Stocking Smaller Research Labs to Make Them Competitive and Creative

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(DGIwire) — Life science research has always been an important field, and now that cancer diagnoses are on the rise, research has taken center stage. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses and more than 500,000 cancer deaths will occur in the United States just this year alone. Most cancer research is currently being done at some of the top universities’ medical centers. Although no one can dispute that these ivory towers contain some of the best cancer facilities in the country, there are definitely some bright researchers out there who are not necessarily wandering the university halls.

In a recent article in The Guardian,biologist Amber Griffiths reported that some of the sharpest minds in life science research are going solo. In an attempt to free themselves from the bureaucratic tendencies of some of the big universities and the desire to freely research what interests them, some scientists are beginning to wander away from academia in favor of independent research organizations and DIY labs.

What makes well-established medical schools and universities attractive to incoming researchers, aside from reputation, is that their labs are often pre-stocked with the newest technology and equipment. This can be a challenge for some of the newer, DIY labs, since budget is often a concern, and they haven’t yet established a relationship with suppliers. Fortunately, there’s an easy one-stop shop for life scientist’ lab needs, no matter how large or small.

Based in Holliston, MA, Harvard Bioscience is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of specialized medical products used in life science research. It sells and distributes its products, the bulk of which includes scientific instruments and equipment, to thousands of researchers in more than 100 countries. Harvard Bioscience organizes its products into categories including fluidics, lab equipment and supplies, molecular analysis, cell analysis and physiology. This covers virtually all the bases for a fully operational life science research lab.

“Our goal is to become the leading global provider for life science research labs,” says Jeffrey A. Duchemin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Bioscience. “We want to outfit the brightest minds in biological research today with the tools necessary to conduct their experiments successfully and professionally.”

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