Establishing a New SRL Facility: From Lab Design, Instrument Purchase, Understanding Your User Base

Recorded On: 06/10/2017

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The Presenters

Gelo Dela Cruz
Danish Stem Cell Center

Peter Lopez
NYU School of Medicine
New York

Michael Thomson
Monash Health Translation Precinct

Session Summary

In establishing a new SRL Facility, or comprehensively upgrading an existing one, many factors have to be considered beyond the scope of purchasing an instrument and hiring someone to operate it. There is a wealth of expertise and published literature that can act as a guide, but major challenges arise in order to successfully implement the best practices needed to have a functional and productive SRL. It is the task of the new facility manager to gather detailed information about the need for the core facility and refine this knowledge to get a realistic image and plan to set up and equip the shared resource lab.

Session Overview

  • Selecting the right manager and support staff.
  • Ensuring the dedicated space fulfils the needs for now and the future, depending on the space allocated, or the space that can be made.
  • Understanding your user base, the direction of the institute, the access to other SRLs, and basing instrument purchases and infrastructure construction around these.
  • Funding considerations: allocating and ensuring money streams to fulfil the needs and wants of the SRL.
  • Ancillary equipment and infrastructure considerations beyond flow cytometers.

CMLE Credit: 1.5


Establishing a New SRL Facility - Lab Design, Instrument Purchase, & Understanding Your User Base
Recorded 06/10/2017
Recorded 06/10/2017 A CYTO 2017 Scientific Tutorial Presented by Gelo Dela Cruz, Peter Lopez, & Michael Thomson
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1.50 CMLE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CMLE credits  |  Certificate available