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Agnes Shanley is senior editor of Pharmaceutical Technology.
Rather than isolating the user in a virtual world, mixed reality allows contextualized data to be shared in real time, improving assays, standard operating procedures, workflows, and overall tech transfer.
Augmented or mixed reality offers benefits in tech transfer, general batch recordkeeping and SOPs, and training, especially the transmission of “tribal knowledge” that cannot be put in a training manual. Now that augmented reality hardware has sufficiently advanced, use of the technology is starting to take off in pharma. Apprentice.io is focusing on pharma and biotech applications. The company’s CEO and cofounder Anthony Stracquatanio discusses trends.
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When referring to this article, please cite it as A. Shanley, "Mixed Reality Gains a Foothold in the Lab," Pharmaceutical Technology Bio/Pharma Laboratory Best Practices eBook (November 2018).