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Medical Equipment That Institutes Need to Support Their Research Efforts

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Medical research is an important part of the healthcare industry. It helps doctors and other healthcare professionals to find new treatments for diseases, understand how the body works and improve patient outcomes. 

To perform this vital work, medical institutes often need specialized equipment that they might not have or cannot afford on their own. Fortunately, there are companies out there that specialize in renting out such equipment so that it can be used as needed by different organizations throughout the country. 

Here’s the list of top equipment a medical institute can rent to support their research efforts:

Spectroscopy Equipment

Moreoever, Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation. Spectroscopy equipment is used to measure the properties of light, including its wavelength, intensity, and polarization. It can be used to study a wide range of materials and substances, including chemicals, biological samples, and materials used in industry. 

Research institutes use spectroscopy equipment to study the chemical and physical properties of materials, to understand the structure of molecules, and to develop new technologies. 

Spectroscopy has many applications, such as identifying unknown compounds, monitoring chemical reactions, and studying the properties of materials at the atomic and molecular levels.


Microscopes allow you to observe tiny things that you can’t see with your naked eye. There are several different types of microscopes, each useful for looking at different things. Some are good for observing cells and tissue samples. Others are used in medical research because they can magnify the size of an object immensely using a variety of lenses.

 This is important for looking at human tissue when doing experiments on how it reacts to certain conditions or substances.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines are used to view the soft tissues of the body. The machine uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of the body, which can then be used to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. 

This equipment can help you learn more about how your research is working in real time, so you can make adjustments on the fly if needed. In addition, it can provide valuable information about how an experiment might turn out based on previous data from other experiments or medical records.

This equipment will also benefit you because it allows for easier diagnosis of illnesses that may otherwise be difficult to detect in patients with poor health histories or who have difficulty explaining their symptoms.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scanners

A CT scanner is a machine that produces images of the body’s interior using X-rays and a computer. CT scanners are primarily used to detect tumors, fractures, and other medical problems within the body.

CT scanners are very expensive pieces of equipment requiring high maintenance costs. However, they have become an indispensable tool in hospitals around the world. They are also being used more frequently in research labs today to study tissues without having to sacrifice an animal or human subject for experimentation.

Recently, as reported in Imaging & Machine Vision Europe, The University of Dundee has partnered with NeuroLogica, a Samsung Electronics subsidiary, to use the company’s latest CT scanner technology, equipped with photon counting detectors for patient tissue analysis.

Ultrasound Machines

Ultrasound machines are used to produce images of internal organs and tissues in real time. They do this by sending out high-frequency sound waves that then bounce back when they hit a solid object (such as your thorax).

The images are displayed on a monitor, so you can see what’s inside you or around you. Ultrasound machines can be used for both research and clinical practice. In research, ultrasound is used to examine embryos or other small objects. In clinical practice, it helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions such as heart disease or kidney stones. 

These machines require specialized training to operate safely and efficiently. So if you’re looking into hiring one for your institution’s research project, make sure that whoever will be operating it has been trained properly.

Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) Machines

You may want to hire a FACS machine to help you with your research efforts. A FACS machine, or fluorescence-activated cell sorting machine, is used to separate cells based on their fluorescent properties. 

This means that you can use these machines to isolate specific types of cells or even individual proteins. For instance, if your lab were trying to isolate cancer cells, they could use a FACS machine to do so with little effort.

Flow Cytometry

Flow cytometry is a method of analyzing cells one by one. It can be used to determine the size, shape, and other properties of cells. 

It can also be used to detect genetic abnormalities in cells. Flow cytometry is an extremely important tool for medical research as it allows scientists to study living tissues without having to kill them first, which would otherwise make them unusable.

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Machines

A PCR machine is a tool that amplifies small amounts of DNA. To amplify DNA, a large number of copies are made by heating the sample at a high temperature and then cooling it down again. The reaction is repeated several times, resulting in many more copies than there originally were.

PCR machines are used in forensic science, clinical diagnostics, and environmental monitoring. They are also essential for research institutes that use genetic analysis to study the effects of various chemicals on living organisms.

A recent report in Cereus highlighted the use of molecular tools such as PCR to have the potential to increase the clinician’s ability to diagnose tuberculous meningitis. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) has been a diagnostic challenge for which Pab PCR is a reliable and rapid method for diagnosing in a routine microbiology laboratory.


According to Straits Research, the medical equipment rental market globally was worth USD 54.80 billion in 2021. It is expected to reach USD 87.37 billion by 2030, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.32% from 2022 to 2030.

This blog post was an overview of the different types of equipment that a medical institute can hire to support its research efforts. We hope it was informative for you.

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