All reviews published prior to May 31st 2013 will be entered into the drawing for an iPad on May 31st 2013.
SelectScience is pleased to congratulate the following winners of recent competitions and prize drawings.
January 2013 Winner of an iPad3
Martin Leitenberger, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
“SelectScience is a very useful internet platform which informs scientists about new instruments and techniques in the laboratory. User reviews help me to decide which instrument best suits my needs. Thank you for the valuable information on your site.”
September 2012 Winners of Amazon Vouchers
Polina Stolyar, Pfizer, Connecticut, USA
“Thank you for the gift card and thank you for having reviews of products that I use, making it easier for me to make purchasing decisions.”
Michelle Allen, Department of Biological Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University, USA
“Today there are so many choices for equipment and supplies and new products are always coming available. SelectScience allows us to keep up to date with technology and get the best bang for our buck. Thank you for the gift certificate, every little bit helps in these days of budget cuts.”
Phil Schaecher, Pathway Genomics, San Diego, USA
“SelectScience is my source for the most up to date news and product releases for laboratory equipment and reagents. I am always sure that I am informed of the latest and greatest in the clinical and laboratory products, thanks to their newsletter. I was so excited to hear that I had won the $15 Amazon gift card! It is always nice to have a company you love give something back to their consumers.”
Kimberly Quiñones, Applications Scientist, StellarNet Inc, Florida, USA
“Thanks for the gift card. I really appreciate it and my experience with SelectScience has been wonderful. The email newsletter and product updates are always relevant and interesting to skim through, the website is simple and user-friendly to navigate through, and the product reviews are always helpful and informative. SelectScience is definitely a go to when shopping for analytical instruments!”
Survey Winner of a Kindle Fire
Anthony Neuger, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, USA
“SelectScience has always been an important resource for me over the years. Whether it’s a review, an article or a link to more information, I can trust the information to be useful in my researching of a product or a technique. I am always happy to leave a review of my own and take a survey to contribute and I am thrilled to win the Kindle Fire.”
April 2012 Scientists’ Choice Awards Voting winner of a Kindle Fire
Wolfgang Muss, Univ. Inst. of Pathology, EM-Lab, SALK-LKH (Gen. Hosp.) Salzburg, Austria
“There are many printed and electronic scientific resources providing information on new scientific products, instrumentation, reagents, applications and resources. But as a subscriber to SelectScience’s Newswires I can, for free, access up to date information all in one place, including company leaflets, product description and communication data. When I take the time to read and process this information it is possible to evaluate, compare and decide more quickly and reliably on the best laboratory equipment to purchase. I have found that on most occasions the information sent to me is a valuable resource for the Lab. Thanks to the SelectScience team for providing relevant and regular product, application, video and Webinar alerts.”
February 2012 Winner of an iPadStewart P. Rudnicki, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
"I rely on SelectScience reviews as part of my normal evaluation process of any product I purchase for our laboratory. I find the candid opinions that scientists leave about the lab equipment they work with extremely helpful in understanding their performance and reliability, and in making purchasing decisions."
January 2012 Winner of a $100 Amazon Voucher
Rajashree Ravi, Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Maryland, USA
"As a method developer I find SelectScience an excellent tool to access information on environmental, biological, and chemical methods, as well as product information. In other words I can find them all in one place. I really appreciate the people who are involved in creating such a wonderful scientific resource all in one website"
December 2011 Winner of a Sanyo Digital Camera
Bernard Grosso, Virent, Wisconsin, USA
"The reviews I find on SelectScience help me to make the right purchasing decisions when comparing similar products from different manufacturers. I have found the site to be reliable and have yet to be disappointed with the insights expressed in the reviews."
November 2011 Winner of a Sanyo Digital Camera
Jianhong Wu, Watson Laboratories, Florida, USA
“SelectScience provides me with valuable information about the latest lab products and professional opinions from scientists in different fields.”
October 2011 winner of $100 Amazon Voucher
James Stejskal, Pfizer Inc, Missouri, USA
“SelectScience helps me to be more efficient when researching new products and technology, reviews from peers are always a valuable asset when looking to novel assays, reagents, and instrumentation.”
June 2011 winner of 90 Euro Amazon Voucher
Yishen Zhu, Life Sciences Dept, University of Limerick, Ireland
"SelectScience provides up-to-date information of products in a wide range. The product reviews are very useful for me to choose instruments I am going to use."
Survey Winner of an iPad
Brendan Harmon, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA
"From just filling out a simple survey, I won a brand new iPad! You are an incredible resource for any scientist! Thank you, SelectScience!"
April 2011 Scientists’ Choice Awards Voting winner of a £230 Amazon Voucher
Edmund Garr, University of Hertfordshire, UK
“SelectScience provides an extensive array of lab experience both in equipment and in information to empower the scientist of tomorrow.”
March 2011 User Product Review Winner of a Sanyo Digital Camera
Mike Barton, Oregon State University, USA
“With the marketplace in informatics quickly growing it is good to be able to check on other labs’ experiences with emerging technology. We use the product overview and review sections in the Lab Informatics Community to make more informed decisions when purchasing new and unfamiliar products."
February 2011 User Product Review Winner of a Biometric USB
Catherine Piper, Jealotts Hill International Research Centre, UK
“Most people read product reviews if they buy a new TV or washing machine – so why wouldn’t you do the same for your lab equipment? It makes so much sense especially as purchasing new equipment is often time consuming and expensive and you generally can’t afford the time out of the lab if it breaks down.”
December 2010 ASCB product review winner of a 32” HD TV
Scott D. Blystone, SUNY Upstate Medical University
“We use SelectScience primarily for mid-size equipment reviews. We have a shaking floor model incubator that is on its way out and we will be checking information on SelectScience to guide our replacement purchase. A second item I especially like on SelectScience is the news releases- I have found several unique reagents that way.”
September 2010 Drug Discovery Product of the Year Survey winner of a £100 Amazon Gift Card
Amaury Pupo, Center of Molecular Immunology, Cuba
“We, in our institution, have been using SelectScience for a while as a valuable and validated source of data about new technologies and lab equipments. This has influenced our purchases of new equipment. Thank you very much."
March 2010 Life Sciences/General Lab Product of the Year Survey winner of an Acer Netbook
Mihaela Gheorghiu, International Centre of Biodynamics
"More than a source of cool data on latest instrumentation in various laboratory/analytical fields and product reviews, SelectScience provides an updated selection of events and expert views that is both refreshing and instructive. Since more than 1 year it became one of the main sources of information for me when starting the day. Thank you."
February 2010 Spectroscopy/Separations Product of the Year Survey winner of an Acer Netbook
Jacquin Wilford-Brown, International Coatings
I have used SelectScience since starting my current job, mainly because it is an excellent source of good information. I'm particularly interested in the separations and spectroscopy communities. The product reviews are probably the most useful for me, but I also like the news & updates. I was surprised and delighted to win the Acer Netbook - now it will be even easier for me to keep up to date with what's happening through selectscience.net!
December 2009 product review winner of a digital camera
Jingcun Wu, Senior Scientist, Labstat International ULC
"I have used the SelectScience website for technical and product information for a while and found it quite informative and useful, especially for learning the information and feedback directly from the users instead of the suppliers of the expensive equipments. I have helped my company to make a reasonable decision on purchases of several instruments based on the information I collected from your website.”