Past Events

Date/Time Event
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Research and Development Council Meeting at World Workplace

Join us for our annual meeting Wednesday morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.

McCormick Place | Chicago

Room information to come

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar: Lab Relocation Best Practices and Why it’s Critical to Get it Right

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

12:00 PM Eastern Time

Lab Relocation Best Practices and Why it’s Critical to Get it Right

Many laboratory relocations are, unfortunately, disorganized or badly executed and the impact in most cases not fully understood –  ie. burn rates, diverted labor, and troubleshooting costs, quality control, etc.

As labs move so frequently, the aggregated effect throughout the industry has a substantial impact on productivity which in turn, affects the efficiency of needed drugs and products getting to market, R&D, healthcare, and manufacturing in general.

Best Practices requires an understanding of all the moving parts (the analogy is trying to change the wheels of a car as it’s moving), identifying weak links in the chain of accountability, putting the right resources where they need to be and why excruciating attention to detail is absolutely required in properly managing and executing the project.

Included will be experienced over the years illustrating the kind of things that can go awry, their implications and the kind of troubleshooting issues facilities personnel have to deal with (in addition to their full-time jobs…) as well as a  “rule of thumb” cost and time commitment calculation methodology for a lab relocation.

The discussion will cover / takeaways will be:

  • Process and constituents in the lab relocation process
  • Common pitfalls and “Yes, it really did happen” stories from our experience so hopefully you can avoid them
  • A rule of thumb tool for calculating time and cost commitments for a lab relocation

Ted Palashis, President  – Overbrook Support Services Bio

Mr. Palashis founded Overbrook Support Services, leading privately-owned professional laboratory services and instrumentation company in 2001. The company focuses on essential laboratory instrumentation services throughout the lifecycle of the laboratory.

Overbrook Support specializes in laboratory relocations, laboratory asset management, instrumentation engineering, and procurement services and provides support to the life sciences, biotech, materials, and environmental testing industries. Overbrook clients include EMD Serono, Quest Diagnostics, Sanofi Genzyme, Bureau Veritas and others.

Diane Lynch, Director of Operations – Overbrook Support Services Bio  

Ms.Lynch in addition to Overbrook has held various operations and logistics positions in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries both in the US and Australia. Ms. Lynch has over 30 years of experience in the field.


10/15/2019 - 10/17/2019
World Workplace 2019
World Workplace 2019
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix Arizona

The most all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them.