For consumables like paper towels, gloves, glassware, centrifuge tubes, pipettes, tips, and safety glasses, Quartzy’s science team is making sure the equivalents can do the job, are the right size, and are what you’d expect. The hope is that your lab members will never know you saved bundles on an equivalent with Quartzy!
Here’s an example of how we would match gloves:
|Manufacturer||Fisher Scientific||High Five||Supermax|
|Description||Fisherbrand™ Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves||Nitrile Exam Gloves||Aurelia® Protégé™
Nitrile Powder Free
|Material||Powder-Free Nitrile||Powder-Free Nitrile||Powder-Free Nitrile|
|Length||9.5 inch||9.5 inch||9.5 inch|
|Palm Thickness||4.0 mil||4.0 mil||4.0 ± 1.2|
|Finger Thickness||4.7 mil||4.7 mil||5.2 ± 1.2|
- Glassware: We verify the material, volume, glass grade, and if applicable, that their fittings match.
- Centrifuge tubes: We match on material, volume, racked/bulk, sterility, RNase/DNase/Pyrogen free, centrifugation max speed (RCF), and cap style.
- PCR tubes: We check all of the things checked for normal centrifuge tubes plus verify if the caps are domed, flat, optically clear (for qPCR), attached, and if they’re in strips.
- Petri dishes: We check sterility, volume, and stackable/slippable.
To sum up, our science team is making sure every detail that is important to your experiment and your ergonomic comfort is the same, so rest assured!
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