The Digital Lab

Digitization in the lab:

Dec 12, 2022 1:00:00 PM / by Paul Planje

What practical advantages do digital solutions actually bring?

Hololens-3Digitization 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?

One of the most important benefits of digitization in the laboratory is improved data acquisition and processing. By using computer-based systems and sensors, data can be collected more accurately and quickly than with manual methods. This allows for more precise analysis and interpretation of data, leading to more reliable results.

Another major advantage of digitization in the laboratory is the ability to store and manage data centrally. By using cloud technologies and databases, laboratories can make their data secure and accessible, allowing them to access it from anywhere, at any time. This enables better collaboration and more effective use of resources by sharing important information more quickly and easily.

In addition, digitization in the lab also offers the opportunity to introduce automated processes. By using robots and intelligent systems, many tasks in the lab, such as mixing reagents or performing tests, can be automated. This allows for increased productivity and accuracy as human error is minimized.

With the focus on LIMS
LIMS, Laboratory Information Management Systems, offer a variety of benefits to laboratories. First of all, LIMS enable better organization and management of data and samples in the laboratory. This leads to increased efficiency and reduces errors. LIMS can also help improve the reproducibility and traceability of experimental results by facilitating documentation and access to protocols and other important information.

LEAN Lab: Take your chance now

LEAN Lab is a strategy for improving laboratory efficiency and effectiveness. It is based on the fundamental principles of LEAN management, which aims to eliminate waste in all areas of the organization and optimize processes. In the laboratory environment, LEAN Lab can help eliminate unnecessary steps and resource consumption, improve the quality of results, and increase employee satisfaction. Right now - in tough economic times - is a great opportunity to reap the benefits of LEAN Lab and increase your lab's efficiency and competitiveness. By implementing LEAN Lab, your lab can also make better use of resources and optimize their processes, improving overall performance.

How do you see it: do digital approaches to everyday work really bring the benefits that technology promises us? We look forward to a constructive dialog!

Tags: LIMS, Digitalisation, Digital transformation, iLES, Cloud Technology, Scientific Workflows, Informatics

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.