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Global LIMS roll-out plants seeds of progress

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DuPont Pioneer and UNIConnect have announced the global roll-out of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) to help accelerate the development of new plant products with higher yields and stronger resistance to pests and diseases.

'Incorporating technology provided by UNIConnect offers flexibility and reliability in our lab information management system, while also supporting our critical global information management implementation,' said John Arbuckle, DuPont Pioneer senior director for global marker and research information technologies.

'This is helping to sustain our leading position in generating and applying genetic information for plant development scientists who are improving key crops around the world. Integrating this information technology platform into our existing proprietary solutions and processes expands our global production genotyping system capability.'

Now live in eight locations located across four continents, individual global marker technology sites have autonomously-functioning laboratory information management system operations.

Arbuckle noted that the project is capturing millions of data points each day and already delivering enhanced performance reliability, traceability and reliability of results. Running in parallel, the new system operates as a federated network – meaning sites can operate independently or as a global network.