April 1, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 7)
Strong Points: Educational content
Weak Points: Not very deep
I always get in a philosophical debate with myself (at least the conversations are fun) about when to carry mostly commercial Websites in the column. I get a lot of requests from suppliers to mention their sites here, but most of them never make it because they don’t really have anything to offer readers other than an online commercial for their materials. My guideline is that any site I cover has to have meaningful information, ideally available for free. That said, the Amersham site makes its appearance thanks to its Education and Purification Centers which provide visitors with general educational content on topics such as developing purification protocols, affinity chromatography, and a protein purifier tutorial. I’m disappointed that the descriptions are not “deeper,” but as a whole, this site is worth a quick look.