Happy New Year to all our readers! We wish you good health and happiness in the coming year. At this time of year, many of us make plans and resolutions. Similarly, at ABS, we map out our year and beyond.
Our primary source of ideas for innovation is founded in the challenges and concerns of our clients and staff. ABS began thirty-one years ago based upon the observation that a large amount of a researcher’s time was often spent growing cells and sourcing and preparing tissues (both animal and human) prior to even beginning an actual experiment. These tasks delayed discovery and expended valuable resources. This knowledge led us to become the first company to address this problem by providing custom cell culture services, prepared membranes and cell extracts, and founding a global network of human biospecimen collection sites. Today, such outsourcing is commonplace. In 1990, it was highly innovative.
In a growing organization, employees should be the key drivers of change. They can also put the brakes on new innovations if they are not an integral part of the change process. It is the collaborative interactions between clients, staff, and management that make meaningful changes happen.