Digital Labs: How can R&D Lab Operations Benefit from Data Capture with Mobile Technology?

23 November 2021   |    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT

Digital transformation of the pharmaceutical industry brings higher visibility to lab processes. By leveraging data from equipment utilization, consumables usage, or shared facilities occupation, lab operations can be optimized to avoid downtime, reduce service costs, and proactively adjust ordering or maintenance.


Collecting this data in real-time from scientists’ activities in automatized processes remains challenging. As mobile companions of scientists, digital lab assistants are strategically positioned to provide such data linked in its context and shed light on experiments happening at the bench.

Questions to be discussed include:

  • How can real-time tracking from equipment or consumables usage support lab management?
  • What are the current solutions to capture operational data?
  • Which operational data is still missing to inform lab operations?
  • How can mobile technology help to aggregate metadata around each lab procedure?
  • How can real-time metadata from lab activities make R&D operations more efficient with data-driven strategic decisions?
  • What are the priorities in term of lab operations optimizations?

Sponsored by:

LabTwin is creating the next generation of digital lab tools for smart labs, starting with the world’s first voice-activated lab assistant. With LabTwin, scientists can collect data, access information, manage experiments and streamline documentation simply by talking. Using voice recognition and machine learning technology, LabTwin’s smart assistant simplifies data capture, structures valuable information, and integrates with lab instruments and informatic systems. With a mission to empower scientists, LabTwin is an independent Berlin, Germany-based company, backed by Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures and Sartorius. Its voice-powered assistant is now used by scientists in 7 of the Top20 biopharma companies, as well as chemical companies, around the world.