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110922 Methd Transfer Social.jpgWhen it comes to adopting new instrumentation, many people are afraid, anxious or simply shut down at the thought of method transfer. They think the process is long, laborious and, sadly, a solo mission. But is all that really true?  


With much improved lab efficiency and profitability on the line, you can’t afford to be misinformed about method transfer. Check out these common myths (and learn the truth about this process):   


Misconception #1: Doing method transfer is so time-consuming and painful, the benefits simply aren’t worth it. 

We don’t think so. There are far fewer risks than you may think — and far greater gains to enjoy. Yes, we know that doing method transfer and instrument validation requires time, energy, human resources, consumables and samples, all of which costs money and keeps you from other work. But when you consider the far-reaching benefits of having new instrumentation—including the likelihood of saving up to 15 minutes of analytical time per sample, higher throughput and improved profitability for the lab — it makes the one-time transition a lot more attractive.    


Misconception #2: There’s no harm with simply running my older instrument. 


Actually, there could be. By not transferring your existing method to a newer instrument (and continuing to use your older instrument), you’re choosing to stay in your comfort zone rather than taking advantage of newer technology that could very well earn you more business, improve your profit margins and sharpen your competitive advantage. When you consider the risks of NOT investing in a new system and making the method transfer, the short-term work pales in comparison. The benefits far outweigh the risks.  


Misconception #3: Doing the method transfer will require too much downtime. 


While the method transfer and validation process will require some time (including learning new software), it’s a valuable investment of time and energy. It’s better than having an upgraded (but not validated) system sitting in your laboratory taking up valuable space but not delivering results or making money for you. Additionally, if your ARM or CRM assists with your method transfer, your process will be relatively quick and efficient, which helps to prevent and/or reduce downtime.  


Misconception #4: I’m all alone in making method transfer happen efficiently. 


Actually, you don’t have to do this alone. You may not realize it, but when you partner with Thermo Fisher Scientific, you can access a wide variety of resources to help you complete a method transfer efficiently and remain in compliance. Those resources include the following, but aren’t limited to:  


If you need additional help, our team can step in personally. You can connect with your Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) or Account Relationship Manager (ARM) to devise a customized plan with options for on-site support.  


Misconception #5: Method transfer means new method development. 


Untrue. In most cases, method transfer doesn’t mean starting over with method development. You can transfer your existing method to a new instrument to ensure your customer and regulatory requirements remain unchanged. However, you will need to take the time to validate the new instrument running the method, which is where the bulk of your time will be spent. 


Want to learn more about how Thermo Fisher can help make your method transfer quick and painless? Check out the resources listed above or contact your CRM or ARM for guidance. 

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