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Cole Parmer (formerly SPEX SamplePrep, LLC) was founded in 1954 to manufacture superior sample preparation equipment and supplies for spectroscopists. SPEX SamplePrep equipment is used to prepare samples for a wide range of analytical technologies, including XRF, ICP, GC-MS and PCR. As the industry standard for reliability and durability in the laboratory, SPEX Sample Prep products have been used in landmark studies such as analysis of the moon rocks brought back by NASA and identification of the remains of Czar Nicholas II and his family as well in human identification during the 9/11 WTC attacks.

Products Featured

Sample Preparation Products

  • Geno/Grinder®
  • Freezer/Mill® Cryogenic Grinders
  • Mixer/Mill®
  • Automated Geno/Grinder®
  • ShatterBox®
  • Laboratory Pellet Press
  • GenoLyte®
  • MiniG®


  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • PCRMax® ALPHA Thermal Cyclers
  • Genomax®
  • Genoseal
  • Spex NanoSNAP™