The main topics of this year’s Labvolution are once again entirely dedicated to the laboratory of the future. These days, digital capture and management of sample information and experimental data are increasingly gaining in significance. The Eppendorf booth, too, will be entirely networked. At this world premiere, the Eppendorf VisioNize® system will be introduced to the public. This system, available shortly, comprises software and hardware components and allows the customer to network manifold Eppendorf instruments in the laboratory. A central software component provides the user with access to a display of the current status of all connected instruments, at any time and from practically anywhere. For example, the temperature of a freezer can be monitored and recorded for documentation and analysis purposes. In case pre-determined limits are exceeded, the system will notify the user via email. A completely new interface, which allows uniform handling of both instrument and software, ensures easy operation and analysis. In connection with the capture of relevant instrument data, the entire history of a sample may thus be collected and analyzed. All parameters taken together allow qualitative evaluation of a sample, even after prolonged storage or after being subjected to a number of workflow steps.
The main focus Laboratory of the Future goes very well with the combined presentation of the workflow software solutions eLABJournal and eLABInventory by the new Eppendorf subsidiary Bio-ITech B.V. Eppendorf, in collaboration with Bio-ITech B.V., first introduced the ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook) at the analytica 2016 in Munich. Since March 22, 2017, the Eppendorf AG has been holding the majority of shares of Bio-ITech B.V., located in Groningen, The Netherlands. With this majority interest, both companies count on long-term collaboration.