipment you want to buy? Some bench-top models can save on space while performing as efficiently as a larger-sized version.
Warranty and after-purchase care
Contact us or your equipment provider to learn about the warranty period and the kind of support provided post-purchase. A good product warranty (and aftercare) for your lab equipment is critically important to the reliability and steady performance of your lab.