From –80°C freezers to mass spectrometers and informatics platforms, laboratory stakeholders are looking for new ways to drive maximum scientific and business outcomes from their installed base of laboratory equipment. However, at some point equipment begins losing its scientific value and starts adding unnecessary expenses to the total cost of laboratory equipment ownership.Effective technology life cycle strategies mitigate these expenses and help avoid equipment obsolescence. By following an established technology life cycle plan, you can optimize the total cost of ownership and effectively manage the useful mechanical and economic life of your equipment.
Technology disposition is the final step in a life cycle plan. It is the practice of recovering the economic value for laboratory equipment no longer used by the laboratory to prepare, run, analyze or store samples. Agilent CrossLab’s program managers work with the laboratory community to recover the value of laboratory equipment. They use Laboratory Business Intelligence and various operational activities to guide the recovery process.The process begins by identifying idle assets and then analyzing their technology life cycle attributes using Laboratory Business Intelligence to recommend the most appropriate disposition strategy, that is, asset redeployment, technology migration and disposition.
Technology Migration and Asset Redeployment:
- Migrate and redeploy older laboratory equipment to laboratory running routine applications
- Sell or donate nonproductive equipment with remaining mechanical life
- Recycle old components reducing disposal and hazardous waste costs
- Sell or retire nonuseful equipment to scrappers
Agilent CrossLab’s Technology Disposition Services bring together our advisory professionals, business intelligence and our refurbished instrument business to provide you with the data and information needed to make evidence-based technology disposition decisions.