About Us

For almost 50 years, Laboratory Equipment has been the leader in providing news on the latest new products and technologies for the lab. Our readers and your customers rely on the print and electronic media of  Laboratory Equipment for information about the tools available to conduct high-performance and cost-effective scientific research.

The Topics

Laboratory Equipment is the product-based publication of choice for scientists and engineers. In each issue of the magazine, and now daily in its online products, the editors provide concise and insightful information on the latest scientific instruments, software, supplies, and equipment. These research tools are grouped into four categories for easier access and review by the readers – Instrumentation & Equipment, Software, Separations & Spectroscopy and Consumables & Supplies.

Laboratory Equipment is truly the researcher’s one-stop location for news and information on products, technologies, and trends for the research and quality laboratory. Adding to the full range of product news are topical cover stories, research trend data, and application-based special sections in the monthly print publication and live news feeds, breaking news stories, product archives, and reference information in the online and electronic products. 

The Mission

The mission of  Laboratory Equipment is to provide timely, up-to-date information on a 24/7 basis in a media neutral format – the product and research information is available in the version best fits the readers’ demands and preferences. In today’s fast-paced environment, just as the technologies we cover change, the format for  Laboratory Equipment will continue to evolve as more media technologies become available and as readers’ requirements change. The editorial mission of  Laboratory Equipment is to provide as broad a range of product information as possible. This information is delivered in an unbiased and objective manner that summarizes the capabilities of the new products and technologies and provides the resources where more in-depth information can be obtained. 

The Promise

The publisher, editors, and staff of Laboratory Equipment are dedicated to 1) providing its readers with the latest information on new research products and technologies, and 2) providing its advertisers with the most effective vehicles for delivering their product information and messages to the broadest range of potential users.

medium portrait Nick Pinto

Nick Pinto

As Group Publisher, Nick provides strategic direction for the Laboratory Equipment franchise, including Chromatography Techniques. Nick has previously been involved with the ECN Worldwide franchise since 1998 and has held various roles including Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, Associate Publisher, Publisher and Group Publisher. Nick has more than 16 years experience in business-to-business publishing and holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

medium portrait Elizabeth Vickers

Elizabeth Vickers

Liz Vickers graduated in 1994 from the University of Richmond and began her career as a Marketing Director for a marketing research company where she developed a passion for working with clients and developing new customer relationships. In 1996, she made her first entry in the publishing industry as a Classified Sales Manager for PTN Publishing (now Cygnus Business Media). Through her 10 years with Cygnus Business Media , she moved up the ranks and in 2001 was made Publisher and then Group Publisher of the Photography Group (Studio Photography & Design, Photo Trade News and Digital Imaging). In December 2006, Liz joined Advantage Business Media as Publisher on Chem.Info. In 2008, Liz moved to the Publisher position on Laboratory Equipment and in 2013 was made Science Group Publisher of Laboratory Equipment, ALN, ALN World, Forensic MagazineDFI, R&D, Drug Discovery and Development and BioscienceTechnology.com.

medium portrait Tim Studt

Tim Studt

Tim Studt has been with Advantage Business Media for 25 years, the last 20 of which as Editor in Chief. Now editorial director of the entire Science Group at ABM, Tim is responsible for Laboratory Equipment, Chromatography Techniques, ALN, ALN World, Forensic MagazineDFI, R&D, Drug Discovery and Development and BioscienceTechnology.com.  He’s also responsible for creating the annual Global R&D Funding Forecast. Tim’s editorial staff has won more than 30 business press awards, including the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award. Tim has launched multiple BTB publications and their associated print and electronic business media products. Tim has a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Lewis University.

medium portrait Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor joined the Laboratory Equipment team in June 2010 as an Associate Editor, before becoming the Asst. Managing Editor and then Managing Editor. She is responsible for all the day-to-day print and web activites associated with Laboratoy Equipment, as well as all its supplements. Please send all press releases, article submissions and other content directly to Michelle.  Prior to working with Laboratory Equipment, Michelle was an Editorial Intern with the magazine's sister publication, Scientific Computing. Michelle earned her B.A. in Journalism from Elon University, Elon, N.C. While there, she was involved with the student newspaper for four years, as well as the local elementary school.

medium portraitLily Barback

Lily Barback

Lily Barback joined Laboratory Equipment in July 2011 as an Associate Editor. Before working at Laboratory Equipment, Lily was the Assistant Editor for the magazine’s sister publication Scientific Computing. Lily received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.