Lab Informatics Deep Dive: Whitepapers, Articles & Reports

The State of Lab Informatics: 2019 Industry Report

The State of Lab Informatics: 2019 Industry Report

Our counterparts at Pharma IQ surveyed industry professionals from the pharma, biotech and agricultural sector, to understand the current and future trends as well as pain points and challenges being faced by these industries when it comes to lab informatics. This report explores how R&D informatics leaders are:

  • Using data in the lab to boost R&D objectives
  • Selecting & leveraging cutting-edge informatics solutions such as LIMS, plug and play, cloud-based solutions, IoT, etc.
  • The costs of poor information exchange 
  • Drivers behind their informatics investments 
  • Top strategic as well as performance-related lab informatics priorities for 2019


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The Future of Smarter R&D Environments

The Future of Smarter R&D Environments

Technology and automation can be used to drive quality and efficiency in manufacturing processes, improving drug development through data analysis, process monitoring, and continuous feedback. Big data, paperless processes, automation and cloud technologies are driving the laboratory informatics industry forward, creating smarter research environments which can optimise and ensure the quality and integrity of data. Through the use of automation, and smart technology, R&D experts can alleviate the burden of many of the time and labour intensive tasks such as manual data entry and retrieval. Their time can then be used to focus on activities that leverage their expertise.

Last year, Pharma IQ spoke with Benjamin Schulz, Project Lead , Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA and Jonas Angstenberger, Head of Process Automation & Data Science, AbbVie in order to hear their thoughts on how automation and connected devices can assist with ensuring data integrity and shape the future of the R&D environment. Topics of conversation include:

Benefits of automating pharmaceutical research environments

  • Industry 4.0 & lab informatics
  • Cost vs Benefits
  • Using automation to ensure data integrity
  • Security risks with IoT devices
  • Integrating Automated Systems
  • Future digital transformation


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2 Part Report: Data Integrity & Cyber Security in Lab Informatics

2 Part Report: Data Integrity & Cyber Security in Lab Informatics

Pharma and biotech laboratories need to verify the integrity and security of their data to avoid regulatory action. Data hosted in digital systems is more vulnerable to corruption and unauthorised amends if not safeguarded by relevant procedures, password access and audit trails. Therefore, the computerized systems selected by labs need to be qualified to ensure that data integrity and security is preserved. This 2 in one report will show you how to do just that.

In part 1 of this report, we'll provide you with industry-wide stats on the current state of cyber security in life sciences. What are the biggest risks and how are organizations confronting them.

Part 2 is specifically focused on data security for lab informatics and will cover:

  • Data Governance & Informatics System Design
  • Are You Inspection Ready?
  • Using LIMS systems to enhance data security in R&D environments


Interested in learning more? Email us to request a copy of the 2019 Agenda to send directly to you to see related sessions.