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Same Site, Different Look. Spex SamplePrep is now Cole-Parmer.

Corporate Profile

Mission Statement

Since 1955, Cole-Parmer has provided sample preparation equipment and supplies to laboratories worldwide. Our products are used for cutting-edge research in pharmaceuticals, superconductors, polymers, forensics, genetics and biotechnology. Our cryogenic mills, homogenizers, laboratory mills, grinders, fusion fluxers and presses are recognized as the world’s most effective and are backed by exceptional service and expertise. A strong commitment to innovation, quality, versatility, and durability allows us to stand out in our industry.


Founded in 1955 to manufacture superior sample preparation equipment and supplies for spectroscopists. Our equipment is used to prepare samples for a wide range of analytical technologies, including XRF, ICP, GC-MS and PCR. We are the industry standard for reliability and durability in the laboratory, and our 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.

Today, Cole-Parmer continues to explore new, innovative applications for our products while developing new products for emerging sample preparation needs. Our expertise and products can help you achieve accurate, consistent results by ensuring reproducible sample preparation and analysis.