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When pharmaceutical companies need to move their laboratory, transport chemicals, high-value equipment, or valuable biological materials and collections, they need to have complete trust and confidence in their moving and installation company. Biotech and pharmaceutical companies partner with experienced moving companies that uphold the integrity of their belongings.

4 Ways to Prepare a Pharmaceutical Lab for Relocation

Moving is always difficult, but the process becomes inherently more complicated when dealing with potentially dangerous chemicals, materials, and equipment. As companies within the medical industry, their work is essential and having to relocate can be stressful because it involves transporting expensive and necessary equipment and vital, irreplaceable information. That’s why laboratories and pharmaceutical companies benefit from working with an experienced commercial moving company.

At American Moving & Installation Inc., we can help your laboratory plan and execute a smooth and successful move. Our skilled and dedicated team of professional movers can help you complete the following steps to effectively execute your relocation.

1. Take Inventory of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Materials

Writing out a detailed inventory of the hazardous and non-hazardous materials within the laboratory can help you determine your next steps. Understanding your inventory helps determine what needs to be transported, what can be thrown away, what needs to be handled with care, and how much inventory you have. All these answers can help you determine a good game plan to prepare your laboratory for relocation.

An in-depth inventory analysis helps determine the exact volume of materials you have, along with the risks and liabilities associated with handling them. It also helps you determine what you need from a moving company to execute your laboratory move safely and efficiently.

The experienced movers at American Moving & Installation Inc. know how to accurately create an inventory list that gives you the information you need to make decisions for your relocation. We know how to properly catalog and handle laboratory equipment, materials, and information and are here to help you effectively relocate your laboratory.

2. Separate and Dispose of Discardable Materials

Once an inventory list is created, you can analyze it to determine what materials can be disposed of and are no longer needed. In some cases, the risk and cost of moving certain materials may be greater than the cost of disposing of them and restocking them once the new laboratory is established. Ensuring that all materials are appropriately disposed of before relocating is crucial to ensuring no one is hurt, nothing is damaged, and that it’s disposed of according to the law.

3. Label and Pack Items Accordingly

When it comes to laboratory equipment and materials, it’s vital to have experienced and trained movers who can handle hazardous materials and expensive equipment. American Moving & Installation Inc. can help protect your valuable equipment and materials throughout the entire transition. Our movers are trained to disconnect, pack, and ship everything in your laboratory. We are a one-stop-shop company determined to help your move go as smoothly as possible and eliminate the need for third-party vendors. From the moment you hire us, we help you pack, move, install, and ensure you have everything you need for a stress-free move.

4. Climate-Controlled and Regulated Chemical Transportation

A vast amount of chemicals commonly used in laboratories are classified as hazardous and are subject to regulation, which means they need to be handled with care. Our professionally trained movers have handled and know how to handle several types of hazardous chemicals safely, whether your move is across town or into another state. Our facilities are made to help house your laboratory materials and chemicals, whether they’re hazardous or not. When you partner with American Moving & Installation Inc., you can be confident that your chemicals and materials are being cared for properly.

Tips for Moving Your Laboratory or Pharmaceutical Company

There’s a lot at stake when it comes to moving a laboratory or pharmaceutical company. Whether you’re downsizing, growing, or renovating, the relocation process requires a coordinated effort from everyone in the organization. To help make the moving process easier and more efficient, it helps to keep these tips in mind:

  • Plan with enough time
  • Create a moving timeline
  • Make sure the new location meets your needs and specifications
  • Create a moving committee
  • Discuss your moving plan with everyone affected by the move
  • Have an open line of communication with your team
  • Choose a moving company with lab-relocation experience
  • Inventory your equipment and materials
  • Get the proper permits for the relocation
  • Disinfect and decontaminate before packing
  • Carefully label and itemize everything
  • Prepare backups of your data servers
  • Update your new lab with all appropriate equipment

Moving a laboratory can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be a complete nightmare. At American Moving & Installation Inc., we know what it takes to execute a smooth move that sets up your new laboratory for success. We can walk you through the steps, ensuring the move is conducted with enough time to prevent productivity issues and safely get all equipment and materials to their new home.

Planning a Laboratory or Pharmaceutical Company Relocation? Contact American Moving & Installation Inc. Today

American Moving & Installation Inc. is a 100% woman-owned union, commercial moving company in Massachusetts. We are certified as a Women Business Enterprise with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Supplier Diversity Office through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and awarded Statewide Contract FAC 96. Our facility is known for being an exceptional moving company that offers all the services you may need to execute your move from packing to installing and storing. We are proud to be a one-stop-shop company that can address all your relocation needs.

With over 60 years of collective experience, the professional movers at American Moving & Installation Inc. can help you plan and execute your laboratory relocation. Contact us today at (781) 878-8000 or fill out our contact form to learn more about what we can do for you.