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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 …

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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