Based on some cursory research (visit:, the following areas seem most challenging for small labs:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Training
  • Expenditure for internal audits
  • Becoming a GLP laboratory
  • Justifying the expense of automation
  • Competitive bidding

If you run a small lab, does this list ring true? Are there other, more important issues? Please share your insights in order to foster some shared solutions.

Your colleagues would like to hear from you.