Laboratory Relocation

Whether you’re moving down the hall or across the world, we offer a complete suite of lab relocation services for regulated and non-regulated facilities. We provide planning, moving, and post-move services to make your lab relocation as smooth as possible.

Pre-move: Laboratory Preparation

There is more to moving a laboratory than the move itself. Preparation for a laboratory move is crucial for successful lab relocation. OneSource® provides several pre-move services to help you prepare for moving day.

  • Creation of an equipment database including existing assets and items on order
  • Creation of a realistic lab move schedule
  • Site assessment
  • Assessment of special transportation documentation requirements for cross-border lab moves
  • Assessment of compliance documentation needs:
    • Related to post-installation qualification, verification, and validation
    • Non-move related gaps as part of regulatory compliance in general

Moving Day

We take the pain out of moving day. From pre-shipment preparation to safe transportation of instruments, we handle it all.

  • Initiating instrument tracking process
  • Pre-shipment preparation of lab equipment before dismantling, such as instrument decontamination, purging and "parking" of moveable mechanical parts, as required
  • Individual de-commissioning, packing, tagging, and re-commissioning of instrument systems
  • Overseeing and assuring the proper handling of Hazmat wastes, chemicals, laboratory samples, etc.
  • Packing lab ware, accessories, and laboratory equipment spare parts
  • Management and coordination of all sub-contractors
  • Safe transportation of instruments

Post Move

Once in your new laboratory, OneSource service experts unpack, re-assemble, and re-install each system, carefully following the project plan, to duplicate the installation at the former location (or reconfigure the installation, based on the move plan).

  • Unpacking and installing laboratory equipment at the new location
  • Testing functionality of each laboratory instrument at its new location
  • Preventive maintenance as needed
  • Calibration, as needed, of instruments
  • IQ OQ PQ qualification / validation and documentation, as needed (Learn more - Regulatory Compliance)
  • Delivery of samples to each department and lab

Ready to move?

Laboratory Relocation

  • Provide a single, expert project manager for the entire relocation process
  • Minimize disruption of laboratory productivity and ensure timely resumption of full operations
  • Guarantee instrument, materials, and sample protection
  • Safeguard compliance status, including full instrument qualification and validation