Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Almost one year on

It's hard to believe that it will soon be a year since we moved into the new laboratory here in Crewe. All of the initial teething troubles are now out of the way and I'm glad to say that we're now settled for the years to come. All areas of the new building are now a lot more organised, leaving us free to concentrate on the day to day analysis of the samples you send us.

The building now has our name above the door:

The main instrument area is fully functional:

So too is the sample preparation area:

We have a new technician, Sharon Hinett, working on the team:

And the office areas are a much better place to work in:

There is plenty of space for storage of standards, spares and our (your) sample archive:

Monday, 20 April 2009

Thank You for Your Patience

I am please to say that we are well and truly settled in our new laboratory and offices and back up to speed with all of our normal services. The move cost us at least a month of analysis time which immediately impacted on the turnaround of results. So at the current time all orders are running behind the normal schedule. We must have a lot of busy customers out there because the backlog caused by the move has been compounded by an extraordinary influx of samples this year. We're currently running the instruments 7 days to keep up with the demand and have just taken on a new technician to help with sample preparation.

I would like to thank all of our customers for their patience at this time while we try to get to their samples, which are being analysed in the order in which they are received.

While our website and e-mail addresses have not been affected by the move, it was necessary to get new telephone numbers. These are now:

Tel: +44 (0)1270 509533
Fax: +44 (0)1270 509511

Steve Brookes

Monday, 26 January 2009

New Year, New Laboratory

As we entered our Tenth year of providing stable isotope analysis we took a big decision to move out of our leased home in to a purpose built facility. As of today, 26th January 2009, Iso-Analytical's new home is:

Iso-Analytical Ltd
Unit D, Phase 3, The Quantum
Marshfield Bank Business Park
United Kingdom

The planning started back in July of last year when we found a new building development close to where we were currently located. However, ready built stable isotope analysis laboratories don't really exist so we had to set about designing the layout of the building so that it would fulfill our current and future needs. This meant fitting in many visits to the new site to check progress in between analysing our customers samples. By December 2008 the building started to take shape as shown by the photos below:

Now one week into the move, everything from the old lab is in and we're ready to start re-commissioning the instruments. With five instruments to move and all the associated sample preparation equipment (not to mention the office and IT equipment) this has been a major task. However, with twice the floor area of the previous premises we should be good for the next 20 years. The photos below show just what sort of chaos is involved with moving a stable isotope laboratory!