19 February 2018

OutSystems, a specialist in low-code application development and cloud computing, has announced an initiative to drive artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) software development

19 February 2018

DNAnexus has announced a software solution which focuses on next-generation sequencing (NGS) driven adaptive trial design to optimise and reduce the risk of clinical trials

16 February 2018

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) is hoping to improve racing times through a multi-year partnership with ANSYS. RCR will use ANSYS Pervasive Engineering Simulation software to more accurately predict machine performance and enhance vehicle speed on the race track

14 February 2018

The Pistoia Alliance, has announced the launch of the User Experience for Life Sciences (UXLS) Toolkit - to help life science companies improve user experience in line with other global industries

12 February 2018

Optalysys, a start-up commercialising optical coprocessors for AI/deep learning, and genomic research institute The Earlham Institute (EI) have announced the completion of the Genetic Search System (GENESYS) project

07 February 2018

Ampere, a chip startup has announced its intentions to deliver an arm-based chip for the hyperscale and data centre markets

05 February 2018

Optibrium, a developer of software for small molecule drug discovery, today announced it has appointed Dr Scott Lyon as director of business development and relocated its Headquarters and research facilities, to Cambridge Innovation Park, Cambridge, UK

05 February 2018

Dassault Systèmes has announced the launch of a cloud-based marketplace – a trading platform for digital design, engineering and manufacturing transactions.

05 February 2018

Altair has announced the addition of RAMDO, software developed by RAMDO Solutions, to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA)

25 January 2018

HPC provider Atos has signed a contract to deliver its latest supercomputer, the ‘BullSequana X1000’, to Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany

23 January 2018

Qlucore and Nebion have started a collaboration to provide scientists with an end-to-end solution for gene expression analysis, by combining Qlucore Omics Explorer and Genevestigator into a single end to end software package

22 January 2018

Research carried out Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) which reanalysed public genetic data using innovative computational methods has enabled the identification of new genetic markers associated with an increased risk to develop Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)



Building a Smart Laboratory 2018 highlights the importance of adopting smart laboratory technology, as well as pointing out the challenges and pitfalls of the process


Informatics experts share their experiences on the implementing new technologies and manging change in the modern laboratory


This chapter will consider the different classes of instruments and computerised instrument systems to be found in laboratories and the role they play in computerised experiments and sample processing – and the steady progress towards all-electronic laboratories.


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


This chapter takes the theme of knowledge management beyond document handling into the analysis and mining of data. Technology by itself is not enough – laboratory staff need to understand the output from the data analysis tools – and so data analytics must be considered holistically, starting with the design of the experiment