Opening a new lab is always an exciting adventure, but once you’ve done some broad planning for your startup lab, it’s time to get down to the details of exactly which tools and equipment you’ll need. Although every lab is different, there are certain pieces of lab equipment that are staples in virtually every facility. Knowing a little bit more about these essential pieces of equipment will help you properly equip your startup lab.
Starting any business from scratch can be daunting, and it’s especially challenging when your new venture involves equipping a laboratory with all of the sophisticated tools, instruments and equipment you’ll need to get started. Equipping a lab can be complicated, and it can also be expensive. In the interest of saving money, it’s not uncommon for laboratory supervisors to cut corners when it comes to equipment quality. Unfortunately, skimping on quality is a sure-fire way to end up with inconsistent results and unproductive laboratory processes.