Why Refurbished Cryostats?

More labs can benefit from the remarkable capabilities of refurbished cryostats by acquiring less expensive instruments that function effectively in most environments. Some benefits of buying refurbished cryostats include:

  • Cost savings: Refurbished cryostats are much more affordable than their new counterparts, often costing between 50% and 80% less. That discount is a good reason for many labs working with limited budgets because refurbished cryostats in good condition can maximize the value you receive from your purchase.
  • Long-lasting equipment: Cryostats are powerhouses in longevity, so they’ll last a long time, and you can find older models on the market with exceptional functionality. Your organization can enjoy high performance and an impressive return on investment (ROI) — even 20-year-old models can offer a good ROI.
  • Assurance:  We at Midwest Lab Equipment guarantee that the cryostats will operate faultlessly for the next 20 years by replacing those wearable components with new ones throughout our refurbishing process.


Buying cryostat from Midwest Lab Equipment

At Midwest Lab equipment, we understand that buying used equipment can feel like a risk. Our team takes several steps to reduce the uncertainty associated with shopping for refurbished cryostats. 


We offer warranties that range to 1 Year, so you know your purchase works, or we’ll enlist our skilled technicians to take care of it. We have a knowledgeable team, and we can conduct in-depth troubleshooting.  Beware of a company that offers warranties less than 4 Months. If cryostat has a refrigerant leak, it may not show during the warranty period of 4 Months.  We test the system for leaks for at least 4 days with dry nitrogen at high pressure before any refrigeration work begins. So! You are safe from the nightmare of costly refrigerant leak repairs when you purchase from us.


A company offering a warranty of less than four months should be avoided. Cryostat may not show a refrigerant leak during the four-month warranty term. Before starting any refrigeration work, we use dry nitrogen under high pressure for at least four days to test the system for leaks. So! When you buy from us, you are spared the pain of expensive refrigerant leak repairs.


We never oversell products, hide relevant details or exaggerate the extent of our testing, service and repairs. Our extensive product descriptions contain all the information you need, including information about the tests and repairs we conducted, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

What to Consider When Buying a Refurbished Cryostat

Aside from the seller, there are several other factors when buying a refurbished cryostat. While not exclusive to used equipment, you’ll want to pay close attention to your use case — your applications will determine which features you’ll need. If you section high volumes of tissues or know you need to work for several hours at a time, you’ll want a cryostat with a footswitch for simple operation and perhaps even motorized sectioning like Leica CM3050S cryostat. For buyers who work with significant amounts of fatty tissue, a chilled objective or blade can be invaluable. Leica CM1950 or CM3050S

Age of the cryostat is less important since we replace the wearable components assuring you to have a working instrument for the next 20 years.

  • Age: Fortunately, cryostats last a long time, so age is less important. We replace the wearable components assuring you to have working instrument for the next 20 years.
  • Warranty: Make sure the refurbished cryostat you’re buying has a solid guarantee to safeguard your investment and make it a more dependable purchase.
  • Refrigeration: Healthy refrigeration means new refrigeration components such as compressor, capillary tubing, fan motors, filter driers, refrigerant. The refurbishment has to be done right and most important is the qualification and knowledge of the technician. We are proud to announce that with over 25 years of experience we can challenge any other company.

Please get in touch with us if you require any additional information or help!

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