In many laboratories, sample processing is still a manual process. Applied automation is normally restricted to partially automated hand-held pipettes, dispensers and readers. In some cases, fully automated analytical or diagnostic devices, including material separation and detection, are used – almost always as stand-alone solutions. Only intelligent and reliable networking of the individual solutions makes it possible to manage the rapidly increasing number of data points and identify their results on time and cost-effectively.
Those who wish to actively meet these challenges and reliably reproduce their processes rely on fully automated procedures. Networked automation of daily routine tasks leaves qualified employees in laboratories more time and energy for their actual work.