High-end scientific instrument “top-level high-end” R&D team, Huayang Keyi entered the digital laboratory

The process of “intelligent transformation and digital transformation” in the domestic manufacturing industry is in full swing. It is hard to imagine that the laboratories of most scientific research institutes in my country are still operating under the traditional management mode – scientific researchers who come and go in the laboratory at will, messy Various experimental reagents and consumables were put away, irregular operation procedures, flammable, explosive and high-risk experimental supplies that were neglected in management…

However, for a scientific researcher, the probability of personal safety being threatened is too high in many situations where safety details and specifications are neglected.

In the past 10 years, laboratory safety accidents have occurred frequently, and explosion casualties have occurred in many university laboratories, most of which are laboratories in the Department of Chemistry. The reasons for triggering safety accidents are mostly improper storage and handling of flammable and explosive materials, violation of experimental operating procedures or careless experimental operation.

Once a safety accident occurs, it will have a profound impact. On the one hand, the personal safety of the relevant personnel will be injured, and the accident will also cause economic losses. On the other hand, the accident in the laboratory will also have a profound impact on the social level…

According to the requirements of the Ministry of Education, it is imperative to carry out “whole process, all elements, and full coverage” security risks in the laboratory. In order to prevent the frequent occurrence of safety accidents, all scientific research institutes and enterprises are now urgently seeking a practical and valuable laboratory safety solution. We must do our best to protect the personal safety of scientific researchers and eliminate potential safety hazards in the laboratory in the shortest possible time.

However, this process of finding a solution is more difficult and longer than we imagined, and an insurmountable gap spans between scientific research institutes and service providers—the adaptation of digital software and experimental procedures.

“The digital laboratory is aimed at this market demand, but most manufacturers are better at software development, and there are very few teams with both software development capabilities and hardware use backgrounds.” A senior investor said that only those who have software development capabilities at the same time are rare. Only with experience in hardware research and development can digital software and laboratory hardware be connected, and the knowledge structure and practical process knowledge points of various types of laboratories can be cleared.

What if you don’t do digitalization and build an unmanned laboratory directly?

The answer is no. If a customized robotic arm suitable for scientific research is directly introduced, the average cost per single is as high as 1.5 million yuan, and there are very few scientific research institutions that can easily afford this cost.

If the external service providers do their best to meet this extremely high cognitive threshold, then the game-breakers may only be born from within the scientific research circle – only the institutes know the institutes best, and only the doctors know the doctors best.

The Dalian Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Science and Technology of China are a powerful combination of top R&D, technology, operation and management teams.

“We start from hardware and have more than ten years of experience in R&D, production and sales of scientific instruments, and have the ability to combine real experimental procedures to promote laboratory digitization. We are very confident in promoting the application of digital laboratories.” This is what Ma Zhibo, founder of Huayang Keyi, said. Zhibo Ma is a Ph.D. from the Dalian Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has more than ten years of experience in the development and customization of large-scale scientific research equipment, such as gas-phase cross molecular beam large equipment, temperature-programmed desorption equipment, synchrotron radiation photoelectron microscope, MBE thin film growth equipment, etc.

Represented by Dr. Ma, the founder of Huayang Technology, the core team members of Huayang Technology are all from the Dalian Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the digital instrument and software related fields of the Chinese University of Science and Technology. The national key laboratory gathers the country’s top scientific instrument research and development technology and digital industrial Internet of Things development technology.

Huayang Keyi, who “understands” the laboratory better, is in control of the deployment of the digital laboratory.

“The digital transformation of the laboratory is a gradual process. According to the current situation of the industry, consolidating the foundation of the laboratory’s general equipment is the top priority.” According to Yang Shuo, CTO of Huayang Technology, the first phase starts with the general equipment of each laboratory, such as intelligent Reagent cabinets and smart lockers are started, supplemented by the setting of the laboratory access control authority system, which improves laboratory safety to a higher level. Secondly, carry out digital reform of laboratory-related personnel, materials, and equipment, set up independent security modules and laboratory interconnection systems, and build the smallest closed loop of the digital laboratory to ensure that the remote management operation of the laboratory can be carried out smoothly.

Yang Shuo has served as a technical director/general manager of R&D centers in many well-known companies, and obtained a double master’s degree in computer science and computational chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He has many years of experience in system construction and data algorithm research and development.

“There are many problems in traditional reagent cabinets, such as whether the type and amount of stored reagents are compliant, whether reagents will react with each other, and the responsibility for taking and returning high-risk reagents is difficult to clarify…” Compared with traditional reagent cabinets, Hua The smart reagent cabinet and smart locker launched by Yang Keyi have innovated and optimized the relevant logic in the software development process. The new reagent cabinet pays more attention to the details of the experimental process and the specification of material collection, which is more in line with the requirements of chemical and material laboratories. hard requirements.

After the smart reagent cabinet and smart locker are rolled out, the supporting software can feed back data information in real time, which further reduces the labor cost of the laboratory, enhances the compliance of laboratory personnel, materials, and instrument system management, and can be supplemented through unified supplements. Libraries to optimize the traditional cumbersome procurement process, thereby reducing the overall procurement cost in terms of fundamental factors.

In terms of system platform, Huayang Keyi has built a digital laboratory safety management system, a digital laboratory information management system, a digital laboratory intelligent management system and a laboratory data management system.

The digital laboratory safety management system can realize the intelligent management and control of the daily safety of the laboratories of enterprises and scientific research institutes, and can monitor the gas safety, human behavior safety, hazardous chemical safety and other data reported by online units in real time, and carry out safety analysis and early warning. Work.

Through the digital laboratory information management system, system administrators can use a smartphone or tablet to track reagent inventory, remotely control laboratory hardware, set laboratory access rights and view visit records, and can also conduct data monitoring and monitoring through the central control platform. Visual display.

Through the digital laboratory intelligent management system, the laboratory can break through the data barriers between different brands of hardware, build an IOT device access and digital twin platform, complete the uplink and downlink data paths on this basis, and improve the equipment monitoring and remote control system.

Through the laboratory data management system, the standardization of instruments and experimental data can be ensured, and the data of the whole process of the laboratory can be electronically recorded to ensure the efficiency, accuracy, reliability and traceability of the testing process. At the same time, users can back up the entire chain of data in the digital laboratory to the cloud to ensure the authenticity and traceability of the data.

Up to now, Huayang Technology has successfully completed project cooperation with many colleges and universities such as the Dahua Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University, South University of Science and Technology, Zhongshan, etc. The digital laboratory launched by the company has begun to gain recognition and positive feedback in the industry. Last year, Huayang Keyi also deeply participated in the digital transformation of the semiconductor testing equipment project in the Suzhou Laboratory of Materials Science.

“The digital laboratory is only the first step of our market strategy, and the localization of scientific instruments is the long-term mission of Huayang Keyi.” It is understood that Huayang Keyi will enter the high-end scientific instrument market through the digital laboratory in the future, and will continue to Promote the localization of high-end scientific instruments.

The localization of scientific instruments is a long road, and there may be more new problems waiting for scientific researchers to challenge in the future. But we believe that in the track of laboratory digitization and localization of high-end instruments, one day, China’s “Thermo Fisher” will break out of the cocoon and become a butterfly.