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Something That is Essential

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Dec28-09, 10:28 AM
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I think that it is essential for us to take a look at all the equipment that makes it easy for us to solve all the problems that we solve, in the laboratory setting. It helps us look at different products, help get reviews from our fellow scientists and to expand our laboratory's versatility.

I will start out by talking about 2 common companies that develop and sell chromatography columns. Feel free to add in about any chromatography product and its competitors and how they are better / worse than the other.

GE - XK Columns
Probably the most widely used columns in Chromatography right now.
They are relatively cheap and are easy to use/ maintain
They have a large company backing so the product is generally good quality
Come packed or empty for convenience
The product lacks versatility
End Fittings are hard to remove
Frits are not true frits, they are a sock design
Essential Life Solutions - Econoline Columns
True Frit Design with dispersion mechanism
End Fittings are "screw on/off" so it makes it easy to remove
Double piston design and Aqueous or Solvent Resisten
Do not come in with a packed column option
Smaller company, but has good customer service
Screwing mechanism can be tought after a long run
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Dec28-09, 12:08 PM
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