We are thinking of getting an FPLC system for our teaching laboratory so that students can learn how to purify proteins. We've narrowed our choices down to either the Bio-Rad BioLogic LP System or the GE Healthcare's AKTA Explorer . Have any of you used either of these two systems, and if so, what did you think of them? Which would you recommend for a teaching lab? Which is better for durability, ease of use, lack of breakdowns and ease of repair or upgrade?
Thanks for any advice you can give me!