Imagine a lab environment where automation generates raw data, processes it, and outputs exactly what you need so that you can focus your efforts on science. The system can actually make decisions in real-time and continuously refine experiments. Today, the inherent complexity in these types of systems can be streamlined and software can come to the rescue, freeing the scientist from mundane repetitive tasks.
Simplifying the laboratory experience has been a goal for TetraScience and HighRes Biosolutions, and the latest advances in dynamic scheduling software for lab robotics and data integration have come to fruition, enabling this vision for today’s leading research organizations. The integration capabilities of HighRes’ Cellario dynamic scheduling software with TetraScience cloud native data platform enables the following:
- Reduced manual steps for data integration
- Acquire data with experimental context and serve as the foundation for automated data capture and analysis
- Accelerated Laboratory innovation
Ira Hoffman, CEO of HighRes Biosolutions comments:
“This technology gives you software that drives you intelligently through whatever parameter space you want to explore and, I think, this is really getting you to the heart of what this type of integration is trying to accomplish: An automated feedback loop that [is actually being realized] with parametrized capability automation and the ability to place orders against it and publish rich, annotated data. You get smart tools monitoring, picking up, and being able to perform the analysis and storage of raw data.”
As Ira notes, Cellario and Tetra Cloud integration provide a seamless experience for Scientists to help demystify the laboratory process so that it is not as complex or dependent on continuous human input. The technology provides a simplified experience so that data integration is seamless and easy to replicate and scale.
Synced Data Handling and Operations That Meet Every Need
HighRes Biosolutions offers tailored integrated lab automation solutions that are innovative and agile providing you the ability evolve your lab automation infrastructure over time. These robotic systems are highly productive data factories that can generate terabytes of useful scientific and event-based data to allow scientists to make better decisions and continuously refine experiments and processes.
Typical client applications include the following:
- COVID-19 Research and Testing
- Drug Discovery
- Genomics Analysis
- Sample Management
- Cellular Biology
The great part is that these tools are flexible enough to be applied to any application area and the system is set up to cater to the unique laboratory needs and innovation goals of each of HighRes’ clients.
A Fully Integrated Software Stack through Design, Testing and Analytics
Too many labs rely on disconnected tools that are fed by the scientist doing manual work and manual decision-making. In contrast, Cellario works in unison with scientists and other data systems to efficiently synchronize both robotic automation and the data it produces.
Coupled with appropriate tools for design of experiments and analysis of data, this type of “closed-loop” system is smart enough to make decisions based on the data, and continuously refine experimental design to help narrow-down investigations and accelerate scientific discovery.
Caption: The data integrated Design > Test > Analysis workflow allows for a more efficient laboratory experience.
Integrated Systems can be large and inherently complex, and Cellario provides a new way to ‘close the loop’ by offering the following capabilities:
- Intuitive control software to simplify the process of developing, simulating and executing even the most complex scientific workflows
- An open API architecture that allows for seamless data integration with other platforms
- Data capture and analysis tools to facilitate decision making and next-step planning
The platforms and software simply ease the process for the scientist to then focus on the science and not the nuances of the robotics or interactions between disparate software packages.
Software to the Rescue in Streamlining Research
Historically, Data Integration has often been achieved through manual transcription and point-to-point code:
Caption: This inefficient ‘spider web’ integration is a manual transcription with human input, and point-to-point code.
Scientists by training have been taught to be in control of everything but manually triggering processes can be highly inefficient and error prone. TetraScience’ Tetra Data Platform removes the inefficiencies of this point-to-point integration and automatically centralizes and harmonizes data for downstream processing.
Caption: Automated collection of data through “connectors” and “agents”, extraction, validation and harmonization of data for downstream processing greatly simplifies the data integration process and reduces risk of errors.
This software works in harmony with the scientists to reduce the burden of manual processing, so you don’t need to move files through a USB stick or email, but instead automatically get all the data synchronized for immediate observation, analysis and decision making.
The software stack allows for the following:
- More effective, automated work
- Automatic data ingestion into the Tetra Data Platform Cloud
- Easy scaling across other systems, devices and laboratories
- Real-time synchronized data applications and target systems that have all access to data that has been aggregated, validated and harmonized.
How IT Helps Scientists Simplify the Data
This streamlined process and data intake automatically does the following to help the scientist:
- Continually refine processes
- Investigate a new parameter
- Prepare organizations for an AI/machine learning driven effort
Caption: The Tetra Data Platform can automatically both initiate order workflows and consume data through Cellario’s open API architecture.
Future-focused Dynamic Scheduling Software
If you are looking to better interpret data and enjoy a more streamlined laboratory, consider this automated software stack that not only captures data and performs analysis—but can also create the next order and iterate again without human intervention. Watch this video tutorial to learn more about the latest advances in dynamic scheduling software for lab robotics and data integration and let us know your thoughts about how we can apply these tools to solve your problems.