Considerable challenges are driving Research and Discovery laboratories to optimize operations by improving efficiency through automation. But research is also distributed and orchestrated across many parties, as the time to the market needs to be reduced.

At the same time, the work has to be sustainable as, for instance, Investment Banks see it as a risk factor if companies do not aim to continue reducing the impact that operations and products have on the environment by reducing consumption of materials and improving waste management.

By adopting a scientific collaborative and management platform, science-driven companies can create and connect innovations. Digitalization brings the physical and virtual world together so that organizations remain flexible to support changes like collaboration, technology, etc.

Reducing Time Collection, Searching and Secure Data Sharing

Science-based companies often have a lack of common processes and tools. Different types of data generated in the lab is usually handled manually – which challenges data integrity. As a result, the data often remains siloed and is difficult to access. Scientists have to re-run costly experiments and spend time on something that has already been created. In addition, raw data and results are shared through emails, which can cause human errors, inconsistency and data can get lost.

BIOVIA Notebook acts like a real-time central repository for much of the data generated and shared within a lab setting. It allows you to reuse information and collaborate around the globe. From planning and executing tasks, to recording the data, and compiling experimental reports, an Electronic Lab Notebook enables collaboration and preserves knowledge.

Reducing Costs for Data Aggregation, Analysis and Reporting

Data types from pharmaceutical and biotech companies are complex and usually come from different databases and have different formats. Data to classify drugs, for instance, includes drug structure, activity and toxicity. The exponential growth of data makes the identification of patterns and gaining insights from the data difficult as data aggregation from different sources and data integration is becoming more challenging. To use the insight correctly, everything needs to be communicated clearly.

BIOVIA Pipeline Pilot allows access and integration of a variety of data types from unique sources. Data aggregation, analysis and reporting are automated and enable faster decision making. The collaborative platform improves operational efficiency and speeds up innovation through modelling, applying statistics and predictive analytics, standardizing protocols and making sharing insights across the scientific community easier.

Keeping Your Costs Low and Your Inventory Up to Date

Everyone in the lab should be efficient – not blocked in their work and not spending too much time on the inventory. The management of chemicals can be complex, costly and time consuming. To know the quantity and location, you need to be able to track the chemical flow. This is often done in Excel files and involves a lot of manual work, which adds the risk of human error.

A centralized, real-time inventory management system helps science-based companies to have more structured and agile workflows. BIOVIA CISPro’s features support the users’ needs to track the materials form receipt to disposal. Chemicals are much better sourced, monitored and controlled, so costs will be reduced over the time, less or nothing will be ordered double and stands expired in the cupboard, and when something expires, you’ll get a notification.

Comply with Industry Formats & Regulations

The key to ensuring safety and efficient patient treatment is quality. Digitalization can help to streamline the laboratory workflow by removing paper-based and non-integrated processes. It can even support science-based companies in improving safety, quality and regulatory compliance.

Improved documentation quality, setting up standard operating procedures and accurate recording of all critical information helps ensure to meet all legal and regulatory requirements. E-Signature of experimental documents enables Intellectual Property Protection and audit trails ensure quality control and regulatory compliance.

A centralized system where all chemical related information including hazards and other regulatory criteria are stored ensures accurate management, real-time tracking and reporting of chemicals and controlled substances, while meeting safety and regulatory requirements.

Final Thoughts

The true value of scientific knowledge is in the interaction between scientists. Digitalization gives you the ability to create a connected digital lab with streamlined, standardized, and sustainable processes, while meeting all legal and regulatory requirements.

All information directly captured and traceable to its source. You can leverage the information for new physical experiments, avoid duplicating work and orders, and it provides knowledge management to analyse exciting data versus rerunning experiments.

Dassault Systèmes’ BIOVIA Unified Lab Management Platform is easy to deploy and allows scientists to focus more on their core work, the research, and support science-based companies to improve safety, regulatory compliance, cost savings, collaboration and reduce time to market.

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