Today’s laboratories are besieged by demands for improved efficiency, increased productivity, improved data quality, immediate access to data and tighter cost control In addition, increasingly sophisticated laboratory instrumentation requires the day-to-day management of floods of analytical information. The traditional paper-intensive management systems found in today’s laboratories cannot address these demands or efficiently manage the volume of data produced.

For today's analytical laboratories to gain and maintain a competitive advantage, they must use integrated electronic systems. The paperless laboratory is a vision of the analytical laboratory of the near future. It features flexible electronic systems designed to manage, review, store and report analytical information more effectively.

The paperless laboratory of the future is radically different from the typical paper-burdened analytical lab of today. Under the current system, samples and records typically are generated from one of three sources: a product/material release system (new products), a stability system (concerned with shelf life),...

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