We make life easier for our customers, so they can focus on science.
Lab Management // 1994 -
Our signature Lab Management Service provides biomedical research labs with a comprehensive lab management, staffed by our responsive, professional managers, and supported by our custom data base that keeps all of the supplies, chemicals and essentials in stock.
Starting with a 4 freezers programs that converted to our lab management service, we expanded to include labs from NHGRI, NCI, NIAID. From a few hours a week, to full time lab managers, we use our systems approach to bring products and services to labs with minimal fuss.
Experienced in procurement, we work with NIH staff to prepare, facilitate and follow up - all the things that annoy scientists, but are so necessary to flowing the essentials into the lab. Equipment purchases, long term contracts - using the tools provided by the procurement staff, and web based information, we can rock the details, and get paperwork flying, and tasks completed.
Bldg 40 // 2000 - 2004
A pleasure working with Michigan and California scientists relocating into the new Vaccine Research Center, procuring equipment and helping them adjust to life at NIH.
Bldg 33 // 2003 - 2006
Called in to advise when Bldg 33 was the Bioterror building, and a large hole in the ground, btr, inc supplied experienced staff to purchase millions in new equipment for this flagship BSL-2 and BSL-3 containment facility.
btr inc invited vendors to bring equipment to the site, so scientists could touch and feel freezers, shakers, centrifuges and deli case fridges. After a few weeks of tours and voting, the project outfitted the labs at bargain prices, due to competitive bidding, and huge volume. Another satisfied lab.
F Wing Renovation // 2012 - 2016
Challenging for the construction team as well as NIH personnel working in the space, the F Wing Renovation was a total renovation of 12 floors of the original Bldg 10, west end patient and research corridors (above the Blood Bank and new FAES). The project gutted the wing in 2 phases, floors 2-5 and 6-14. Coordination and timing were of the essence in managing the renovation in the active research environment. The mechanical systems proved trickier than anticipated, but both Phases are now complete.
Moving scientists and administrators from 11 institutes into the 11 new floors (1 mechanical floor) was our part of the puzzle. Our move plan flowed from lab to lab, working our way through the 12 floors in an organic process, addressing the construction process and the needs of the labs.
Preparing for the move, we interviewed staff and survey the labs, and developed our Master Equipment List. Once in the database, we organized the specialty equipment (needing manufacturer/specialized vendor move contracts), standard lab equipment, office equipment, furniture, and files. We listened to what special needs the lab or office had, like heaps of microscope slides, or delicate artwork for the walls, and put processes in place to accommodate.
Two months before the projected move date, we rolled into action, with move company meetings, team interviews and lab surveys, dotting the i's and crossing the t's. By the time move day comes, the plan was in place, the lab prepped, and the move team made it happen.
Follow up is essential, and the team came back through the labs to complete any hanging projects, or immediate needs after the move. Our online survey asked for input - suggestions and comments form our ongoing process development.
NHLBI Relocations // 2018 -
We are in year 1 of a 4 year program to relocate NHLBI staff, equipment and offices, both clinical and research. Focusing mostly on the NIH Bethesda campus, we are contracted for both local and nationwide relocations.