The OpenIOLabs team is pleased to announce our acquisition by Cronin Group, an AIM-listed company focused on digitising chemistry. The acquisition brings together OpenIOLabs’ capabilities in developing hardware and software for science and industry with Cronin Group’s technical and strategic skills.
Thoughts and updates from the OpenIO team
How can you help lab teams struggling with a sensitive subject matter, a huge workload and lots of data analysis? We’ve recently been working with Professor Andrea Brand’s Group at The Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge, helping them improve how they manage intricate experiments on the genetic traits of fruit flies.
How can you give more power to the lab equipment you rely on most? In this about how to simply and efficiently bolster the capabilities of the hard-working heroes of your lab.
One group who are pioneering use of OpenIOLabs is our local makerspace community, an organisation who provide equipment, training and support to local engineers, makers and creatives. Makespace Cambridge is utilising our hardware and OpenIO LabBook to monitor equipment for a variety of reasons.
We’re excited to announce that we are adding test equipment capabilities to OpenIOLabs, a new feature which will transform the way you work. Our upgrade now allows you to use test equipment needed to work efficiently day to day.
We’re just back from our trip to Pittcon 2017 in Chicago, our second visit as OpenIOLabs, where we made some fantastic connections once again. We’ve helped more people discover how OpenIOLabs can change the way they work.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is finally becoming established in the laboratory, allowing researchers and scientists to work more efficiently, minimise failures and even improve their work-life balance. A recent article in the Nature journal provides a fascinating snapshot into the way IoT is changing lab work, clearly showing a shift in the way researchers and scientists work
2016 was the year that OpenIOLabs went out in to the world, after our hard work developing the product it was time to show you what it was made of. We think we achieved this, and more last year! Read our round up of the year and learn more about the projects we're working on.
What does a ‘thing’ need to work in IoT? An article we recently read has given us food for thought. The Hierachy of the IoT ‘thing’ needs published by Jim Hunter in Techcrunch likens ‘things’ to people because they have needs that must be met to operate properly.
What we often hear is that IoT and machine to machine communications hold so much potential, but the reality is that the uniqueness of each lab set up makes it hard to benefit from what it offers. The need to introduce modern equipment is important, as it increases efficiency, but incorporating them means reinvesting in new technologies, that is until OpenIOLabs was launched.