Today’s lab training courses aren’t fit for purpose, so says Camilla Linder. Simply reading manuals about high-tech instruments isn’t enough. Healthcare professionals also need to know how to solve everyday problems.
Furthermore, training options need to be more flexible to fit into daily routines characterised by variable workloads with extreme bottlenecks.
“Sending staff on three-day courses doesn’t work any more, least of all for companies. With our solution, training is part of the working day and taken when employees have time to do it,” explains Camilla Linder, biomedical analyst at Karolinska University Hospital’s pharmacological laboratory.
Together with colleague Maria Andersson, Linder has developed the pedagogical platform Chromatopia Lab. The platform includes, amongst other elements, a simulator that creates a greater degree of freedom than training on ‘live’ instruments.
“Here you can really test things that you perhaps wouldn’t want to for real, where instrumentation costs millions of kronor and are needed on a daily basis,” says Linder.
Contact with Flemingsberg Science was already initiated during the idea phase of Chromatopia Lab’s development.
“We would never have got this far without support from the Flemingsberg Science business coach. We have received practical help with everything from different types of contract and applications to legal questions. Above all, they have helped us to think more along business lines by being a sounding board whenever we needed one,” says Linder.