Setting up a Laboratory in Singapore
There is definitely a lot more to look out for when setting up an office with a lab component as compared to a normal office set-up. Wondering what should you look out for when tasked to oversee the setting up of a new laboratory?
The first step of setting up a laboratory would be finding the space.
What should you look out for in finding a lab space?
You should be looking for buildings that allow R&D and lab usage. Once you check for allowable usage, make sure the building has the specifications you require before signing a lease. Common laboratory requirements to look out for are :
- Power supply – what is the minimum power supply required for your equipment?
- Ventilation – do you need windows that can be opened?
- Exhaust – do you require an outlet for fumes?
- Water supply – do you require running water? If so, check if there is an inlet and a floor trap for water drainage.
The above can be found under building specifications. If you don’t know the answer to one or more of the above points, look for a lab specialist to guide you through your laboratory fit-out. It is also important to differentiate between must-have and good-to-have specs, so that you do not end up limiting your options.
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