Reliability still critical factor in equipment purchases
This article was originally published in Clinica
Price, service and reliability are the critical factors when purchasing laboratory equipment, says a study by the French Salon du Laboratoire. The survey, carried out last year, collected data from over 500 clinical laboratories in 17 European countries. The respondents filled in questionnaires based on purchasing decisions, development of activities, ordering methods and choice of supplier. Purchasing was broken down into consumables, reagents and three cost bands for equipment.