Digital transformation is driven by the ability to better connect all aspects of the laboratory – devices, consumables, workflows, data, and people – to accelerate science and increase laboratory productivity. Smart instruments and consumables are enabling laboratories to improve instrument and consumable usage, reducing downtime and optimizing the use of laboratory supplies and capacity. Data analytics solutions are connecting workflows and data across different methods and instruments, enabling scientists to derive insight from their data and make informed decisions. To take advantage of these recent advancements and those yet to come, organizations need to connect the laboratory and make data accessible to those who need it.
Benefits of a connected lab workflow
In a recent webcast, Thermo Fisher Scientific explored the impact of digital transformation in process manufacturing. Using digital transformation to build connected lab workflows, process manufacturing labs can expect improved productivity, deeper data insight and accelerated science. Connected lab workflows also support:
- Simplified scientific workflows
- Improved data integrity
- Accessible, actionable data (FAIR principles)
- Advanced analytics and AI ambitions
Building your transformation roadmap
The idea of transforming your laboratory doesn’t have to overwhelming. Instead of looking at digital transformation as a digital revolution, think of it as the continued evolution of the lab. The laboratory has always taken on new technologies, from new instrumentation to innovative ways to process samples. Changes in the regulatory landscape also require the lab to evolve, as you maintain compliance with ISO, ASTM and EPA standards.
When building your transformation roadmap, consider a few straight-forward steps. The first step focuses on connectivity. Connectivity is the foundation of a smart lab. Connect your people, equipment, consumables, systems and data.
Once you’ve established connectivity, you can begin connecting and automating your scientific workflows. Building connected, automated end-to-end workflows helps drive lab productivity and accelerate your science.
With your systems and data connected and your workflows optimized and automated, your lab can now look to advanced data analysis, visualization and artificial intelligence tools. These capabilities deliver a new level of insight to your data.
Click here to watch the webcast and learn more about how digital transformation can drive productivity in process manufacturing. You’ll see how digital solutions like Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ software support digital transformation in process manufacturing laboratories.