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Connectivity improves the data quality and integrity, laying a solid foundation for more advanced analytics in laboratories.
FREMONT, CA: Many facets of our daily lives are undergoing a digital revolution, from the capacity to operate home appliances through apps to tracking our health with wearable technology. "Digitalization" is the term for this transformation. Transferring information into a digital format is called digitization; this is different from that. Digitalization is gathering data, identifying patterns, automating procedures, and improving corporate decisions. A laboratory must connect as many processes, tools, people, systems, and consumables as feasible to digitalize it successfully.
Improved quality of laboratory data
Connected technologies can cut back on or completely eliminate some of the monotonous, manual tasks required by technicians and scientists. It eliminates the need for human data entry or transfer, lowers the possibility of transcribing errors, and enhances the data quality. Scientists can rapidly feed data into a laboratory information management system (LIMS) if they conduct experiments with connected instruments. Data collection procedures that are standardized and automated enable associated instrument metadata, such as analysis settings, to be universally and reliably included with analytic datasets.
Empowering lab staff
The role of scientists and laboratory staff is changed when time spent on manual, repetitive chores is freed up, allowing them to concentrate on more important and difficult work.
They may quickly interact with connected instruments, share, combine, or link data from many sources, and seamlessly cooperate with colleagues in a digitalized lab. This workplace will assist recruit highly skilled people and encourage current employees to broaden their skill sets.
Simple auditing and compliance with laboratories
Thanks to connected technologies, laboratories may access, manage, and report data in real-time throughout laboratory workflows rather than just at the conclusion. The ability to monitor, track, and report on samples, tests, and test results at every stage, from raw material analysis to completed product, is made feasible by linking everything to a LIMS. It supports auditing needs and makes it simpler to prove compliance. It is particularly crucial in fields like biomanufacturing, where every step of the process must adhere to good manufacturing practices (GMP).
Laboratory supplies that are seamless and slick
Tracking and providing information on using samples and consumables by connected systems also facilitates their management. Such systems can keep an eye on and manage raw material, in-process, and completed product stock levels, ensuring that supplies are utilized to their full capacity across laboratory processes and enabling the possibility of automatic replenishment.