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Temperature control 4.0

IoT-enabled LAUDA-tempering devices allow parameterizing and control of biological processes through mobile terminals and PCs as well as remote maintenance and function addition through digital services.

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For biological processes and their applications in the laboratory, the exact temperature control and the control of the reaction conditions are of central importance. This applies, for example, to the cultivation of animal and plant cells in bioreactors or even bacterial cells in microbiology, as shown here with temperature control devices from LAUDA. There is often also a requirement in the laboratory not to carry out the parameterization of these reaction conditions as well as to check the running application directly on the device, but by remote control or remote monitoring. This digital control and monitoring of processes via a PC or mobile devices offer laboratories various advantages:

  • the documentation of a biological process can be automated to meet existing quality management requirements.
  • Cooperation between decentralized research groups is also made easier, for example by sharing and analyzing data via a common cloud.

The fast and intuitive visualization of the data plays an important role and is done using the Seahorse software from BSSN Software GmbH. The digital "Labor 4.0" also brings additional flexibility in the laboratory: Even if the location of laboratory devices and their applications changes, networked units can still be controlled remotely, or data can be sent to the network.

The digital transformation or the “Internet of Things” (IoT) has long since found its way into everyday life of every consumer, but in addition to the possibility of remote control and analysis of the data, many other processes are simplified or even made possible in the daily laboratory routine. Remote maintenance of a device, for example, ensures reliable operation and reports deviations from the standard, if necessary. Automatic or targeted updates via digital interfaces ensure greater efficiency and an expanded range of functions. With the new generation of integral process thermostats, LAUDA is leading the models of the T and XT series into the digital age. With forward-looking connectivity, seamless integration into existing processes and the possibilities of the LAUDA Cloud, LAUDA offers a digital solution that makes applications safer and more efficient. Central functions such as starting programs, reading target and actual values or checking the device status can be carried out on the go or from a web application. If data from several applications are to be viewed in a consolidated manner, the Seahorse Scientific Workbench from BSSN Software GmbH provides this visualization. Consequently, it allows quick detection e.g. of the temperature curve or the digital documentation of the data.

At this point, digital transformation in the laboratory means more flexibility and control through the location-independent recording and changing of reaction parameters, more security when using biological processes and their documentation, and future security when maintaining and expanding the functionality of laboratory equipment.


LAUDA—Integral Prozessthermostate: Future integrated

LAUDA has technically redeveloped the powerful Integral process thermostats and brought them into the digital age. Thus the models of the T and XT series have an intuitive operating concept that allows monitoring and control via smartphone or tablet. The process thermostats ensure effective control of external temperature control processes in the temperature range from -90 to 320 °C. With their highly dynamic, precise temperature control, high connectivity and improved pump performance, the devices can be used in a wide range of applications.

Merck—Spectroquant® Prove 300 UV/Vis

Spectroquant® Prove 300 is an incredibly robust UV/VIS spectrophotometer, optimized for sensitive measurements such as the analysis of drinking water and beverages. Programmed for over 180 reagent tests and free methods, capable of both UV and VIS measurements, and equipped with a long-lasting xenon lamp, Prove 300 is the ideal tool for rapid, reliable results.

Merck—Sea Star Lab Information Hub

Sea Star Lab Information Hub is an open integration layer for all your analytical and biological laboratory data. It combines a massively scalable file store and a comprehensive meta data repository. Now you can surface and navigate cross-functional R&D and production data in FAIR and accessible formats. The AnIML data format unifies data across vendors and techniques - beautifully presented by Sea Star on the web, desktop and mobile. Sea Star runs in the cloud and scales from small labs to the enterprise.

Better Basics—SmartRack©: A modular mounting system

The SmartRack© is a modular organization system for laboratory accessories and laboratory glassware and is a solution for the lack of space and the untidiness in laboratories. The SmartRack© enables the user to work efficiently. Furthermore, it improves safety at the workplace and creates free work space. Due to the modular design of the holder, the SmartRack© can be adapted to the individual needs of the user.

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