Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) can be categorized according to the type of researchers they cater for. ‘Cross-disciplinary’ ELNs are intended for scientists across research areas, from SOP-driven input from departments such as Quality Control, to less process-driven groups such as exploratory biology. More specialized ‘specific’ ELNs are intended only for scientists working in a particular discipline.
We’re all aware that the way research and development (R&D) is carried out today represents a huge change compared to a few years ago. With concepts such as ‘the lab of the future’ and the ‘paperless lab’ becoming more common, it’s important to understand what these terms really mean in practice. In this paper, we’ll be examining what the future holds and also the main drivers pushing the industry towards new ways of working. And just as R&D-focused organizations have had to adapt, we’ll conclude by examining the response of the R&D enterprise software sector to the challenges of change.
Many laboratory applications require liquid transfers between various labware formats. Due to varying requirements in their sample processing, different labware vessels are typically used for sample storage, processing and analysis tasks. Traditional multichannel pipettes were not designed to accommodate this wide variety of labware formats because their tip to tip spacing is optimized for use with standard 96 well microplates.
The pipeline of biopharmaceutical drugs is rich and becoming increasingly diverse. Many new biologic modalities are being developed as established therapeutic classes move through their lifecycle. Wide arrays of different types of molecules are expected to coexist within product portfolios and manufacturing networks. It is clear that this will have a significant impact on manufacturing facilities. Strategies need to be developed to prepare facilities for these challenges.
Contract food testing laboratories have experienced a 9.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past five years, reaching $3.4B in 2013. One food contract testing laboratory was experiencing this rapid growth in pathogen testing volume first hand. It began exploring alternative testing options that could enable sustained growth while minimizing additional expenses associated with hiring additional staff, increased overtime, & facility expansion. This case study explores how the contract testing laboratory was able to grow its pathogen testing business within an existing footprint, with no additional resources, and provide a higher quality results to its clients.
The software tools provided by system and component suppliers can support them in this; they have been available for quite some time and their number is constantly growing. The short tips in this white paper are intended as a guide to selecting tools which will help you to save valuable time in the eight-phase model of the value creation process. This white paper offers guidance on the challenges in the individual value creation phases, support tools, how you can become even more productive with networked tools, and tips about which functions can be used and when.
Product life cycles are becoming ever shorter. Less and less time is available, whether for development of an installation or its possible modernization. Companies and their employees therefore try to continuously optimize their processes as that is the only way they can remain competitive and deal with increasingly demanding challenges. This white paper offers guidance on the challenges in the individual value creation phases, support tools, how you can become even more productive with networked tools, and tips about which functions can be used and when.
Laboratory automation equipment makers need to stay flexible in their outsourcing strategies because their make-versus-buy decision drivers can change over time — a good reason to conduct periodic reviews to validate the continued relevance of their outsourcing decisions.
Guided Therapeutics, Inc., the maker of a rapid and painless testing platform based on its patented biophotonic technology, recently announced that it has sold the first LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan to its distributor in Russia