Reducing Risk in Buffer Preparation By Life in the Lab Staff 01.07.2020 No choice comes without potential risk and it is up to you to decide which risks you are willing to take. But are all risks created equal? When deciding whether to prepare buffer in-house or to outsource, you have an opportunity to balance risk with reward. Your considerations might include: Risks in preparing and storing buffer in-house Loss of investment and wastage – if the full amount of buffer cannot be used in time Safety concerns – due to additional caustic/toxic chemicals Risks in outsourcing buffer preparation Loss of control means – Quality of buffer may deviate from what is expected or required – Having correct buffer where and when you need it is not guaranteed There is, however, a key difference in how you assess these risks. If you collaborate in the right way, you can mitigate or remove risks associated with outsourcing, while also removing risks associated with in-house preparation. But removing the risks associated with in-house buffer preparation, without outsourcing, is not so simple. To discover more about how the risks, and opportunities, associated with outsourcing buffer preparation stack up, read our whitepaper or speak to one of the team.