Labs In Transition: Externalization, Virtual Labs, and Lab Managements Role

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Joe Liscouski

During the June 2013 IQPC meeting on “ELNs, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management”, in Boston, MA, one presentation[i]was made on the growing use of “externalization” – outsourcing – in pharmaceutical / biotech operations, and R&D labs in particular.  The factors encouraging this development cut across scientific laboratories in any industry.  The driving forces are cost cutting, and gaining access to expertise and technologies without having...
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