Category: Blogs & Cases

Exploring the value of lab KPIs: asset utilization metrics

Continuing our series of monthly blogs on the value of different lab metrics, this post explores utilization KPIs. In contrast with the previous posts that presented quantitative measures of performance against benchmarks – for instance, monitoring due date adherence by comparing actual delivery dates against targets or analyzing actual performance against pre-determined figures – utilization […]

Integrated Quality Assurance: why we’re interested in systems-level solutions

Integrated Quality Assurance: why we’re interested in systems-level solutions

We have just published a comprehensive white paper dedicated to exploring how implementing Industry 4.0 principles could help develop a systems-level solution to many of the problems felt by pharmaceutical Quality Assurance departments. But why is BINOCS, as a market-leading provider of digital planning and scheduling solutions, interested in this topic? Why Quality Assurance? QA […]

Exploring the value of lab KPIs: due date adherence

Pharmaceutical manufacturing operates to tight deadlines, with regulatory approvals and supply chain logistics planned to a fixed schedule months or even years in advance. A pharma company’s Quality Control (QC) function serves a critical role in that manufacturing cycle, analyzing samples of the product to ensure that it adheres to safety standards and composition specifications. […]

4 ways the cell & gene therapy industry is turning challenges into opportunities

4 ways the cell & gene therapy industry is turning challenges into opportunities

Because the cell and gene therapy (CGT) industry is still so relatively young, it is an emergent sector in which companies are constantly innovating to find new solutions to new implementation problems. As a result, those on the outside looking in can often find their understanding of the sector to be rapidly outdated, with perceptions […]

5 qualities that make a great laboratory planner

5 qualities that make a great laboratory planner

During my career as head of an analytical lab, I was fortunate to oversee the work of some top-class lab planners. Back then they were planning their lab schedules manually, whereas today, I spend my time highlighting the undeniable benefits of AI-enhanced, automated scheduling; but , however the lab schedule is created, the key characteristics […]

Six simple steps to achieving actionable KPIs

Six simple steps to achieving actionable KPIs

Have you ever seen the KPI dashboards used by e-commerce companies like Amazon? Aren’t they awesome?! They track dozens of performance metrics, all at the same time, and each KPI is tracked with dazzling accuracy. We’re talking about millions of data points being aggregated in a seamless fashion to allow users to connect all the […]

Key take aways Lab of the Future USA 2022

Key take aways Lab of the Future USA 2022

On March 22nd and 23rd 2022, members of the BINOCS team attended the “Lab of the Future USA” congress, held in Boston, MA. BINOCS was present as one of 15 exhibitors who spanned lab technology companies, consulting groups, lab designers, and sustainable lab vendors. There were approximately 300 in-person and virtual attendees from across the […]

Visual management in the lean lab of the future

Visual management in the lean lab of the future

Visual management in the lean lab of the future Making sure your lab runs smoothly is challenging because there are so many things happening at the same time. There are different kinds of tests, done on 100’s or even 1000’s of samples at once. Each test has its own priority and due date and needs […]

Happy 2022!

Happy 2022!

With the countdown to the holidays, you’re probably getting overwhelmed with end of year reviews & happy holiday wishes, so, we’ll keep it short Check out how we summarized our great BINOCS year in 1 infographic. We’ve 1 message left: thank you for all the trust, collaboration, and positivity that we have received over the past challenging […]

BINOCS & TrakCel announce a partnership to support scalability and scheduling requirements for Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT) products

BINOCS & TrakCel announce a partnership to support scalability and scheduling requirements for Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT) products

Erembodegem, Belgium and Cardiff, UK, December 7th, 2021 – BINOCS, the market-leading provider of scheduling and capacity management in CGT and QC operation for commercial and clinical products, and TrakCel, the leading innovator of cellular orchestration solutions supporting the cell and gene therapy industry, today announced a non-exclusive collaborative partnership. With a number of mutual […]