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28 March 2007

Jim Hopkins is to head Tripos Discovery Informatics, a newly-private company following the purchase from Tripos by Vector Capital. Richard Cramer and Robert Clark also join the team.

20 March 2007

Waters Corporation and Hitachi High Technologies are to develop a software interface between Hitachis liquid chromatography instrument LaChrom Elite and Waters Empower 2 software.

15 March 2007

DNAStar has extended its existing 10-year distribution agreement with GATC Biotech, who will continue to distribute DNAStars products in Germancy, France, Switzerland and Austria.

15 March 2007

Cell Genesys, a Californian cancer research organisation, has selected the Thermo Scientific Darwin v2.0 LIMS product. Its easy to use interface and low cost were key factors in the decision.

13 March 2007

InforSense is now providing a web resource to allow easier collaboration between life scientists and analysts.

13 March 2007

IPG Automotive is integrating the complete Sherpa-Engine model library, from Sherpa Engineering, into its vehicle dynamics software, CarMaker.

13 March 2007

Genedata is participating in BaSysBio, an integrated systems biology project to study the global regulation of gene transcription in Bacillis subtilis, used as a producer of enzymes and metabolites.

27 February 2007

A Californian water district has chosen the Sample Master Pro LIMS system from Accelerated Technology Laboratories (ATL) to manage sample analysis.

27 February 2007

The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute has chosen GenoLogic's Geneus software to manage their genomics workflows. It will also be used in collaborative stem cell research.

27 February 2007

The National Cancer Institute's Pediatric Oncology Branch is using parallel computing software to accelerate medical discoveries and provide insight into the genetic risk factors of cancer.

27 February 2007

LMS's engineering software has been implemented by SABCA and the EADS Group to test the ability of aircraft designs to withstand vibration.

27 February 2007

Genedata's system for high throughput screening of data is being used at Japanese pharmaceutical company Chugai to discover drugs for cancer and bone and joint diseases.

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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