Our Mission to Keep Lab Equipment Running Smoothly Through COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted scientific research in laboratories worldwide. While many working professionals packed up their office and transitioned to working from home in March 2020, researchers weren’t left much of a choice but to abandon their experiments. The labs that did remain open were repurposed and occupied by experiments dedicated to pandemic research. Fortunately, as time has gone by, many laboratories have implemented safety protocols in order to get their research back on track. Despite the fact that the new customs of the pandemic have come to feel somewhat routine, labs are still having difficulties running at the capacity they once were. REUZEit understands your needs.

Workforce Disruptions

It’s no surprise that labs are worried about the health of their staff. As members of the scientific community, it is our moral duty to consider our staff and students’ roles in slowing the virus’s spread. This precaution leaves experiments short-staffed or drawn out. 

Putting Experiments on Hold 

Countless labs in a variety of research fields are reconsidering their planned studies. Many labs simply froze their experiments until they were able to decide how to proceed. Others’ experiments were left to die. This can create cold storage shortage issues as labs were unprepared for the halt of their major scientific conquests.

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Shortage of Lab Supplies

With many basic supplies in higher demand due to the pandemic, it’s been harder for labs to get the supplies they need. Imports of gloves into the United States increased by 17% from January to September 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, but it wasn’t nearly enough to meet demand. Additionally, American labs had to significantly increase imports of filtered plastic pipettes in 2020 because the only domestic supplier available could not keep up with demand. These are only a few examples of the lab supply shortages that our community has been experiencing.

How REUZEit Can Help

We are determined to support our scientific community through the hardship they continue to face in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that our role in supplying used lab equipment as well as surplus lab equipment to laboratories worldwide can impact the world for the better, especially during this time. We are committed to carrying out our mission to supply laboratories with more affordable technology that fuels their research while supporting a circular economy. Our passion for our community and environment has never been stronger.

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. Harness the technology you need to ensure the momentum of your significant scientific research. Whether you’re searching for innovative chemistry lab equipment or looking to replace broken lab equipment, REUZEit offers low-cost solutions that work as hard as you do. Browse the best surplus and gently used biotech and pharmaceutical equipment on the market. Browse our USA-based store or our European Store to shop discount laboratory equipment.