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Atrium publishes new ELN report

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Atrium Research has released the fifth edition of its report Electronic Laboratory Notebooks: A Foundation for Scientific Knowledge Management. First published in 2004, this new edition of the comprehensive ELN market analysis examines technology, requirements, best practices, legal issues, benefits, industry trends, and products. Called the 'definitive document on ELN' by Indiana University’s School of Informatics, the 716-page study includes more than 200 pages dedicated to reviewing the latest ELN software products from major suppliers; more than 600 tables and figures illustrate key points.

'The strong demand for ELN continues unabated with a record number of new vendor installations in the last 12 months,' says Michael H Elliott, CEO of Atrium Research. 'With more than US$230MM in product and services sales forecasted for 2012, ELN is now a major informatics category.'

The total available market for ELN software is more than US$2bn with less than 10 per cent penetrated by commercial offerings. The dynamic nature of biopharmaceutical R&D is helping drive new sales for increases in efficiency, knowledge re-purposing, and to build collaborative ecosystems between partners. As biopharmaceuticals continue to lead adoption, new markets, such as food and beverage and chemicals are quickly accelerating ELN utilisation. This is in stark contrast to the academic and government markets where sales continue to be anemic.