In daily operations, lab managers usually have to monitor and manage multiple systems. If information on devices, about people and running processes is disjointed and spread across numerous data silos, managers need a lot of time to find specific data. An IoT platform can consolidate this information into one system using a standardized application, and thus significantly reduce the time required to look up specific data. With Commercial IoT platforms, companies can therefore network, monitor, analyze and use data in new ways.
Promising approaches and solutions are already in use in many laboratories, all of which are leading to the vision of the "laboratory of the future. To contribute to the vision, Eppendorf partners up with eLabNext and Clustermarket to deliver data from laboratory instruments in the appropriate context and to drive the holistic approach of its own digital platform VisioNize® Lab Suite (VNLS).
VNLS is designed as an open cloud-based IoT digital solution, enabling overall digital lab management. The software offers remote device monitoring, notifications, maintenance planning, device documentation as well as lab equipment booking options.
The resulting data, e.g. temperature data from your ULT freezer or upcoming maintenance cycles of your centrifuges, is essential to enhance sample safety, productivity and efficiency in laboratories and within other tools at use.
Eppendorf is working with new collaboration partners to integrate VisioNize® Lab Suite with their digital products to provide live data in the correct context. This is an enormous advantage for lab users, because it simplifies the administrative work significantly, frees up work capacity and thus help avoid using multiple siloed software tools.
Learn more about the strategic partners:
Clustermarket is the world-leading lab management system helping laboratories optimize their operations and accelerate results. Clustermarket equips research teams with an easy-to-use software solution enabling them to coordinate equipment usage, plan maintenance activities, and generate reports and forecasts for resource planning. The intuitive system is designed for fast implementation and high adoption within the organization, whilst also offering integrations with various other software solutions.
eLabNext enables laboratories to improve the efficiency and quality of research by providing comprehensive and flexible lab information management software. From offices in the US (Boston) and Europe (The Netherlands), we serve customers worldwide. Your partner in lab digitization. eLabNext is a brand of Bio-ITech BV, part of Eppendorf group.
About Eppendorf SE:
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid handling, sample handling, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microplates, and single-use bioreactor vessels complement the range of highest-quality premium products. As digital solution, Eppendorf is developing new business models and transforming the Eppendorf portfolio to meet Industry 4.0 requirements.
Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics, and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production, and quality assurance.
Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has about 5,000 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 26 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.