NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cutting-edge research labs have in many instances the luxury of a narrow focus, which in the case of proteomics, for instance, allows them to refine and optimize their instrumentation to tackle specific questions over extended periods of time.

This is not the case for core labs. On the contrary, these institutions typically run a variety of samples for a variety of groups looking at a variety of questions. That being the case, qualities like versatility and robustness must be balanced against raw performance.

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