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Why Your Lab Should Upgrade Its HPLC or UHPLC System

Team TFS
Team TFS

typewriter_112020Making the switch isn’t always easy, but it’s worth the investment. 

I vividly remember the day in graduate school when my advisor asked me if I’d be “okay” giving up the HPLC instrument I used for two years for an incoming student and transfer to a new set up. What was I supposed to say? “Actually, I prefer you’d redo your plans and buy another set-up and make the new research student learn on another one so I can leave all my methods as is.” That answer wasn’t going to fly so I reluctantly said okay and started planning to transfer my LC methods and learning a new system and software.

Would I have voluntarily chosen to switch instruments for the fun exercise of method transfer and learning a new software suite to process data? Honestly, probably not. And I’m guessing most of you would say the same thing. Who likes to have their established routine disrupted? Not only did I need to switch instruments and learn new software for data processing, I didn’t have time for the change, so I thought. The following week I parted ways with my first HPLC system and started the task of transferring my methods to the new system.

How does trading-up your old instrument for a Vanquish HPLC or UHPLC benefit your lab?

Technological advances usually improve productivity by creating a smoother workflow, boost in equipment efficiency, savings on time and cost, and a reduction in human-made errors. These improvements translate to a more proficient and cost-effective lab operation. The cutting-edge software and hardware features in the Vanquish Core HPLC System offer a multitude of benefits like:

  • Reliable, easy to operate and train new scientists quickly

  • Versatile and flexible to run on a variety of analytical applications

  • Software integration with intuitive instrument software for easy control and data processing

  • Sensitive detectors with seamless instrument integration

  • Everything you need from one vendor – optimized parts, accessories, and service

  • Save on the total costs of running an HPLC system (don’t forget the initial cost of your HPLC is only one component of the total cost of ownership! Read this blog post by Tim Cross for more insight)

Increase your lab efficiency and advance your science by trading-in your old HPLC or UHPLC system to trade-up to the most advanced technology

Deciding to switch to a new instrument is downright scary. The hard work and time you put into developing methods, learning the software, and waiting for the instrument to be functional after a repair is unforgettable. Not to mention the little talks and words of enouncement you whisper to your instrument each time you run an experiment – you formed a bond. Just like an old trusted car you’ve learned to love, your LC system was once a new reliable staple in your lab, but with time it’s begun to show its age with many years of wear-and-tear.

As your system ages, the cost to maintain and repair along with difficulty to source parts may cause you to consider the benefits of replacing the older system. There are better solutions available and your research and productivity will benefit from using an upgraded HPLC or UHPLC and will surely please you and your team. Newer technology is reliable and may overcome the technological limitations of your older system.

The Vanquish Core HPLC system improves performance, repeatability, dependability, and with no trade-offs. Quality of separation and ease-of-use are preserved. Operators have all they need to solve their toughest analytical challenges with confidence, and method transfer might not be as laborious as you think -- you have a freely tunable gradient delay volume like the one built into the Vanquish Core HPLC system. This revolutionary system helps you keep up with the speed of science without compromising your prior chromatographic research successes.

Have questions about the pricing and affordability of trading-up?

Accessing all the technology packed into the Vanquish Core HPLC system may be more affordable than you think. Check out our generous Lab Forward Trade-in Program which is offered for a limited time.