Integration = Innovation = Inspiration
During the latter half of the 21st century began the onset of the information age marking the third industrial revolution – digitalization. When COVID 19 landed like a meteor in our lives, digitalization was rapidly adopted. A shift from mechanical and analog to digital. This revolution has also placed a great deal of importance on data. With a digital medium, the aspect of storing, procession and using a large amount of data became quite possible. Then the technology took a touch of magic and began to use the data for individualization. Now, who doesn’t like the idea of getting treated precisely the way they want?
Naturally, this trend has penetrated the research and health community as well. The technological advancement is focused on uncovering a method that can move us from one size fits all research or diagnostics. The first step towards this is Integration – electronic health records, genetic testing, big data analytics, and supercomputing, ingredients that come together to form a metaverse of knowledge for just one person. This description is rather like how our genetic data is held in the DNA. The sequencing uncovers a myriad of data that can help provide precise treatment, faster diagnosis, and, most of all, new discoveries!
For example, Medi Smart from Solutions4lab is a culmination of different IT solutions for the medical industry aiming to increase efficiency. Together MediXR with MediLIS, MediHELP and MediCR offers an innovative solution that integrates various processes of a hospital to provide a seamless experience for the labs, diagnosticians and patients.
A complex system of bases integrates to form a DNA whose genetic data provide new discoveries. The convergence of multiple elements brings to the table innovative solutions. A fundamental characteristic of the field of genomics is its aspiration to be comprehensive. The recent development in the scientific world where the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) consortium has now reported the first truly complete sequence of a human genome, nearly two decades after the Human Genome Project produced the first (essentially complete) human genome sequence.
This aspiration has driven the research and clinical genomics to embrace automation and digitization through its various processes. From sequencing to cell manipulation – automation is key to providing adequate research results. The key to innovation comes from the ability to create something new, and for the discovery of new, the researchers need to be free of the burden of manual labor and human error. There would be a greater focus on the results when tedious repetitions are avoided.
A simple example would be Eppendorf’s automated liquid handling stations. Series of epMotions are used for a variety of liquid handling purposes. Often when this is done manually – inaccuracy in measurement, spillage and finally, irregular consistency can lead to tampered results in research. Another element would be the cost -especially of any reagents. To relieve the researchers from this burden, automation of this whole system could allow them to run more tests accurately and effectively, making them more productive.
Jeff Bezos quoted rightly when he said, “I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” After all, there is a high inspiration where there are innovative ideas. And who isn’t inspired by the bookseller turned to sell everything story of Amazon?
When the world was introduced to the concept of bio convergence – it was like staring into a mind explosion. The idea that the technology has leaped forward to move beyond the “nature-inspired” paradigm blur the lines between biology, engineering, nanotech, and IT – it created a wave in the field of life science.
A genuinely inspirational discovery of today is the Bioink by Cellink. It opened the door to possibilities that human beings had labeled science fiction. A world that need not have a long waiting list for organ transplants or a world that can personalize health for you as your coffee machine does for your coffee. It was a transformational development in the world of research. The research practices that were done in a one size fits all manner had a possibility to be changed to an individualized form. Replicating a particular person’s diseased tissue was possible and testing various methods on them could be successful. It enhanced the world of precision medicine and opened possibilities for the scientific community.
This is what Leader Life Sciences hopes to bring to the region.
Integration. Innovation. Inspiration.
From providing the animals at the stages of clinical trials a safe housing through Allentown to drug discovery, diagnostics, and artificial intelligence, we bring neatly packaged comprehensive solutions. To learn more about solutions that can equip your laboratories to cater to the potential demand for precision medicine mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.