Plant-based food, organic cosmetics and eco-friendly cleaning supplies represent just a few of the sought-after products for today’s consumers. These examples reflect a shift toward healthier, more natural ingredients in everyday products and a rising demand for sustainable options. This global trend signals a pressing need for change, urging consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to adapt quickly. To stay competitive, these companies’ R&D labs must consistently deliver meaningful innovations faster than before.

Yet, are R&D leaders aware there’s a better way to meet these expectations than relying on disconnected systems, manual methods and dated processes?

Digital Transformation for a More Productive R&D Laboratory

In a world transformed by the post-pandemic era, 62% of corporate leaders, according to EY, are actively reshaping portfolios to deliver game-changing inventions that consumers find irresistibly worthwhile. But in order to do so, undergoing lab transformation is fundamental. R&D organizations must centralize all lab operations on a single scientific innovation platform through digital lab technology, moving beyond the limitations of disparate point solutions.

View the infographic to uncover how the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, our comprehensive scientific innovation solution, helps R&D labs innovate faster and accelerate product launches.

Democratizing Data With a Virtual Lab

Information management systems (LIMS), electronic lab notebooks (ELN) and laboratory execution systems (LES) are commonly used software in R&D labs. While proven useful, these tools contribute to a fragmented working environment. With the digital lab powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, scientists no longer have to go through various point solutions just to record experiments and create new formulations. Instead, this scientific platform enables R&D labs to:

Improve data management

Efficiently document scientific data and observations accessible across your network of labs

Explore existing knowledge

Conduct searches to identify similar experiments conducted by other labs to avoid costly duplication

Leverage prior test results

Rely on the outcomes of previously conducted experiments, saving time, costs and resources

Apply data-driven strategy

Use data science and predictive modeling for virtual testing and validation, accelerating innovation to market

Upgrading lab technology allows R&D leaders to leverage a unified data model, which can capture experiment context consistently, store it in a standardized format across labs and create a centralized “single source of truth” accessible by scientists anytime and anywhere.  As a result, R&D scientists won’t have to create recipes from scratch each time, thus increasing efficiency in recipe development and product formulation. Explore more strategies in our playbook for a transformative shift in your laboratory operations.

The Digital Lab Playbook for R&D Innovation

The practical guide to increasing lab productivity and achieving speed to market like never before

Scale R&D Innovation With Your Digital Lab

In every R&D lab, managing resources and inventory levels becomes challenging when real-time visibility is lacking. To ensure a streamlined and error-free innovation process, it's crucial for labs to move away from manual data entry.

To improve inventory management and, therefore, launch new products faster, Dassault Systèmes’ digital lab solution integrates all lab functionalities on a single scientific platform, surpassing the capabilities of standalone solutions like LIMS, ELN and LES.

We essentially design a workflow that aligns with what the scientist is doing in the lab. This way, scientists don't have to worry about whether they're using an ELN, a LIMS or LES. They work in an environment that matches their workflow, eliminating the tedious steps that were required in the previous setup with different point solutions.

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Stephen Hayward
Stephen Hayward, BIOVIA Director of Marketing, Dassault Systèmes

Navigating industry challenges is undeniably difficult. It highlights the importance of partnering with a technology enabler to stay ahead in the market. The key for R&D leaders to enter the new era of digital labs lies in adopting the right digital platform. Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its digital capabilities are designed to drive lab productivity and bring in a new era of efficiency within your R&D ecosystem. Get ready to scale the science of innovation and unleash the potential for game-changing breakthroughs with your new digital lab.

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