Improving Research Workflows With Digitalized Gel Documentation

Gel documentation is an indispensable part of life science research. Although technological progress has transformed gel-related workflows, some parts still take up a significant amount of scientists’ time. The latest trends in gel documentation instrument design are aimed at speeding up and making the process easier.

A research scientist’s regular day can be full of elaborate experiments, data analyses, and testing hypotheses. Collecting the data to support this scientific workflow is an indispensable part of the process. Although performed daily and often perceived as ‘background noise’ in research, it is an essential task crucial for the trustworthiness and reproducibility of results.

Data collection workflows involve steps like cell culture work, extraction of biomolecules, as well as their quantification and analysis using gel systems. However, due to a lack of standard operating procedures and limited sharing of results, these steps are often neglected, leading to error accumulation, mistakes, and ultimately, biased results. 

But technological progress is continually pushing the limits of scientific research, and advances in the automation and digitalization of routine laboratory workflows are delivering additional improvements: reducing timelines, lowering user-to-user variability, and improving the quality and reproducibility of results. Consequently, scientists can focus more on the analysis and interpretation of their research.  

“A lot of the basic needs of the researcher have been fulfilled already,” 

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