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What to Consider When Searching for Custom Mobile Labs

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When it comes time to choose between different custom mobile labs, your decision has a huge impact on your future projects. Regardless of your industry, a mobile laboratory is an extension and partner to the work of your central lab. 

Over the span of nearly 20 years, our team at MRIGlobal has developed more than 75 structures, with many of them still deployed today. Through our years of experience and striving for more innovative solutions, we know that a high-quality, custom, mobile laboratory can greatly improve the mobile testing experience

Read on to learn more about what to consider as you pick a custom mobile lab for your field work. 

The space needed to perform effectively

Many people settle for the constraints of a more traditional mobile lab simply because they don’t realize there are other options. Whether you have more personnel working in one area, have expansive research needs, or need more living space, you should always consider a lab that can maximize its square footage.

The average lifecycle of the lab

A mobile laboratory’s life cycle plays an important role in its long-term value. How many times will you be able to deploy a lab, use it, pick it up, and start the process all over again? If the answer is only a few times, does that do you much good? These are all questions that should be at the forefront of your mind as you shop. 

The amount and cost of maintenance 

All mobile labs will require some maintenance, but some labs will require a lot more work than others. Especially if you’re deployed in an austere environment without access to trained professionals, you don’t want to choose a lab that needs extreme maintenance. For example, if you need a strong AC system but are working in a dusty area, your mobile lab should come with the capabilities to maintain itself or a staff that can help you. Along with that, you should also ask about the maintenance costs. Again, that will add to the value of the lab. 

The gold standard of custom mobile labs

If you’re searching for a long-term mobile lab, the gold standard of mobile laboratories will give you the best value. Out of this need for a high-quality mobile lab — without the constraints of an ISO container, MRIGlobal developed the Athena Lab. 

Athena Lab is a fully customizable mobile laboratory with the ability to expand. This expansion provides 82% more floor space and 40% more work bench space. As a result, Athena Lab offers more comfort for personnel and less limits on testing capabilities. To date, there is no other mobile lab on the market that compares to the quality of Athena, truly making it the most innovative, well-designed lab available. 

Learn more about the Athena Lab with MRIGlobal

For more than 75 years, MRIGlobal has advanced scientific research across a variety of industries. We focus on supporting better health outcomes on a global scale. For us, it’s not simply about science; it’s about the people who make it all happen. 

Our solution-driven mentality allows us to find answers in even the most complex situations. Through our dedication, we can solve virtually any technical problem. 

To learn more about the Athena Lab, contact us at For a free quote, complete our online form. 

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