Workflow optimization by SmartScience

Optimizing scientific workflows through expertise in lab inventory, as well as chemical, equipment and sample management within a connected digital experience.

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Scientific innovation is enabled when research workflows and processes better support scientists working at the bench. SmartScience optimizes these critical workflows through its digital ecosystem of software and hardware solutions that adapt to how scientists need to work, without compromise.


The SmartScience approach to an open and adaptive digital ecosystem is embedded with Avantor’s 160-year heritage and expertise in supporting science. These insights power an optimized, connected experience within workflows, with digital software solutions that analyze, manage and automate what scientists need at the bench, and on-site hardware solutions leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for optimized inventory data and access.

SmartScience digital software solutions optimize workflow needs for lab inventory, chemical and equipment management, as well as biologic samples. Here’s how:

  • Inventory Manager holistically manages and automates end-to-end supply chain throughout the entire lab, providing real-time analyzation and insights on current product use, spend and storage, sustainably eliminating overstocking as well as stock-outs that can limit lab productivity and collaboration.
  • Chemical Manager provides container-level tracking and visibility into chemical inventories across the enterprise, with real-time reporting aligned to critical environmental, health and safety compliance regulations as well sustainability guardrails.
  • Equipment Manager is embedded with Avantor’s expertise in full life cycle equipment management. This vendor-agnostic solution manages equipment from hundreds of brands available on our e-commerce platform as well as other original equipment manufacturers, optimizing equipment function and uptime from purchase to de-acquisition. Real-time reporting, scheduled service, training, calibration, repair, auditing and more – all within one centralized digital location.
  • Sample Manager provides full visibility into the safe and secure storage and on-demand retrieval of vital biologic samples from Avantor’s global network of GxP-compliant biorepository and archiving facilities. With over 40 years of biostorage and archiving expertise, Avantor has been entrusted to store over 100 million samples to date – and never failed to return one.

SmartScience digital hardware solutions work in conjunction with Inventory Manager’s 360-degree view of lab materials and consumables use. IoT technologies such as RFID track inventory and chemical location, while on-site consumables kiosks provide access and insights to create an optimized lab inventory.

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