Nigerian, Portugese firms partner on laboratory designs
A NIGERIAN firm, LS Scientific Limited, a laboratory solutions provider, have signed a working partnership with Portugal-based laboratory experts, Industrial Laborum, in the area of building laboratories from design to completion.
Addressing journalists on the ground-breaking pact, the Managing Director, LS Scientific, Mr. Olumurewa Odunjo explained that the step was aimed at making them the complete laboratory solutions provider in the country and bringing laboratories of international standards to West Africa to enhance growth in science and technology.
According to Odunjo, laboratories are built for different purposes and designed to suit different applications ranging from quality control/quality assurance, research, chemistry, microbiology and the like.
“These purposes determine the size of the laboratory, the furniture, ceiling and flooring material used. Fire retardant furniture, anti-vibration benches, and water supply with specified pressure are some highly likely features for any standard laboratory. And these features can only be put in place by the right people.
“Having built a reputation as one of the emerging companies in Nigeria’s growing scientific sector, this is why we deemed it fit to take another huge leap in laboratories building market with this partnership,” he said.
Odunjo expressed confidence that LS Scientific have chosen the right partners in Industrial Laborum, having been established in 1978 and being the first company in their region to manufacture and instal laboratory furniture.
He highlighted a combination of world class expertise and superior local content to create lasting solutions to laboratory design and contruction as the key benefit of the partnership.