The Digital Lab

Pharma 4.0

Aug 3, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Paul Planje posted in Digitalisation, Platform, DigitalTransformation, iLES


The digital future of laboratory technology

The digital transformation has now turned countless production facilities around the world into smart factories. Industry 4.0 has become a buzzword that everyone can imagine, at least in part. Pharma 4.0, on the other hand, is largely unknown as a term - even though an incredible amount is happening in the pharmaceutical industry in terms of digitization. Advanced smart production methods, powerful data analysis and a high degree of automation are also high on the agenda in the pharmaceutical industry. Of course, manufacturing processes must also be optimized in the production of medicines or in research. After all, consistently high quality of products or research results, agile and efficient work, and a significant reduction in costs also play a key role in our laboratories for a future-proof, competitive design of everyday working life.

Pharma 4.0 - The future is now!
The "next generation" production methods of Pharma 4.0 enable completely new possibilities for laboratories. From 3D printing to additive manufacturing methods to fully automated workflows, highly productive systems are ready to reduce labor costs, offer new options in disease control, and make business decisions much easier. With all the advances, however, one factor must not be forgotten: People! Because even if processes are automated and networked apparatus and systems significantly simplify daily work, laboratory employees must of course also be included in the transformation process. The "interface" between technology and people is represented by ergonomically manageable, intuitively operable management systems. LIMS, the "Laboratory Information Management System", provides precisely the tools that link the advantages of the digital laboratory with the daily work routines of the employees. Easy data retrieval, automatic storage of data in the cloud for worldwide access, and paperless management are just a few of the many benefits of using LIMS in digital lab environments.

If you want to learn more about the fascinating benefits of Pharma 4.0, check back here regularly! Because in loose succession we will dedicate ourselves to the topic in detail! Or give us a call right now and let our experts advise you comprehensively, personally and of course without obligation on the digital future of the pharmaceutical industry!

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Tangible benefits for laboratories through lean management?

Jun 24, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Paul Planje posted in On-Demand, DigitalTransformation, _Platform


In industry, the approach of lean management with its various methods has already become established. Lean processes in the interest of the customer, minimization of waste and continuous improvements along the entire value chain have become the standard in manufacturing companies worldwide - and a guarantee for sustainable competitiveness.

The application of lean management in the laboratory is described by the term "lean lab". And "Lean" as a concept is also on the road to success in the science-driven world of laboratories. Several studies in recent years have impressively demonstrated that laboratories can reduce errors, shorten lead times and cut costs with the concept of the lean lab. Laboratory employees can also benefit from lean techniques - through laboratory equipment that is better adapted to the respective workflows and optimally coordinated process sequences.

Crucial to success: the right technique
Lean management is not a universal method, but the generic term for a whole range of measures and techniques. Perhaps you have heard of Kaizen, value stream mapping or the Deming circle. For the Lean Lab, the techniques must be carefully selected and adapted to the respective actual situation. Digitalization supports the Lean Lab in this process, because with the Internet of Lab Things as well as a powerful inventory and instrument management, existing weaknesses can be uncovered and processes can be optimized without negatively affecting the daily work routine.

What does your lab look like? Do you already apply lean techniques or are you toying with the idea of making your lab "smart" in the near future? Write to us - we look forward to a constructive dialog! post content here…

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