Digitalization has changed the lab as we know it. From the amount of data made available from digital analysis tools; to the impressive level of process automation; to the way we can instantly share data with collaborative partners as we work towards the next big breakthrough.
The digital dilemma
While digitalization offers boundless opportunities, it also brings with it considerable challenges. Patients are hooked up to machines providing valuable real-time data – but this is highly sensitive information that must be protected according to international and local regulations. Connected pipettes provide vital sample data, but how do you make sure it’s correctly filtered and that only the right data reaches the right channels in the lab ecosystem? And with so much data being produced by so many connected systems, data overload can become your biggest nightmare. Suddenly, you can long for the days when you recorded everything in a logbook and you had your entire research team in the same room.
Answering the difficult transformation questions
Thankfully, there are modern laboratory solutions available that are designed to help you take full advantage of all the technology and data available – whether it’s in the cloud, on-prem, or in the lab.
In a digitalized lab, data can be securely shared with resources across an organization or beyond it – helping to bring new partners, teams and third-party data sources into play so you can take the next evolutionary step in product development or quality control.
By introducing new levels of automation, you can simplify lab processes and speed up time-to-market. A smart lab can even empower the rest of your operations by providing vital data for procurement, sales, and compliance departments.