Developing new products in the life science world is a daunting task. Well, to be fair, developing a new product in nearly any sector is a major challenge. This is particularly true with life science tools, considering the significant development time – and financial investment – which tends to be required. Of course, a successful company is going to have to get over this hurdle, one way or another. Without a successful new product development initiative, a company will struggle to remain relevant in the market.
Laboratory equipment is a valuable asset. Quality equipment comes at a significant cost, and you want to be sure to return as much value from that initial investment as possible as the years go by. When you wind up with surplus laboratory equipment for one reason or another, it is important to have a plan.
In the first part of this article, we highlighted some of the common pieces of equipment you will find in a chemistry lab. Here, we are going to continue on with that theme, adding a number of additional pieces of gear to the list.
Chemistry is a field filled with equipment. If you are going to perform any meaningful experiments in a chemistry lab, you are going to need at least a basic collection of pieces of laboratory equipment. Some experiments call for only the basics, while others will require the use of complex, expensive pieces. In this article – the first of a two-part series – we are going to take a look at some of the basic items which are typically found in a chemistry lab.
Earlier this week, we were pleased to unveil our collaboration with BioSurplus. This relationship establishes an East Coast base of operations for BioSurplus that will optimize returns for companies seeking to sell their surplus. The collaboration will also help lower shipping costs for customers purchasing equipment in the eastern half of the U.S.
The need for reliable and accurate laboratory scales is obvious. If you can’t trust your scale to give you accurate readings, you can’t trust anything that you do in the lab. Your scale is an essential tool, and you must trust it completely. So, when it starts to ‘act up’, you may think about replacing it to make sure your experiments and other work are not compromised.
If you were to ask a group of school-age children what they want to do when they grow up, at least a few of them are likely to say ‘scientist’. To be sure, this is an attractive profession. Many scientists are able to work in very important fields, and they can earn impressive salaries in some cases as well.
New lab equipment can be expensive – very expensive. Of course, if you’re in the biotech and science industries, that isn’t breaking news to you! Anyone who has done any shopping for new lab equipment knows that it can be hard to stretch a budget very far in that market. If you are going to get everything you need to fill out your lab properly, it will likely be necessary to turn to the used market instead.
From big to small and Bunsen burners to glassware, science laboratories and lab equipment offer great opportunities for learning, teaching and research. They also pose hazards that require proper safety precautions. Here’s a great infographic that includes some helpful information for how to get the best, safest experience from your lab.
Veteran scientists – i.e. Chem Crazies, Bio Buffs, Sciency Superhumans… you guys know your lab glass. However, science dabblers – the careful craftsmen dancing on the ledge of science – this is for you.