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Doc.User avatarPosts: 642Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:14 pm

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This might be a little silly, but what's the quality control system for the lab equipment? Marine microbiology in my case. What I mean is that if I (as say, a university) am buying the equipment, and I want some good equipment, why would I not go for the cheaper options that don't necessarily advertise themselves as well as more popular brands? Picture "chinese" quality.

I couldn't find any feedback on virtually any laboratory product out there, is there any? If not, what would I us as a substitute?

Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:05 pm
Master_Ghost_KnightContributorUser avatarPosts: 2752Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:57 pmLocation: Netherlands Gender: Male

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All lab equipment are graded and certified according to their quality, if it isn't you have good reasons to be suspicious.
Cheaper almost always means less accurate, but you got to know the quality you need before venturing in trying to buy them.
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Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:35 pm
Doc.User avatarPosts: 642Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:14 pm

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Right, if somebody cares about this, all that I could gather was that you should check their costumer service. If they replace your stuff if it doesn't work or breaks soon, help you fix it and else, they care about the quality.
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:38 pm
InfernoContributorUser avatarPosts: 2298Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 pmLocation: Vienna, Austria Gender: Cake

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Few if any of us are lab scientists, so what are we to tell you? Surely your Uni Profs will know something.
If it were related to Medicine, I could help. As it is...
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:07 pm
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