Expensive equipment—a guide to purchasing

Turle, Richard
January 2009
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2009, Vol. 393 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
The author offers guidelines on purchasing expensive equipment for the analytical laboratory. He emphasizes the importance of having a clear expectation of what analytical job the equipment should do and who is going to be responsible for managing the purchase and who will be responsible for operating the equipment. He also mentions the importance of discussing with sales staff from the suppliers the possible purchase. Factors concerning the specifications of the equipment are also cited.


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