Brian Fitzgerald | March 25, 2021Read full Article
Improving Pharmaceutical Labs with Digital Solutions
Kimberly Brue | January 21, 2021
Our Swittons IoT-powered smart devices were featured in a recent PharmaVoice article titled Disrupting Innovation with Digital Solutions. In the article, PharmaVoice talks about our new line of Swittons for pharmaceutical labs and the role they are playing within strategic Lab of the Future (LoTF) initiatives. You can view the full article HERE1, starting on page 19. However, we also wanted to expand on the article a bit and share some additional thoughts on why Swittons are a perfect fit for pharmaceutical labs.
When it comes to automating various laboratory workflows between people and existing digital lab equipment, systems and solutions, the Swittons platform helps take LoTF to the next level. Built on an agile technology platform, Swittons devices are easy to deploy within pharmaceutical laboratories of all types, with a flexible user interface that not only integrates with other systems, but other IoT devices as well.
This flexibility gives labs the power to create their own LoTF, configured in the way that works best for their specific use case. This means Switton devices can be uniquely programmed, even within an individual laboratory, so end users aren’t forced into workflows that don’t fit their job function. In addition, the devices are designed to be compatible with existing IT systems and integrate with lab support platforms and services such as LIMS, eDOC and ticketing systems. Swittons also features a powerful backend portal and reporting system, where administrators can view user CLICKS in one convenient location.
The devices are even able to trigger phone and video calls via a built-in integration with Microsoft Teams, and can be custom branded and programmed for a wide range of laboratory scenarios. In pharmaceutical lab settings, Swittons fills the gap between the scientist and the lab by automating functions such as: trigger equipment maintenance, opening equipment service ticket, notifying of temperature control deviation, re-stocking disposable supplies, summoning a lab runner and much more.
Swittons is built on Microsoft Azure, and each device comes out of the box ready and automatically connects through a Wi-Fi or GSM cellular connection. More information about Swittons for LoTF initiatives is available HERE.