General Lab Equipment Leasing
Wha Types of General Laboratory Equipment are used in the Life Sciences?
Whether your research involves proteins, blood, cell cultures, soil analysis, or something else, you’ll likely need general scientific instruments. Excedr’s equipment lease program can finance any and all equipment in the lab, from general lab equipment to specialized instruments and instrumentation.
However, we aren’t able to offer leases for lab supplies like microplates, glassware (beakers, vials, flasks), burners, dispensers, hot plates, or pipettes. Nor can we provide consumables and reagents.
But, we do offer leases on a wide selection of larger, general instrumentation and equipment. Our selection includes, but is not limited to, autoclaves, centrifuges, incubators, water baths, mixers, freezers, filtration systems, and stirrers, shakers, and rockers.
No matter what your area of focus in the life sciences is, whether it’s microbiology, biochemistry, or biotechnology, we make it simpler and more affordable to acquire the lab equipment. No matter your use of these lab necessities, Excedr can help you acquire high-quality general laboratory equipment for a fraction of the up front price.
Why Lease with Excedr?
When you lease equipment through our leasing program, you can eliminate the upfront costs you’ll have to pay when you purchase equipment outright. Spread the costs out over time and keep more working capital to reinvest in core business and operations, like staffing, inventory, and marketing or sales initiatives.
You can also minimize any unforeseen equipment downtime as well, using our comprehensive repair and maintenance coverage. Furthermore, because we offer operating leases, you can potentially write off the payments and save even more, since the payments can be 100% tax deductible depending on your tax situation. (It’s important to consult your tax advisor about this.)
The Benefits of Excedr’s Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Our Leasing Solutions
An autoclave is a type of pressure chamber sterilization device that is used in a variety of industrial processes that require elevated pressures and temperatures. They are also commonly used in laboratory and medical applications, as its ability to sterilize is tremendously useful in those fields.
Bioreactors, or fermentors, are devices that can simulate natural biochemical setting for cell or tissue growth in microbial and or cell cultures. They provide a controlled environment where pH, temperature, oxygen levels, and moisture are all tunable. Bioreactors may also refer to systems that maintain biologically active environments.
Centrifugation is used in a variety of laboratories for many different types of separation. Whether you need to separate mixtures with close densities, blood, insoluble particles, or immiscible liquids, sediment suspended solids, or even simulate different types of gravity for astronaut training, a centrifuge is an indispensable piece of equipment.
Testing biological cells out of their natural environment is a vital part of medical, environmental, and pharmaceutical research. While testing, the cells are in a different environment than their normal one and begin to degrade or change.
In vacuum applications, cold traps, or condensers, are equipped to protect vacuum pumps from contamination or degradation by sublimating or condensing vapors in a dedicated device. Vapors naturally migrate to the coldest spot in an evaporation or concentration system. These vapor traps operate as the coldest part of a system, which is how they are able to trap the escaping vapors. They are also designed to prevent pump backstreaming, a process where oil vapors from the pump can enter back into the vacuum pumping system and affect its performance.
Coverslipping involves mounting a histology or cytology slide with a glass cover so that the sample is held in place and is provided with protection from dust or accidental contact. Moreover, the sample, whether it is solid or liquid, is pressed flat so its thickness remains even, ensuring optimal slide quality for pathological diagnosis downstream using a microscope. Coverslipping can also provide long-term storage reliability.
Cryogenic freezers provide solutions for research and clinical applications that require temperatures at or below -150°C. This method of freezing is referred to as cryopreservation and applies to a range of fields that include cryosurgery, food sciences, ecology, plant physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cryopreservation of cells and organs.
An environmental chamber, also known as a climate or climatic chamber, is designed to recreate specific environmental conditions which are used to study how a test subject reacts to those conditions. This can include both environmental and mechanical stresses such as temperature, humidity, light, altitude, rain, salt spray, sun exposure, vacuum, air pressure, electrodynamic vibration, and radiation.
Balances & Scales
A lab balance is a form of scale designed to measure small mass in the sub-milligram range. The measuring pan of an analytical balance (0.1 mg or better) is inside a transparent enclosure with doors so that dust does not collect and so any air currents in the room do not affect the balance’s performance.
Laboratory glassware washers are used anywhere that sterilized lab glassware is required. Washing by hand leads to broken glassware, contamination, and delays during important experiments, increasing potential hazard to workers, jeopardizing studies, and worsening overall conditions in the lab.
Homogenization is a common and necessary procedure in a range of industries and laboratories. It’s sometimes referred to as micronization or cell fractionation. Although liquids are the most commonly homogenized substances, scientists also homogenize tissue, food, plant, and soil samples.
Laboratory ovens are capable of reaching temperatures of 300°C or more and provide precise temperature uniformity and control. This is why they are better suited for laboratory and industrial uses than their conventional counterparts.
Laboratory shakers are a critical piece of equipment found in almost every lab. These devices may also be referred to as rockers, rotators, vortexers, or vortex mixers. They apply different styles of motion, such as rotating, rocking, reciprocating, and orbiting to achieve results.
Laboratory vacuum pumps are devices that create vacuums in a laboratory environment. A vacuum is defined as a space devoid of matter, including gas. Practically speaking, most man-made vacuums are simply spaces where the pressure is significantly lower than the external atmospheric pressure.
General-purpose water baths are a vital part of any laboratory, capable of performing a variety of applications. These machines are made of a container to hold water and a digital or analog interface to control the temperature and maintain uniformity. It is typical for a water bath to reach temperatures of 99°C (210°F).
Water Purification Systems
Water is one of the most commonly used solvents in a laboratory. It is the basis for many buffers, reagents, and cell cultures, regularly being used for washing and cleaning applications. This means the water you use in your lab needs to be as sterile as possible in order to prevent contamination. While tap water is considered somewhat pure, there are some classes of contaminants that can create problems for many laboratory tasks. This can include a range of particulates such as colloids, bacterias, gases, organics, and inorganic ions like zinc.
Automated Liquid Handling & Liquid Handlers
Liquid handling instruments & systems are used within a variety of key industries, including forensics, pharmaceutical drug discovery and development, molecular biology, food and beverage, agriculture, materials science, and clinical diagnostics.
While the theoretical uses for a lyophilizer, or commercial freeze dryer, are endless, the most common usage is within the biotech, pharmaceutical, food, and technological industries. Viral vaccines, biological samples, and a variety of other materials used daily benefit from freeze-drying.
Ultra Low Temperature Freezers
Labs require extremely cold freezer temperatures to reduce the rate of bacteria reproduction. This minimizes spoilage or sample loss. Without a proper ultra-low or low-temp freezer, you will face a higher risk of losing precious samples, endangering your research.
Magnetic stirrers, or magnetic mixers, are common in biology and chemistry R&D laboratories that emphasize quality control. Stirrers and stir plates have a place in many industries, including biotechnology, chemical, and food and beverage. These devices make preparing mixtures simple, but may not always be capable of stirring large volumes.
Transilluminators, a standard piece of laboratory equipment, are specifically designed to visualize nucleic acids after they have undergone gel electrophoresis. By emitting high levels of ultraviolet light (UV) or high-intensity LED light, DNA, RNA, and macromolecules like protein are made visible. Gels that have been stained can be directly placed onto the device, and in the case of UV, the wavelength can be adjusted to fit your specific application needs.
General Lab Equipment Leases That Suit Your Needs
Operating Lease Benefits
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.