A lack of perspective can rain problems on a major, multi-site LIMS project Randy C. Hice Twice this year, we heard from huge companies in the midst of "global" LIMS initiatives, and suddenly woke up to realize that buzzards were circling, and there was no plan in site to move forward. It seemed like a good idea, the project planning people thought. But, in fact, they had never actually implemented LIMS at more than one site before.
I realized that workflow analysis, as practiced by many customers and consultants, is much like a Porsche careening down Hyde Street like a maddened rodeo bull. Either the effort is flying along, devouring up project dollars with no real objectives in mind, or it is suddenly braked to a trudge, plodding along, and dripping out the odd diagram here and there, only to be scrutinized for the most insignificant detail and then rewritten.
It's simple brilliance Visionary Reflections As the current wave of robotics approaches plateau levels, its impact on improving HTS and other drug discovery, biotech and biopharma processes, rapidly declines.
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What can Knowledge Engineering do for you? No matter what your industry-pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical, chemical, environmental, petrochemical-the ability to own intellectual property is more than simply desirable-it's imperative.
Desktop Integration for Microsoft Office and Other Applications using a Knowledge Engineering System Kristi M. McKiney, Sr. Technical Writer, Scientific Software, Inc. Thinking outside the box is the way new products and ideas are generated, but thinking inside the box may be what is needed in today's regulated laboratories in order to comply with the Food and Drug Administration's regulations for good laboratory practice,
Seamless solutions for beaming results from plates, gels and arrays While many automation solution providers have done a fine job at developing creative solutions, few have ever addressed a key aspect of data management: sample traceability.
Day in the Life of Industry It is early in the morning at a heavy metals processing plant, and the shift supervisor has just been alerted that the automated robotics system has reported a failed result.
The Image Acquisition Toolbox and the Image Processing Toolbox 4 are based on MATLAB. The
The new GageWay Series connects multiple devices to a single RS232 or network port. The user is able to format the output data in the manner needed for a particular application.
LabVIEW 7 Express upgrades the entire family of LabVIEW graphical development products. It simplifies the creation of measurement and automation applications and extends LabVIEW to a wider range of targets, including embedded FPGAs and Palm OS and Microsoft Pocket PC PDAs.
LogiLab Pro is an RDBMS based Client/Server, Data Acquisition, Parsing, Archiving, Document Management, Reporting and Instrument interfacing package for any analytical laboratory.
TestPoint 5.0 includes new ActiveX user-interface controls. A complete copy of TechComponents ActiveX control package is bundled with every copy of TestPoint. These ActiveX controls include knobs, gauges, sliders, switches and other objects, with true-color 3D-modelled look and feel.
MCID Elite features discrete monitors for images and data, wizards, a macro editor, and support for a wide range of peripheral devices. Included are both general imaging functions (including a macro editor), and pre-configured function sets for common applications.
A new family of PCI 12-bit ADC digitizer cards provide levels of measurement fidelity and time base control for PC-based data acquisition.