GHP Q1 2023

24 Scientific innovation through research is critical for helping us navigate the ever-changing world around us. Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL) is a centralized research laboratory facilitating remote experimentation from anywhere in the world. As research moves from the workbench to the internet, ECL is at the forefront of this transition, aiming to create a future generation of scientists who are not restricted by finances or location. Thanks to its contributions to life sciences, which will undoubtedly result in the acceleration of scientific discovery, ECL has won Most Comprehensive Life Science Research Lab, Western Europe, in the GHP Global Excellence Awards 2023. Emerald Cloud Lab defined the term “cloud laboratory” by becoming the first remotely operated research facility where scientists can run all their daily experimentation from anywhere in the world, using nothing more than their computer and an internet connection. This includes method design, material logistics, sample preparation, instrument operation, data acquisition, troubleshooting, waste disposal, and other tasks involved in experimentation. While many emerging businesses claim to be fully-fledged cloud laboratories, very few have the vast capabilities of ECL. With more than 200 categories of instruments, the laboratory enables scientists to remotely run all of their daily experiments. Using the secure, user-friendly software interface, scientists can design their experiments without restriction. Samples can be as small or large as the user needs, ranging from microunits to liters and kilograms. When the experiment is sent to ECL, every detail of the process is recorded thoroughly, and results are delivered promptly. Enabling scientists to run multiple experiments at all hours without having to manage their own laboratory means they can spend more time analyzing their data and designing novel experiments. With a particular focus on biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, ECL supports a wide range of different research disciplines, including analytical chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biophysical chemistry. Soon, it will be able to add cell biology and chemical synthesis to this list. From the very beginning, scientists have been and continue to be the focus of ECL, its vision being to give scientists access to tools that enable better and faster research. This is what has allowed ECL to gain and maintain its leadership position. ECL was founded by two scientists, Brian Frezza and DJ Kleinbaum. While running their first start-up, Emerald Therapeutics, their research plan was more expensive than its budget allowed, so they turned to automation for the solution. Working with a team of scientific developers trained in coding, they were able to automate the majority of laboratory work, saving both time and money. Over time, the tools allowed scientists to step away and run the laboratory entirely remotely. Brian and DJ understand what it’s like to be restricted by time and budget, so ECL’s goal is to prevent scientists from being held back by lack of access to tools and space, ultimately aiming to increase the diversity of scientists and allow more life-changing discoveries to be made. As a result, ECL was established based on three core values, which it continues to prioritize every day. These are democratization, reproducible experimentation, and operational efficiency. The company aims to democratize scientific discovery by providing scientists worldwide with access to state-of-the-art facilities for a monthly subscription fee comparable to the cost of one piece of 2022’s Most Innovative Medical Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic - London Breaking Down the Barrier Between Eastern and Western Aesthetic Treatments Dec22085 Scientific Discovery at Your Fingertips