Editorial Article: Win big with SelectScience by sharing your opinion on laboratory products!

SelectScience is pleased to congratulate the latest winners of our reviews competitions

16 Apr 2021

Most scientists write reviews on SelectScience to make a difference and help accelerate science, by sharing their experiences and knowledge with peers around the world. This ever-growing community of science communicators is what makes SelectScience the world's leading source of opinion on laboratory products, technologies and services. As a thank you, we like to give our reviewers the chance to win great prizes in regular competitions. 

Below, in their own words, find out the key reasons why scientists love reading reviews on SelectScience. Why not get involved and write your own lab product review today? By writing a review, you will be helping scientists worldwide make more informed purchasing decisions that will benefit their research and ultimately contribute towards breaking scientific boundaries.

Congratulations to the latest winners of a SelectScience periodic table T-shirt!

Winners Reviews Campaign

Some of the latest winners of our 2021 reviews competition

  • Vikram Gujar, Northwestern University

"Before buying anything online, the first thing we look for is good and trustworthy reviews. SelectScience is the platform that provides genuine reviews and all the related information regarding scientific products. I believe buying products after reading the reviews on SelectScience helped me in determining the right thing and saved a whole lot of time in the long run."

  • Valentin Feichtenschlager, University of California

"Reviews are important because they help others to choose a product that fits their needs."

  • Brandon Johnson, Avera Institute for Human Genetics

"Reviews on SelectScience are a valuable asset to the scientific community. There is a large market for laboratory equipment and it is important for users to have an outlet for sharing their hands-on experience with these tools, to assist others in deciding what are the best products for their laboratory."

  • Pawan Jolly, Wyss Institute

"SelectScience provides transparent insight into products which could help many researchers around the world to perform their research and save time on finding the right product."

  • Simona Ioniță, University Politehnica of Bucharest

"I think that reviews on SelectScience are truly helpful for everyone who wants to carry out thorough research before they purchase a suitable product. Moreover, when one reads a sincere review, they probably feel confident to also leave one on a product they worked with in their lab/workplace, and this is why SelectScience is a great platform for collaboration among scientists."

  • Natasha Carlson, AcuImmune

"I believe reviews on SelectScience are essential to making the most informed decision on what products to buy for your experiment."

  • Catalin Sfat, University of Bucharest

"I consider that the reviews for research apparatus and equipment have special importance, for two reasons. Firstly, because it facilitates the access of specialists to the characteristics and performances of the equipment which are appreciated by direct users, and secondly because they mediate the contacts between the specialists who use the same categories of equipment."

  • Iris Escobar, University of Miami

"Reviews, in general, are extremely useful for anyone seeking to purchase a product, especially in science! The reviews on SelectScience allow researchers to evaluate the pros and potential cons of an item before making the commitment to purchase. There is also no bias, so individuals can trust that product reviews are both reliable and insightful."

  • Roger Wang, Applied BioCode

"I think the reviews on SelectScience are important because they inform fellow colleagues about products they feel are trustworthy enough to recommend to them."

  • Catherine Nezich, Biogen

“SelectScience reviews are so important because they provide real-life, unbiased feedback on scientific equipment that increases my confidence in purchasing the items I need to do my best work in the lab.”

  • Mark Minier, Novus International

"I think the reviews on SelectScience are extremely useful in product selection; sharing information is the core of good science."

  • Omkar Chaudhary, Yale University

"SelectScience is a great place to have information related to research."

  • Zhen Huang, Tulane University

"Researchers often need to spend a lot of money to screen suitable reagents and kits, especially when starting a new project. If we can extensively communicate the feedback on reagents and toolkits within the community, this will greatly reduce the trouble of screening by evaluating similar applications and experiments. This is why I shared my own experience."

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  • Paula Hartman, Arcturus, USA

"I think SelectScience reviews are important as it's always nice to have some hands-on user feedback prior to purchasing and spending time on something."

  • Inmaculada Tamarit Navarro, AIMPLAS, Spain

"Reading SelectScience reviews is important because this way users can see other people's opinions about the equipment, and perhaps resolve any doubts they may have."

  • Matthias Huber, Novartis, Switzerland

"The best opinion when it comes to purchasing a new instrument comes from another purchaser. It makes purchase decisions so much easier and it is really helpful in avoiding wasted money!"

  • Weibin Zhou, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

"I think the reviews on research products on SelectScience are indeed very important to researchers like me, because when I make purchases of research supplies and equipment, user reviews/feedback play a critical role in my purchase decision. A reliable review usually will save me a lot of effort in identifying a useful research product."

  • Kovashnee Naido, National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD), South Africa

“Reviews on SelectScience allow the scientific community to be positively influenced with regard to consumer decisions and also can assist in strengthening a company’s credibility”.

  • Jatin Nandania, Roche, Germany

"Selecting a product for your need is very challenging and time-consuming. Thanks to SelectScience, which provides a good platform for comparison and makes things easy for selecting products for the lab."

  • Songkran Vongsilathai, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

"SelectScience provides fresh perspectives."

  • Neha Mittal, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

"It is an excellent platform to make a reliable and confident decision about your lab purchases. Sometimes you need to make a fast and expensive decision for your lab instruments and reagents. Instead of testing everything, it is better to hear from your peers. This requirement is successfully completed by reading reviews on SelectScience. I am very happy to be a part of this unique platform."

  • Haley Allard, University of Lethbridge, Canada

"Reviews on SelectScience are important because in specialized fields of study it can be challenging to connect with others who work with the same equipment. SelectScience reviews make it easy to verify that equipment will be a good purchase prior to committing to the item."

Congratulations to our bi-monthly competition winners!

Kelly Harden


Kelly Harden, North Texas Municipal Water District, won a $400 Amazon gift card.

“When buying new instrumentation you need to make sure you are making the right investment.  SelectScience is one of my first stops when starting the purchase process.” 


Prof. Emiliano Aroasio, University of Turin, won a $400 Amazon gift card.

“Reviews on SelectScience matter because they are written by scientists, are directed to scientists and are true!"


Dr. Monika Raina, lead investigator at Syngene International, India, won a $400 Amazon gift card.

"It is really a great honor to be connected with SelectScience for various inputs from the different teams all over the globe."


Laurent Gigot, research & development for PolyOne, won a $400 Amazon gift card.

"I use SelectScience to find references and recommendations on equipment that can be useful for my daily job."


Dr. Inga Nagel, a cancer researcher from Germany, won a $400 Amazon gift card.

"I use SelectScience because I think it is a comfortable and nice way to receive information about (new) techniques. The ratings and reviews are especially useful for me."

Jenny Xiang, Research Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College

Jenny Xiang, Research Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, won a $400 Amazon gift card.

"Writing a good and balanced lab product review is not simply to promote a product you like; instead, it is to share your real experience and your vision with other customers, helping new customers to determine whether or not it is the right product for them."


Shawn McFadden, chemistry instructor and technical specialist at Ryerson University

Shawn McFadden, chemistry instructor and technical specialist at Ryerson University, won a $400 Amazon gift card.

"I appreciate using reviews first hand, so I thought leaving a review would potentially be helpful for others. There are many competing providers out there with various instruments, and of course, the salesperson is going to tell you that theirs is the best. Input from a third party is therefore very valuable to highlight the benefits or shortcomings of a product."


Grace Mak, Senior Scientific Officer, Institute of Cancer Research, London

Grace Mak, Senior Scientific Officer, Institute of Cancer Research, London:

"As a scientist, it is really important to share our views on the products we use so as to help each other in the field. SelectScience provides us with this platform!"


Evan Moore, Battelle Memorial Institute

Evan Moore, Battelle Memorial Institute:

"I use SelectScience because they can consolidate and present to me information relevant to my field that I might not have found on my own."


Dr Tomasz Gozdiewicz, Analytics and Mass Spectrometry Expert at Polpharma Biologics

Dr Tomasz Goździewicz, Analytics and Mass Spectrometry Expert at Polpharma Biologics:

"SelectScience gives me the unique opportunity to find opinions about scientific equipment from people who work in the lab and really know the pros and cons of their instruments."


Evan Moore, Battelle Memorial Institute

Dr. Thomas Pisanic, Johns Hopkins University:

"SelectScience fulfills a longstanding need in the scientific community: a well-organized, centralized resource of thorough, unbiased reviews of a wide range of scientific instrumentation and products. The ability to factor in opinions and direct experiences of end-users saves money, time and a lot of potential headaches."


Dr. Greg Smith, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Dr. Greg D. Smith, Sr. Conservation Scientist at Indianapolis Museum of Art:

"Our museum laboratory operates on a tight budget, so we need to know that any new purchase is a sound investment.  SelectScience offers unvarnished opinions from those using the equipment in the field, giving us confidence before we buy.”


Tom Edlind, MicrobiType

Dr. Tom Edlind, MicrobiType LLC:

"Where to begin when deciding on lab equipment, consumables, reagents, or services? I would start with SelectScience reviews, since only then can you be confident that you are hearing from actual scientists like yourself, rather than the standard company sales pitch."


Melanie Thom, Purdue University

Melanie Thom, Baere Aerospace Consulting:

"One of the challenges for a smaller company like Baere is finding quality equipment in small purchase sizes at a reasonable price.  And even if I do find a place that can get any of those services, how do I know the item at which I am looking is really what it is purported to be?  That is why having access to honest reviews from people who actually have used the product is so important to me.  As was said in a Tennessee Williams play, 'I've always depended on the kindness of strangers.'  I’ll modify that just a bit: 'I depend on the honest reviews of strangers!'



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