Many pieces of microbiology equipment are so common scientists often consider these tools as everyday commodities. The expanding market for biosafety cabinets, CO2 incubators, or ultralow temperature freezers is becoming saturated by large manufacturers with cookie-cutter solutions. While the low upfront cost may seem tempting, their designs simply target the lowest common denominator. Though equipped with the most common features, these pieces may not suit your specific needs—this compromise forces your team to adjust their work procedures to the equipment. For your cell culture or microbiology needs, cheaper off-the-shelf options may be tempting, but equipment designed specifically for your lab and its unique needs will ultimately pay greater dividends in the form of improved workflow efficiency and ergonomics. Read how cell culture equipment that offers a wide range of configurability options can ensure the system accommodates your current processes and enhances workflow.