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To recognize 25 years of accelerating science, we’re highlighting reviews on innovative technologies and your laboratory essentials

28 Jun 2023

SelectScience® is celebrating 25 years of accelerating science, and we understand that choosing the right equipment for your lab can be a complex decision. SelectScience lab product reviews can be a valuable tool, enabling you to make an informed choice and hear what other scientists involved in the industry have to say about the products they use every day. 

The right products have the potential to revolutionize laboratories, making important advances possible and helping to push the frontiers of research or clinical analysis. Below are some of products that you’ve told us are helping you to accelerate science.

by Siemens Healthineers

The RAPIDPoint® 500e Blood Gas System was nominated for Best New Clinical Instrument of 2019.

Superb product and superior service from a superb organization. Harish Julluri, Sanofi.

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by Zymo Research

The ZymoBIOMICS™ DNA Mini Kit received a Gold Seal of Quality award in 2022, for receiving over 100 reviews.

Very good quality DNA collected from the elution, we only choose Zymo! Junjie Ma, Carnegie Mellon University.

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Great piece of equipment, you need to try this!

Nikita Delgaty, NHS
commenting on the RAPIDPoint® 500e Blood Gas System by Siemens Healthineers.


LUNA-II™ Automated Cell Counter
by Logos Biosystems

The LUNA™ Family of Automated Cell Counters made history by being the first to receive a Diamond Seal of Quality award, in September 2022.

I cannot imagine my lab life without it anymore. Xue Wan, Mayo Clinic.

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PHERAstar® FSX HTS Microplate Reader
by BMG LABTECH

The PHERAstar® FSX HTS Microplate Reader received a Silver Seal of Quality award in 2023, for receiving over 75 reviews, and a respectable average star rating of 4.8 out of a possible 5.

A user-friendly reader delivering quality data. Puneet Khurana, AstraZeneca.

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The BMG team are always helpful and I couldn't have had a better experience.

Chris Draper-Joyce, The Florey Institute
commenting on their experience with the PHERAstar® FSX HTS Microplate Reader by BMG LABTECH.


BioAccord LC-MS System 
by Waters

The BioAccord LC-MS System won Best New Drug Discovery Product of the Year 2019.

Powerful instrumentation which simplifies previously time-consuming analytical tasks. Andres Galindo Garcia, The University of Manchester.

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ASSIST PLUS  
by INTEGRA Biosciences

The ASSIST PLUS won Best New General Lab Product of the Year 2018 and holds a Gold Seal of Quality award.

I am incredibly impressed with the hardware, software, and support of this device. Samuel Brown, New England BioLabs.

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Amazing results, minimizes error.

Aravindh Nagarajan, Texas A&M University
commenting on the ASSIST PLUS by INTEGRA Biosciences.


by DeNovix

The DS-11 Series Spectrophotometer/Fluorometer currently holds a Platinum Seal of Quality, with over 350 reviews, and won Reviewers’ Choice Life Science Product of the Year 2018.

"Easy to use and great for co-working labs!" Bianca Fung, from Forward BIOLABS.

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by Phenomenex Inc.

The Kinetex Core-Shell HPLC/UHPLC Columns received a Gold Seal of Quality award in 2018.

The validation kits are great because they come with different batches of the same column which is perfect for method validation testing. Dana Castro, Estee Lauder.

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Expect superior results from this product!

Eric Brunson, CAPS
commenting on the Kinetex Core-Shell HPLC/UHPLC Columns by Phenomenex Inc.


PURELAB® Quest 
by ELGA LabWater

The PURELAB® Quest was nominated for Best New General Lab Product of the Year 2020.

Great Service and Support even after purchase. Maryam Ropp, RISE.

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BIOFIRE® Respiratory 2.1 (RP2.1) Panel 
by BioMérieux USA

The BIOFIRE® Respiratory 2.1 (RP2.1) Panel was nominated for Best New Clinical Assay Or Kit of the Year 2020.

Every lab should have this test offered! Cecil James Buguis, Winkler County Hospital District.

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Your knowledge directly helps other scientists

Your expert opinions on the scientific equipment, products or services you use in your lab can help other scientists identify the products they need to accelerate science in their own field. Do you have a product in your lab that you couldn’t manage without? Celebrate technological advances and help your peers by leaving a review today.