Ways to Streamline Lab Production

Automation is the key to streamlining your lab production and unlocking the full potential of your workforce. Here, we explore the ways you can streamline production in your lab.

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One of the key challenges facing labs today is how to optimise their production processes. In this article, we discuss how automation can help to streamline lab production by maximising efficiency and productivity.

What is Lab Production?

When we refer to lab production, we mean laboratory tasks and processes that normally take place. This includes sample prep, testing, data analysis, and reporting. These are often time intensive processes, which always require a high level of precision.

Potential ways to Streamline Production

There are several potential ways to streamline time consuming lab processes, including:

  • Standardise procedures - standardising procedures in your lab so that everyone in the lab is the following the exact same process will help to minimise errors and streamline production
  • Use automation - using lab automation software and robotics, such as a robotic lab assistant can help you to standardise procedures without the need for time-intensive human effort
  • Implement lean manufacturing principles - eliminate inefficiencies in your workflows

What is Lab Automation Software?

Lab automation software is a set of computer tools to automate lab production processes. This software can serve like an automated assistant which is designed to handle repetitive operations and ensure a smooth workflow in the lab. Learn more in our article that discusses, 'what is lab automation?'

The Benefits of Streamlining Lab Production with Software

Laboratories that use automation can expect the following benefits:

  • Higher productivity
  • Improved accuracy of data
  • Potential cost savings - automating lab production can prevent expensive errors which can lead to budget savings


In conclusion, lab automation software is a helpful way of streamlining lab production for a highly efficient process. It can also be combined with other methods of optimising your efficiency such as using lean manufacturing principles and standardising your processes.

Astech offers cutting edge lab lab automation solutions, including our LabExpert®, that could allow you to streamline your lab processes. Contact us today to find out more.

Talk to us about LabExpert®

Each individual lab has specific needs, which is why we are not only able to advise on the best version of LabExpert® automation software for you, but we can also develop SiLA 2 device drivers for your application. If you are ready to automate your lab's workflow, get in touch with the Astech team.

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