November / December 2002

LIMS

on the paper trail

The paperless laboratory, and managing information for life sciences' researchers, are among the themes discernible during SCW's regular review of the LIMS world, Tom Wilkie writes

PROFILE: PAUL MESSINA

A man who gets things done

John Murphy profiles Paul Messina, former director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at CalTech

VENDOR'S VIEW: THE MATHWORKS

Meeting the challenge of modern complexity

The methods used in analysing patient drug trials and motor engine tests could be used to solve many problems in other industries, argues The Mathworks' Dr Tanya Morton

VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTATION

keeping up with technology

Virtual instrumentation is changing the way scientists measure and automate the world. Gricha Raether of National Instruments assesses recent developments in this cutting edge field