The new year is only a few days old and yet it is already apparent that 2022 will once again be a year of digitization. With the omicron mutant, the pandemic is now entering its third year - the digital networking of laboratories worldwide has probably never been as important as it is today. Rapid exchange of results, smooth communication and the perfect interaction of a wide variety of interfaces are the basis for research results that will (hopefully) quickly rid us all of the Corona virus. Higher productivity, increased efficiency and significantly expanded effectiveness at work: the Internet of Lab Things brings with it possibilities that probably no one could have imagined 20 years ago.
But what exactly does it mean for you when end-to-end digital processes are introduced in your lab? When your instrument management runs on a single platform in the future, your lab devices communicate with each other, and you always have your LEAN Lab "in your pocket" even on business trips thanks to mobile devices?
Well, first of all, digitization means getting used to a new way of thinking. Away from insular thinking, away from managing huge mountains of paper - and toward a digitally driven working world. The digital lab of the near future brings with it automated processes that free people from time-consuming routine work. And create space. Space for creative approaches to solutions, for faster research results and an exchange of ideas across all boundaries.
We would like to use the start of 2022 for an exchange with you. Do you see opportunities in the digitization of laboratories - or do you rather fear risks? We look forward to your messages and an exciting, constructive exchange of ideas!
Jan 10, 2022 11:45:00 AM / by Paul Planje
Written by Paul Planje
I have been working since 1992 on subjects such as efficiency and Productivity increase. Initially in the laboratory and research sectors. Here I made my experiences with analytical instruments and automation. With the change to sales, enterprise solutions such as Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS), Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS), Laboratory Execution Systems (LES), Electronic Laboratory Journals (ELN) and Document Management Systems (DMS) were added. In the last years I was engaged in the digitization of processes and their measurements. Scince 2019 I'm running the iVention DACH region supporting our customers to move into the digital lab world.