AkzoNobel is a leading worldwide producer of decorative paints, performance coatings and specialty chemicals headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They supply industries and consumers with innovative products in four key market segments: buildings and infrastructure, transportation, consumer goods and industrial applications. The company has approximately 50,000 employees in over 80 countries and more than 200 production sites.
The trend towards virtual pharma is accelerating and as it does, the life sciences industry is undergoing a profound structural change. The areas of development and commercialization which were once conducted within the confines of one company have now become a collaboration within an ecosystem of entities, both public and private.
Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are one of the primary scientific informatics solutions for helping scientists design, execute, analyze and report on experiments—but selecting the right ELN can be a challenge.
The food and beverage industry is facing a crossroads. Thanks to the internet and increased access to information, today’s consumers have diversified into many subgroups, each wanting different things. Some want to sample exotic flavors that they learned about via social media. Others will only buy organic food and ingredients because of something they read on a blog. Baby Boomers look for healthy-for-them products. Millennials desire authenticity and sustainability. How can companies keep up with these shifting, often contrasting demands?
One area coming under increased regulatory scrutiny is change control: the ability to manage deviations to established policies and procedures in a way that is efficient, timely and compliant.
The modern laboratory produces vast amounts of data from a wide variety of sources that are too often not integrated. With the advent of high throughput technologies, both the quality and quantity of information is increasing dramatically. At the same time, R&D partnerships continue to increase, with data flowing increasingly across organizational boundaries. Taken together, these trends contribute to significant data management challenges for both small and large organizations alike. One of the most common methods for managing these challenges is to implement a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) as a way to automate the business processes and data capture associated with laboratory workflows.
The trend in automation technology is towards smaller, multifunctional components. Compact one-way flow control valves type VFOF-LE-BAH are one of the latest developments in the field of pneumatics. By Peter Kronawitter
Companies that utilize chemicals in their labs and their manufacturing processes must manage those chemicals in a safe environment in accordance with government regulations. At a minimum, to ensure that this is accomplished, a system for managing information about the chemical safety and inventory data should be established and maintained. Best practices, on the other hand, take this minimum and leverage the management of the chemical inventory by taking full advantage of the people, processes, and technology involved. This white paper delves into the best practices involved in managing chemical inventory to achieve the most effective, holistic chemical inventory system.
Single cell genomics technology has given scientists the ability to individually read the genetic blueprints of cells, the most fundamental units of life