Source: Frost & Sullivan
In the Smart Labs-as-a-Service model, customers purchase the facility and instruments, and the “subscription” to ensure the continuity to drive and enhance the business. This model will make it possible for end-user labs to access instruments and digital services at a lower cost. Manufacturers can also consider maintenance, and upgrades can be customized to the company’s business needs.
Besides small facilities, other microservices can be offered, including solutions that assist in lab resource management and optimize repair and restoration, plus supply chain support to predict the need for and pre-order essential components and consumables. Digital dashboards and apps on smart devices to remotely monitor lab operations could also be helpful to users. The private sector will play a major role in the transition toward laboratory automation.