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Sep
24

The Advantages of Adding an Illumina MiSeq 2 To the Lab

The Advantages of Adding an Illumina MiSeq 2 To the Lab Having the ability to complete the testing required is essential to any lab. Finding the best option for equipment to add testing capacity or to increase current capabilities should always include the possibility of used lab testing equipment. The Uses of the Equipment A closer look at a used or refurbished Illumina MiSeq 2 shows why this is a top addition to any research lab. This equipment is versatile, with a wide range of testing applications. It can be used for in the sequencing of whole genomes, which is essential in the study of different viruses and diseases. This is also a central requirement for most pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical studies. Depending on the type of study and testing required, the Illumina MiSeq 2 can also be used for targeted genetic sequencing requirements. It is also used for gene profiling and resequencing, making it flexible and versatile in small to large labs. Benefits to Consider While the versatility of the Illumina MiSeq 2 is a primary benefit for labs, the compact nature of the equipment is also important. It is easily integrated into existing lab systems, and it is user-friendly with automated features to reduce and eliminate human errors during the process. As with other Illumina products in the MiSeq System family, the MiSeq 2 has a high throughput capacity, with the ability to read up to the 15GB per run. It is also equipped with the ability to use a number or prep kits also produced by Illumina, making configuring the system very easy. By choosing either a used or a refurbished model, the MiSeq 2 can easily work into any research laboratory or testing facility budget. With a warranty as well as full testing before shipping, the equipment arrives ready to use at just a fraction of the cost of new systems. 4 people like this post. Like...
Mar
19

Weighing The Benefits Of An Applied Biosystems PCR

Weighing The Benefits Of An Applied Biosystems PCR Having the right equipment in the lab to handle the testing capacity and requirements in the facility is always an important consideration. It can be difficult to assess if an upgrade to a newer model or larger systems will actually create a positive return on investment. However, if you are currently considering upgrading to an Applied Biosystems PCR, there are some good reasons why this upgrade may be the ideal option for the lab. Thanks to used and refurbished models offered through reputable used equipment companies, this can be a safe, easy purchase that provides the upgrade to the lab capacity without breaking the equipment budget. Manufacturer Reputation With the use of one of the newer models of Applied Biosystems PCR systems, it will be possible to quickly, effectively and accurately generate billions of copies of DNA sequences through the polymerase chain reaction process. Used in labs and testing facilities around the world, the Applied Biosystems line of equipment for sequencing and analysis has a proven track record of dependability and functionality in one system. Testing Potential There are several different Applied Biosystems PCR options. These offer high workflow and throughput capacity ranging from systems offering a 32-well capacity to those offering 384-well potential. Different block configurations and size options for testing tubes will also be available through the various models offered by Applied Bioscience. The more advanced PCR systems can also allow for different samples to be processed at the same time. Individual temperature controls can be set to manage both small and large volume sample sizes. With the capacity for small testing systems up to a large system that can produce 480,000 reactions in throughput, any lab can find a user-friendly system that will benefit their testing and analysis capabilities. Be the first to like. Like...
Nov
29

Finding A Great Deal On An Applied Biosystems PCR

Finding A Great Deal On An Applied Biosystems PCR Anyone who has worked in a lab or had the responsibility of making purchases of equipment and supplies for a lab understanding how hard this job really is. Not only is there the need to stay on the cutting edge of technology to provide the results and testing options required, but there is also the issue of balancing the budget and planning how to make large investment types of purchases. While not the most costly equipment in any lab, the various models of Applied Biosystems PCR systems are still an important consideration. By upgrading to the latest in equipment, the lab can provide real-time PCR equipment that offers reliability, durability and the throughput needed for small to high volume testing labs and research facilities. Used or Refurbished One of the most cost-effective options for buying an Applied Biosystems PCR of any size or capacity is to consider a quality used or a refurbished model. These are fully tested as operational and, from top used lab equipment dealers, they will also have a warranty if they are purchased as refurbished equipment. It is important to choose a reputable dealer, so look for established companies with years in the market. This allows a lab to buy the ABI PCR at a fraction of the same price for a new model Even with this cost savings they still have the peace of mind of a warranty as well as the backing of the dealer. Upgrade to More Testing Capacity Even for a smaller lab, upgrading to one of the mid to high throughput Applied Biosystems PCR models may have important cost benefits the longer it is in use. With greater throughput for testing as well as flexibility and versatility, this can open up new testing options for the lab, allowing for increased lab use and testing customers and clients. Be the first to like. Like...
Aug
14

Saving Money On Quality Analytical Instruments

Saving Money On Quality Analytical Instruments For any lab or testing facility, the budget is often the biggest obstacle in being able to get the latest in equipment and instruments. The cost of the equipment, which can be substantial, is sometimes hard to justify to operations and program managers without the technical knowledge to understand the value of upgrading to newer options in analytical instruments. A Solution to the Budget Issue One way to address this issue, without having to argue the cost of new analytical instruments, it is to choose used equipment. This is not old equipment or outdated equipment. In fact, it can be newer or upgraded models of your existing instruments. By choosing refurbished or certified used equipment, the lab is able to upgrade to like-new equipment that will arrive in working condition at a fraction of the price of a new machine. At the same time, the lab will see an uptick in lab testing capability, speed or accuracy, which will translate into data that can be used to demonstrate further how upgrading equipment provides benefits. Quality Sellers No matter how cheap the used analytical instruments may be, if they are not from a reputable, dependable and established seller, they are not a bargain. Used lab equipment is sold online at auctions, through private ads and even through equipment brokers. These venues are buyer beware types of sites and purchasing options. It is only through working with an experienced used lab equipment dealer with a stellar reputation in quality equipment that any equipment is really a bargain. These online sellers will provide their own in-house testing and refurbishing of the equipment they sell. Some of the top companies are even able to purchase your old equipment, further helping to offset the price of the upgrade instruments. Be the first to like. Like...
Jul
10

The Process Of Applied Biosystems PCR

The Process Of Applied Biosystems PCR PCR or polymerase chain reaction is a process that is used to generate large amounts of DNA or RNA from relatively small segments of the original material. This allows researchers to utilize specialized equipment, such as the Applied Biosystems PCR instruments to amplify even small amounts of DNA to provide enough material for testing. The Role of PCR Using the process, it is possible to create millions of copies of a particular segment of DNA quickly, effectively and without any contamination or introduction of outside material. This process has been used since its early development in 1983 in research labs and testing facilities around the world. Applied Biosystems PCR instruments are used in a great number of those world-class testing facilities. This equipment can be found in research facilities, in forensic labs as well as in DNA profiling and analysis facilities. The Process Applied Biosystems PCR instruments are available to provide both real-time as well as digital PCR. Both can be used in a lab, but there are different instruments designed for specific requirements. Each type of Applied Biosystems PCR instrument will use a similar type of process. It will be completed in three different stages with different equipment capable of completing the full PCR process in less than an hour if required. The main stages or steps include denaturing, where higher temperatures cause the bond between the two strands of DNA to break apart, providing two exact copies. Then, the annealing stage follows including cooling the solution containing the DNA strands down to allow primer strands of DNA to attach to the originals. Temperatures have to be precisely controlled during these stages and throughout the amplification. These processes take just a few seconds; then the solution is heated up to 72 degrees Celsius to allow the polymerase enzyme to begin the replication process by adding the appropriate DNA bases. This is called the extending stage. The cycle is then repeated as often as necessary to produce the sample size required. Be the first to like. Like...

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