March 24, 2016
Research and Development informatics is not that different to any other area, it is full of tools and software that are all given TLA’s (three letter acronyms) or even FLA’s (four letter acronyms).
February 15, 2016
Today's bioanalytical (BA) scientists find themselves under a deluge of data. It's no bad thing as this valuable asset is driving research and development (R&D) forward, but it's only useful if that information is stored and curated consistently.
September 7, 2015
There’s no doubt that research and development oriented organizations have made huge strides to move beyond the limitations of paper-based working and embrace technologies that automate data capture, analysis and reporting. For those groups and organizations that have left paper behind, the gains in terms of time saved transcribing data from system to system, aggregating data for reports have been significant and measurable. These time savings and efficiency gains create the opportunities for scientists to focus on innovation rather than admin.
July 15, 2015
For many scientific operations, day-to-day processes revolve around running assays, getting results and verifying that everything was completed according to the protocol. The challenge inherent in this has been the retrospective approach to quality control (QC). Today’s forward-thinking bioanalytical (BA) laboratories are starting to shift away from this mentality, looking at how they can embed quality into everything they do.
June 10, 2015
Process development groups face challenges on several fronts: quickly developing and transferring robust processes, constant optimization, cutting down on errors and saving time and money. But with research and development (R&D) spend in many parts of the world hitting a plateau, the pressure is on.