LabWare LIMS v6 is the foundation application in LabWare’s fully integrated LIMS solution suite, which offers built-in instrument interfacing and a broad range of functional modules. Under the flexible Labware licensing scheme, users may leverage the v6 application to meet needs across their entire enterprise including everything from comprehensive sample management and automated data acquisition to inventory tracking, environmental monitoring, customer contact management, shelf-life stability study management, clinical protocol set-up and control, biorepository and storage resource management, among many others. The system is equally well suited to quality control and quality assurance as well as research and development settings and continues LabWare’s emphasis on user configurability, negating the need for complex programming and application customisation.
Service Pack 3 for Release 6.8 of the Chromeleon Chromatography Management System from Dionex supports the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. Windows Vista, which is being pre-loaded by many computer manufacturers, provides a superior security infrastructure, and supports new user interface and multimedia capabilities. The Chromeleon software continues Windows XP support, and adds support for RFIC-ER, the Dionex eluent regeneration technology that simplifies ion chromatography. New drivers for Agilent 1200 HPLCs, Agilent G1888 Headspace autosamplers, Thermo Accela HPLC systems and Thermo TriPlus autosamplers are also provided.
The Starlims solution integrates LIMS data and SDMS (scientific data management system) documents into a single web-based platform. Much of the data created in science-centric organisations is unstructured and not typically managed in a consistent fashion, making it difficult to implement systematic procedures necessary to ensure regulatory and legal compliance. The Starlims SDMS module enables organisations to capture, parse, search, manage, share and archive scientific documents. Such documents may include research reports, spreadsheets, product specifications, instrument output files and more.
BioTek Instruments has announced a software tool for clinical laboratories using the ELx800 and ELx808 microplate readers. Gen5CL Data Collection and Analysis Software combines the convenience and security of preprogrammed clinical diagnostic assays with the power and flexibility of a PC-based application. The PC-based interface provides greater flexibility in data analysis and output options than onboard microplate reader programs, including LIS system compatibility and data/protocol storage.
Agilent DNA Analytics 4.0 software can be used for visually exploring, detecting and analysing patterns in microarray data. New in this release are: the ability to analyse more than 100 samples per experiment, a free genomic browser and copy number variation (CNV) analysis capability. These features join existing chromatin immunoprecipitation-on-chip (ChIP-on-chip), array-based comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH), and gene expression analytics capabilities.
The EasyTox 2.5 GC/MS platform is suitable for routine drugs of abuse analysis. Incorporating the ToxLab Forms 2.5 software, the platform has been designed to reduce costs, increase sample throughput and improve productivity in forensic and clinical laboratories performing analysis of urine for signs of drugs of abuse.
The Applied Analytics Eclipse Process 10 online analyser software has improved control over the detection system compared to previous versions, allowing for instantaneous user interface response. Simultaneous analysis and calibration methods (ACM) can also be configured with version 10.
UCSC has developed a Cancer Genomics Browser to assist researchers to understand cancer at the molecular level.
SciTech has Introduced the Image-Pro Plus version 6.3 image analysis software package for fluorescence imaging, quality assurance, materials imaging, and various other scientific, medical and industrial applications.
CSIRO has developed and patented Differential Aberration Correction (DAC) microscopy, a microscopy method that claims an improvement on FRET.
A new semantic web search engine developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is helping scientists who study the environment retrieve the research data they need, and has the potential to help researchers in other fields perform more focused and productive searches.
LabWare LIMS v6.0 is one of the first enterprise LIMS to become certified for use with SAP’s Enterprise SOA-based Integration Technology.
Most of the web’s potential can’t be tapped via websites and browsers. A smart toolkit that is available for free has been crafted by European researchers to unlock those hidden resources.