Compatibility Myths: Debunking Four Common Misconceptions About Consumables in Laboratory Research

As researchers work to advance our collective knowledge, they rely on various lab equipment and consumables to ensure the accuracy of their experiments and analyses. Yet, within this landscape, common misunderstandings about the compatibility of lab supplies persist. In this article, we debunk four common misconceptions surrounding the use of non-OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) consumables in the life science industry.

For this article, we define Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) as the companies responsible for producing and supplying equipment (pipettes, thermal cyclers, plate readers, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, etc.) under their branding. OEM consumables refer to products produced by the same company that manufactures the associated equipment.

1. Quality Assurance:

Myth: Some researchers are brought to believe that the

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