Moving from a bench science process to an automated process involves many considerations. From design and buildout to safety, cost, and scalability, it’s essential to understand the process and make sure it will be successful. What are the key considerations when making this move to laboratory robotics and automation? Let’s have a look.

Design Considerations

The design of an automated process needs to be carefully considered before implementation. A lab manager must take into account the size and complexity of what is being automated as well as the existing infrastructure. The requirements for lab automation solutions need to be identified in detail, including any special features or components that are required. It is also important to consider how user-friendly the system will be; you want your team to feel comfortable using it.

Process Considerations

When making any change in the lab, safety should always be top of mind. An automated process requires proper training for operators so that they understand how to use the lab automation system safely and avoid hazards such as spills or exposure to hazardous materials. Additionally, a lab manager should consider whether they need additional personnel or skill sets needed if they are moving from manual processing in their bench science operations.

They should also ask themselves if there is enough space and resources available for an automated process—it may require additional capital costs and space requirements than manual processes do. Lastly, they should ask themselves if scalability is something that needs to be taken into account; if their operation is growing quickly, it may make sense to invest in automating now rather than later down the road.

Partner with Retisoft

Retisoft is a leader in laboratory robotics and automation solutions for laboratory processes. Our experienced team can help you design and build the automated process you need to meet your lab’s requirements. We offer customized designs and robust systems that are tailored to each client’s needs, and our knowledgeable staff can provide guidance on cost considerations, safety protocols, scalability, and more. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your lab automation needs.

With Retisoft as your trusted partner, you can rest assured that the transition from manual processing to automation will run smoothly and be successful in the long run. Our experienced team is always here to provide support and guidance throughout the automation process.


Automating your lab processes can provide many benefits ranging from improved accuracy and consistency of results to reduced labor costs and increased throughput capacity. However, there are many design and process considerations that need to be taken into account before moving from bench science operations over to an automated system. By understanding these considerations before investing in an automation solution, you can ensure that your automation project will run smoothly and deliver the desired results for your business. Contact Retisoft today to learn more about our solutions.

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