The presentation focuses on the history of the development of automation processes in regulated bioanalytical labs. The author will discuss changes and improvements on automation processes in the past twenty years and offer perspectives on future directions. This presentation focuses on three key areas: bioanalytical sample preparation automations, sample analysis/batch automation, and data processing/LIM systems. In addition to chronicling pivotal development in these processes, author also seeks to explore why certain predictions on the eventual success of predicted industry trends had not taken hold.
To understand where regulated bioanalytical labs come from and where it is going.
The key to improve throughout is to attack any bottleneck which may exist in the process.
Sometimes it is the smallest step you automate that gives you the best bang for the buck.
Instead of a soup to nuts solution via automation, it is more efficient to replace the most repetitive and time-consuming manual tasks.