Unlocking Growth: 7 Essential Factors for Scaling Your NGS Lab Successfully

Successfully scaling a next-generation sequencing (NGS) lab takes careful preparation. Myriad complexities are involved, any of which could cause delays and extra expense. For some labs, scaling up means hiring more staff and ordering more consumables, or even acquiring additional physical space to house lab equipment and supplies. If this extra space isn’t available onsite, labs might need to rent in another location, even if this means having to courier samples across town.

Whether your lab has been intending to scale up for some time or you’re responding to a high-pressure situation, like a pandemic, you need to have a plan in place. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of things to consider.