Whitepaper: Big data and connected tools
As more of the small devices in the lab become connected, more laboratory workflows will be observable, and variability will be better understood.
Across all labs, smaller bench equipment is used to varying degrees in research—in biological labs; as an example, manual pipetting is still the preferred method for sample preparation. Historically, most of this equipment has been unable to provide data. This is starting to change as the technologies grouped into the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is transforming a variety of devices in the lab into collections of small data sources.