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Brandenburg Gate on December 1, 1989. The structure is already freely accessible from the East, however, the crossing to the Western side will not be officially open until December 22nd.

Another Brick in the Wall: The Legendary Rescue of a Doomed Project

November 20, 2014 2:08 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Of course, I remember the Berlin Wall being pummeled to gravel 25 years ago. I always hated what it symbolized, and I was excited.  I was in Fayetteville, AR, at the finest hotel in town (a multi-story Holiday Inn at the time) when I saw the Germans storming the wall and whack-a-mole-ing the wall with ballpeen hammers. How I came to be in Arkansas is a rather remarkable and foreboding story.

LabVantage 7 LIMS

October 8, 2014 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

LabVantage 7 is available in a number of different LIMS editions, including Enterprise, Express...

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...

Qualoupe LIMS 1.3

August 12, 2014 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Qualoupe LIMS 1.3 has a suite of over 30 applications that can be assigned to different roles...

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PrecisionMDx LIS-LIMS Process Management Software Suite

PrecisionMDx LIS-LIMS Process Management Software Suite

July 30, 2014 11:37 am | Uniconnect | Product Releases | Comments

The PrecisionMDx (PMDx) System is designed for molecular laboratories. It supports molecular diagnostic requirements of entrepreneurial molecular test development companies and the institutional services of molecular pathology departments in community, private and academic medical centers.

SLAS2015

July 11, 2014 10:24 am | by SLAS | Events

SLAS is a global organization that provides forums for education and information exchange to encourage study and professional collaboration aimed at advancing laboratory science and technology for the drug discovery, biotechnology, chemical, data informatics, clinical diagnostic, consumer product, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

Sample Scheduler for OpenLAB Chromatography Data System

Sample Scheduler for OpenLAB Chromatography Data System

May 16, 2014 2:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sample Scheduler for OpenLAB CDS is designed to simplify sample management with laboratory information management systems (LIMS). The EZChrom Edition effectively provides master sequence control by integrating all laboratory chromatography systems into a single user interface.

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NuGenesis Lab Management System

NuGenesis Lab Management System

April 29, 2014 10:24 am | Waters Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The NuGenesis Lab Management System is designed to offer a unique alternative to a traditional laboratory information management system (LIMS), enabling deeper insight into scientific challenges, accelerated decision-making, better business results, and compliance with government regulations.

Matrix Gemini LIMS

March 20, 2014 3:31 pm | Autoscribe Limited | Product Releases | Comments

Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) includes versatile one-time configuration tools that allow the system to be configured without the use of custom programming and provide an audit trail each time a display screen for the system is updated or modified.

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

The Smart Lab: Fostering Bi-directional Data Flow

March 3, 2014 11:48 am | by Seamus Mac Conaonaigh, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Smartphones are an important part of our everyday life, a trend that holds true for laboratories as well. In countless industries, features and applications on mobile devices allow staff working outside of the lab to easily and more accurately capture new types of data from remote locations. But without proper technology, working remotely also poses unique challenges.

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

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Pittcon, Food Labs Conference Announce Co-location

January 20, 2014 2:45 pm | by Pittcon | News | Comments

The Pittcon Organizing Committee has announced that Innovative Publishing, producer of Food Labs Conference and publisher of Food Safety Tech eJournal, has signed an agreement for the second year for the co-location of Food Labs Conference to be held in conjunction with Pittcon 2014.

Exemplar NGS LIMS for Next-gen Sequencing Labs

January 20, 2014 2:05 pm | Sapio Sciences Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Exemplar NGS LIMS provides pre-built, clinical standard workflows for next-gen sequencing platforms, and also contains built-in sample management, electronic lab notebook (ELN), scientific data management (SDMS) and project dashboards.

Kiss my Turbine: What Electronics Firms Can Learn from the Doomed Airline Industry

January 13, 2014 4:39 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

Ah, 30,000 feet and some old Dire Straits on the headphones, and waiting for my warm Heineken. Perfect. Though I enjoy lambasting companies that get it wrong, I’m also quick to stomp my feet and clap my hands when companies get it right. And I’ll do that, I promise, but allow me my fun first.

Data Integrity in a Nutshell: Industry must take bold steps to assure the data used for drug quality decisions is trustworthy

January 7, 2014 12:31 pm | by Mark E. Newton | Articles | Comments

Regulatory inspectors have started digging much deeper into data, no longer accepting batch release data and supportive testing at face value. Even worse, this effort is justified: they have cited a number of firms for violations of data integrity, a most fundamental bond of trust between manufacturers and the regulators that inspect them. Industry must take bold steps to assure the data used for drug quality decisions is trustworthy...

Comparison of FDA and EU Regulations for Audit Trails

January 7, 2014 12:02 pm | by R.D. McDowall | Articles | Comments

Data integrity is a current hot topic with regulatory agencies, as seen with recent publications in this magazine, and audit trails are an important aspect of ensuring this in computerized systems. The purpose of this article is to compare and contrast the EU and FDA GMP regulatory requirements for computerized system audit trails.

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A Fresh Look at the AnIML Data Standard

January 7, 2014 11:47 am | by Burkhard Schaefer | Articles | Comments

One of the challenges in laboratory data management is the handling and exchange of experiment data. Many vendors provide excellent instruments, but most produce data in their own proprietary formats. This leads to major difficulties for data processing, collaboration, instrument integration and archiving. The ASTM AnIML standardization effort addresses these problems by providing a neutral XML-based format for exchanging scientific data.

Matrix Gemini LIMS Batch Grading Module

December 13, 2013 9:34 am | Autoscribe Limited | Product Releases | Comments

An optional grading module for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) allows multiple specifications to be set up for products manufactured in batches. It provides the functionality required to assign the tests and apply the limits needed to determine the grade of any manufactured batch.

Pittcon Announces 2014 Technical Program

December 13, 2013 9:27 am | News | Comments

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy announced the 2014 Technical Program  that includes over 2,000 presentations offered in symposia, oral sessions, workshops, awards and posters. This year’s program covers a wide range of applications such as biotechnology, biomedical, drug discovery, environmental, food science, fuels/energy, lab management, nanotechnology, polymers/plastics and regulations.

Accelrys Acquires QUMAS

December 10, 2013 4:04 pm | News | Comments

Accelrys, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Ireland-based QUMAS, a leading global provider of Cloud-based and on-premises enterprise compliance software supporting regulatory and quality operations in life sciences and other highly regulated industries.

STARLIMS 11 Laboratory Information Management System

October 29, 2013 2:40 pm | Starlims Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

STARLIMS 11 laboratory information management system (LIMS) expands user functionality to include mobile device applications, advanced analytics and HTML5 compatibility, enabling users to access LIMS information anywhere on any screen.

Pittcon Announces Topics for Conferee Networking Sessions

October 16, 2013 12:12 pm | by The Pittsburgh Conference | News | Comments

The Pittcon Organizing Committee has recently announced the topics for Conferee Networking during Pittcon 2014, which will be in Chicago, Illinois, McCormick Place, March 2 to 6, 2014. Conferee Networking sessions are free to all registered attendees and provide an informal venue for a small group of participants to openly discuss topics of mutual interest or solve problems specific to certain instrumentation or procedures.

Core Informatics Names IBM Executive Josh Geballe as Chief Executive Officer

October 2, 2013 3:45 pm | by Core Informatics | News | Comments

Core Informatics, a provider of data management solutions to clients engaged in scientific research, announced that it has hired IBM executive Josh Geballe to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Geballe joins Core after over a decade at IBM where he held international executive roles spanning general management, finance and strategy.

Pittcon Announces 2014 Short Course Program

October 1, 2013 3:05 pm | by Pittcon | News | Comments

The Pittcon Organizing Committee has announces the course listing for the 2014 Short Course program which runs March 1 through March 6, 2014. Short Courses are taught by industry experts; range from half-day up to two-day classes; and include beginner, intermediate, and advanced level curricula.

Core LIMS, ELN, SDMS 4.2

September 19, 2013 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Core LIMS, ELN, SDMS 4.2 is designed to further extend the configurability of the Core LIMS product and to enable users to respond more promptly to rapidly changing informatics needs. The software extends the ability to configure personalized applications to include dashboard displays with administrator-defined dynamic content

FDA’s Focus on Laboratory Data Integrity – Part 2

September 15, 2013 3:31 pm | by R.D. McDowall | Articles | Comments

A further look at this current emphasis and a few problems inspectors have identified. The integrity of data generated by a regulated laboratory can make or break a regulatory inspection or audit. If you think that the warning letter citations quoted in part 1 of this article were bad, give a thought for another company...

FDA’s Focus on Laboratory Data Integrity – Part 1

September 10, 2013 3:04 pm | by R.D. McDowall | Articles | Comments

The integrity of data generated by a regulated laboratory can make or break a regulatory inspection or audit. This paper looks at what is required for data integrity from the basis of the GMP regulations. It presents examples of non-compliances found in warning letters and a regulatory action from the U.S. Food and Drug Administraqtion (FDA).

Accelrys Acquires Environmental Health and Safety Provider ChemSW

September 4, 2013 9:17 am | by Accelrys | News | Comments

Accelrys, a provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, announced that it has acquired ChemSW, an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance solutions provider. This acquisition furthers Accelrys' scientific innovation lifecycle management strategy by providing solutions for managing and tracking the source, use and disposal of chemicals along the entire lab-to-plant value chain.

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