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01 March 2018

This chapter considers who cares about how smart the laboratory is, and why? It also looks at the broader business requirements and their impact on the laboratory, with an emphasis on productivity and business efficiency, integration with manufacturing and business systems, patent evidence creation, regulatory compliance, and data integrity and authenticity

01 March 2018

This chapter considers how the smart laboratory contributes to the requirements of a knowledge eco-system, and the practical consequences of joined-up science. Knowledge management describes the processes that bring people and information together to address the acquisition, processing, storage, use, and re-use of knowledge to develop understanding and to create value

01 March 2018

This chapter will look at the four major laboratory informatics tools – laboratory information management systems (LIMS), electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), laboratory execution systems (LES) and scientific data management systems (SDMS) – their differences and how they relate to each other. Each of these systems functions at or around the ‘Information’ layer (see Figure 1) and typically serves to collate data and information about the laboratory’s operations

28 February 2018

Robert Roe looks back over the year at technology and processes driving trends in the laboratory

28 February 2018

Robert Roe explores the use of AI technology in healthcare and medicinal research

23 February 2018

Darren Barrington-Light, senior manager product marketing for Thermo Fisher Scientific, explains the importance of integrating LIMS into the pharmaceutical data chain

14 February 2018

Robert Roe explores efforts to diversify the HPC processor market

01 December 2017

Elsevier’s Jabe Wilson predicts radical changes in the ways AI will be used in scholarly communications

01 December 2017

Robert Roe looks at advances in automotive simulation

01 December 2017

Sophia Ktori reveals the informatics company’s history – and plans for the future

01 December 2017

David Wang gives his view on how modern laboratories can leverage data to provide maximum value

01 December 2017

Robert Roe reports from the SC17 conference keynote, detailing progress on the Square kilometre Array project

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