MSACL 2018 US Abstract

Topic: Practical Training

Making the Most of Vendor Visits and Discussions with Colleagues during Instrument Vendor Selection_II

Deborah French (Presenter)
University of California San Francisco

Authorship: Deborah French
University of California San Francisco

Short Abstract

Starting mass spectrometry testing in your laboratory, or adding a new mass spectrometer, is a daunting task. How do you make the right decision? And how do you finance this purchase? This session will discuss questions you should ask mass spectrometry vendors and colleagues and how you should test different instruments so that you are comparing apples to apples. Audience participation will be encouraged!

Long Abstract

Introduction

In order to decide on which mass spectrometer to purchase, a fair comparison should be carried out between vendors. But how do you compare apples to apples? This session will discuss questions to ask the vendors and how to plan a fair comparison when you are trying to decide on the instrument vendor. Further, colleagues who already run mass spectrometers are a great resource and this session will discuss questions to ask them that will aid in your decision.

Audience participation will be encouraged!

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Results

Conclusions & Discussion

Learning objectives of this session:

1. Describe questions that should be asked of vendors and colleagues.


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