Consider the type of research you conduct, and are likely to conduct in the future, when choosing the analytical instruments you need to buy for your lab or business. Choose analytical instruments that are designed specifically for the type of research or QC you're performing to obtain the most accurate results.
Build a partnership with the analytical instrument companies that you deal with the most. Instead of just making routine purchases, make a point of developing an ongoing working relationship with the sales staff, the repair staff and the customer service reps. You'll receive better service and you may save money as a preferred customer in the long run.
1. Research a number of analytical instrument companies.
2. Know what companies perform analytical instrument repair.
3. Save money by choosing certified used analytical instruments.
Investigate your options in analytical instrument companiesTalk to a number of analytical instrument companies in order to find the ones that can most efficiently meet your needs for high quality analytical instrumentation. Look for companies that specialize in your specific style of research, such as medical analytical instrumentation or chemical analytical instrumentation.
Prepare to handle analytical instrument repair problemsRecognize that at some point, you'll be faced with the need for analytical instrument repair. Be prepared for those times by knowing who is able to make the necessary repairs -- and who is willing to come to your location in order to complete them. Being prepared in advance to handle routine repairs will save you time and money both in the repair process and in down time.
Stretch your budget with high quality used analytical instrumentsConsider purchasing used analytical instruments from reputable companies who refurbish used instruments for resale. Not only is it a cost-effective way to stock your lab, but most companies who sell used analytical instruments provide you with certification so you know the instrument is fully functional and not any more likely to break down in the immediate future than a new version of the same instrument.
- Develop a network of analytical instrument brokers to help you stay on the leading edge of the business.