by Automating Laboratory Workflow
In laboratories the automation of operational procedures does not only concern practical-analytical tasks but also documentation and control. The common keywords for extensive automation projects are: quality assurance, optimization and acceleration of procedures, reproducibility of results and the reduction of error ratios. Automation‘s intention is to provide the laboratory personnel with more time for its core tasks. From an economical point of view automation is a means of cost reduction. That economical and innovative criteria concerning laboratory techniques go well together shows a current project of automating operational procedures in a relevant laboratory. A medium-sized pharmaceutical company can expect millions of Euro cost reduction due to their intended automation project.