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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 …

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 …

Often, pharmaceutical companies have reached outside their organization to contract service providers for help with discovery, development, and manufacturing. Others tap into their own in-house resources for support. Which is the better process? The short answer is there’s no right way, just your way. Insourcing The benefit of insourcing is that you’re consistently dealing with …

We sat down with expert Chris Strom, former service procurement manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb, to gain some insights into understanding successful vendor relationships and how to decide which procurement model fits your lab. Whether you’re consolidating facilities due to a corporationwide rightsizing effort or incorporating laboratories into your infrastructure in response to a merger or …

A lab disaster can come in the form of a fire, tornado, loss of electricity, cyber attack, compromised assay components, or more. With profitability and results on the line, many pharma labs are taking steps to develop disaster prevention strategies as well as carefully thought-out response plans. Maintaining business continuity in the wake of a …

Hybrid approaches to lab management are now becoming the norm, globally, with the lure and benefit of promising a more efficient, optimal operation within labs – including reducing undue burden on lab managers. These approaches range from staffing services that provide qualified workers to holistic engagements that deliver better outcomes. When working with a lab, …

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