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Thermo Scientific and Symyx partner

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Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed an agreement with Symyx Technologies to market and sell Symyx Notebook and Symyx Isentris decision support software. The partnership will focus on delivering to scientists improved workflows meeting their experiment documentation, decision support, and laboratory information management system (LIMS) needs.

The initial focus of the relationship will be to deliver integration between Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS and Symyx Notebook systems. The solution will be designed to accelerate the design, execution, analysis, and documentation of biological and bioanalytical workflows. By sharing sample lists, results, and reports, the comprehensive solution will reduce manual transcription and data manipulation that can result in costly, time-consuming processes, laboratory errors, and regulatory compliance issues.

Subsequent programme phases will integrate Symyx Notebook with other Thermo Scientific LIMS designed to enhance workflow automation for other industrial sectors such as oil and gas, chemicals, energy, environmental, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical.

'Integration of Symyx Notebook and Isentris with the laboratory automation solutions from Thermo Fisher Scientific will enable us to revolutionise the ways in which people work in the lab,' said Dr Trevor Heritage, president of Symyx Software. 'This agreement enables us to realise the true potential of the electronic laboratory notebook - moving away from paper-based systems and manual integration, to fully electronic, automated laboratory workflows.'

'We are excited to be working with Symyx,' said David Champagne, vice president and general manager of informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific. 'The informatics landscape is expanding and our customers have been asking for a comprehensive electronic laboratory notebook. Symyx's enterprise solution and willingness to partner made them a natural choice to meet this need. The Isentris decision support platform delivers additional value by enabling scientists to access data captured in their Thermo Scientific LIMS, Symyx Notebook, and other systems-driving better informed decisions.'