Thermo Fisher Scientific has released version 8.0 of its LIMS system, Nautilus.

Nautilus 8.0 includes a number of improvements that will make it more effective and easier to work with, with a new user interface that is more intuitive and shares similarities with Thermo’s other lab informatics programs. It also includes a new web interface for results entry.

It allows users to cut and paste workflows, with validation checking on inappropriate nodes. The use of .NET technology gives users greater interaction and flexibility with plates, with cherry picking a new standard. In addition, more data types can be stored within Nautilus, such as package results and notes. A new data manager module, designed for instrument data management and collection, allows the capture and storage of derived and raw data.

The reporting engine in Nautilus has also been dramatically enhanced. Retriever, a web-based data enterprise reporting solution, features dashboard management that enables Nautilus users to measure and even forecast key performance indicators in real time. Retriever allows data from any informatics system, current or legacy, to be directly and securely accessed by the appropriate people within the organisation.