Experiment Knowledge Base

Accelrys, a provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, has launched its Experiment Knowledge Base (EKB).

The company says the laboratory informatics system raises the bar for experimentation management and enables organisations to transform mass amounts of scientific data into knowledge essential for faster, more efficient new product innovation.

Designed for research and development, EKB offers scientists for the first time the ability to search and mine experimentation data from almost any source, the company says. The system also provides integration and interoperability with existing lab equipment and applications as well as features for improving experimentation management and collaboration.

'The market for ‘traditional’ laboratory informatics systems such as LIMS (laboratory information management systems) and ELNs (electronic laboratory notebooks) is evolving, particularly in R&D,' said Michael Elliott, chief executive officer of market research firm Atrium Research.

'Companies are demanding more intelligent and flexible systems to manage real-world workflows and ever-more large and complex data.'

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