More than 100 new companies joined this year's exhibitors John Joyce, Ph.D. Pittcon moved back to colder climes this year, with a return to its Chicago venue. Fortunately, the weather cooperated, and we were not snowed in (or out for that matter
Vance V. Kershner, President, LabWare Inc. The LIMS industry is in an interesting phase. For those of us who have been involved since its inception almost 20 years ago, a lot has changed; but in other ways, nothing has changed.
Senior Director and Business Manager, Global Informatics Software and Professional Services, Applied Biosystems After more than 20 years working at leading high-tech companies, managing a broad range of enterprise software solutions and professional service organizations, Bruce A.
Kevin Smith, General Manager North America, Thermo Electron Corporation Informatics & Services Life and analytical science organizations in today's competitive environment are seeking to leverage their investment in such large scale laboratory informatics projects as LIMS deployment.
Whether doing basic research, conducting drug discovery, or developing and manufacturing drugs or other products, today's life scientists face a number of challenges.
Jo Webber, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, InnaPhase Corporation Not all that long ago, InnaPhase was regarded as a niche player in the Laboratory Information Management (LIMS) market.
Increasing laboratory efficiency and productivity while meeting government regulations is a perpetual challenge for today's R&D organizations. Further, advancements in instrumentation and software have increased the amount of data being generated, as well as the complexity of laboratory operations.
Applied Biosystems Celebrates 25-Year Legacy of Life Science Innovation Today, in order to better understand the complex interaction of biological systems, life scientists are developing revolutionary approaches to discovery that unite technology, informatics and traditional laboratory research.
MINITAB is a statistical software package in wide use by academe and industry. It includes modules for general univariate statistics, multivariate statistics, experimental design (DOE), reliability and survival analysis, quality assurance, time series analysis, nonparametric statistics, power/sample size calculations, and graphics.
Mobile measurements in the laboratory Shelley Gretlein Advances in standard networking technology have expanded the options for size, distance and integration of laboratory systems in computer-controlled experiments. However, adding wireless..
Developments in multi-photon processes Bill Weaver As a spectroscopist, I'm predisposed to recognizing the importance of light in our modern economy. Nonetheless, the recent flurry of articles, white papers and news
High-performance file systems Scott Studham Building colonies of Linux workstations into mammoth high-performance compute clusters is challenging. Beowulf computing has been plagued for some time by the
Upgrading the human-machine interface Bill Weaver, Ph.D. In late March 1979, during a routine
The above was the theme of a recent edition of the journal Science (Science; 5 Feb. 2004, 303(5659)). This timely topic concerning mathematical usage in biology included several essays on mathematical education, and uses/abuses by biological scientists. The issue struck a very responsive cord in this editor's soul. It is a topic near and dear to my heart, as well as something that I've ruminated upon for a very long time.
The next layer in the informatics stack Tobias Lehtipalo The pharmaceutical industry is facing increasing pressure to improve productivity. The rapid rise of R&D budgets in the 90s did not result in a corresponding improvement in the number of new drugs to market.