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Getting a research program up and running isn’t easy. Here are some opportunities for ambitious scientists who want to be confident in their lab set up or need the use of a new instrument to boost their research. Lab Start-Up Program Asking the right questions early on is one of the crucial steps to building …

The 5 Best-Tips Against the Worst-Case Scenario

It Pays to Plan Ahead Disasters come in many forms and happen without notice. No matter the source – fire, tornado, loss of electricity – well-prepared labs have a post-event response plan to mitigate minimal disruption. Follow these five tips, and you’ll be prepared when disaster strikes. 1.) Create a Solid Preparedness Plan It’s critical …

Be Sure to Splice the Why Chromosome into your Next Lab-in-a-Lab RFP

With increasing pressure to discover and deliver new drugs at a faster pace, it’s crucial to find the right strategic partner who can meet your requirements. Of course, asking “why” is the very DNA of science. Using our “WHY ASK IT” checklist, you can put together a comprehensive list of what your lab requires in …

How to Find Your Best Pharma Lab Vendor

Today’s biopharmaceutical labs use complex instruments that require regular service and preventative maintenance to keep those systems-and the entire lab-running efficiently. Working with an experienced, knowledgeable, third-party vendor can provide a consolidated, holistic approach to equipment maintenance, service, and management across all equipment brands. However, the price tag for asset management services can be high. …

Numbers Don’t Lie: Pharma Lab Inefficiencies Come at a High Cost

Drug discovery labs of all sizes are focused on reducing inefficiencies. However, the race to get to market faster can cause labs to overlook several factors that slow processes down; common inefficiencies can cause scientists to lose 12 and a half weeks of discovery time each year. That means for every four scientists on the …

4 Reasons to Outsource Your Lab IT

Managing labs is expensive and time consuming-that’s why outsourcing your lab IT can be a practical decision for pharma firms. Especially considering the complicated nature of machinery within a lab, where systems are connected to costly instruments that support uploads to pipelines and data analysis, outsourcing IT can curb related expenses. Here are four reasons …

6 Consequences of Lab Inefficiency

Productivity is the engine of an efficient laboratory. Whether you’re a large- or small-scale lab, process optimization is crucial to ensure fast results and huge cost savings. One study found that lab analysts waste 25% of their time on instrument maintenance, which means fewer hours spent on doing their jobs effectively. Would you expect a …

Protecting Your Lab from the Future

Scientific productivity has remained flat over the last decade, despite $150 billion being spent yearly on research and development (pre-COVID-19), according to a PwC report titled “Pharma 2020: From Vision to Decision.” Innovation is vital for pharmaceutical companies, not only to succeed against competitors, but also to protect against potential threats. Futureproofing is the process …

Lab manager are using different staffing models to help reduce costs and accelerate their lab’s workflow. Staffing agencies Managed services provider Contract outsourcing Lab as a service (LaaS) Like all decisions in a lab, managers have to review all sides of the task – and consider both the long and short ROI. Staffing agencies ease …

Lab Relocation: 4 Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Regardless if you are moving one instrument across a campus or 100 instruments across the globe, relocating your lab is never an easy task. We’ve seen it firsthand – poor planning, limited time, and mismanagement can result in a disastrous move. Learn from the mistakes other labs have made before you manage your next lab …

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