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  • Lab Startup Costs/Equipment

    Posted by Anonymous on August 3, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Hi all,

    I am in a position where an investor wants to help build out our own manufacturing lab (small scale to begin with). For the most part, I have not had to source the equipment, so I am hoping for some guidance! Does anyone have a document/link that summarizes all the essential supplies/equipment to start up a lab? And overall costs associated with it? I would love to hear from others as far as their “non-negotiables” when building out a lab, what batching/mixing equipment (names) you recommend, etc. This would be a small scale, to begin with - a few SKUs at around 1K quantity per SKU/batch and covering everything from simple solutions to complex emulsions. I appreciate any insight! Love this group. 

    Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    August 11, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Hi all, 
    Me also looking the essential suppliers to buy laboratory equipments.
    Me also be obliged if any one can help me in this regard.
    Thank you

  • OldPerry

    Professional Chemist / Formulator
    August 11, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    See this…

    Costs? It depends on what you get. I think you could probably get a working lab for $1000 and a much better working lab for $5000. I doubt you’d have to spend much more than that.