The health crisis product of the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives and created a significant workload increase for healthcare facilities and laboratories across the nation.
As a result, many facilities find themselves at a crossroads. On the one hand, they must comply with new and more stringent compliance regulations. On the other, they need to increase their testing capabilities without stress their finances.
How to Intensify Testing Capabilities, Increase Safety, and Remain Compliant
Tackling these three issues is not easy. Safety regulations are continually changing as new information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus becomes available. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention updates their Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with COVID-19 on their site regularly.
The purpose of these regulations is to protect both the laboratory staff as well as patient samples and ensure the integrity and accuracy of test results.
Yet, continually adjusting to these guidelines comes at a cost, and healthcare and laboratory administrators must try and balance their budgets the best way they can.
For many, investing in acquiring new equipment, including biological safety cabinets, falls outside of their financial capabilities.
The good news is that most laboratory equipment, biological safety cabinets (BSC’S) included, can be recommissioned and given new life at a fraction of the cost involved in buying and installing new equipment.
Laboratory equipment calibration and recommissioning is the ideal solution for facilities to increase their testing capabilities while remaining compliant with national regulatory guidelines.
The Race to Find a Viable COVID-19 Vaccine
Exciting news on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine continues to give us hope that soon we will be able to control this devastating disease.
On July 27th, Moderna Inc, the US-based Biotech Company who is leading the research into developing a COVID-19 vaccine, announced it was starting their Phase 3 COVE Study of mRNA Vaccine Against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273).
The company selected nearly 100 clinical research facilities across the country and is collaborating closely with them to ensure the trial volunteers are representative of the communities at the highest risk for COVID-19. As expected, Phase 3 clinical trials will adhere to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance on clinical trial design for COVID-19 vaccine studies.
Clinical trials represent an excellent revenue source opportunity for research facilities that meet the requirements, one of which is having calibrated and certified equipment at their disposal.
How Allometrics Is Helping Pharmaceutical and Clinical Laboratories Achieve Their Goals
Since the onset of the pandemic, Allometrics has been aiding hospitals and clinical laboratories to improve their capabilities by moving, recommissioning, and bringing existing equipment up to code so they can be utilized more efficiently and cost-effectively.
At Allometrics, our expertise covers most manufacturers and models. Our staff of engineers can help you safely move and recommission biological safety cabinets (BSC’S).
Other services include preventive maintenance, calibration, and certification of:
- Balances and Weights
- Laminar Flow Hood
- Unidirectional Clean Air Devices
- HIPAA Compliant Filter Replacement
Allometrics has helped laboratories remain compliant for more than 40 years, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you increase safety measures, achieve and maintain compliance, without breaking your budget.