Traditional Labs Present Barriers to Experimentation

Life scientists in all sectors face substantial execution-based barriers to conducting experiments, forcing scientists to compromise on pursuing innovative hypotheses.
% Respondents with Instrument Access Problems1
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  • Over 80% report access to instrumentation as a major impediment to their research
    • Most scientists report wishing they had access to more instrumentation
    • Maintenance and downtime of available instruments are additional barriers
    • Constraints on instrument access directly limit achievement of research objectives
    • Lack of access to a wide variety of scientific capabilities can significantly reduce probability of success in lab research goals by limiting ability to work around unplanned scientific barriers
Average Experiment Onboarding Time1
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The average new experiment takes at least a month to onboard, hindering a researcher’s agility in meeting research goals utilizing new instruments or methods
  • Onboarding frequently stymied due to lengthy troubleshooting
    • Delays are unpredictable, with a broad distribution ranging from weeks to years
    • Over 30% of respondents said they had suffered a delay greater than six months on a project
Troubleshooting Time1
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1Emerald customer survey, n=130 Scientists from across the industry (mix of startups, large companies, and academia) (2013)
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