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The Merlin digital lab notebook supports researchers in documenting processes and controls laboratory equipment. © Fraunhofer IPA

Digital Lab Notebook Protocol Editor Simplifies Documentation

June 19, 2015 12:05 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Scientists have to clearly document their experiments in a reproducible way, but depending on time pressure and the workflow in the lab, that is often a difficult task. “Merlin,” a digital lab notebook developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, aims to make scientific documentation easier in the future.

Shaping your ‘Lab of the Future’ Strategy

June 15, 2015 8:50 am | by Paul Denny-Gouldson, IDBS | Blogs | Comments

For research and development decision-makers, the ‘lab of the future’ invokes images of huge...

Exemplar 7.0 LIMS

June 10, 2015 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exemplar LIMS 7.0 goes beyond traditional laboratory information management (LIMS) systems by...

Review and Critique of the MRHA Data Integrity Guidance for Industry — Part 3: Data Criticality and Data Life Cycle

May 29, 2015 12:21 pm | by R.D. McDowall, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

This is the third of a four-part series reviewing and critiquing the recent Medicines and...

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Scientific Computing periodically feature special informatics focus articles that attempt to help you with such complex tasks as selecting a laboratory information management system (LIMS) or interfacing systems together. Unfortunately, there is only a li

Computerized Systems in the Modern Laboratory: A Practical Guide

May 13, 2015 8:29 am | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Scientific Computing periodically features special informatics focus articles that attempt to help you with such complex tasks as selecting a laboratory information management system or interfacing systems together. Unfortunately, there is only a limited amount of information that one can cram into one of these articles. Where we are limited to just a few pages for each of our attempts, Joe Liscouski has written a whole book on the subject

OpenLAB ELN Software for Mobile

OpenLAB ELN Software for Mobile

May 5, 2015 11:49 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

OpenLAB Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) lab productivity software includes desktop, mobile and cloud capabilities and is designed to leverage the power of tablets. It provides with scientists access to laboratory data — anytime, anywhere — through the convenience of their mobile devices.

Trish Meek is Director of Product Strategy at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The Case for User-Friendly Informatics in the Pharmaceutical QA/QC Lab

April 20, 2015 9:32 am | by Trish Meek, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Articles | Comments

All the computing power in the world isn’t useful if the software designed to access it is poorly designed. And we’re all much more discerning about user interfaces and usability: we expect our laboratory software to behave as intuitively as our smartphones. After all, laboratory employees are unlikely to be preoccupied with lines of codes and processors — they’re focused more on how easy the software is to use.

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Benchling is a cloud-based platform that provides a suite of tools for life science - centered around a digital laboratory notebook - that accelerates R&D by tracking experiment details, facilitating collaboration, and streamlining data analysis.

Benchling Research Platform

April 18, 2015 9:08 am | by Benchling | Product Releases | Comments

Benchling is a cloud-based platform that provides a suite of tools for life science - centered around a digital laboratory notebook - that accelerates R&D by tracking experiment details, facilitating collaboration, and streamlining data analysis. 

SampleManager LIMS

SampleManager LIMS

March 10, 2015 9:44 am | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

SampleManager LIMS is a comprehensive laboratory information management system. The integrated informatics solution comprises method execution, data visualization and laboratory management, and integrates with all popular enterprise-level software packages. It encompasses laboratory information management (LIMS), scientific data management (SDMS) and lab execution (LES).

Seahorse Mobile Edition

Seahorse Mobile Edition

March 10, 2015 9:31 am | BSSN Software GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

Seahorse Scientific Workbench is a vendor-neutral software suite for capturing, analyzing and sharing analytical data. It consolidates raw and result data from multiple experimental techniques in a single tool, based on the emerging ASTM AnIML Data Standard. Seahorse Mobile delivers scientific data to mobile devices and supports chromatography (HPLC, GC), mass spectrometry, NMR, optical spectroscopy, microplate reader, bioreactor and fermenter, medical imaging and process chromatography data types.

The LabWare 7 enterprise laboratory platform brings together the capabilities of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN) in a single comprehensive solution.

LabWare 7 Enterprise Laboratory Platform

March 9, 2015 4:42 pm | LabWare, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The LabWare 7 enterprise laboratory platform brings together the capabilities of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN) in a single comprehensive solution. It is an adaptable and functionally complete LIMS system scalable to suit every size organization, from single-site, single-user to global organizations with 1000s of users.

E-WorkBook 10 ELN Software

E-WorkBook 10 ELN Software

January 20, 2015 12:33 pm | IDBS | Product Releases | Comments

E-WorkBook 10is ELN software for multidisciplinary research and development that is designed to simplify day-to-day tasks, such as authoring content, analyzing datasets or visualizing complex results. Via the enhanced Web interface, the product is accessible through Internet browsers with a Web connection.

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Peter Boogaard is the founder of Industrial Lab Automation and chairman of the Paperless Lab Academy.

2015 Promises Major Milestones and Demands for Change

January 7, 2015 12:28 pm | by Peter J. Boogaard | Articles | Comments

Despite the fact that industries won’t change working processes unless there is a mandatory need to do so, major milestones are expected in 2015 in the battle to adopt data and standardization in our scientific community. The need for deployment of these integration standards to enable efficient sharing of knowledge across our internal and external partners is re-enforced by regulatory bodies.

This year's theme will focus on how to manage the change process in R&D and QA/QC laboratories of scientific organizations in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer goods and chemical industries.

Paperless Lab Academy

December 23, 2014 8:38 am | by Industrial Lab Automation | Events

This year's theme will focus on how to manage the change process in R&D and QA/QC laboratories of scientific organizations in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer goods and chemical industries. The interactive congress will give actionable insights on how to adopt a new mindset in our daily work.

Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source

HPC Matters – Now More than Ever

November 12, 2014 11:07 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

In our November issue, Don Johnston looks at how “HPC Matters to our Quality of Life and Prosperity” and at how, through the HPC Impact Showcase, SC14 aims to underscore just how far-reaching high performance computing’s influence has become. Our cover story takes a look at several examples of how supercomputing capabilities are now being applied to problems that help businesses be more competitive and improve the quality of daily life.

Scientific Computing November 2014

November 2014 SC14 Special Edition

November 10, 2014 9:33 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Scientific Computing | November 2014 SC14 Special Edition

Michael Elliott is CEO of Atrium  Research & Consulting.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Knowledge management is not an IT problem, but a challenge to the culture of an organization

November 7, 2014 8:48 am | by Michael H. Elliott | Articles | Comments

In the late 1990s and the early 2000s, “Knowledge Management” (KM) was all the rage. Companies invested millions on enterprise content management (ECM) systems and teams of KM practitioners. It was believed that the codification of all knowledge assets across the enterprise would lead to new insights and higher levels of innovation.

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The Expo provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process

2015 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

August 28, 2014 3:06 pm | Events

The 2015 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo plans to unite 3,000+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from 32+ countries. The Expo provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process.

Paul Denny-Gouldson is Vice President of Strategic Solutions at IDBS.

The ELN Command Center: Gateway to Better Knowledge Management and Re-Use

August 7, 2014 10:35 am | by Paul Denny-Gouldson, IDBS | Blogs | Comments

The command center: any place which provides centralized command, a source of leadership and guidance to the rest of the organization. That’s what I see the concept of ELN developing into in research and development (R&D) across all sectors. Furthermore, it won’t be just a notebook, but a ’workplace.’

ArxLab Notebook Web-based Electronic Notebook

ArxLab Notebook Web-based Electronic Notebook

July 29, 2014 3:15 pm | by Arxspan | Product Releases | Comments

ArxLab Notebook is a Web-based electronic notebook application. Its SaaS platform is intended for use in experimental sciences; it is preconfigured for chemistry and biology workflows while supporting free-form research notes and data. The software provides full audit trails, electronic signatures, witnessing workflows and built-in sharing functionality.

Core ELN Chemistry App on Platform for Science

July 11, 2014 12:16 pm | Core Informatics, ChemAxon, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Core ELN (electronic lab notebook) is a chemistry application for Platform for Science that is designed to help chemists document research activities and compound registration in the cloud. It is made possible through Platform for Science’s Platform-as-a-Service (sPaaS).

June 2014 ISC'14 Special Edition

June 2014 ISC'14 Special Edition

June 6, 2014 9:47 am | by SC | Digital Editions | Comments

Scientific Computing | HPC Source, June 2014 ISC'14 Special Edition

Michael H. Elliot, CEO of Atrium Research & Consulting

Collaboration in the Cloud: Research Virtualization is Accelerating Market Evolution

June 5, 2014 12:39 pm | by Michael H. Elliott | Articles | Comments

The lack of a holistic data management environment to support virtualization has left project managers in a haze about how best to address the needs of the business. The sky is beginning to clear somewhat with recent introductions from companies such as Accelrys, Core Informatics and PerkinElmer. Those products, along with CDD, will be discussed to highlight capabilities and vendor approaches.

Dedicated to the next generation of lab informatics applications and building a searchable, shareable database to improve decision making and efficiency

ELNs, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management Summit

April 25, 2014 12:06 pm | by EDKM | Events

The only event dedicated to the next generation of lab informatics applications and building a searchable, shareable database to improve decision making and efficiency. After thesuccess of last year’s inaugural event ELNs, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management event in the US, Pharma IQ has announced the second EDKM conference to be held on 17th & 18th June 2014 in Boston US.

State of ELN: Current Perceptions and New Paths

March 19, 2014 3:38 pm | by Michael H. Elliott | Articles | Comments

The market for electronic laboratory notebook software (ELN) continued its upward growth trend in 2013, though at a slower rate than in previous years. While software sales still experienced a healthy increase north of five percent, it was not the robust 20 to 30 percent experienced in years past. Product sales are estimated at $130 million, while an additional $100 million was expended on services, support and maintenance.

Accelrys Capture Mobile Multimedia Application

March 3, 2014 2:53 pm | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

Accelrys Capture is designed to allow scientists to work more intuitively, efficiently and productively with laboratory informatics software like Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN). The application’s interface provides a straightforward and secure way for scientists to enter information, view procedures, capture data from laboratory instrumentation by using small mobile devices

Informatics Snapshot: METTLER TOLEDO LabX

March 3, 2014 11:39 am | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Welcome to Informatics Snapshot — a feature that highlights the standout properties of the current crop of laboratory informatics systems. While not intended to be a full formal review of the featured product or to indicate whether the product is considered “good” or “bad,” its purpose is to present some of the “diamonds and rust,” as the Joan Baez song goes. In this article, we’ll take a brief look at the LabX system

Accelrys Notebook 5.0

February 26, 2014 11:28 am | Accelrys | Product Releases | Comments

Accelrys Notebook 5.0 is a multi-discipline electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) with capabilities for customizing work environments and connecting to existing laboratory software without complex integration and advanced programming support.

A New Frontier: Biologics ELN

February 7, 2014 8:52 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

The rapid increase of investment in biotherapeutics is changing the profile of the biopharmaceutical industry and, along with it, data management in the laboratory. With attention on longer patent life, high barriers to generic equivalents and personalized medicine, an increasing portion of R&D spending is being allocated to large molecule therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies.

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