Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced new functionality to version 7.4 of its Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). The software brings time and cost savings to pharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations (CROs) involved in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic (DMPK) studies for drug discovery and development.
Watson 7.4 that simplifies daily workflow for bioanalytical laboratories by delivering enhanced functionality for incurred sample reanalysis (ISR). ISR has become an accepted way to assess the quality of bioanalytical assays and is widely accepted within the pharmaceutical industry and by regulatory agencies. Watson's ISR reporting features provide comparison methods with built-in calculations and greater ease-of-use by enabling flexible, pre-configured reporting of ISR results using templates.
Additional new functionality enhancements include performance enhancements in the Design Summary Report, delivering an increase in reporting speed, as well as enhancements to the Immune Response Module and the Watson Web Services Library, enabling users to more easily manage the status of samples.
Version 7.4 also includes a built-in data interchange with the company's TSQ Series mass spectrometers, allowing for direct data acquisition, peak integration and re-integration, storage, archiving and reporting of raw data, all under the control of Watson's centralised Oracle database repository.