Making the right decision between building or buying a laboratory is crucial. At Laboratory Nexus, we understand the weight of this decision and are here to guide you through the process.


Understanding Time Frames

One of the most significant factors to consider is the time it takes to build a laboratory from scratch. Starting a new lab involves numerous stages, including planning, finding a location, updating the space, purchasing all equipment, validating instrumentation, CLIA credentialing, hiring employees, and insurance credentialing. This process can typically take between 4 to 6 months or even longer, depending on the complexity and scale of the project.


The Advantage of Existent Laboratories

In contrast, purchasing an established laboratory can be a more efficient option. These labs are ready for immediate use, saving you the extensive time and effort involved in a lab build. This option is particularly beneficial if you acquire a laboratory that is fully functional in a shorter time frame.


Location and Specific Needs

If you have specific location requirements or if there is no urgency in setting up the lab, starting a new laboratory might be more advantageous. Building out a laboratory allows for customization to meet specific testing needs or to fit into a unique location that may not be available with pre-existing laboratories.


Expert Guidance and Consultation

At Laboratory Nexus, we acknowledge that each decision is unique and based on individual needs and circumstances. To assist you further, we can provide our input and recommendations; however, we can also point you in the direction of other industry consultants. These consultants can provide additional advice and consultation on your group’s specific needs.

We are committed to helping you make the best decision for your laboratory needs. For more personalized guidance or to explore our range of services, please get in touch with us.

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