lab2lab: a virtual analytical instrument in every laboratory – case study with Novartis

It is essential for medicinal chemists to have easy access to analytical instrumentation for reaction monitoring and product analysis. Ideally instruments need to be in close proximity to scientists’ work areas; however, the high capital cost and maintenance overheads associated with such instrumentation makes it unfeasible to support instruments such as LC-MS in every medicinal chemistry lab.

TTP Labtech has developed an automated laboratory transport and management system for connecting remote research laboratories to a central analytical instrument facility. Run by software compatible with the scientists’ electronic notebook (ELN), lab2lab connects to existing analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, LCMS, GC/MS, UPLC and NMR.