The following article originally appeared in Lab Manager on June 19, 2023.
Lab supplies lie at the heart of the daily workflows that power scientific progress. Successful outcomes and more sustainable practices in the lab depend on high-quality, reliable supplies designed for minimal environmental impact, especially for single-use plastics. While cost is often a deciding factor for lab supply purchases, lower quality or inconsistent supplies increase the risk of needing to repeat work. This leads to higher costs in the form of materials, staff-hours, and potential loss of valuable samples. High quality and consistency in lab essentials increase confidence in repeatable results, while supply assurance helps avoid disruption to lab operations.
Labs can help ensure smooth operations and optimal productivity by working with a life sciences supplier dedicated to quality, sustainability, and assurance with the expertise to assist with every stage from application questions to scale-up and lab optimization.