Friday, January 18, 2008

Microarray Manufacturing - Outsourcing Makes Sense

I'm often asked if we print microarrays as a service and should someone try to do it themselves or outsource. Here at the ArrayIt Corporation we're so well known for microarray spotting pins, surface chemistry and processing tools, our high quality microarray manufacturing service gets overlooked.
As it's mentioned in previous blog entries our technology tool set empowers us to make a microarray from any biomolcule. If you are considering having microarray microarrays made, hire us to do it for you. Cost cutting is the major driver, but there are other considerations....

Reduce capital spending. Outsourcing your microarray manufacturing to us converts fixed costs into variable costs, since you can purchase microarrays as you need them. This releases capital for investment elsewhere in your business, and allows you to avoid large expenditures. Outsourcing can also make your firm more attractive to investors, since you're able to pump more capital directly into other R&D activities or revenue-producing activities such as sales and marketing.
Increase efficiency. Companies that do everything themselves have much higher research and development costs. Additionally marketing, and distribution expenses are higher, which are ultimately passed on to customers. We provide an affordable cost structure and since we supply so many users we have the economy of scale to give your organization the competitive advantage.
Reduce labor costs. Microarray manufacturing has gotten a lot easier over the years, primarily because the equipment and tools of the trade have improved tremendously. That said, hiring and training staff to make microarrays can still use up valuable time and money. These employees can be difficult to manage since managers don't know and don't want to know anything about making microarrays!! Microarray projects can be expensive, and temporary employees for microarray manufacturing don't exist. Outsourcing lets you focus your human resources where you need them most.
New projects come to fruition faster. We have the microarray resources to implement all major microarray applications in-house. Our experience can bring your new microarray ideas and applications to reality quickly. Tackling the microarray project in-house involves weeks or months to hire the right people, train them, and provide the support they need. Additionally, capital investments make the startup process even more difficult. We have the technology in-house to make any type of microarray.
Focus on your core business. All organizations have limited resources, and every project manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing microarray manufacturing to us shifts the focus from peripheral activities toward work that that generates valuable data for your organization...the reason we use microarray in the first place!
Level the playing field. We've been making microarray for 12 years. Most firms simply can't match the in-house expertise that we have maintained over the years. Outsourcing gives your firm access to our vast experience, economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that that we have built over many years. Since we make our own surface chemistry, microarrayers, micro spotting devices and don't have to buy it!!

Reduce risk.
Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk. Markets, competition, government regulations, financial conditions, and technologies all change very quickly. We assume and manage much of the risk for you, and we know how to avoid risk in the microarray industry. Leverage Arrayit's patent position on microarray manufacturing.

Of course we're happy to empower you to make your own microarrays...but as we've examined here, outsourcing can make a lot of sense. Please contact us for your microarray manufacturing needs.

Kind regards,
Todd Martinsky