When it comes to documentation requirements in the laboratory, the focus is mostly on documenting and archiving measurement results. In the second row of attention, however, are still the records of instrument parameters. As part of quality control in a modern laboratory, it is not only necessary to document when and how regularly a laboratory instrument has been serviced - but also how well the instrument performs in daily use.
In addition, documentation of upstream and downstream processes is increasingly required, analogous to the requirements in production plants. Whether storage of raw materials and products or incubation processes: regular checks with complete records are required. With digital end-to-end processes, laboratories can respond to the increased requirements in the area of documentation obligations - without taking up valuable staff time resources unnecessarily.
In addition to a high degree of automation in digital documentation, iVention also enables the integration of IoT devices. This allows captured data to be collected, stored and processed directly without any detours. Central data acquisition with secure, location-independent access to data makes documentation simpler, more complete, faster and more reliable.
What's the situation like in your lab? Are documentation tasks still eating up your teams' capacities - or are you already on your way to the digital lab of the future? Feel free to write us about your experiences, we look forward to a constructive dialog!
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.