Atlas Chromatography Data System (CDS) 8.2 supports the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, providing LC and GC instrument control, digital data acquisition, chromatography data processing and reporting
Origin 8 service release 4 (SR4) features a new set of LabVIEW Sub-VI libraries to facilitate communication with Origin 8 from a native LabVIEW environment
Measurement Studio 8.6 increases test and measurement functionality for the Visual Studio 2008 development environment. The application features a complete set of .NET and C++ class libraries, tools and data acquisition and instrument control driver support
A closer look at process understanding, process analytical technology and risk analysis implications for the modern lab (part 2 of 2) Sandy Weinberg, Ph.D. Whereas part 1 defines the key variables and their relationships, this installment further details the definitions and parameters of process understanding, process analytical technology (PAT) and risk analysis, and discusses the implications for modern laboratories
The SYSTAT people who market this product have thrown me a curve. For years, I have bemoaned the fact that most of the upgrade and development efforts that went into the SigmaPlot/SigmaStat software seemed to be biased to the plot side. Imagine my joy as I discovered that SigmaStat is now fully included within SigmaPlot 11!
Despite the astonishingly powerful and inexpensive computation available to scientists, engineers and analysts these days, it’s all for naught if the researchers aren’t really sure what they’re looking to discover in the first place. Much of today’s most important research seeks the unknown results of sifting through huge proverbial haystacks of data
New symbolic-based modeling technologies can help companies stay in the race P. Laurent Bernardin It's just not enough anymore to build the fastest and most reliable car on the road; it also has to be the most fuel-efficient and cost-effective. Competition is fierce, and the buying public wants these new products now
PNNL researchers achieve greater algorithm and processor flexibility Steve Reinhardt Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are accomplishing high-throughput analysis of unstructured data with parallel KD algorithms using an approach that allows users to use familiar desktop tools to do their analyses and then to automatically parallelize the code to run on HPCs
New programming approach enables dramatic modeling improvements Steve Reinhardt Ecologists are modeling wildlife migration and gene flows across fragmented landscapes using electrical network theory
It may come as a surprise to many of you working outside the pharmaceutical industry that there is no formal quality system defined in the regulations. If you work in a laboratory accredited to ISO 17025 (for testing and calibration laboratories), or an organization that works to ISO 9000 or a variant thereof, you will know that the heart of the quality approach is a quality management system (QMS).
Otherwise known as the DIA’s Red Apple Document, one of the industry's oldest guidance publications is finally overhauled R. D. McDowall One of the oldest guidance documents for computerized system validation is entitled Computerized Systems Used in Non-Clinical Safety Assessment, otherwise known as the Red Apple Document. A new version was published in May 2008
Pertinent to specific techniques, these requirements rely heavily on the manufacturer R. D. McDowall USP on AIQ is effective from August 2008. It was developed from an American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists meeting in 2003. Through a white paper published in 2004 and incorporation as a potential USP general chapter in 2005, cycles of comment and revision have followed to the final version that is now effective.
A very practical and useful document with some interesting approaches R. D. McDowall The Working Group on Information Technology (AGIT in German) is a collaboration of Swiss inspectors and experts from the pharmaceutical industry working to Good Laboratory Practice. This group has published four very practical and useful guidance documents on IT
The world needs good teachers — maybe you can help Rob Farber I would like to focus on how we educate and bring more excellent technical people into HPC. The people at Open Educational Resources (OER) are offering the HPC community the opportunity to educate the next-generation workforce with their Open Education Cup competition
Pen-based computing in the laboratory Bill Weaver, Ph.D This past summer of 2008, we searched for a PDA replacement for use by our new batch of sophomores. The university had no plans to distribute and support iPhones (much to the dismay of the students). However, after some sleuthing, we discovered the logical successor to the PDA — a digital “smartpen”