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10 tips to run a more efficient laboratory

From creating a culture of innovation to maintaining your equipment, this article sets out 10 simple tips on how to make your facility more efficient today and more importantly, well into the future! There are three variables that determine the efficiency of any laboratory: The people, the processes, and the equipment. The People Right people […] ... 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

Waste Elimination in the Laboratory using the Acronym “WOODMITS” – Lean Management Techniques

Waste reduces the capacity of a laboratory to reach its objectives in the most efficient manner; it uses limited resources in ways that do not contribute to the organisation’s overall goals. Lean is an organisational performance management system characterised by a collaborative approach between employees and managers to identify and minimise or eliminate activities that do […] ... Read More

5 Ways to Make a High Throughput Laboratory More Efficient

In a competitive world, the most active and agile laboratory in the market wins! In this article, we seek to look at ways to make your laboratory more lean and agile. A competitive edge can be achieved in many ways including automation, professional training, lean process, and continuous improvement. Finding your laboratory’s Unique Selling Proposition (USP) could come back to your ability to […] ... 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

A Guide to Staff Training in the Laboratory

The Laboratory sector is one of the most technologically advancing markets and it is imperative that lab managers keep up to date with latest trends and foster a culture of safety and continuous improvement. Training to keep staff updated on the skills needed to meet these demands is a mission critical component for any lab […] ... Read More

A Competitive Edge Through Layout And Workflow In Canadian Pathology Laboratories

Smart pathology management involves sample throughput assessment in all divisions of the pathology laboratory whilst maintaining precision and accuracy. Whilst automation with digital pathology is great for speed and accuracy, layout and workflow processes are often overlooked, resulting in inefficiency and downtime through unnecessary motion. In this article, the team at Modulab impart 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

Open vs Closed Laboratory Design

Open-plan is used to describe any floor plan which uses large, open spaces with few walls and minimal use of small, enclosed rooms.  Modern office space design follows this trend, where there are few walls with movable, modular furnishings resulting in an open, interactive workspace.  Since the mid-90s, laboratory design has embraced the open-plan concept. Open-plan design has become […] ... Read More

Tips for improving lab lighting

As an important part of the work environment, lighting has a profound impact on the performance within the laboratory. Even more crucially, the majority of laboratory personnel are required to complete delicate tasks permitting no margin of error. To improve productivity, personnel are encouraged to implement the following suggestions: 1. Replace light bulbs on regular […] ... Read More

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