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Purchasing Guide: Relocation

Hiring a laboratory relocation company is one of the best ways to ensure a smooth transition to a new facility

by Lab Manager
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Laboratory relocations are difficult. It’s not as simple as tossing equipment in a truck and driving to the new facility—there are regulatory, logistical, and safety concerns to consider. Hiring a laboratory relocation company is one of the best ways to ensure a smooth transition to a new facility. Browse lab relocation service vendors at

5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Lab Relocation Service Provider:

  1. Does the service provider assist in all stages of the relocation, including pre-move preparation and post-move setup?
  2. Can the service provider properly handle and move sensitive equipment?
  3. Will you be moving samples requiring cold storage?
  4. Will you be moving hazardous materials? Some materials require permits to transport.
  5. Do the manufacturers of your equipment require that they crate, move, and uncrate your instruments to maintain the warranty?

Minimizing Risk

Time and money are both at risk with any lab relocation. To minimize risk, be sure to perform a full risk assessment prior to the move and partner with an experienced relocation service. Additionally, formulate a complete list of all assets and supplies that will be moving, where they are currently located, where they will be going in the new lab, and when they need to be moved. Finally, have your relocation service partner perform an on-site inventory after the move has been completed.

A Successful Lab Relocation

It is imperative to have a well-rounded team to complete a lab relocation successfully. The team should include members that are experienced in lab relocation and familiar with all regulatory guidelines. Learn more about how to relocate a lab successfully at