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Key Budgeting Tips for Saving Money in Your Laboratory

Documenting a budget is a great starting point when given the job to supervise the expenditure for your laboratory. Managing a budget in a laboratory can be an overwhelming task as there is responsibility and accountability expected of persons responsible.  While you don’t receive any more money by budgeting, it allows you to maximize and […] ... Read More

Who should be involved in your laboratory design process and why?

Designing a laboratory can be a daunting task and it is often a question of how many people you should include in the laboratory design process. Too many people and personalities can create confusion that will lead to delays in the design process. It is important to know who you should include and understand how […] ... Read More

Choosing A Laboratory Balance

There are many types of laboratory balances on today’s market and when making a decision to purchase a balance, you need to ensure you are buying for the best outcome possible. Consider the application first, what is the maximum capacity? What is the accuracy? Consider ROI (Return on Investment) next, what is the load cell […] ... Read More

Checklist to assist with refurbishing a laboratory with a tight budget

Looking to save a few dollars and coordinate the refurbishment of your secondary school laboratory? At Modulab, we have been supporting schools and their laboratories for over 20 years and it is a privilege to support education departments in the self-management of laboratory refurbishments. There are many unknowns in the refurbishment of an educational laboratory, […] ... Read More

Plastic Vs Steel Corrosive Cabinets

When you’re faced with the challenge of purchasing a corrosive cabinet, the first question that is likely to spring to your mind is: Do I purchase a plastic cabinet or a metal cabinet? This decision can come down to some very simple factors so rest easy! We’ll help you with your decision and provide you […] ... Read More

9 Skills That Contribute to a Great Laboratory Manager

A Laboratory Manager is a person who is responsible for the management of daily operations in the laboratory. A lot of responsibility hinges on the Laboratory manage in respect to leadership, problem solving, skills development, communication, budget management, meetings, conflicting priorities, OHS and contracts management. In the below article we have outlined 9 management skills […] ... Read More

How to fast forward a decision from your management

Some decisions in the laboratory can directly affect operational outcomes and often larger capital requirements such as specialist laboratory equipment can directly depend on higher management to approve the funding prior to a purchase. Delayed approvals may cause a delay in efficiencies and output in your laboratory. In this article, we have put a few […] ... Read More

Creating a Feasibility Study for a new STEM Education Facility

There are many areas to consider when preparing a feasibility study for a new STEM facility at your school. Depending on the size of the project you are undertaking, the process will involve some of the following steps; Brainstorming, Concepts, Costing, Drawing, and Presentation. Presenting a great feasibility plan with your ideas and costings is […] ... Read More

Where to begin with a new STEM education facility, especially when you’re behind the wave?

Building a STEM facility at your school can be a daunting task, especially if you feel you are running behind the STEM wave. At Westlab, we are continually supporting schools across Canada to assist them in creating world-class STEM education facilities. In this article, we offer some ideas on how you can catch up with […] ... Read More

The advantages of modular benching verses fixed cabinetry in today’s pharmaceutical, pathology, education and quality assurance laboratories

  Not all laboratories are the same. In fact, there are several laboratory types, and each has their unique purpose, advantages and constraints. However, one of the commonalities across all laboratory types is the need for practical and durable cabinetry. Likely, the days of building a fixed laboratory system from cabinetry are quickly becoming a […] ... Read More

6 Key Considerations when Purchasing Laboratory Equipment

Purchasing laboratory equipment is one of the biggest investments your laboratory will ever make. It is essential that you consider multiple facets of the purchase to maximize your return on investment. We’ve compiled a list of key things to take into consideration when choosing the best laboratory equipment to suit your needs. Availability – Generally, […] ... Read More

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