Lean design principals have been widely adopted by designers of facilities in every industry since its introduction in the 1990s. A Lean laboratory is a facility designed with the goal of reducing mistakes and increasing efficiency and productivity, with the efficient use of resources at the core of these principals.
The success of Lean design is measured with the use of the ‘Magic Triangle’, whose three corners represent quality, resources, and time, all of which should be balanced for optimum Lean lab results.
In essence, Lean laboratory design aims at eliminating wasted steps and redundancies to improve workflow. Implementing Lean lab techniques can help you to produce more consistent lab results, increase productivity, reduce costs, and so on.
Several techniques can be used to create a lean lab, including taking steps like value stream mapping, in which every step of a particular process is analyzed to determine which steps add value and which can be eliminated. The same principals can be applied when selecting furniture, designing the layout of your clinical research lab, or choosing special equipment.
To aid in the organization and design of your medical lab, OnePointe Solutions offers modular furniture options that can be customized to perfectly meet the needs of your lab.
The key to the success of any medical lab, our furniture meets all standard requirements for cleanliness and durability, all with the added benefit of coming in flexible and modular options. Flexibility allows your contract research organization lab to efficiently transition from one type of research to another without lots of downtime or a long adjustment period.
When designing blood banks and immunology centers, you must comply with Federal Code of Regulations 21CFR 211, subpart C “Current Good Manufacturing Practice for Finished Pharmaceuticals”. These regulations dictate how biological samples like blood must be stored, distributed, and transported between areas and facilities.
Modular casework and floor plan layouts will come into play when designing your analytical testing lab around these guidelines.
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