TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY RESEARCH LAB
Providing University Research Labs with Efficient Predictive and Preventative Monitoring
Sorkin Research Lab - Tel Aviv University
Research focus: Cellular Membranes - processes of fusion events.
Research labs require special refrigeration appliances for the lab’s materials, chemicals and petri dishes. The research samples and materials are sensitive to temperature changes. If temperatures of the refrigerators rise or fall without notice, it can cause harm on a few different levels.
First of all, as the materials and chemicals are sensitive to heat, an increase in temperatures can cause spoilage of all materials. This leads to inefficiency as well as a waste of valuable time and money of researchers and university resources.
Second, when not monitored, and without the lab knowing if temperatures have been modified or changed, the research results may not be accurate, as the change in materials temperature may affect the materials and their behavior. More than that, the researchers also might not identify why the research isn’t going as planned or know to link the results to the change in temperatures.
Last but not least, a rise in the refrigerators temperatures can even lead to a safety hazard for the researchers themselves. As some materials and chemicals are extremely sensitive to temperature change, they can evaporate at higher temperatures and can be dangerous to breathe for the researchers. Knowing and identifying temperature consistency is therefore extremely important for the health of the lab and its team. For these reasons, there’s a need for labs to have efficient monitoring, and more importantly optimized predictive tools in order to control the research efficiency and accurate results.
Through a small and fitted sensor in the research lab’s refrigerators, and connection to Youtiligent’s platform, Youtiligent and the researchers’ team are not only able to track the temperatures on a real-time basis, but are also able to predict and prevent refrigerator failure or changes in temperatures ahead of time. This is not only effective in terms of maintenance, but assures a secure research process, accuracy of the results, while preventing loss of research materials, time and resources.