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LIMS Performance Improvement: Measure Cost or Measure Success?

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

A context to analyze and measure performance of LIMS in order to ensure maximum and ongoing benefit Gordon Logan Ph.D. and Simon Wood Ph.D. LIMS cross a number of business and laboratory boundaries needing to grow and to adapt constantly to change as scientific innovation and instrumentation systems progress. In addition, LIMS are specifically coupled to an expansion in data processing, knowledge management and

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Holiday Gift Ideas

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | by John R. Joyce Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

As you may recall, for the past two years, I've presented you with gift suggestions for the holidays. Always wanting to honor hallowed traditions, I find myself back with more suggestions for those too cloistered in the laboratory to be aware of the great gifts currently available.

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Advantages of Web Services and n-Tier Architectures in an Enterprise LIMS Environment

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Web services have the potential to provide a standard mechanism for LIMS to work with instrument systems David Shin, M.D., Richard Wagner and Jo Webber Ph.D. In recent years, major vendors including Microsoft, IBM and SUN have focused attention on service-based architectures, such as Web Services. Products that expose Web Services via an n-tier architecture offer numerous advantages to the LIMS customer in terms of legacy compatibility, systems integration and scalability.

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More than Crunching Numbers: A review of Mathematica 5 Advanced Algorithm Release

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

One of the most sophisticated mathematical programs around just got more sophisticated. It is faster, smarter, able to handle more types of problems with more advanced algorithms, and able to offer more publishing options than ever before. While many users may think of Mathematica as just a math package, the developers like to think of it as a technical computing system.

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The 64-bit Question

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Is transitioning worthwhile? Rob Meyer Imagine you're visiting a car show and see your dream car. It's energy efficient and environmentally-friendly, with that sleek Euro-style you like.

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The Squeaky Wheel

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Measurement systems for noise, vibration, and harshness Bill Weaver, Ph.D. This past spring, my father traded up to a twin-engine motor yacht. As with most used vehicles, engine trouble usually comes with the territory.

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NI Establishes Virtual Instrumentation Lab with Huazhong University

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

National Instruments has established with Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) a virtual instrumentation lab in the department of electronics science and engineering at HUST in Wuhan, China.

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Thermo Electron Acquires Laboratory Services Provider LMSi

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Thermo Electron has acquired Laboratory Management Systems, Inc. (LMSi) of New Castle, Delaware. LMSi is a supplier of regulatory instrument and consulting services to the pharmaceutical and related industries, and generated revenues of $11 million during its 2003 fiscal year.

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Bayer Plans Stock Market Flotation for Chemicals Activities

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Following its reorganization, the Bayer Group intends to maintain its focus on its core businesses and, in the future, concentrate on health care, nutrition and innovative materials. For this reason, Bayer Chemicals (excluding H.C.

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Critical Therapeutics to Use Tripos' LeadHopping Technology

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Tripos announced a collaboration with Critical Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI), a privately held biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing therapies for critical-care medicine.

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2003-04 Premium Technology Providers Named By Audit Repository Center

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

A list of Premium Technology Providers was released by the Audit Repository Center. ARC is a clearing-house for standardized industry evaluations of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software and hardware products used by firms engaged in FDA-regulated industries.

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Media Cybernetics Partners With the Smithsonian Institution

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

Media Cybernetics announced a new collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Material Research and Education (SCMRE).

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LION bioscience and DeltaSoft Collaborate in Cheminformatics

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

LION bioscience and DeltaSoft, Inc. announced a multiyear preferred reseller agreement for LION to distribute DeltaSoft's products as well as a collaboration to develop new solutions that integrate public and proprietary data repositories and workflows across bioinformatics and cheminformatics.

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NEC and Lenel to Provide High Availability Integrated Security Systems

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

NEC Solutions (America), Inc. and Lenel Systems International, Inc. have signed a joint agreement designed to increase the availability of computer servers supporting many of the United States' public and private security systems.

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IBM's Blue Gene Makes Top 500 Supercomputer List

October 31, 2003 7:00 pm | News | Comments

IBM announced that a computer roughly the size of a 30-inch television has been ranked as the 73rd most powerful supercomputer in the world.

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