Laboratory Trends We Can Expect to See in 2019
17 Dec 2018
As time goes on, technology adapts and new trends emerge across industries, including the laboratory industry. Since laboratories around the world rely so heavily on technology, it should come as no surprise that laboratory trends are changing rapidly as technology evolves. Read on to find out more about a few of the biggest laboratory trends that you can expect to see in 2019.
- Cloud technology: New lab equipment has Cloud integration for data recording and storage. The use of Cloud technology in laboratory settings is poised to increase in the coming months as laboratory equipment becomes more sophisticated and labs seek out advanced data storage options that offer optimum accessibility. With Cloud integration, technicians can also receive updates and alerts regarding cycles and lab processes on their smartphones. These instant alerts allow technicians to more effectively respond to emergencies and monitor laboratory procedures.
- Compact equipment: More sophisticated laboratory equipment designs make it possible to create smaller equipment that doesn’t take up as much space in the lab. Since newer lab equipment features multifunctional systems and equipment, it’s possible to cut down on a lot of the space that would otherwise be used up by pumps and valves. New technology has also made it possible to process samples with much smaller volumes of fluid.
- Eco-friendly options: In recent years, environmental friendliness and sustainability have been on the forefront of public discussion. Because of the substantial energy and resources required to operate a research or testing facility, many labs have chosen to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Many labs are reenergizing their recycling efforts in an attempt to reduce landfill waste. Other labs are investing in efficient equipment that requires less energy while delivering exceptional performance.
- Increased automation: Automation is not a new trend in laboratories, but it is becoming increasingly advanced. Today’s automation technology, and the automation technology that we will see in 2019, can be used to handle many of the monotonous steps in various lab processes to increase time efficiency for technicians.
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