The start of the new year is the perfect opportunity to take a look at the trends and developments that will shape the field of laboratory digitization in 2024 and beyond. Here are the five key trends to watch:
Increase your lab's productivity with digital inventory management
Digital inventory management can significantly improve the productivity of a laboratory - by ensuring that all materials and equipment are reliably available at all times to perform upcoming tests and experiments. One thing is certain: if the lab is constantly lacking materials and equipment, this can lead to delays and interruptions in the workflow, thus affecting the lab's productivity.
Maximum precision is required in laboratories. Modern data loggers and sensors already allow extremely reliable recording of all kinds of measured values. To ensure that there is no loss of accuracy during data transmission and subsequent analysis, more and more laboratories are relying on new interfaces that seamlessly network data loggers, LIMS and peripheral devices.
- Close cooperation between man and machine in the laboratory of the future
Digitization presents laboratories around the world with numerous challenges - and brings with it new obligations. Sustainably optimized data integrity, increased transparency and improved usability are just some of the points that the laboratories of the (near) future will have to implement. The smart lab is already a reality today and is constantly evolving. The interaction between man and machine in the lab of the future must also develop at the same pace - because this is the only way to fully exploit the benefits of digitization in the lab. The ILES platform from iVention opens the way to the smart lab of the future. Fast, efficient and inexpensive information transfer between staff and equipment, simplified documentation routines and location-independent exchange of results: ILES enables a completely new, close cooperation between man and machine in the lab of the future.
Increased automation for effective work processes.
The guarantee for good ideas in the lab of the future
When you think of data aggregators, data industries such as Facebook, eCommerce and, of course, the world's most famous "data octopus," Google, certainly come to mind. But the fact that a laboratory in the 21st century also collects data about data is still something that very few laboratory employees are aware of. Yet, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, data represents the optimal basis for sustainable success - after all, data enables the development of marketable ideas and products.