Category: Trends

April 5, 2023  |  Trends

Let’s Talk About Automation in the Post COVID-19 Era

As the dust continues to settle from the many phases of COVID-19 over the last 3 years, the landscape around lab automation has evolved in tandem. Labs had to rapidly adapt their processes to address strict social distancing protocols. As a result, many scientists leveraged automation to keep instruments running when people weren’t able to. […]

January 31, 2023  |  Trends

Laboratory Automation Needs a Better Talent Pipeline

When you think of laboratory automation, you probably picture massive labs filled with robots, conveyor belts, and other equipment. What’s missing from that picture is the highly skilled people needed to design, implement, and maintain those installations. Laboratory automation is being held back by a lack of qualified experts. Our highly specialized field doesn’t enjoy […]

January 25, 2023  |  Trends

Why Biopharma Companies Choose Green Button Go to Manage Their Lab Workflows

We are always excited to hear from customers about how our solutions are helping them make important discoveries and develop new products. In a recent article, Kenji Tabata, senior vice president and head of discovery intelligence, applied research, and operations at Astellas, described how his company uses automation to accelerate development of cell- and gene-based […]

January 11, 2023  |  Trends

Lab Automation Has a Standardization Problem

In lab automation, establishing generally accepted standards will prevent fragmentation and simplify the process of integrating software, instruments, and devices in the lab. Unfortunately, standards development has taken a backseat to other priorities in the field. At Biosero, we think it’s time to change that. Today’s lab automation solutions provide sophisticated capabilities that might have […]

December 28, 2022  |  Trends

Year in Review: Integrated Laboratory Systems Are the New Normal

As 2022 draws to a close, we are looking back at the year and thinking about what made it special. The answer is the same every year: our customers! Knowing that we’re helping researchers achieve better results, enable new discoveries, and accelerate their projects is what keeps us coming back for more. As we worked […]

October 26, 2022  |  Technology

Making the Case for an Automation Partner (Instead of Vendor)

When it’s time to automate lab activities, the fact is that you can approach it from many angles. In-house automation engineering or outside help? Homebrew development of solutions or off-the-shelf products? Automate some or all of the workflow? Manually gather data or automatically collect data through digitization? But there’s one big choice you need to […]

October 5, 2022  |  Trends

Thinking about a career in lab automation? Read this first

In the past few decades, automation has become indispensable to life science research labs. But most scientists only learn about it once they’re working in a laboratory. Lab automation is so much more than a tool — for many of us, it’s an exciting and rewarding career. Not sure what we mean by lab automation? […]

September 7, 2022  |  Trends

5 Lab Automation Trends for the 2022 Fall Conference Season

Across the life sciences field, tradeshow events are back in full swing. Conference organizers continue to be careful about precautions to reduce transmission of COVID-19, and we think there will be fewer last-minute cancellations of meetings during the busy fall season compared to last year. Events held this past spring in the laboratory automation field […]

August 31, 2022  |  Trends

A beginner’s guide for end-to-end laboratory workflow automation success

We see many manufacturers in the life sciences industry talking about how to get started with automation, often thinking about a liquid handler and branching out from there. The fact is that there’s a whole spectrum of automation, and liquid handlers are just one critical part. Let’s talk about the lab automation spectrum and what […]

May 18, 2022  |  Trends

Efficiency Unleashed: How Autonomous Mobile Robots Revolutionize Lab Workflows

When you think of laboratory automation, you might think of large robotic arms — the kinds that are bolted in place next to instruments they load with samples. But as automation evolves, customers are getting new options that tend to be more mobile, flexible, and agile. What are autonomous mobile robots? Autonomous mobile robots are […]

May 11, 2022  |  Trends

DDW: How Innovation in Automation Is Transforming Drug Discovery

Automation is making a huge difference in accelerating key steps in drug discovery. In a recent article from Drug Discovery World, scientists from AstraZeneca and Biosero reviewed some of the many ways in which automation is now used in drug research and development. In this blog post, we’re summarizing the top article takeaways for a […]

March 23, 2022  |  Trends

Accelerating Research with Automation

In today’s competitive environment, automation is a valuable investment for research laboratories where scientists want to do more research on a smaller budget. With automation, scientists can optimize their experimental protocols to improve staff safety and reduce the risk of work-related injuries. This is especially true in high-throughput laboratories where routine, repetitive tasks can be […]

January 26, 2022  |  Trends

Building a Business Case for Automation

Scientists working in high-throughput research laboratories understand the need to automate their work processes but making a business case for embarking on an automation project can be difficult. At Biosero, we have extensive experience on this topic based on years of working with our customers. Let’s look at some factors scientists should consider when building […]

December 8, 2021  |  Trends

Creating a Seamless Laboratory Ecosystem

When scientists run experiments, they can track some of the more pertinent details, such as sample IDs and the experimental protocols they used. What’s harder to capture in real-time is all the associated metadata — such as how long samples were exposed to room temperature, the lot number of the reagents used, and data on […]

November 17, 2021  |  Trends

Making the shift from low-mix, high-throughput to high-mix, low-throughput

In high-throughput screening assays, researchers run large numbers of samples through the same experimental process. The more samples scientists run, the greater their chances of identifying hits corresponding to a phenotypic response of interest. Historically, this was the niche for automation in the laboratory setting. Scientists used robots to increase the number of samples they […]

August 18, 2021  |  Trends

Current trends in laboratory workflow and automation management

The laboratory automation field is constantly evolving. At the macro level, one significant trend that we see at Biosero is that customers are starting to apply laboratory automation much earlier in the development process. It used to be that labs developed assays for their experiments and then automated them. Now customers are using automation as […]

July 21, 2021  |  Trends

Navigating cultural shifts in laboratory automation

Accomplishing cultural change on a large scale can be challenging because people are generally set in their ways. This is equally true in the field of laboratory automation. When introducing automation into a group, how can it be done in a way to encourage acceptance and overcome fears of job loss? Over the years, there […]

May 26, 2021  |  Trends

AI and machine learning: What’s the difference?

Many people use the terms “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” interchangeably. After all, they both refer to computational approaches that make things — for lack of a better word — smarter. But here at Biosero, where we build software every day, we must be very specific about terms like these. For anyone using software to control […]

May 5, 2021  |  Trends

How Biosero workcells are powering SARS-CoV-2 genome surveillance efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic has been fueled by the effects of more transmissible variants, including well-known variants originally identified in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil. Newer variants emerging in California, New York, and India are also of great concern. The spread of these variants around the world has underscored the need for large-scale genome surveillance […]

January 29, 2020  |  Trends

San Diego SLAS 2020 was a record setting year

The Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2020 in San Diego was a record-setting conference for Biosero. The three events we hosted drew crowds of people wanting to know more about our software, Green Button Go™, and workcell integration services. In our Green Button Go Tutorial and Panel, David Dambman, CTO was joined by […]

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