Laboratories are applying advanced technology so that it becomes easy for the scientists to maintain the devices and conduct experiments remotely.
FREMONT, CA: A laboratory environment is made up of a complicated collection of equipment, starting from the pipette to fume hoods. In the past few years, the laboratories have witnessed various digital technologies, and automation can be the most revolutionary. Automation is an equipment that can be operated with significantly less human interference and decrease laboratory work's repetitive features. There are also various forms of automation, like laboratory execution systems (LES). Collaborative bots (Co-Bots), and laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
There are numerous benefits of automation due to which it has become a significant component to connect the laboratory environment. Moreover, the laboratories also have to maintain a highly standardized environment. They are designed to make sure of traceability, accuracy, and replicability of the research data. Automation in the laboratories will provide the scientists with better control over the equipment to increase the standards and the speed of the experiments.
Here are the advantages of laboratory automation:
1. Decrease the risk of human errors
The risk of human error can be reduced in the laboratory with the help of automation. Automated solutions can also efficiently conduct the repetitive tasks which were usually done by scientists. Earlier, while experimenting, the scientists had to manually record every machine output due to which such repetitive tasks became time-consuming and effort taking.
With the help of autonomous equipment, the scientists will get the output data directly into their electronic laboratory notebook. Such machines can efficiently reduce the human error that can happen when these tasks are done manually.
2. Unify laboratory devices
Automation also provides opportunities that can connect the lab procedures. Without the help of automation, the laboratory devices can become fragmented, like a collection of isolated solutions. Therefore, it will become difficult for the scientists to use the equipment productively.
By implementing an autonomous system in the laboratory, scientists can easily control the devices remotely, which will offer them more flexibility while conducting research. They also do not have to experiment at a specific time during their working hours. Moreover, they can easily control the devices from anywhere and with the help of internet connectivity and receive real-time information.