Industry 4.0 refers to the dawn of the age of automation. Intelligent systems are used to automate and streamline workflows across industries and the laboratory space has benefited tremendously from it.

In this infographic, we’ve detailed the various technologies that come under the purview of Industry 4.0 and how they’ve changed the laboratory space. At Kewaunee International, we use key trends such as these to deliver efficient and customer-centric services. More information on our offerings can be found here:

Trends in 2022 Applications
Big Data
  • Using the “connected lab” concept, big data is allowing scientists to collaborate in real time
  • Data can be merged from different laboratories and analysed simultaneously
  • It saves time and effort in analysing data over time
  • IoT enables different devices to be connected to each other
  • Using sensors, all laboratory equipment and monitors can be placed on a single network
  • It allows for real-time monitoring of these devices using consolidated alert systems
Virtual Reality
  • It allows for the creation of 3D imagery using image-processing sensors 
  • Using this information, designing, and planning teams can create models before the construction process
  • It eventually reduces construction costs & increases process efficiency
Speech Recognition
  • Speech recognition can be used extensively in laboratories as laboratory assistants
  • They can issue remote alerts and also use it for identification
  • For remote alerts (emergency or equipment failure), they can be interconnected to the equipment using IoT and issue them when needed
  • For identification, they can ensure that only authorised personnel can enter these spaces especially in critical spaces like BSL-3 and BSL-4 labs.


Kewaunee, the global leader in total laboratory solutions, empowers organisations to achieve competitive advantage through safe, efficient, and contemporary laboratories. In existence since 1906, Kewaunee powers the laboratories for over 5,000 customers in more than 100 countries.

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