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aport is committed to keeping the amount of downtime for any instrumentation to an absolute minimum to reduce the cost to your business during a laboratory relocation.

Our laboratory relocations service includes IQ/OQ/PQ management and our staff will make sure all the necessary requirements are met, both prior to and post physical relocation.

A relocation, whether it is simply to another part of a company’s site or to another country entirely, has the potential to cause a significant amount of disruption if not handled correctly, and the decommissioning and recommissioning of instrumentation is an area which requires careful forward-planning.  This is particularly important during any moves involving inter-dependent departments, such as those found in hospital environments.

aport’s project managers meet with clients prior to any relocation to learn about the instrumentation which will be moved.  Our team will create an asset list, if not already available, and form a precise plan of action which considers the demands of pre- and post-move IQ/OQ/PQ validation. Our team will calculate exactly how long it will take to re-commission each item of instrumentation in its final location and we will determine the most efficient order in which they should be moved, in line with uptime sequencing requirements.  aport will liaise with OEMs and vendors if necessary.

IQ/OQ/PQ management is a complex process, which is why our staff are given high levels of training in this area. Our team will obtain OEM protocols so every item of lab instrumentation is decommissioned, handled and transported, and then recommissioned in the correct way.  If any protocols are unavailable, our experienced project managers will take time to create them, taking into account the specific requirements of each individual item.

Throughout the relocation, we will work with clients’ staff and validation providers to keep the amount of instrumentation downtime to an absolute minimum and ensure normal operations are restored as quickly as possible.

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