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Companies in the cloud: Digitizing lab operations

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Science  03 Feb 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6324, pp. 532-534
DOI: 10.1126/science.355.6324.532


A range of cloud-based tools—collectively known as the “Internet of Things” (IoT)—can connect everything in a lab, from research protocols and pipettes to data storage and manuscripts. As these tools get easier to use and data become more secure on them, an increasing number of scientists and companies will likely take advantage of complete connectivity.