Portada de Guidelines on outsourcing in life science

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  • How do I define the outsourcing project?
  • Who do I contact and how?
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Guidelines on outsourcing in life science

Outsourcing process increases substantially every year among both small and large drug developing companies. Lab outsourcing allows a company and other institutions to trade higher fixed-costs for lower variable-costs, reducing the need for capital investment and allowing instant access to world-class analytical expertise and capabilities on short notice, using laboratory services only when needed. Services can be found in both the private and public sectors, represented by companies, science park facilities and university core facilities.

This guide aims to support the outsourcing companies in their selection of service providers, by establishing some simple practical advice.