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  • Laboratory Informatics: Current Trends & Predictions for 2015Laboratory Informatics: Current Trends & Predictions for 2015

    What does the current pharmaceutical laboratory informatics landscape look like and how will current trends shape its progression in the future? 75% of Laboratory Informatics users listed technology investment and implementation as their number one priority between 2012 and 2015. This exclusive whitepaper considers the results of an industry-wide survey and includes some candid case studies of how big pharma and other industries are moving forward.

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  • The Extraordinary Impact of Data Modelling – Q&A with Simon D. Cook, Dow CorningThe Extraordinary Impact of Data Modelling – Q&A with Simon D. Cook, Dow Corning

    Data modelling is having an amazing impact on the way we mange our data as aresource.

    With the advancements in laboratory informatics in recent years, moreattention is being paid to how we capture, store and use the data that is being collected. This is all good and well but in order for us to see the real benefit we need to turn this data in to knowledge!

  • The 4 Biggest Changes Coming in ELNs- An Interview with Alain Nanzer, F. Hoffmann-La RocheThe 4 Biggest Changes Coming in ELNs- An Interview with Alain Nanzer, F. Hoffmann-La Roche
    The world of informatics is a changing one and it's key to stay abreast of the factors which will be shaping the Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) landscape in the coming 18 months. Alain Nanzer, Global Head Safety & Development Workflows, Pharma Research & Early Development Informatics, at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd give us his 4 major changes facing ELNs at the moment. 
  • Labs in Transition: The Digital Face of Laboratory Science Labs in Transition: The Digital Face of Laboratory Science
    The problems facing modern laboratories in informatics are significant, with the regular implementation of new software and hardware labs can quickly find themselves overwhelmed. Our columnist Joe Liscouski guides you through the planning required for an implementation.
  • How Smart is your Laboratory? - Top Challenges of Modern LabsHow Smart is your Laboratory? - Top Challenges of Modern Labs
    The lab notebook and associated documentation served as both a scientific and business record.  However, the introduction of digital technologies to the laboratory has brought about significant change.  From the basic application of computational power to undertake scientific calculations at unprecedented speeds, up to the current situation of extensive and sophisticated laboratory automation, black box measurement devices and multi-user information management.
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Strategic Planning of Laboratory InformaticsDo’s and Don’ts for Strategic Planning of Laboratory Informatics
    With more and more companies going paperless, your industry may be facing subsequent issues of interoperability between systems, which systems work best, knowledgeable staff, regulatory oversight, cost and more. In this interview, Kevin Gillespie, Manager, Laboratory Information Systems, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, shares his do's and don'ts for strategic planning of laboratory informatics
  • The Top 10 Most Popular ELNs Stories of 2013 The Top 10 Most Popular ELNs Stories of 2013
    Building an intelligent lab informatics system is fast becoming an intrinsic part of the long term strategy for a wide range of industries, all with one common aim -  to drive productivity and decision making based on improved data analysis.

    Pharma IQ looks back on some of the most read pieces on the site last year.  The Top 10 ELNs reads on www.pharma-iq.com in 2013.

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  • ELNs, Data Analytics & Knowledge Management: Trends, Challenges and OpportunitiesELNs, Data Analytics & Knowledge Management: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

    This infographic shows a summary of the findings from a survey conducted by Pharma IQ. The results highlight how the industry is reacting to current changes and challenges in building an intelligent lab informatics system with the aim to drive productivity and decision making based on improved data analysis and how this will impact the future.

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  • The Journey for ELNThe Journey for ELN's to knowledge management
    We take a look at Joe Liscouski's presentation from the 2013 EDKM Summit which focuses on the transition from ELN's to knowledge management and what this means for your lab.
  • What is an ELN? by Michael ElliottWhat is an ELN? by Michael Elliott

    Has your organisation just begun the ELN selection process? Have you reached the pilot stage? Or, like many companies, are you still looking at ELN implementation as a vague plan for the future?

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  • Next Generation Knowledge Extraction - ELNS Beyond Productivity ImprovementNext Generation Knowledge Extraction - ELNS Beyond Productivity Improvement

    "Setting data free.  We cannot predict how or why data will be used in the future" - Morten Meldgaard, Project Director, Chr. Hansen.

    In this exclusive Pharma IQ podcast John Trigg, Director, phaseFour Informatics and Morten Meldgaard, Project Director, Chr. Hansen A/S, discuss the possibilities for ELNs and maximising knowledge extraction from experimental data. 

  • Out on a LIM: Is LIMS Selection Becoming Easier?Out on a LIM: Is LIMS Selection Becoming Easier?

    There are over 200 laboratory information management systems (LIMS) vendors, so how do you find the right one? In this Pharma IQ interview John Jones, CEO of LabLynx, Inc and the Laboratory Informatics Institute, guides us through the informatics landscape with his top tips for choosing the right LIMS vendor for your laboratory.

  • Fewer Robots, More Apps - An Interview with Jeff HurstFewer Robots, More Apps - An Interview with Jeff Hurst

    Jeff Hurst, Senior Scientist at the Hershey's Company talks us through the changes in laboratory informatics how the industry is moving away from robots towards more innovative methods including mobile apps. He also talks about the dangers of becoming overly 'enamoured with your data' and reinforces that the old rule Garbage in - Garbage Out still applies.


  • The Impact of Globalisation on Ensuring Data Quality and Usability in Laboratory InformaticsThe Impact of Globalisation on Ensuring Data Quality and Usability in Laboratory Informatics

    Informatics has been an important catalyst for globalisation, but how is globalisation impacting laboratory informatics? In this interview Eduard de Vries, Senior Manager IT Reference Laboratories & Asia-Pacific from IDEXX Laboratories and Andrea Charles from Pharma IQ, discuss the impact globalisation has had on ensuring data quality and usability in laboratory informatics.

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