Thermo Fisher Scientific has extended the functionality to Darwin LIMS, its purpose-built Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) designed specifically for pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D and QA/QC.
Darwin 3.0's new fully validated web interface allows for more efficient reporting and sharing of test data across the lab. Built on the Microsoft .NET framework, Darwin can easily be extended to include dashboard-ready tools for multi-user and multi-site environments where the interface gives immediate information on resource and instrument utilisation so laboratory managers can maximise productivity by optimising resources.
Darwin 3.0 also features solution and reagent inventory management and built-in instrument calibration and maintenance, allowing continuous operations and increased efficiencies. Reagent lots and amounts are logged and tracked over time, ensuring that a test is never stopped due to lack of reagent availability or a bad/expired lot. Likewise, instrument calibration and maintenance tracking prevents a user from running a test on an uncalibrated or out of compliance instrument.