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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.