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Laboratory Design

The Lean Lab – Part 1: Minimising Motion

The Lean Lab Principles is a management and organisational approach that focuses on delivering results efficiently in terms of cost, time and use of resources. How the laboratory is organised plays a large role in its efficiency. Using a process such as a Spaghetti Diagram can visually show wasteful and needless activities to reduce

The Lean Lab – Part 1: Minimising Motion2020-08-27T14:01:18+11:00

How to Use Design Briefs for Creating Effective Laboratory Spaces

When designing a lab, the primary objective should be to create a safe, accessible and well thought out space for laboratory personnel to perform effectively, while maintaining maximum flexibility for safe research and teaching use. In the earliest stages of design, understanding and collecting information on the purpose and function of the laboratory is

How to Use Design Briefs for Creating Effective Laboratory Spaces2020-08-12T17:06:45+11:00

Impact of Customer First Impression and ROI for Large Pathology Groups

If you work in or manage a pathology collection centre you would know the importance of sharp presentation, a comfortable environment for the clients, functional and valuable furnishings for the collection centre. The first impressions on a customer will ultimately define their experience with pathology thereafter. Customer facing pathology could not rely more heavily on this. The success of

Impact of Customer First Impression and ROI for Large Pathology Groups2020-07-08T11:53:09+11:00

Preparing for a Post-COVID Future in Pathology

The curveball of the coronavirus is the worst medical disruption the world has seen in over a hundred years and has seemingly directed its anger towards the heart of the medical world, and pathology laboratories have seen the crux of it. But the question remains—alongside the slowly dying remnants of the disease itself—what will

Preparing for a Post-COVID Future in Pathology2020-07-01T13:07:06+11:00

Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19

If you are considering a new laboratory rebuild or refurbishment, it is important to consider your supply partners. A great partner can make for a great outcome in your new facility. Usually, you will need to choose between a Joiner or a Lab Fit-out Specialist and choosing between them can often be a difficult

Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-192020-04-24T15:56:26+11:00

2 Effective Ways to ‘Lean’ your Laboratory

We are advancing in the 21st century at extraordinary speeds. As we begin to see robotics and automation becoming more prevalent in laboratories, it has become clear that a lean laboratory process needs to be implemented to ensure that you’re making the most out of this incredible technology. Not only will a lean process allow

2 Effective Ways to ‘Lean’ your Laboratory2020-04-09T13:53:20+11:00

Boosting Company Reputation, Client Retention and Onboarding

Your laboratory is often the heart of an organization. It is a place where methodologies are proven, quality is assured, and research and innovations take place. If you are delivering innovative solutions to keep abreast of the market, your laboratory will most likely be a dynamic place. Having a laboratory that exudes quality and professionalism

Boosting Company Reputation, Client Retention and Onboarding2020-03-03T08:17:16+11:00

Key Considerations When Designing a STEM Facility

Education has radically changed in the last decade. One major factor of this change has been the STEM revolution. Westlab’s experience in this field as a supplier and furnisher of laboratories has allowed us to pinpoint the five key principles of design for a STEM facility. Open and transparent spaces, flipped learning, flexibility and self-directed

Key Considerations When Designing a STEM Facility2020-02-13T10:53:20+11:00

Why You Should Use a Lab Specialist Over a Cabinet Maker

If you are considering a new laboratory rebuild or refurbishment, it is important to consider your supply partners. A great partner can make for a great outcome in your new facility. Usually, you will need to choose between a Joiner or a Lab Fit-out Specialist and choosing between them can often be a difficult

Why You Should Use a Lab Specialist Over a Cabinet Maker2020-01-16T10:52:41+11:00

Laboratory Design Trends in 2020

Keeping up with global trends will give a sharp and competitive edge in a highly competitive laboratory world. Understanding and keeping up with global trends is keeping leading companies on the “qui vive” assisting in many areas such as presentation to external clients, productivity of space, attracting top staff, leverage of positive culture and

Laboratory Design Trends in 20202020-01-09T14:57:45+11:00