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Tuning the engine: four trends driving the future of lab informatics

15 Aug

Tuning-the-engine

Lab technology has gradually become the grease to the wheels of R&D teams. Next generation tools will be essential in dealing with the R&D challenges of tomorrow.

A number of leading thinkers at our recent Connect conference shared their thoughts on the subject, including Atrium Research and Consulting CEO Michael Elliott. We’ve picked out some of the key trends below that are shaping the future of the informatics superhighway.

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Electronic Laboratory Notebooks: Reinvigorating the LC-MS process

5 Jun

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks: Reinvigorating the LC-MS process

With the evolution of science and technology over the past 20 years, many lab operations are well developed. Data processing, review and reporting still remains a burden. The use of electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) could be the key to reinvigorating this process.

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Meeting today’s chemistry data requirements

23 Jan

Chemists are always working with an end goal in mind – to efficiently conduct research to reach a desired result. They need tools to plan, execute and record reactions. They want to easily coordinate the testing of their products with other team members. Fast assay turnaround is a must, as is access to experimental results to optimize reaction yield, chemical composition or a desired activity.

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Science needs ELNs: how to know what you have and how to use it – part two

11 Dec

Most of us are creatures of habit and the world of research and development (R&D) is no different. In my last blog I talked about how the historical practice of using paper laboratory notebooks to record experimental work had been productive but was now unfit for purpose. In today’s interconnected digital world, we demand information at our fingertips in both our work and social lives.

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Science needs ELNs: how to know what you have and how to use it…

5 Dec

Most of us are creatures of habit, wedded to the familiar. The world of research and development (R&D) is no different. Historical practice has been to use paper laboratory notebooks to record experimental work. They’re good for writing down procedures, observations and conclusions, hand drawing flow charts and diagrams and keeping chronological records. However, in today’s interconnected digital world, we demand and expect interconnected information at our fingertips across our work and social lives. What’s more, we need to make sense of the colossal volumes of information constantly bombarding us – we want it simplified but navigable.

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