Your Laboratory, SIFT-MS and Social Distancing

46 days ago

The way we work could be changing forever as a result of the COVD-19 pandemic. If you need help to adapt your SIFT-MS to ensure social distancing, speak to us directly or contact your local Syft distributor.

Every lab is different and each will face its own challenges in complying with the need to limit opportunities for spreading the SARS-Cov2 virus, while at the same time getting work done.

The good news is that this is a great opportunity to rethink the way we work and to find ways of working more efficiently. For example, one UK laboratory reported a 13% increase in productivity during the lockdown!

How can this happen?

You just have to consider three things:

  • Home working, in general, has been shown to be significantly more productive than working in an open-plan office. It is easier to concentrate with fewer interruptions and no time is wasted commuting. Video technology (Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meet) eliminates a lot of the time, cost and inconvenience of traveling. Restricting the number of humans working together in the laboratory or other confined space forces a better use of automation (which may already exist but not be fully utilized).
  • Fortunately, the Voice200ultra SIFT-MS instrument is configured in a way that adapts readily to a socially distanced working environment. Set-up, operation, tuning and some maintenance can all be done remotely, so you don’t need to be close to the instrument to run it.
  • It is possible for multiple users in different locations to have access to the same Voice200ultra SIFT-MS instrument from their own laptops and a single operator can be responsible for physical interactions with the hardware. If you need help to set up an arrangement like this, please contact us.

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Lalit Rane Bsc IT
Marketing Manager