Emerging Biotechs: 6 Tips for Designing a Safe Laboratory

  |  November 15, 2018

The goal of any early stage biotech company is continual growth and success. However, as positive as company growth is, unless you initially leased an enormous laboratory, you may find that success means growing out of your existing space and designing a new one. In the biotechnology entrepreneurship world, growing and moving on is far... Read More

Safely Moving Out of Your Lab Space

  |  October 30, 2018

Moving a biotech laboratory to a new space isn’t as simple as renting a U-Haul and packing up boxes. You’ll have specific responsibilities and obligations that need to be followed to ensure you leave behind a clean, safe space for the next tenant. First thing’s first: determine your decommissioning obligation. Hopefully these details were worked... Read More

BSL-2 Plus:
When and How to Implement It

  |  September 14, 2018

Biosafety Level 2 Plus (BSL-2+) is the common term for laboratories where work with microorganisms is conducted in a BSL-2 laboratory with biosafety practices and procedures that are typically found at BSL-3. The need for this hybrid approach is on the rise in recent years due to increased research with viral vectors, arboviruses, and other... Read More

A Business Continuity Plan To Ensure Your Laboratory is Prepared for the Next Crisis

  |  January 11, 2018

It is not a matter of if disasters will occur, but when will they occur. All institutions are at risk from disasters including natural and environmental disasters, power and energy disruptions, transportation failures, and sabotage (e.g., cyber attacks). The research environment presents unique risk management challenges. Laboratories have significant funds invested in research materials, laboratory animals,... Read More