Roberto Castelnovo, owner and organiser of the Paperless Lab Academy, shares his thoughts to World Pharma Today about the relevance of the laboratories in these overwhelming times.
Locked down in the surrounding of Milano since beginning of March, he is supporting his customers remotely. He sees the struggles for them to be digitally operative. As discussed multiple time in our congress editions, it is time to invest in transforming the laboratory and quality processes to paperless ones. Now more than ever!
The world just happen to realise that nowadays the laboratories are of crucial importance
The entire world is pending of R&D outcomes for drugs, vaccines, medicine devices… of testing labs for enormous amount of swabs analysis.
People are now reading about Lab Automation and high-throughput screening, yet the ideal scenario is not in place and in most of the companies basic concepts like moving to Cloud applications are not well understood and even not acceptable.
Remote controlling of the laboratory devices through Internet lab of things is not sci-fi. Remote review of the results and approval processes should not be anymore limited to office computers. Access to documents, editing, reviewing, approval and training should just become a one extra App to click on the smartphone or tablet…
We believe we ought the community to work more on this sense and provide further educational information to speed the becoming digitally operative.
Follow here the link to access Roberto´s article in World Pharma Today: Scientific data Management – the crucial importance of laboratories
Roberto has a University degree in Computer Science from Milan University.
He has worked almost thirty years in the area of laboratory information management. I had the opportunity to work for several years in multi-cultural and global environments, spending a large portion of my time travelling throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and United States.
He also covered for five years the role of European Sales Director of the forensic Business Unit of the company I have worked for.
Roberto had continuous interactions with the Senior Management of the company both at European and global level.
In 2013, Roberto founded the consulting firm NL42, NL42.com, with Isabel Muñoz-Willery. We provide specialized services dedicated to paperless projects, specifically focused in the areas of operations, quality assurance and quality control.
In 2016, NL42 has acquired the rights of the International Event Paperless Lab Academy which takes place yearly in different European locations.