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

SelectScience is pleased to congratulate the following winners of recent reviewer competitions & prize drawings

15 Sep 2020

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, some of our most recent winners explain why they like to read and write lab product reviews on SelectScience.


Bonus competition winners

SelectScience T-shirt winners 2019


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

Some of the lucky winners included (from top left to bottom right):


  • Vivek Pulikkal, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.

"Reviews on SelectScience can save a lot of time by pointing you to the right product by people who are working in the same field."

  • Amanda Cummings, research technician, University of Georgia, USA.

"Reviews on SelectScience help people, who work in the lab, select consumables and supplies best for their projects."

  • Meridee Mannino, Bertozzi Lab Manager at Stanford University, USA.

"By reading reviews of products, I get a better understanding of whether a product is really what I am looking for. This saves both time and money."

  • Dr. Yudai Nishitani, University of Hyogo, Japan.

"I think reviewing laboratory equipment on SelectScience is very important because people want to know how equipment works first. All laboratory equipment is expensive, and it is difficult to test them before purchase. Reviews from people who have already bought and used equipment are really useful for researchers who are thinking about buying them."

  • Dr. Shang Su, Center for cancer and cell biology, Van Andel Institute, MI, USA.

"Reviews on specific products help laboratory scientists, including me, in deciding the most appropriate reagents or equipment in fulfilling their targets, without struggling in hopeless troubleshooting on improper products. It is really frustrating when you spend 3 months using uncertificated or uncited products, but you will feel fantastic when you just find someone successfully conducted the same or similar experiments with certain specific products. You just go on, try and succeed.
That is the magic for online-platform like SelectScience."

  • Dr. Coralie Reich, research scientist at Agriculture Victoria, Australia.

"Reviews on SelectScience help people to make decisions on equipment and regeants."

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, John 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."




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