Key trends in lab automation 2022


How automation is changing labs – and the scientific landscape – forever

28th March 2022 Lorraine Wenham

In 2022, busy labs face increasing pressures to improve throughput, efficiency and quality, while their resources and manpower are often stretched to the absolute limit.

The need to manage complex tests, multiple workflows and time-consuming sample preparation presents significant challenges to labs of all shapes, sizes and specialities.

Fortunately, lab automation technologies can replace these manual, repetitive tasks, increase throughput and improve quality. Whether a single piece of equipment, such as a pipette machine or automatic aliquoting machine, or a full workflow automation, lab automation is a gamechanger.

As a result, the use of lab automation is on the increase. And, for the first time, the fast pace of innovation has opened up the technology for labs of all shapes and sizes. Every day, the lab automation market introduces more exciting technology and automates more processes than ever before.

In our 2022 key trends report, we take a look at what the lab automation industry looks like today, highlight the benefits of automation in the lab space and outline the key trends that are changing the game, including:

  1. Modular lab automation 
  2. Smaller lab automation vendors leading the way
  3. The digitisation of records
  4. Lab automation solutions becoming more accessible for smaller labs
  5. The rise and rise of AI and machine learning

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