Laboratory Design

Changes in Clinical Involvement in 2021

Posted on the 10th of Jan 2021 by
The world is seeing unparalleled changes in socio-economic interaction, chiefly catalysed by the onset of a global pandemic which continues to galvanise change. From shifts in working methods, to...
7 months ago

Open vs Closed Laboratory Design

Posted on the 3rd of Feb 2020 by admin
Open-plan is used to describe any floor plan which uses large, open spaces with few walls and minimal use of small, enclosed rooms. Modern office space designs follow this trend, where there are few...
1 year ago

A Competitive Edge Through Layout & Workflow In Australian Pathology Labs

Posted on the 30th of Jan 2020 by admin
Smart pathology management involves sample throughput assessment in all divisions of the pathology laboratory whilst maintaining precision and accuracy. Whilst automation with digital pathology is...
2 years ago

How Compactus Can Help Organise Your Laboratory

Posted on the 4th of Sep 2019 by admin
If you are seeking to bring organisation into your existing laboratory or starting from scratch, a compactus can offer a systematic solution to your storage needs. Compactus mobile shelving units can...
2 years ago

Advantages of Reconfigurable Laboratory Joinery

Posted on the 11th of Jul 2019 by admin
The one thing you have probably wished for at one point in your career is that the lab was just that little bit different in terms of design. ‘I wish we put that cabinet over there.’ ‘These...
2 years ago

5 Key Considerations for a Great Laboratory Design

Posted on the 19th of Jun 2019 by admin
In this article, we look at some of the key aspects of great laboratory design. Every laboratory type has its own unique purpose, and the design consideration can determine the effectiveness of the...
2 years ago

Top 6 Laboratory Design Trends

Posted on the 7th of Mar 2019 by admin
1. More open-design, teamwork orientated labs With the evolution of education etc., teamwork and ‘see and be seen’ working cultures are on the rise. More open space, visibility and flexibility...
2 years ago

Modular Benching vs Fixed Cabinetry in Pharmaceutical, Pathology, Education & QA Labs

Posted on the 6th of Feb 2019 by admin
Not all laboratories are the same. In fact, there are several laboratory types, and each has its unique purpose, advantages and constraints. However, the need for practical and durable cabinetry is a...
2 years ago

Top 10 Questions Asked When Purchasing Or Leasing Modular Science Laboratories

Posted on the 15th of Aug 2018 by admin
Building a temporary or modular science laboratory can be a daunting decision and as you delve into the project, more and more questions arise. Together, the team at Modulab Systems and Ausco Modular...
3 years ago

High Throughput Using Workflow in Today’s Histology Laboratory

Posted on the 27th of Jul 2018 by admin
The transition to automation in today’s histology laboratory can assist with high throughput, however, there is a lower cost and simpler way that can assist with automation called workflow. Workflow...
3 years ago

5 Ways to Utilise Existing Pathology Laboratory Space

Posted on the 18th of Jul 2018 by admin
Over the past 20 years, there has been a substantial shift in pathology methodologies, from manual operation and test methods to automation and robotics. This results in limited space with pathologies...
3 years ago

Why Make Your New Science Laboratory a Flexible Learning Space?

Posted on the 12th of Jun 2018 by admin
A guide for principals, teachers, educators, technicians and assistants. Benefits of a Flexible Laboratory Space In recent years, there has been a significant shift in traditional methods of...
3 years ago

Refurbishing Your Lab With Little or No Downtime

Posted on the 6th of Jun 2018 by admin
In an environment where attention to detail is everything, laboratories looking to refurb need to seek a partner that can manage a high-level finish with no downtime to sensitive business operations....
3 years ago

4 Attributes that Make a Great 1st & 2nd Year University Laboratory

Posted on the 2nd of May 2018 by admin
A 1st- and 2nd-year laboratory in a university is a large teaching space that can accommodate up to 150 students. When you’re dealing with that many students, it is imperative that you consider...
3 years ago

Two Effective Ways to ‘Lean’ Your Lab

Posted on the 18th of Apr 2018 by admin
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...
3 years ago

Building a Lab? Why You Should Use a Lab Specialist Over a Cabinet Maker

Posted on the 28th of Mar 2018 by admin
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...
3 years ago

Driving STEM Space Excellence

Posted on the 19th of Jan 2018 by admin
The era of long bland corridors and small lonely laboratories is almost over for most progressive schools in 2018. Corridors are now seen as open and opportune meeting places where communication and...
4 years ago

Where to Begin With a New STEM Education Facility?

Posted on the 18th of Jan 2018 by admin
Building a STEM facility at your school can be a daunting task, especially if you feel you are running behind the STEM wave. At Westlab, we are continually supporting schools across Australia and...
4 years ago

Creating a Feasibility Study for a New STEM Education Facility

Posted on the 17th of Jan 2018 by admin
There are many areas to consider when preparing a feasibility study for a new STEM facility at your school. Depending on the size of the project you are undertaking, the process will involve some of...
4 years ago

How to Build STEM Spaces While Adhering to Budget Constraints

Posted on the 17th of Jan 2018 by admin
The Challenge Building a STEM space at your school can be a challenge, especially if you have budgetary constraints. There are many ways to create your STEM space without spending excessive amounts...
4 years ago

Checklist To Assist With Refurbishing a Lab With A Tight Budget

Posted on the 31st of Oct 2017 by admin
Looking to save a few dollars and coordinate the refurbishment of your secondary school laboratory? At Modulab, we have been supporting schools and their laboratories for over 20 years and it is a...
4 years ago

Importance of Understanding Workflow Before Designing Your New Lab

Posted on the 11th of Oct 2017 by admin
What Is Workflow? Workflow is the set of tasks grouped chronologically into a process and the people or resources needed for those tasks, that are necessary to achieve a goal. A laboratory workflow...
4 years ago

Who Should Be Involved In Your Laboratory Design Process & Why?

Posted on the 6th of Oct 2017 by admin
Designing a laboratory can be a daunting task and it is often a question of how many people you should include in the laboratory design process. Too many people and personalities can create confusion...
4 years ago

5 Key Considerations When Building or Refurbishing a Lab

Posted on the 3rd of Oct 2017 by admin
The building or refurbishing a new laboratory can be a daunting task as there are many things to consider In the design process. In this article, we cover 5 key considerations whilst building a...
4 years ago
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