Invest in Quality Equipment—and Ensure it’s Maintained
Newer, higher-quality equipment can be a major capital expense. But the investment can make a real difference for lab efficiency. High-quality, well-maintained equipment can return higher-quality results, run higher volumes, and reduce time wasted due to technical problems.
Older lab equipment may run more slowly and break down more often. This not only takes it offline for future testing but can cause problems for the test that was underway when the equipment failed. The failure may even waste the sample, possibly requiring recollection, increasing the time and resources needed for the test.
Equipment maintenance is crucial for enhancing lab efficiency. Following all manufacturer recommendations for cleaning, calibrating, and caring for your equipment will help keep it working accurately and efficiently—and may even extend its life. Regular maintenance can also help identify minor problems before they become bigger issues.
Technical support from the manufacturer is key to preventing and resolving problems. BioFire’s world-class support team is committed to addressing concerns quickly and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to Technical Support personnel, BioFire’s support team includes Field Application Specialists who provide training and verification assistance during initial installation.