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Poplar Solutions has released the latest version of its Labcore Scientific Data Management System (SDMS). In addition to capturing and automatically identifying documents from instruments and other data systems in the laboratory, Labcore integrates with most LIMS and enables labs to independently add new document types and configure these complex reports. The improved automated identification and capture capability allows analysts and lab managers to organise, review and assemble even the most complex Level 3 and Level 4 data packages.

‘By replacing our paper-based manual system with Labcore we have significantly reduced our costs in terms of space, cost of supplies, manpower and in terms of environmental impact,’ John Dupont, general manager of Operations at DHL Analytical, commented. ‘Also, our staff has found Labcore very intuitive to learn because it creates an electronic workflow and filing structure that mimicked the hard copy filing system it replaced.’

DHL Analytical reported a 70 per cent reduction in the hours needed to assemble complex Level 3 and 4 data packages and greater than 65 per cent cost reduction projected in 2012 from decreased paper, toner and copier maintenance costs. The company has also stated that errors or omissions, if any, are caught just as quickly as the hardcopy procedure and data package turnaround time has improved 15 per cent for Level 1 packages and by at least 70 per cent for Level 4.