The partnership facilitates packages of monthly payments, which spread the cost over time without the need for a full initial outlay. At end of the agreed term the instrument can be upgraded, bought, or returned, or the term can be extended. The packages include full service cover which helps to minimise potentially costly downtime whilst giving clear visibility of ongoing financial commitments.
Without the need to buy instruments outright and with the option to upgrade, laboratories can use the latest instruments and processes, maintain flexibility, and protect against future obsolescence.
"GE Healthcare’s life science products are supporting scientists in the research, development and manufacturing of new therapeutics. Providing scientists with flexible equipment financing options will make it even easier for them to access the company’s leading technologies," said John Evans, managing director of international operations at Key Equipment Finance. "We look forward to working closely with GE Healthcare to meet the financing needs of their customers throughout Europe."
"The agreement with Key Equipment Finance opens a new chapter in our way of doing business" said GE Healthcare European VP of sales, Flemming Carlsen. "By updating existing lab technology via leasing agreements, and being able to regularly replace with new equipment, our customers can access new technology quicker and improve their productivity significantly."