The laboratory of the future

Smart lab of the future to experience, touch and test

Against the backdrop of increasing digitalization, various processes and structures will have to be rethought in the laboratory of the future. Indispensable for the start of the new era are network-capable laboratory devices with intelligent functions, complex holistic automation concepts and efficient interface solutions. The continuous availability of gigantic amounts of data places new demands on data handling and secure data storage.

At the special show "Forum Digital Transformation" at analytica 2022, a total of five use-cases for the networked and digitized laboratory will be presented. Equipment and software manufacturers will show cross-product digitization solutions using relevant practical examples. The spectrum ranges from cobot-assisted work processes for sample preparation and analysis and user-oriented process control with laboratory execution systems to horizontally and vertically networked yet modularly adaptable instrument solutions.

The focus is always on the shared laboratory infrastructure and seamless integration between sample input to quality-assured analysis results. A special highlight is the virtual journey through the laboratory of the future in the VR area.

See innovative software and devices of:

  • 2MAG
  • Better Basics
  • Düperthal
  • Essentim
  • Fluics
  • Integris Lims
  • Intergra Biosciences

  • Labforward
  • Mettler Toledo
  • Thermo-Fisher Scientific
  • TU Dresden
  • SmartLab Solutions
  • kreatiVRaum

Discover the future of digitalization at the lab

The premiere of the Digital Transformation Forum at analytica 2018 created a new crowd-puller for visitors and exhibitors. In 2020, the forum, like the entire trade fair, was conducted completely digitally. For 2022, the special show "Digital Transformation" has been redesigned in cooperation with SmartLab Solutions GmbH and allows visitors to try out the laboratory of the future.

At five hands-on islands, 13 partners will jointly demonstrate their solutions and cross-manufacturer typical analysis processes in the laboratory with the help of innovative products and software. A special highlight is the VR area, where you can walk through a mixed reality of the lab of the future yourself.


The laboratory workflows of the special show Digital Transformation

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A short description on every workflow as well as all details are available here.

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Quality testing of a chemical by means of software-supported user guidance with comprehensive instrument control incl. solvent management and warehouse management

All details and participating companies can be found here.

Connect the lab

Pipetting 96 well microplates can be so easy with an INTEGRA electronic wireless pipette, Labforward's Laboperator universal instrument control, FLUICS CONNECT sample labeling and BETTER BASICS SmartRacks.

All details and participating companies can be found here.

ELISA connect

The workflow guides the user through an ELISA assay. In addition to protocol management, Labforward's lab operator controls the process-relevant devices, calculates consumables and stores the measurement data for automated documentation.

All details and participating companies can be found here.


FlowLab enables the automated and quality-assured consolidation of all data from the devices and sensors required for the process in the LIMS - from sample receipt to the finished invoice. In addition, the user is guided through the process fully automatically.

All details and participating companies can be found here.


This autonomous laboratory honeycomb gives you maximum mobility. Roll the honeycomb to the place where it is needed.

All details and participating companies can be found here.


The "moveatory" workflow follows its name: A robotic arm from Thermo Fisher Scientific has been integrated into the SmartLab Solutions mobile honeycomb to guarantee flexible and functionally integrated handling of microtiter plates.

All details and participating companies can be found here.


Virtual reality is familiar from the world of video games and entertainment. Playful work in a virtual environment offers completely new possibilities for the laboratory world as well: Simulate + optimize processes. Configure + individualize laboratory worlds. Train + internalize processes.

All details and participating companies can be found here.

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