A new special issue of SLAS Technology showcases life sciences researchers who are pioneering the use of powerful yet accessible and low-cost IoT technologies in their laboratories. Ten articles illustrate how IoT is being used to optimize factors such as throughput, cost, uptime and result quality.
Articles include descriptions of how to use IoT to monitor, optimize and re-design laboratory systems by tracking laboratory activities; making instruments smarter; and creating purpose-built laboratory instruments.
Following an introduction by guest editor James M. Gill, II, Ph.D. (BFLConsulting, Madison, CT), authors from Germany, India, Switzerland and the United States explore:
The Internet-of-Things is Digitizing and Transforming Science
End to End Sample Tracking in the Laboratory using a Custom Internet-Of-Things Device
Achieving Reproducibility and Closed Loop Automation in Biological Experimentation with an IoT-Enabled Lab of the Future
Engineering Novel Lab Devices Using 3D Printing and Microcontrollers
Designing a Low-Cost, Single-Supply ECG System for Suppression of Movement Artifact from Contaminated Magnetocardiogram
IoT for Real-Time Measurement of High-Throughput Liquid Dispensing in Laboratory Environments
Portable Systems for Metered Dispensing of Aggressive Liquids
Arduino-Based Novel Hardware Design for Liquid Helium Level Measurement
Introducing a Virtual Assistant to the Lab: A Voice User Interface for the Intuitive Control of Laboratory Instruments
MVO Automation Platform: Addressing Unmet Needs in Clinical Laboratories with Microcontrollers, 3D Printing, and Open-Source Hardware/Software