Process optimization in the laboratory ensures that experiments are performed faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively. There are many different ways to optimize processes in the laboratory, for example by using automated systems, optimizing workflows or introducing standardization measures. Process optimization can also help improve the quality of experiments by minimizing manual errors. If you are interested in how to optimize lab processes to achieve better results, then you should read on!
What practical advantages do digital solutions actually bring?
Digitization has made enormous progress in many areas of life in recent years, and the laboratory is also benefiting from this development. By using digital technologies and systems, processes can be optimized and efficiency increased, which in turn leads to improved results and faster research progress.actually bring?
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!
Our professional world is changing. This is also and especially true in the numerous laboratories of Germany, Europe and the world. Studies show that so-called mid-level qualifications in particular are increasingly disappearing. While the existing core workforce of medical assistants, laboratory technicians or biological-technical assistants in many cases still learned the old, "analog" tools of the trade - including the performance of standard tasks - Generation Z employees are now moving up the ranks. The new generation is highly qualified, digitalized all around and highly trained in the areas of development, research and experiment design. Interest in non-value-added routine tasks, on the other hand: Not at all. With the digital laboratory of the future, it is possible to respond optimally to the changing professional environment.
- 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.