The fast-changing laboratory market is ripe for a new generation of information systems that meet the needs of a modern pathology environment.
Context and location aware mobile apps, integrated with allied technologies, are transforming business processes for biotech companies as they offer the promise of greater accuracy of reporting and improved safety and compliance.
InterSystems has developed what it claims is the world's first laboratory business management system (LBMS), due for release in early 2016.
The Thermo Scientific SampleManager is a fully integrated laboratory platform encompassing a laboratory information management system (LIMS), scientific data management system (SDMS) and lab execution system (LES).
Thanks to a computer program developed at Edith Cowan University, plant classification could become as simple as taking a photo.
Synbiosis has announced the availability of its next-generation Chromogenic ID software module for the ProtoCOL 3 and Protos 3 colony counters. The powerful software means microbiologists can identify and count any bacteria or yeast cultured on chromogenic plates from E&O Laboratories and CHROMagar in seconds.
As part of National Science Week, citizen scientists are being asked to help in classifying thousands of galaxies located 800 million to 4 billion light years away.
The RTC-900B rugged tablet computer has been designed to meet IP65 and MIL-STD 810G standards, making it resistant to moisture, dust, shock and vibration. The unit features an Intel Atom E3825 1.33 GHz dual core processor with 4 GB of DDR3L memory.
Interworld Electronics has released the SK-97-TP sealed medical keyboard. The full-size, 97-key keyboard includes a numeric keypad and 12 function keys. For added convenience and functionality, it also features an integrated touchpad with left- and right-click buttons.
Inova Translational Medicine Institute has selected a high-performance computer from SGI to enable researchers to obtain insights from its premier genomic database, said to be one of the largest in the world.
Mettler-Toledo has introduced its Collect+ data collection and visualisation software. The software shows users a visual overview of their operations, taking complicated process data and making it easy to understand at a glance.
Few QA/QC labs still cling to the old paper-based notebook systems of the past, but there's far more to becoming a paperless lab than simply eschewing paper.
Scientists have created software that tackles the big data problem for X-ray laser experiments - you can even go back and improve past scientific results.