Editorial Article: Your Favorite Lab Products Win New SelectScience Seals of Quality at Pittcon 2019

The first Gold Seal of Quality of the year among the new awards presented to the world’s top-rated laboratory products

27 Mar 2019

The latest laboratory products to win a prized Seal of Quality have been revealed – including the very first Gold Seal of Quality award of 2019.

Launched in July 2017, SelectScience Seals of Quality recognize the top-rated products that have consistently received the highest review ratings from scientists around the world and are designed to further assist scientists in making important purchasing decisions for their labs.  

During a glitzy awards ceremony at the 2019 Pittcon Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, U.S.A., Specac Ltd became only the eighth company ever to receive a prized Gold Seal of Quality, for its Atlas Manual Hydraulic Presses.

Colin Robinson shows off Specac's new Gold Seal of Quality

Michael Lever, digital marketing manager at Specac, said: “To win a Seal of Quality on the SelectScience Reviews Program is such an honor and so useful.

“We relish the fact that not only do we know what scientists think of the products themselves, but we learn more about their applications and what they are using them for, which is great for us because we can tailor future instruments to be more appropriate for those applications.”

Waters representative with two SelectScience Seals of Quality
Double win for Waters as Jennifer Gough accepts the two prestigious awards 

Another manufacturer celebrating at the party was Waters, which received Bronze and Silver Seal of Quality trophies for its XBridge Columns and VanGuard Column Protection Products respectively. Wyatt Technology Corp., meanwhile, was presented with a Gold Seal of Quality trophy for its DAWN Multi-Angle Light Scattering Detector, in recognition of previously achieving the required number of positive reviews.

Clifford Wyatt, President of Wyatt Technology, shows off its Gold Seal of Quality award

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There are four levels of Seal — Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze — which are assigned to around 0.1% of products on the SelectScience® website and are allocated in line with strict criteria based on the number of reviews a product has received and the average rating of those reviews. 

“Our Seals of Quality program aims to help scientists across the world see at a glance the lab products most appreciated by their peers, so we are delighted at how well received it has been across the industry,” said SelectScience Editor, Dr. Lois Manton O’Byrne. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our reviewers for sharing their valuable opinions and also to congratulate the latest Seal of Quality winners, who have been recognized by the people who matter most — their customers.”

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