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.
Today's Business Process Inefficiencies In the current business environment, organizations are faced with addressing numerous challenges, ranging from improving employee productivity, reducing operational costs, reducing business risk arising from non-compliance with corporate and regulatory mandates (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley, 21 CFR Part 11, HIPAA, etc.), and
Managing Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets in CyberLAB CyberLAB Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS) from Scientific Software, Inc. can help users manage MS Excel spreadsheets in a secure environment while allowing controlled access to users for periodic updates.
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
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As life sciences companies look to develop enterprise-wide collaborative frameworks for their research and development efforts, they are increasingly turning to Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) to be the central aggregator of scientific knowledge
Looking to analytical packages that can be leveraged across a wide variety of systems Sean
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.
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.
Finding the real truth Robert Pavlis In its short history, the LIMS industry has seen more than a few myths come and go. Most of the time, they are the result of misconceptions that are based on misunderstanding. Unfortunately, a laboratory that accepts these myths as fact may be missing out on an opportunity to make
Replacing a legacy LIMS system is no small matter Ray Stonecipher Owing to ongoing global consolidation, stricter regulatory environments and maturity of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) technology, companies are opting to replace their existing legacy systems with leading commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) LIMS solutions
Integration of a new chemical and biological data management system Andrew English, D.Phil.; Simon Saubern, Ph.D. Data management of chemical and biological information is a huge challenge for research organizations.
Benefits in a LIMS environment David Shin, M.D. Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) have emerged as a new way of thinking about enterprise application development and integration challenges in the information technology (IT) industry. This type of architecture is well-suited to laboratory information management system
To avoid a biased MSE term, statistically valid model-reduction techniques should be used and the experiment should be properly randomized. James A.