Blaze Systems has released version 5.5 of its BlazeInventory product for managing and tracking laboratory materials including samples, reagents, standards, parts, and consumables. This release provides powerful new human interface (HI) features for enhanced usability, including new panels for navigation, hierarchical folders of objects (samples by state, etc.), and an object browser, all configurable to best meet user needs. Blaze has also added high-value functionality to manage instruments and lab standards, and so provide a fully integrated system for managing laboratory resources.
In addition, a configurable calculation processor has been added to fully support ELN operations for preparing reagents and standards from pre-defined electronic SOPs. BlazeInventory is an enterprise application, utilising SQL Server or Oracle in a thin client architecture that insures robust, scalable operation with data integrity. BlazeInventory provides low-cost entry level access into laboratory automation for small or start-up laboratories that cannot afford to deploy a laboratory information management system (LIMS).