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This is a very valid question when it comes to choosing a service partner for bioanalytical services. The lab you choose should be accredited to a recognized regulatory body and should also have the necessary documentation that verifies the same
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You are in charge of outsourcing and it's a huge responsibility. It is now up to you to choose the right
analytical partner to support the research requirements of your company. What would you do? Do you
have a screening and selection process to adhere to? The right analytical partner is extremely important
as a wrong one can have serious financial implications and also hurt the reputation of your company. If
you are not prepared with your list of questions, we’ve put together some really important and
pertinent questions to help you make the right choice. Read on.
Does the lab have the necessary accreditations?
This is a very valid question when it comes to choosing a service partner for bioanalytical services. The
lab you choose should be accredited to a recognized regulatory body and should also have the necessary
documentation that verifies the same.
What are the types of projects previously handled by the lab or company?
You must have a look at the various projects that have been completed in the past to ensure that the
company has the necessary capabilities to manage your needs. You must also look into other things such
as the equipment available, types of dosage forms that can be tested, etc just to know that the service
offerings and the overall capabilities are just what you are looking for.
How experienced is the staff?
For the best bioanalytical services, it is important to have a team that's experienced and has expertise in
the areas pertaining to the work your company requires. In-depth knowledge is often a prerequisite for
this kind of jobs. It is therefore important that the staff has the necessary skills and knowledge.
What types of clients does the company have?
Whether they have worked with startups or major biotechs and pharma companies says a lot about the
lab you are considering. Even the kind of projects they have handled can tell you a lot about their
expertise and their scope of work.
Are there regular audits?
Self-inspections and audits are often considered important by companies that believe in maintaining
high standards at the workplace. It is therefore important to look into accreditations before finalizing
your analytical partner.
Does the price quoted include volume incentives?
No doubt good bioanalytical services are going to be a little costly. But some CROs offer discounts when
you hit certain volume thresholds. It is important to get a clear picture before you decide to commence
work with any company.
Are you entitled to access the data before completing the study?
If you think you are going to need the data before the decided timelines, it is better to clarify the same
before you make an agreement.
Last but not the least; make sure that you ask for turnaround times and also whether the lab or CRO has
the necessary equipment to conduct research and analysis in a satisfactory manner. These things may
seem insignificant initially but may cause unnecessary delays and stress if left unaddressed.