Category: Vision

Why Mr. Spock would NEVER make a good planner?

Why Mr. Spock would NEVER make a good planner?

One of the tricks used by the screenplay writers of the 1960s Star Trek TV series to show that Mr. Spock was an intellectual badass was to have him make calculations to a ridiculous degree of accuracy. This ludicrous precision made Mr. Spock legendary, but we doubt he would make a good planner. When we […]

Our Approach to Software Interfaces

Our Approach to Software Interfaces

‘With which systems do you interface?’ might be one of the most asked questions whenever IT executives enter software evaluation discussions. When IT executives ask the question ‘with which systems do you interface’, what they’re really asking is: ‘how will you make sure the interface is set up in a couple of days instead of […]

Investing in Cell and Gene Therapies (CGT) – Future and Development

Investing in Cell and Gene Therapies (CGT) – Future and Development

BINOCS is pleased to announce the appointment of Akshay Peer (Ph.D.). As a co-founder of TrakCel, Akshay has spent his last 8 years working closely with a large number of CGT developers and associated organizations. He was instrumental in growing the company from 2 employees to being an industry-leading player and an established brand in […]

Retaining your most valuable asset: 4 guidelines to reduce lab employee turnover

Retaining your most valuable asset: 4 guidelines to reduce lab employee turnover

A case for lab employee retention With the ever-growing focus on improving lab efficiency and service levels, it’s, now more than ever, crucial not to lose sight of your most valuable asset: your people. A high turnover is particularly frustrating in labs because it takes quite some time to get new people up to speed: […]

BINOCS engineering practices and values

BINOCS engineering practices and values

Binocs, part of bluecrux, is a fast-growing global company (with offices in Belgium and the US), driven by our mission and opportunity to lead a new category of software. No matter what team you work with, you will be welcomed, challenged, and supported to do your best work and make an impact. When you want […]

Making BINOCS Epic!

Making BINOCS Epic!

  Before joining the Binocs team in August, Adam spent 7 years as a consultant in the field of healthcare technology innovation in the UK. In the course of his career, he has helped clients to enhance their digital products for the personal health market and, as a result, has become increasingly involved in developing user experience (UX) strategy. Here he reviews the background to the EPIC Framework for feature development and its applicability to the Binocs system.  […]

Boston Consulting Group and BINOCS join forces to create the “lab of the future”

Boston Consulting Group and BINOCS join forces to create the “lab of the future”

In the coming months, Boston Consulting Group will be guiding laboratory representatives from all over the world through a “lab of the future” demo setup in the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (Nibrt), Ireland. From innovative ways to use RFID for sample reception and employee recognition to fully automated personalized scheduling and state […]

Why traditional lean lab tactics are not the sustainable answer

Why traditional lean lab tactics are not the sustainable answer

Transforming your lab to a lean laboratory Transforming your lab to a lean laboratory can result in staggering productivity gains ranging from 20% to 80% and improve your customer service levels drastically. Many Binocs clients went through a lean lab exercise in the past. More often than not, most of the lean lab tactics get […]

Implement BINOCS with the “prêt à porter” agile playbook

Implement BINOCS with the “prêt à porter” agile playbook

It doesn’t matter what you implement, as long as you do it agile, it’s fine. That’s the tenor that spreads across many companies nowadays. However, when I talk to clients, they seem to struggle with giving the agile framework theory from their training course the right content for the project on which they have to […]