The Bitplane Imaris 6.1 3D and 4D image analysis software for microscopy includes a visualisation and creation wizard, integration of a completely revised statistics tab, image processing of large time series and recently introduced features for the filament tracer.
Backed by a comprehensive training, support and troubleshooting service, the Remisol Advance data management system is designed to improve the sample workflow by communicating between the instruments, automation system and the laboratory information system (LIS), enabling clinicians to consolidate test information from various instrument systems and manage the data according to the workflow in real time.
ChromQuest 5.0 Chromatography Data System (CDS) software provides a new user interface, data acquisition, data processing and reporting for Thermo Scientific LC and GC instrumentation, including the Accela high-speed LC system and all of the configurations of the versatile TriPlus autosampler.
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.
PerkinElmer has released a food industry-specific version of its Labworks Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) package. Labworks foodLIMS simplifies data management and integrates with tracing software to support compliance with regulatory requirements including The BioTerrorism Act of 2002, which requires food and beverage producers to trace their products both backward into the supply chain and forward through the distribution system.
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.
Waters has released the NuGenesis scientific data management system (SDMS) for the Business and Enterprise editions of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system platform (32 bit, Service Pack 1). Waters NuGenesis SDMS 7.1 Service Release 3 (SR3) also supports Microsoft Office 2007 with SP1 and includes updates for SDMS Vision Publisher that allow it to be validated on Vista and Office 2007.
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.
Control of Shimadzu’s Prominence series high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) by Waters Empower/Empower 2 chromatography data system is now available through a collaboration between Waters and Shimadzu utilising the Open Interface Portal for multi-vendor hardware control. Shimadzu Prominence now seamlessly operates within the Empower software environment.