Trend report: Lab of the future
The growing trend toward digitalization has also reached the laboratory. Future-oriented technologies are already assuming an important role in the value chain. The "future lab" makes it possible to optimize a number of areas and processes. Smart, network-capable laboratory equipment is a force that drives innovation.
The experts at analytica 2016 presented the latest integrated automation and digitalization solutions. You could experience application-oriented presentations of innovative tools as well as software and networking solutions for your smart lab of the future.
New opportunities, new challenges
Future-capable IT solutions present laboratories with entirely new opportunities. Intelligently networked laboratory systems increase flexibility and, with it, efficiency. The real challenge is finding ways to transform elaborate manual processes into automated ones.
Big data in the lab
Lab 4.0 makes it possible to collect and link immense quantities of data. That is why the industry needs innovations that can automate and quickly generate these large quantities of data. The latest hot topics include high-throughput screening and big data.
Sector-specific solutions at analytica
1,244 exhibitors from around the world were presenting the latest products and methods at analytica 2016—including solutions for the laboratory of the future.
LAUDA, for example, will demonstrate a new solution called "PRO": Optimized thermostats for bath applications and circulation thermostats for external applications are flexible enough to be placed wherever needed.
nexygen® is celebrating its second public appearance at analytica by presenting ideas and developments for the laboratory of the future. nexygen®—THE NEXT GENERATION LAB—is an initiative of the companies Köttermann, Memmert, Hirschmann, 2mag and Sartorius.
These German manufacturers are focusing on miniaturization and automation, how to optimize the use of laboratory surfaces and simplifying the exchange of data between devices. These approaches increase flexibility and mobility in the laboratory and reduce the company's operating costs.
Our trend report on Lab 4.0 will give you an in-depth look at future-oriented analysis techniques and features statements from industry experts.