In brief

In brief

  • Progress in digital lab transformation continues across organizations, accelerated by the pandemic.
  • The need to support New Science, collaborate internally and externally, and accelerate time to file are key drivers behind this progress.
  • Research, development, and QC manufacturing labs are unique and more than technology is required to speed transformation.
  • Those who integrate efforts across lab types and carry out a talent strategy to attract and retain the right skills are well positioned to accelerate.


We surveyed 118 industry leaders from scientific labs on how companies are using digitalization to improve processes in treatment development. Digital adoption in scientific labs is fueling productivity and collaboration for faster innovation.

Labs have accelerated digitalization efforts.

2019

40%

had not yet begun to apply digital solutions

37%

were piloting new digital offerings

2021

91%

are taking action toward digital

69%

are piloting, scaling up or in wide scale digital adoption

Core business drivers for advancing digital objectives

72%

The ability to support New Science and innovation.

55%

Support of internal and external collaboration.

46%

Faster time to file regulatory submissions.

Our research shows that those who have scaled up digitalization report significant value in areas including faster access to data, less manual efforts and increased collaboration. In addition, key skills and talent was noted as a top enabler to digital transformation, making people vital role in accelerating transformation. Percentages represent the averages of responses that selected the item; aggregate of responses across all lab types - research, development, and QC manufacturing labs.

Our research shows that those who have scaled up digitalization report significant value in areas including faster access to data, less manual efforts and increased collaboration.

About the Authors

Pat Pijanowski

Managing Director – Accenture Scientific Informatics Services, Global practice lead


John Elicker

Managing Director, Life Sciences


Dylan Maixner

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting, Life Sciences


Mark Fish

Managing Director – Accenture Scientific Informatics Services


Barry Heavey

Managing Director – Life Sciences, Europe

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