Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) during preclinical studies ensures compliance when determining the safety, efficacy and mechanism of action of drug candidates. GLP requires researchers to follow strict guidelines and documentation during every study. This includes recording, initialing and dating every single step, deviation and authorization - a cumbersome process prone to human error.
> Full documentation of experimental design, reagent details, analyses and research facility information
> Complete traceability of the origin and journey of each specimen, as well as researcher actions
> Access to written and audio-enabled protocols for each study and automated tracking of protocol completion with time stamps and signatures
The Three Rs Principle guides ethical animal research by aiming to reduce the number of animals required for research and improving animal welfare when there are no experimental alternatives. The Three Rs are:
Wherever possible, replace the use of animals with alternative techniques such as cell or organoid culture, computer modeling and big data analysis. A digital lab assistant can help collect and collate data across an entire organization, facilitating data analysis and modeling.
Design experiments to acquire similar levels of information from fewer animals, or obtain more information from the same number of animals. A digital lab assistant makes it possible to collect more experimental data and metadata from every study.
Employ methods which minimize suffering and enhance animal welfare. A digital lab assistant will keep guidelines and SOPs up-to-date and accessible from anywhere in the research facilities.