Moving to Automated Sample Prep. A researcher's perspective: "I Was Surprised that Everything Worked So Well"
Antonio Checa is Assistant Professor in Prof. Craig Wheelock's lab at Biomedicum, Karolinska Institute. When moving to automated sample preparation of oxylipin samples, he decided to go with Biotage® Extrahera™ automated sample processor. In the video below, he explains their decision process and experience with Biotage as a supplier of laboratory instruments and consumables.
"We study which products available can cover our needs, and then think of ways of benchmarking them and how we can incorporate them into our workflows. If possible, we test them in pilot studies and if everything works, we incorporate them", says Antonio Checa on scouting the market for new lab equipment.
"Science must be reproducible, so everything that we incorporate into our workflows should be directed to achieve reproducibility. In addition, companies must be responsive to our needs, because we have deadlines to meet, so it is very important that everything is delivered to us on time."
"For us, Biotage has great customer service that has allowed us to quickly solve any problems we have faced over the years. Biotage is also continuously innovating their products, such as this new TurboVap® system, and they are in contact with us and always take our opinions into account when developing products. That is very important to us because we get a product that is tailored to what we need. I was personally very surprised everything worked so well when moving from the manual extractions."
Watch the full interview below.
Extracting Oxylipins at Karolinska Institute
Interview to Antonio Checa, Assistant Professor in the lab of Prof. Craig Wheelock at Karolinska Institute. He explains what they look for in laboratory equipment and how they choose new products for their lab.