14 - 18 June 2021, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The digital lab

Laboratories in industry and research are increasingly becoming habitats for IoT-equipment. Robots that relieve staff from mundane and repetitive tasks such as serial pipetting are state-of-the-art. Yet, smart digital workflows in a fully connected lab are still a long way off most of the time. To achieve them requires at minimum a powerful IT environment and fully integrated equipment; it can also go as far as changing the layout of the lab space. Research labs and quality assurance labs may follow different approaches. Thus a modular setup is as desirable for the lab as it is for production plants. Both lab types are generating a huge amount of data whose analysis calls for a big data approach