Syringe pumps can be used in almost any application that involves precise metering, especially at the micro- and nanoscale. They are used in many research fields as precise dosing systems or to accurately deliver small quantities of reagents, mix miniscule volumes, and add traces of specific chemicals over the course of the experiment.
Syringe pumps can be used for scale-up, new material development, and materials characterization in chemical, pharmaceutical, catalysis, and materials science research. They can also play a major role in minimizing errors in the fields of microanalysis and instrumental analytics, such as mass spectrometry (MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS).
Moreover, syringe pumps compatible with microfluidic applications are available in the market, which facilitates research in fields such as micro-environmental control. Syringe pumps can also facilitate precise infusion in medical and biological research; for instance, feeding small animals or delivering very small doses to specific sites in the brain in neuroscience research.
In a word, syringe pumps are useful for accelerating research and minimizing fluid delivery errors in many advanced research fields.