P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems

Manufacturer Beckman Coulter
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Average Rating: 3.9
27 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area: Protein separation

"Easy to use and the software is straightforward. Performs separations very rapidly. The machine we have in our lab is quite old and sometimes it does stop working."

Review date: 23 May 2012 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Santa Clara University



  • Ease of use
    1 out of 5
    After sales service
    1 out of 5
    Value for money
    1 out of 5
Rating: 1.0

  • Application Area:Bioanalytical

"We found that our instrument had major defects that made operation impossible. Unfortunately we received poor service from Beckman Coulter and it took multiple visits for the problem to be identified. It has been better since though."

Review date: 21 May 2012 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Louisiana Tech University



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Protein separation

"It's very easy to operate and the post sales service is excellent, however the fee could be lower. Technical support is very helpful."

Review date: 09 May 2012 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Skidmore College



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Bioanalytical

"In my experience our system does break down a lot. The problem is often unfixable without having to make the service call. But once the specific problem is addressed it will often stay fixed. Sometimes the system gives good data."

Review date: 30 Apr 2012 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Wake Forest university



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Bioanalytical

"Straight forward program, easy to use. LIF component gives great sensitivity and the external lasers are easy to set up and use."

Review date: 30 Apr 2012 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: State University of New York at Buffalo



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"The instrument is fairly easy to use, however we have had some issues with the software. Saving files can be confusing when changing from one user to another and the software often has to be restarted. When there are errors that stop a run the messages from the software are not always helpful for trouble shooting. This is particularly the case when the pump seems to have difficulty keeping constant pressure. After sales service is very helpful and knowledgeable when there are problems."

Review date: 25 Apr 2012 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Santa Clara University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    1 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Separations

"Very easy, user friendly software. Simple interface, good for visualisation process. Separations are very quick, quiet and consistent. However, the customer service is terrible- very unprofessional liaisons between sales and technical support. The UV-VIS works well but LIF detection doesn't work properly and we have had a hard time getting the service to fix it."

Review date: 25 Apr 2012 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: SUNY- University at Buffalo



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Proteomics

"Easy to use software, service contracts are very expensive. Service helps to reduce cost in replacement parts by trying to fix them before putting a new one. A long lasting system."

Review date: 23 Mar 2012 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Uppsala University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"High performance but needs a lot of maintenance."

Review date: 19 Sep 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Kyoto University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Very good CE instrument, which allows you to change many parameters. But it is very expensive including optional parts. Pressure errors often occur."

Review date: 19 Sep 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Kyoto University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Humidity interferes with the operation."

Review date: 07 Sep 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Ghent University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"No problems with customer support."

Review date: 22 Aug 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Chimie ParisTech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"A very robust and sensitive machine."

Review date: 15 Aug 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: CPE Lyon



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Very good for cooling, but a little bit expensive."

Review date: 15 Aug 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Gedeon Richter Plc



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"Totally satisfied with the instrument and with the applications too."

Review date: 15 Aug 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Novartis



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Our P/ACE MDQ system has proven to be robust and the software, 32 karat, is very user friendly and intuitive."

Review date: 21 Jun 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: University at Buffalo SUNY



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    1 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 2.7
"The system includes a p/ace mdq configured with both a photo diode array and selectable-wavelength uv/vis (200, 214, 254 and 280 nm filters included) detector, uv source optics, temperature-controlled sample storage module and 32 karat software configured on a desktop controller. Installation qualification, operation qualification 1 (oq1) and documentation to aid in software validation is also included. It is easy to use, but setting up the capillary in the cartridge is hard."

Review date: 06 Jun 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UPMC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Easy to use, however hard to clean."

Review date: 27 May 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Wittenberg University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"Highly sensitive."

Review date: 27 May 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: University of Kansas



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0
"It's OK."

Review date: 27 May 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Wake Forest University



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"This system is a powerful dual excitation instrument but the CE cartridges are prone to leak coolant if care isn't taken. The capillary also has several oppurtunities to be broken when constructing, inserting and applying the prone to the cartridege."

Review date: 25 May 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare (ICRM) C.N.R.



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

Review date: 20 May 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: College of Mount St Joseph



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"An excellent instrument for CE purposes."

Review date: 20 Apr 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: University of Singapore



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Occasional problem with coolant leakage."

Review date: 28 Mar 2011 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: UTAS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"An excellent flexible CE platform."

Review date: 09 Aug 2007 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: ACROSS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

Review date: 09 Aug 2007 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Centocor J & J



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

Review date: 05 Jul 2007 | P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems
Because of its unique, modular design, the P/ACE™ MDQ is ideal for research, methods development and quality control applications. The system can be rapidly reconfigured from a flexible research platform to a tightly regulated routine use platform.

CE is utilized in many different industries, including basic biological research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology development, forensic and environmental science. Its popularity can be attributed to its simplicity, reliability, speed and versatility, combined with low operating costs and minimal waste production.

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P/ACE™ MDQ Series Capillary Electrophoresis Systems

Manufacturer Beckman Coulter

3.9 / 5.0 | 27 reviews