Laboratory Best Practices

Is your lab under pressure and stress these days because you are being asked to do more with less?

Are your experiencing:

  • Excessive equipment down time
  • Lack of quality, timely and useful data
  • High frequency and cost of re-work
  • Poor equipment and software utilization
  • High costs of consumables
  • Short column lifetimes
  • High parts and instrument repair costs
  • High staff frustration

ACCTA can help by providing you the ready access to expertise, training and education needed to refine methods, lower costs, utilize fewer resources, increase accuracy and efficiency, and make your analytical life far less stressful.

Our Best Practices program is a unique combination of services only available from ACCTA, Inc. This program is a result of more than two decades of helping laboratories in many different environments. Customers tell us that they can learn as much in four days, working with us, than as many months of unproductive trial-and-error on their own.
Our comprehensive approach focuses on optimizing the complex relationships among staff, instruments, and procedures so your lab environment runs much more smoothly and stress free.

This program offers:

  • Best Practices review of laboratory procedures (can you do better?)
  • Optimization of identified deficiencies (to make them better, faster, cheaper)
  • Hardware and software training
  • Analytical technique and technology training
  • Troubleshooting of method and instrument problems
  • Long-term mentoring
  • Remote and phone-based support

For specific examples of how we have helped our customers, see the Summary of Recent Projects.

Our Best Practices program is implemented by combining several different options to create plan that is specific for your needs:

Typical Problems Solved
  • Installation of new method on new or existing equipment
  • Optimize methods to save time and consumable expense by 50 - 80%
  • Review and recommendation for upgrade of equipment capabilities
  • Development of new methods to better utilize new technologies (e.g., UHPLC)
  • Identify and solve methodology problems
  • Improve sofware utilization, and save up to three hours a day
  • Improve instrument utilization by teaching operational Best Practices, to improve efficiency and reduce errors
  • Understand new technologies to improve your lab's performance
  • Long-term mentoring of staff to improve skills and promote employee retention
  • Rapid-response to individual problems