Computing hardware/software

Endress+Hauser Memobase Plus measurement software

24 March, 2012 | Supplied by: Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

Memobase Plus, from Endress+Hauser Conducta, is a Windows-based PC software and database that integrates multiple methods of measurement and measuring points with centralised control and data recording in a laboratory PC application.

Sample management software for global sample banks

23 March, 2012 | Supplied by:

Sample management software provider Titian Software has announced that its Mosaic sample management software has recently been selected by Roche to provide fast, easy access to the company’s sample banks in Europe and the US.

Interworld Electronics APC-3997AT stainless steel fanless waterproof panel PC

23 March, 2012 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

The APC-3997AT stainless steel fanless waterproof panel PC is totally sealed to IP65 specifications on all sides. All external I/O, including the DC power input, Serial, ethernet and USB ports use waterproof sealed connectors.

NSW Scientist of the Year makes breakthrough in race to develop quantum computer

23 February, 2012

A team of world-leading Sydney scientists has made a major breakthrough in the race to develop the first quantum computer that will perform tasks a billion times faster than computers today. The team, led by 2011 NSW Scientist of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons, has built the world’s smallest transistor by precisely positioning a single phosphorus atom in a silicon crystal.

Information management and next-generation sequencing

16 February, 2012 | Supplied by: OnQ Software Pty Ltd

To manage data associated with genomics, proteomics and next-generation sequencing, the Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics implementied the GenoLogics LIMS. The LIMS has enabled QCMG to take control of previously unstructured data stored in scattered spreadsheets, enabling them to reduce pipeline stalling errors and measure lab progress to improve efficiency.

Phenomenex Guard Finder for selecting column protection products

11 February, 2012 | Supplied by: Phenomenex Australia

Phenomenex has introduced Guard Finder, an interactive online tool that helps users quickly select column protection products for over 41,000 HPLC, UHPLC and preparative HPLC columns.

Phoenix Contact industrial tablet PCs

08 February, 2012 | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

Modern industrial networks increasingly support mobile workflow and processes. Industrial tablet PCs from Phoenix Contact can be used to implement mobile applications professionally.

National research cloud will allow for rapid sharing and collaboration on data

04 February, 2012

The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) project is partnering with Australian research institutions to create a national research cloud purpose-built for Australian researchers.

Mantracourt T24-RA wireless potentiometer module

02 February, 2012 | Supplied by:

The T24-RA wireless potentiometer module is designed for the collection and processing of potentiometer related measurements such as provided by a linear displacement transducer. The module calculates the resistance and periodically transmits it to a remote receiver.

Web resource for biobanking

10 January, 2012

CryoFeed is a web-based information resource for researchers who cryopreserve biological specimens. The microsite, developed by Wheaton, is a place where scientists can find the latest biobank related news and technical tips for topics like sample containment, management (tracking, batching and storing) and processing. Visitors can sign up for free updates, post comments and suggest topics for articles.

Two Fold Software Qualoupe LIMS software module with Consumable Stock Control

03 January, 2012 | Supplied by: OnQ Software Pty Ltd

The ability to automatically control stocks of consumables while processing samples can be a major timesaver for busy laboratory managers, which is why Two Fold Software has added a Consumable Stock Control software module to its Version 1.1 release of the company’s Qualoupe LIMS software.

Free software to speed drug development

05 December, 2011 by Jason Maderer

Pharmaceutical, organic electronic and catalysis researchers will be able to speed their development processes using the latest computer modelling software developed at Georgia Tech. The computer program can study larger molecules faster than any other program in existence and is designed to improve knowledge about why certain molecules are attracted to each other and how those relationships can be ‘tuned’ to improve drug development. Rather than selling the software, the developers have decided to distribute their code free of charge as part of the open-source computer program PSI4.

Bio-Rad Laboratories KnowItAll software version 9.0

05 December, 2011 | Supplied by: Bio-Rad Laboratories Pty Ltd

Bio-Rad Laboratories has announced an unlimited spectral range and resolution feature in version 9.0 of its KnowItAll software. KnowItAll 9.0 allows users to store spectra in a user database at the precise range and resolution at which each spectrum was measured rather than being forced to conform to a fixed range and resolution for the entire database. As a result, users have more control over their data and can perform more accurate spectral searches that compare experimental spectra to reference databases.

iKey FL-Series medical keyboards

02 December, 2011 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

Medical environments offer challenges for keeping keyboards and other technology free from infectious viruses and bacteria. By preventing cross contamination, iKey medical grade input devices protect patients and caregivers from MRSA, HIV, Hepatitis, and other deadly diseases

Minimising challenges in biological modelling

01 December, 2011 | Supplied by: MathWorks Australia

Modelling has long played a key role in the drug discovery process, from isolating drug targets to screening and pharmacokinetics. Many pharmaceutical companies are currently facing patent expirations without replacement candidates in the pipeline or are struggling with high candidate attrition. Leaner pipelines results in necessary cost decreases, which can often lead to staff reductions. These struggles underscore the need for successful modelling in pharmaceutical R&D.

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