One of the best ways to save money, says Juers, is to "stay awayfrom the latest technical developments, and make do with the previousgeneration of equipment." Juers bought a 10-year-old spectrophotometerfrom the US Department of Energy. "I spent some money to get itoverhauled, but it works great, and at about one-tenth the cost of a newmachine with similar capability," says Juers. His lab has also been usinga 40-year-old sonicator. In his...
Melissa Lee Phillips