Time to Outsource Lab Management? – The Scientist [2010-02-01]
Article title speaks for itself.
Time to Outsource Lab Management? Expert scientific asset management drives efficiency in R&D.
The biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries waste huge amounts of time, money and resources, especially in operational areas. Pressure to improve cost effectiveness has spurred some innovation, including such approaches as process mapping and value analysis, also known as cost-out, in manufacturing. However, further opportunities exist to significantly improve companies’ efficiencies by reviewing core competencies and outsourcing select functions.