Overall, the benefits of automating with LabX for the laboratory are time saving in performing the work, allowing an increase in capacity, and the potential to release product earlier than with a manual process. Review can be automated, which allows for the possibility of reviewing audit trails by exception.
Current situation: QC is at the end of the process and everybody waits until testing is complete before batch release.
- See the impact of this on company cash flow of earlier release to market
- Potential calculation – If a batch is worth $1m and it takes 10 days to release what would be the benefit to the company if the release was reduced to 9 days?
This white paper demonstrates with examples and charts the advantages of transition from a manual, paper based process to an automated process using an analytical balance and a pH meter (instruments common to every lab) as an example. The automation of the process and the time savings coupled with ensuring data integrity in a regulated GMP laboratory fully offset the purchase and validation costs of the system. Ultimately, combining LabX instrument control software to an ELN, LES or LIMS system brings the most benefit of workflow efficiency, data integrity support and total cost of ownership savings. And finally, after the short term pay back of the validated LabX system, and as the long term savings multiply in efficiency and batch release effort, an even the larger scale benefit is realized in the removal of the cost of 'non-compliance'.