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

    The informatics landscape is changing quickly and innovation could be the key to increasing efficiency. Jeff Hurst, Senior Scientist at the Hershey's Company talks us through these changes and 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 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. He also speaks about about integrating ELNs into a workflow and vocabulary management. Pharma IQ:    What are the key success factors when integrating ELNs in a Research Data Management Landscape? Alain Nanzer:             First and most important is a clear understanding of the role and the objectives the ELNs play in the research informatics landscape. Possible objectives of the ELN platforms are: IP protection data capturing in the lab workflow efficiency across labs quality assurance/quality control in a whole department
  • How Smart is your Laboratory? - Top Challenges of Modern Labs
    The progressive incorporation of information technology into all aspects of laboratory operations over recent decades has resulted in fundamental changes in laboratory work.  Laboratory information has traditionally been managed on paper, typically in the form of the paper laboratory notebook, worksheets and reports, in order to provide a simple, and portable means of recording ideas, hypotheses, descriptions of laboratory apparatus and laboratory procedures, results, observations and conclusions.  As such, 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 multiuser information management


  • 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 in association with ELNs, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management Summit.

    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.


  • 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.
  • The Big Pharma Recession Survey 2013
    On the news every day the state of the global economy is being discussed, but how is this impacting the pharmaceutical industry? Until a few years ago many thought Pharma was recession- proof, but this has proved untrue with a host of job cuts and acquistions. In 2011 we conducted a global study in which nearly 45% of respondents said they feared redundancy in the next 12 months, but in 2013 we would like to reexamine the market. As a member of the global pharmaceutical community, we are asking for your perceptions and experiences of what is happening to the industry the current economic climate. We would really appreciate your contribution to the biggest survey of it’s kind. Please take the time to complete it and we’ll send you the results first! All respondents details will remain confidential.   Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.
  • 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- many of whom are now moving toward LIMS and ELN selection and implementation-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 (So Far)
    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 this year.  The Top 10 ELNs reads on in 2013 (so far).


  • 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.


  • 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?

    In this webinar from the Electronic Laboratory Notebooks Online Summit 2011, Michael Elliott, CEO of Atrium Research & Consulting, discusses:

    • Defining an ELN in context
    • Understanding the basic capabilities of ELNs
    • Identifying ELNs – what do they look like, and what are the different variants?
    • Explaining what an ELN does in a given workflow
    • Surveying best practices for implementation


  • 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, and also shares his future predictions for growth in laboratory informatics. Finally, he shares his insights on how laboratory informatics is just one disaster away from new regulation.

  • The 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. De Vries also shares his insights on the pace of technological change and whether Pharma is ready.

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