The scientific world is evolving; laboratory processes that were once entirely manual are being optimized through automation and data connectivity. While documents previously had to be printed, signed, and physically stored in boxes, the recent emergence of data management systems and software platforms is enabling scientists to sign and store electronic records in a secure and future-proof format. Likewise, advanced analytics solutions, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, are being used to connect, collate, and analyze data from different facilities across the globe.
Yet, the decision to digitally transform the laboratory is not without its challenges. New methodologies must be assessed and approved by the relevant regulatory body, for every new application in the manufacturing process. The diverse scope of applications across the globe makes it difficult for organizations looking to adopt such capabilities, despite the potential benefits. Many large pharmaceutical organizations are leading the charge, using a Pharma 4.0 strategy to enable the delivery of critical medicines; therefore, the pressure is mounting for regulatory bodies to come together and ease the application process.
In addition to exploring the benefits and challenges of digital transformation, this eBook will demonstrate how novel and practical solutions can be integrated to increase laboratory productivity and accelerate scientific research.
This eBook describes:
- What digital transformation is, the benefits and challenges, and how to advance on your journey
- How a number of organizations have deployed laboratory software to support their digital transformation
- The importance of digital transformation across various industries