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Like a FitBit for the Lab

New monitoring system saves labs time and money

by Elemental Machines
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Any researchers who have ever wanted a system like a FitBit for the lab are now in luck. Elemental Machines recently announced that its flagship solution, the Elemental Machines Sensory Network™, is now commercially available. Designed to monitor and improve complex processes in scientific research, development, and manufacturing environments, the system gathers and synthesizes data about otherwise invisible environmental factors into actionable information, saving customers significant amounts of time and money.

“From academic research to commercial drug development, science-based work can be slow and expensive, involving substantial investments of time and money, but often without achieving the desired results,” said Sridhar Iyengar, PhD, CEO and founder of Elemental Machines. “The Sensory Network is optimized to provide a valuable window into the contextual variables that often affect scientific processes, removing friction across the entire development lifecycle, from research through manufacturing.”

The system is made up of intelligent, wireless sensor devices and dashboard software and measures critical equipment performance, as well as ambient factors (temperature, humidity, air pressure, and light), providing data-driven insights that increase experimental and process repeatability, as well as manufacturing outcomes.

Customers ranging from academic research programs, small-, and medium-sized biotech firms, to large pharma, are using the Elemental Machines Sensory Network to optimize their work.

“We are committed to the highest levels of operational excellence, and having easy access to detailed and accurate data about the environmental conditions and equipment performance has become an essential tool for our team,” said Celina Chang, director of laboratory operations at LabCentral in Cambridge, MA, about the Sensory Network.

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