The benefits of lab automation in life sciences

While researchers conduct their studies, constraints such as time can impact their work. Dr Ian Holland from the University of Edinburgh spoke with Drug Target Review’s Deputy Editor Victoria Rees to explain how lab automation can offer a solution to these challenges and enhance output for scientists.

Lab automation

One of the main benefits of automating processes is increasing the efficiency of a lab,” Holland began. “If we can implement automation in a lab to carry out, at least initially, some of the more menial work, that affords researchers more time to increase output.”

Highlighting a fundamental premise of automation, Holland explained that any new equipment does not have to be faster than the manual version – it only has to be able to function by itself to enable…

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