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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Used Medical Equipment?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Used Medical Equipment?
In hospitals, clinics, and testing facilities, finding top quality medical testing equipment while staying within a budget is always a challenge. Many labs limit the amount of new and replacement equipment they buy per year, but this can also have drawbacks to keep up with the latest in testing requirements and degree of precision in the results. An option that smart lab managers consider is the choice of used medical equipment for testing, analysis, and diagnostic requirements. Used equipment can be sold as tested and working or as refurbished; both options will provide reliable, dependable equipment from reputable companies. There are several benefits to considering used medical equipment over new. To help understand what these benefits offer to any lab, a closer look will be helpful. Pros Buying equipment that has been tested and/or refurbished allows for the buyer to choose from top of the line models and brands with the latest of software upgrades, features, and functions. As the cost is often as much as half off the new price and possibly up to 70% off the new price, this can be a significant saving. When dealing with a top used equipment seller, it may be possible to sell used surplus equipment, which will save time and also further offset the cost of the replacement equipment. Making a choice to buy used instead of new can make adding to the capacity of lab very easy to work into the budget. In turn, this will boost the performance of the lab, which is always an important consideration. Are There Any Cons? When choosing a reputable, established company from which to buy used medical equipment, there really aren’t any cons. The company will check the equipment is in full working order before the sale, or they may also offer refurbished equipment with a warranty, adding to your peace of mind in making the purchase. 1 person likes this post. Like...
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Highlights Of The Applied Biosystems 3130 Genetic Analyzer

Highlights Of The Applied Biosystems 3130 Genetic Analyzer
In the field of genetic analysis, one of the top pieces of equipment on the market is the Applied Biosystems 3130 genetic analyzer. While not the latest offering by Applied Biosystems, it still offers top performance for capillary electrophoresis, providing faster results and superior results. In the past, genetic analyzers used slab-gel methods of preparing the sample. With this method, any inconsistencies in the preparation of the gel would have consequences with regards to the results. The use of capillary technology allows for the arrays to be used to hold the samples, eliminating the need to create the slab gel and the possible issues. Top Features The features that make the Applied Biosystems 3130 genetic analyzer a great option for any lab include the ability to use different lengths of arrays in the system. Additionally, the arrays themselves can be used for up to 150 runs, which is important in considerations of operational costs for the equipment. There is also the option to use the 96 or 384-well microtiter plates that will fit in any standard genetic analyzer. As with the system operation, there is a host of different reagents that can be used for specific analysis processes. Different reagent kits are readily available for sequencing and fragmenting analysis, providing the lab with the kits needed for both human as well as biotechnical testing for animals. The Applied Biosystems 3130 genetic analyzer is flexible with regards to computer system requirements and is designed for use with the Windows operating platform. It can also operate across a wide range of different environmental temperatures from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. As with all equipment, maintaining a consistent temperature during testing will be critical for accuracy of results. One more important feature with the ABI 3130 genetic analyzer is the small footprint for any lab. It offers a right and left door and, with both doors closed, it has a width of just 74 centimeters or just over 29 inches. Be the first to like. Like...
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Supporting The Decision To Buy Used Thermo Fisher Instruments

Supporting The Decision To Buy Used Thermo Fisher Instruments
In any industry, there are brands that are recognized and recommended as the top of the line. In the laboratory and medical testing and analysis field, Thermo Fisher is one of those brands. With this reputation comes the additional issue of cost. New Thermo Fisher equipment is often fifty to seventy percent higher in cost than used equipment, sometimes for the same model. With this cost savings, it is very common for even the best and biggest labs and testing facilities to choose the used option. Sometimes, in smaller and newer labs, it can be difficult to make a case for used Thermo Fisher instruments. The following points can be used to show lab managers how invaluable adding this equipment will be to any testing facility. Recognized and Reputable Equipment and Brand Today, more than ever, independent labs and testing facilities will find their clients want to know the type of lab equipment in use. This is particularly important for research and medical testing where having used Thermo Fisher instruments gives name recognition. Many used equipment models will be newer models, providing your lab with the quality of the brand without the cost of new. Industry Leading Features and Functionality By choosing the newer models of used Thermo Fisher instruments your lab can offer the latest in testing options. One big advantage to newer systems is the increasing automation of the testing process. This will vary based on the equipment, but automation will speed up testing, decrease errors and also eliminate the need for repeated tests that cost money and take up time. The use of Thermo Fisher equipment and instruments in the lab will add to precision and accuracy. These are all important factors to consider, and with the low cost of used equipment, they are now options that any lab can choose. Be the first to like. Like...
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Watch Out For Scams By Used Medical Equipment Buyers

Watch Out For Scams By Used Medical Equipment Buyers
There are highly reputable used medical equipment buyers working for the top companies in the United States. These professionals are experts in the medical equipment field and understand fair pricing, the ability to resell specific models and types of equipment, as well as providing full transparency to the seller throughout the process. Unfortunately, just as in any type of business, there are a few unscrupulous people that are not following ethical and professional guidelines. The good news is that these disreputable used medical equipment buyers are easy to spot and just a few quick questions will let you know which type of buyer you are meeting. Payment Up Front Reputable used medical equipment buyers will provide their clients with the full amount of the agreed upon purchase price before removing the equipment. Less reputable buyers will offer to pay a percentage, perhaps up to 50% of the agreed upon price and then pay the balance once the equipment is inspected and approved at their facility. The result is that the equipment leaves with the seller only having 25-50% of the agreed upon price. The equipment will not pass inspection, which means the seller has to either leave it with the buyer for a fraction of the price provided or pay to have it shipped back, which could be thousands of dollars out of pocket. Assistance as Needed Top used medical equipment companies have networks of approved technicians and service providers that can assist in preparing the equipment for shipping. This can include cleaning and disinfecting or sterilizing if needed. Less than reputable companies will not offer this support, leaving the seller with the task of having this done by the arranged time for pickup. Not only can this be difficult for the facility, but it may also end up costing more out of pocket. Be the first to like. Like...
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The Advantage In Selecting Used Thermo Fisher Instruments

The Advantage In Selecting Used Thermo Fisher Instruments
Thermo Fisher offers a full line of equipment used in biotechnology, genetic testing as well as for general laboratories and medical testing facilities. Recognized around the world for the cutting edge technology and designs in their systems, this is an equipment line that is considered to be ideal for most testing and lab facilities. Price Issues However, for many of the smaller labs, testing facilities, hospitals, and clinics, the cost of new, out of the box Thermo Fisher instruments can be a limiting factor for purchases. Many of the new startup labs or even established labs may stretch their budget to slowly be able to add a new piece of equipment from this manufacturer once every so many years. There is a faster way to fully equip any lab with Thermo Fisher equipment. It is available to anyone and offers the ability to upgrade to this highly reputable line of equipment while perhaps even lowering your equipment budget. The Overlooked Option By shopping for used Thermo Fisher instruments and equipment, it is possible to completely equip a lab at about half the cost it would take to buy all new equipment. Some of the equipment and instruments may be available at more than sixty percent of the new price but offer all the testing capacity and the features of the brand new models. There are two options to consider when buying Thermo Fisher instruments. When a warranty is required, look for a refurbished model. This provides a full replacement of all worn parts to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards. These will should have a warranty from the medical supply company that can range from months to a year or more. It is possible to find relatively new models of Thermo Fisher instruments with extremely limited use. With this equipment and a reputable dealer, the price savings can even allow you to upgrade, providing greater testing opportunities and expanding the services offered. Be the first to like. Like...
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