Why aim for a Connected Lab?
Katrina Costa, MA (Oxon), MSc
Science Writer, Open Pharma Research Ltd. December 2020
The world is becoming a web of interconnected devices. Our homes are filled with smart technology, robots and voice-activated assistants. The Internet of Things (IoT), with its “Enchanted Objects”, is growing in popularity. The IoT is not a new concept, the groundwork was being laid in the early 2000s, but now the size and cost of wireless radios has dropped dramatically. Today, Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity are built into many devices.
Science is no different – connectivity is now posing a paradigm shift in how scientists work with each other and laboratory equipment. Whilst partnering and
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