From Zurich to Sarajevo – A mass spectrometer on the move
In a currently ongoing case we have matched an institute at ETH Zurich working on Environmental Chemistry with a group focusing on the same field at the University of Sarajevo.
The group in Sarajevo is heavily limited in funding for state-of-the-art equipment: they currently own one single (very old) mass spectrometer, which is used by 400 students for training and doctoral theses. This causes delays of more than two months for urgently required analyses.
Fortunately, we have found a group in Switzerland that has just recently replaced this exact type of device by a new counterpart. Together with other older devices (ovens, polarographs, glass ware) this transfer of scientific equipment, originally worth 150 000 CHF, will enable a much more efficient and broadly accessible education in Sarajevo.
EquipSent is organizing the matching, shipping, knowledge transfer, installation and legal contracting for this project. We are looking forward to seeing the first scientific studies conducted on the devices in their new location in Bosnia!
EquipSent is interested in a large variety of scientific equipment and devices. Here are a few examples: