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April 28, 2024
A Comprehensive Comparison: AB Sciex 4500 & 5500 vs. Agilent 6460 & 6490 Triple Quad Mass Spectrometry Instruments

Mass spectrometry has become an indispensable tool for scientists and analytical chemists, enabling precise identification and quantification of molecules in complex samples. Top brands in the mass spectrometry market include AB Sciex and Agilent, renowned for their performance, reliability, and versatility. In this comprehensive comparison guide, we’ll delve into the features and capabilities of two […]

Types of Lab Evaporators
April 28, 2024
Comparative Guide to Lab Evaporators

Sample concentration/evaporation is a crucial step in organic synthesis, environmental analysis, and analytical chemistry workflows. Several types of laboratory evaporators are available including rotary, centrifugal, and nitrogen blowdown, each with unique advantages.  Here’s a guide to help select the most suitable one: Operating Principle Volume and Throughput Sample Format and Compatibility Price and Ease of […]

April 17, 2024
Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption of Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) Freezers

ULT freezers are indispensable research tools but consume significant amounts of electricity. In this guide, we’ll delve into strategies for minimizing the energy consumption of ULT freezers without compromising performance.

April 16, 2024
Design-Build-Test-Learn Cycle of Synthetic Biology Innovation

The Design-Build-Test-Learn (DBTL) cycle embodies the essence of synthetic biology, guiding researchers on a journey of discovery and innovation.

April 9, 2024
Unlocking Efficiency: Optimizing Bacterial Cell Culture Workflows with Refurbished Lab Equipment

The growth and overexpression of bacterial cells is central to countless scientific endeavors. Delve into the critical components of bacterial cell culture workflow and explore how refurbished lab equipment can elevate research productivity and efficiency.

April 5, 2024
The Celestial Event of the Decade: Preparing for the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

Explore what makes this eclipse so special, where best to witness it, and how you can prepare for an event that’s sure to spark interest and excitement in many scientific circles.

March 15, 2024
Liquid Chromatography Comparison: HPLC vs. UPLC vs. FPLC

While HPLC, UPLC, & FPLC are all powerful chromatographic techniques, they differ in target molecules, back pressure, flow rate, stationary phase, & particle size. Selecting the best technique depends on experimental requirements & desired outcomes.

March 15, 2024
Smart Savings for Innovation: How Startups Can Benefit from Refurbished Lab Equipment

Discover the value of used and refurbished laboratory equipment for biotech startups. Explore cost-effective solutions and sustainable practices in equipping your lab, empowering biotech entrepreneurs to innovate efficiently and responsibly.

March 15, 2024
Incubator Maintenance Checklist

Maximize the lifespan of your laboratory equipment with our DOWNLOADABLE Incubator Maintenance Checklist. Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly repairs & downtime. Download our checklist to peace of mind knowing your equipment is in tip-top shape.

March 15, 2024
FAQs on Financing Refurbished Laboratory Equipment

Frequently Asked Questions about financing used laboratory equipment. ALT Capital’s goal is to offer competitive financing solutions that support organizations of all sizes and stages while providing the necessary instruments for success.

February 16, 2024
Best Practices for Managing Surplus Lab Equipment

How a lab manages surplus equipment has significant business implications whether you’re an early-stage biotech or start-up, a CRO or CMO, partnering with an asset recovery professional for your organization’s surplus equipment can improve have many benefits.

September 12, 2023
Top Brands to Consider When Buying Refurbished Analytical Equipment

Lab equipment from top brands can be trusted to deliver accurate, reliable results – even when purchased secondhand.

September 26, 2016
ALT Selected into Agilent Channel Partnership Program

​ALT, leading provider of premium refurbished mass spectrometry and chromatography instruments (LC/MS), has been selected by Agilent Technologies to be a part of its Channel Partnership Program.

January 19, 2016
The ALT Difference Compared to Other Used Lab Equipment Providers

When you call ALT, you’ll hear words like “solutions, partnership, and commitment.” Sure, ALT offers competitively priced instruments and we even offer a price match guarantee, but our primary goal is to be your long-term business partner and your trusted source for premium refurbished lab equipment.

September 2, 2015
Customer Spotlight: Meet Apeel Sciences and their VP of Operations Jenny Du

Apeel Sciences creates natural agricultural solutions for growers to protect their crops and increase the shelf life of harvested produce, reducing reliance on pesticides as well as food waste.

August 20, 2015
Customer Spotlight: Meet Ultimate Labs and their CEO Kim Lim

Ultimate Labs is a San Diego-based analytical testing laboratory providing environmental monitoring and microbial, water, and food testing services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and food industries.

August 17, 2015
Tips and Tricks: 6 Steps to Clean or Replace HPLC Solvent Inlet Filters

High back pressure? Follow these tips to troubleshoot your high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instrument.

February 16, 2015
ALT Featured In Newsweek

Under the cover of night, a man jumped into a garbage container in Groton, Connecticut. He dug until he unearthed a machine that looked half decent, then another, and even pocketed a handful of unbroken beakers. He drove back to his garage, assessed his findings and was pleased. He knew his foraging trip into Pfizer’s garbage would be good for business.

December 1, 2014
CURE Innovation Commons Entrepreneur’s Space Welcomes Founding Sponsors

CURE Innovation Commons announced today that it is welcoming five Founding Sponsors who have pledged their support for The Commons, the exciting new office and laboratory space in Southeastern Connecticut.

November 19, 2013
LabCentral Launches Laboratory Operations; Signs ALT as a Gold Sponsor

LabCentral is the first-of-its-kind flexible, fully equipped and resourced lab and office facility in the heart of the Cambridge Biotech Innovation Hub.

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