The Labbot Purchasing guide

Helping you Navigate the academic purchase process

Navigate the sometimes complex academic purchase process with Labbot's Purchasing Guide. We help you secure negative offers and find references. Discover what's included and current delivery times.

Negative Offers

As part of the procurement process, you may need to request tenders from companies that could supply a similar product. The letter below can serve as a template for such requests, highlighting the capabilities that are required.

Template for collecting negative offers

Subject: Instrument Inquiry

Dear [COMPANY NAME],

I am writing to inquire about a specific laboratory instrument that I have heard of and would like to purchase. I am looking for an instrument for liquid samples that combines the following functions:

  • Simultaneously detect light scattering, UV/vis-absorbance, and full spectrum fluorescence
  • Perform titration runs with sub-microliter volumes
  • Control temperature and perform temperature ramps
  • Measure pH and provide feedback for pH titrations

I would like to know if any of the [COMPANY NAME] instruments offer this functionality. Thank you for your help.

Best regards,

[YOUR NAME]

Letter of Uniqueness

When starting a procurement procedure, it is typical to ask for bids from suppliers who offer comparable products. However, Labbot's unique combination of capabilities makes it unique enough that in many cases, the tendering process can be made unnecessary. This may vary depending on the guidelines of your institution. The following document describes the status of Labbot as a unique product in the marketplace.

Regarding the uniqueness of the Labbot instrument

The Labbot instrument contains the combined functionality of a fluorometer, a UV/vis spectrometer, a static light scattering instrument, a nanoliter titration system and a veryprecise temperature ramping and control function. This combination of capabilities makes Labbot unique in the market place. Its uniqueness lies in the simultaneous and coordinated utilisation of these functionalities on a single sample, enabling experiments that would be impossible on separate instruments.

For the last decade, we have been keeping a continuous and sharp look-out for similar devices, but have found none that feature these combined functions. We have since 2013 sold Labbot and the predecessor, Probe Drum, mostly to academic research groups at universities in Sweden, Denmark and Germany. These institutions have all worked under the rules of public procurement and they have all acknowledged the uniqueness of Labbot in the market.

I hope that this answers your questions about the uniqueness of the Labbot instrument. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Current delivery time:

2 weeks

We are here to help

Do you need further assistance with your purchase or have any other questions? Do not hesitate to reach out - we are here to help you.

Included in the purchase

No running costs for your first three years
With every Labbot purchase, you receive more than just a state-of-the-art instrument. Our comprehensive package includes essential accessories and exclusive services, designed to get you started with your experiments and minimise your operational expenses for the initial three years.

One Labbot instrument

Four modes of measurement and complete sample control packed into an instrument the size of a shoe box.

Three Excitation filters

Three filters to be freely selected from a range covering the full UV-vis spectrum. Additional filters available for a fee.

Quartz cuvettes with stirring bars

Two fluorescence cuvettes for 1 ml and 0.5 ml samples, including two micro stirring bars.

Labbot Software

Powerful software to design your experiments, run them and to analyse and export the data. No additional charge and no licensing.

Labbot tailor-made flight case

Easily pack up your Labbot and keep it safe for transport and travel.

Delivery & Onboarding

Shipment and remote onboarding is included. In-person delivery with demo and training can be arranged.

Two annual services

Every instrument needs some love regularly to perform at peak. We will serve your Labbot twice, at your request.

Three years warranty

Feel safe with an extended warranty. If something should happen, do not worry, just let us know and we will help you out.

Tech & scientific support

If you are experiencing technical difficulties or have questions about setting up a specific experiment, our team is here to support you.

Not Included in the purchase

Additional equipment essential to labbot
Every Labbot application has unique requirements. While certain accessories are essential for basic operations, others become indispensable for specific tests like pH measurements.

Required for operation

Instrument Computer

Min. requirements: Any PC running Windows 10. 
Rec. requirements: Windows 11. Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 256 GB harddrive.

Needed to run the Labbot software

Cuvettes

Any cuvettes (specifications depending on intended application) with outer dimensions  12.5 x 12.5 mm and compatible with a reading height of 8.5 mm.

For general use, we recommend the 10 x 4 mm quartz cuvettes from Hellma.

Specific application equipment

pH Meter

Essential for pH measurements, we recommend Orion Star 211 (pH only) or Orion Star 215 (pH and Conductivity)

pH Electrode

Vital for accurate pH readings when using the recommended pH meter.
A photo of Sara Snogerup Linse, a prominent user of Labbot.

“One of the best features is that we can track the reaction with multiple read­outs from the same sample. It really gives a few extra layers of insights.”

Sara Snogerup Linse
Lund University
A photo of scientist Alexander K. Buell, who is part of the Labbot Research team.

“Labbot was the first instrument I bought when I started my lab. When starting up it’s an obvious choice. You buy one thing and get a lot of things, while saving a lot of space and a lot of money.”

Alexander K. Buell

Technical University of Denmark

A photo of Prof. Marité Cárdenas Gómez, user of Labbot.

“Labbot stands as a uniques equipment that can facilitate the research in our new lab.”

Marité Cárdenas Gómez

Basque Center for Biophysics