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Chemistry Databases in the Palm of Your Hand

May 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

New Palm and Pocket PC utilities useful in the laboratory Antony Williams, Ph.D. While there are many forms of computer which can be found in your hand, or on your lap, certainly the most prevalent forms of handheld computer are the Personal Digital Assistant (PDAs based on the Palm operating system) and, increasingly, the Pocket PC.

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Next Generation CDS-LIMS Interfacing

May 31, 2003 8:00 pm | by Robert Pavlis | Comments

The best interface is the one you never see Robert Pavlis Someone once told me that you could tell how good an ice cream was by reading the list of ingredients. The fewer the number of ingredients, the better the ice cream

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LabWare LIMS - A Day in the Life of Industry

May 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

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.

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Leaders with Vision

May 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

Dr. Jo Webber, CEO & President, InnaPhase Corporation Jo Webber, Ph.D., CEO & President, InnaPhase Corp. When Jo Webber was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of InnaPhase Corporation last October, she had a clear vision in mind for the organization, to become the world's leading LIMS supplier.

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LabWare LIMS - Stability Module Manager

May 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

LabWare LIMS 5 Includes Full-Featured Stability Study Module LabWare LIMS includes a seamlessly integrated Stability Management module that provides comprehensive features for the creation and full lifecycle management of stability studies.

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Design of Experiments Enhances Race Car Performance

May 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

A MINITAB designed experiment identifies how to improve the performance of a NASCAR Winston Cup race car in the least time and at the lowest cost Scott Kowalski, Ph.D., Drew Landman, Ph.D.

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Down to the Wire

May 31, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

Conducting polymers enable new sensors Bill Weaver, Ph.D. In general, sweeping generalizations are bad things. However, the hallmark of a good scientist is the ability to extract common generalities from a large collection of items that appear to be different.

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Knowledge Engineering: Are the benefits real?

April 30, 2003 8:00 pm | by Michael H. Elliott | Comments

Confucius once said "To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge." Little did he know how well that statement reflects research and development in today's pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations. These companies are drowning in a sea of data

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Modulation Adulation

April 30, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

High-speed wireless data transmission technology Bill Weaver, Ph.D. A colleague recently stepped into my office to tell me how happy he was with the new wireless network he bought for his home. Putting on my best Cliff Claven impersonation, I asked, "So, you bought one of them Wi-Fi IEEE 802.

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How to Set Up a Wireless Connection

April 30, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

There are many situations where running a cable directly to a PC can be cumbersome Thomas Lutz Most laboratory instruments (balances, electrochemistry meters, moisture analyzers, spectrometers) come with a standard RS232 serial interface so you can connect the instrument directly to a serial port on a PC and capture data from the device through a direct cable link.

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Pittcon 2003: Lab Informatics Highlights

April 30, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

This year the hot topic appeared to be tablet PCs John Joyce, Ph.D. While relatively stable this year, Pittcon featured the appearance of new vendors and a number of new alliances, both between informatics vendors and complementing vendors.

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Understanding the Needs of Pharmaceutical Testing

April 30, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

Pharmaceutical laboratory information management systemrequirements Jo Webber CChem MRSCBioanalytical and analytical laboratory test data are of critical importance to a pharmaceutical company.

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Forensics Institute Improves Performance with STARLIMS

April 30, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

STARLIMS plays key role in integrating diverse laboratory operations into single system Rosana Santiago and Jose Ferrero Aspiring to merge the diverse operations of a central forensics laboratory in San Juan and three satellite operations into one single system, the Instituto de Ciencias Forenses [Institute of Forensic Sciences of Puerto Rico (ICF)] recently implemented a laboratory information management system (LIMS)

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Trends in Outsourcing

April 30, 2003 8:00 pm | Comments

The benefits of outsourcing have begun to cause a ripple effect on the entire analytical services sector Steve Gregory In the past decade, outsourcing was a relatively new concept that companies considered while examining the cost and time effectiveness of maintaining an in-house laboratory.

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Vision in Mass Spectrometry

March 31, 2003 7:00 pm | Comments

Sciex automates oMALDI source using IMAQ vision for LabVIEW Min J. Yang, Ph.D., Ron Bonner, Ph.D., and Morten Jensen Figure 1: Front and back views of an oMALDI source reveal the components of a built-in video source.

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