Category: Trends

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 […]