Philipp Osterwalder | Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Philipp Osterwalder, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, 1LIMS

Philipp combines expertise as a laboratory technician and biomedical analyst with passionate leadership as CEO of 1LIMS. His background as an environmental engineer specializing in eco-technology and ecological analysis led to the co-founding of 1LIMS. Today, the company stands internationally for expertise in laboratory optimization, digitalization, and automation based on Lean Six Sigma methods. Philipp drives the digitalization of laboratories to save time and costs through tailor-made, flexible solutions and achieve measurable results.   more about me: Philipp on Linkedin Get in contact: book a call   more about 1LIMS Follow us on LinkedIn  


Day 1 (26th June) @ 13:00

From analog to automated: A step-by-step guide to the future-proof laboratory

In an era of rapid technological advances, laboratories worldwide face the challenge of transitioning from traditional analog methods to fully automated and digitalized systems. This abstract outline a step-by-step guide for laboratories to master and future-proof this transformation successfully. With the ever-evolving demands of the laboratory environment, it is essential to modernize processes and workflows to increase efficiency, accuracy, and reproducibility. The transition from analog to automated laboratory systems presents several challenges. The main problems include the high initial investment in hardware and software, the need to train staff to use new technologies, and ensuring data integrity and protection in digitalized systems. Added to this is the complexity of integrating new technologies into existing laboratory processes, which often requires a comprehensive reorganization of workflows. To overcome these challenges, a systematic approach is required that includes the following steps, starting from needs analysis and goal setting, where existing processes and workflows are analyzed to identify specific needs and clear goals for digitization and automation are set. Based on this analysis, hardware and software solutions are selected to meet current and future requirements. Introducing new technologies should be incremental, starting with a pilot phase that allows processes to be tested and adapted before being rolled out across the laboratory. The following steps include training programs for laboratory staff to ensure that everyone involved is familiar with and can use the new systems effectively. If both systems and users are prepared, a seamless roll-out of the new system can be realized, followed by a possible expansion of the integration with devices for data management and security to guarantee the integrity and protection of sensitive information. Transforming from analog to automated labs is a complex but essential task to remain competitive in today's fast-paced scientific landscape. By following a step-by-step, well-thought-out plan, laboratories can overcome the challenges of this transformation and create an efficient, accurate, and future-proof environment. Ultimately, the automation and digitalization of laboratories enable increased productivity and quality and a profound change in scientific research and development.

last published: 17/Jun/24 14:15 GMT

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