Satellite Banner
Informatics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Thermo Fisher Scientific Implements LIMS for the Food and Environment Research Agency

Published: Thursday, September 03, 2009
Last Updated: Thursday, September 03, 2009
Bookmark and Share
Fera uses Thermo Scientific Nautilus to manage critical laboratory data and processes.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced that The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), a UK-based government organization, has implemented Thermo Scientific Nautilus laboratory information management system (LIMS) for use in its laboratory near York, UK.

The LIMS is used to manage an archive of more than 50,000 samples, improving efficiencies and productivity across Fera’s laboratory. As food safety becomes even more of a legislative concern in the United States and Europe, Thermo Fisher Scientific is at the forefront of providing the right products and consulting services to meet the needs of international regulatory authorities and protect the safety of consumers around the world.

Fera is an executive agency of Defra and provides robust evidence, rigorous analysis and professional advice, underpinned by world class research, to government, international organizations and the private sector. Fera was created in April 2009 by merging the Central Science Laboratory (CSL), Defra’s Plant Health Division, Plant Health & Seeds Inspectorate, the Plant Variety Rights Office and Seeds Division, and the Government Decontamination Service. Its purpose is to support and develop a sustainable and secure food chain, a healthy natural environment and protect the global community from biological and chemical risks.

Fera is the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for the UK and Malta for chemicals in food, pesticides, veterinary drugs, dioxins and polychlorinated biophenyls (PCBs). NRL status means that Fera is officially responsible for setting up EU-wide standards for routine procedures and testing methods.

Fera manages more than 600 research projects, analyzing more than 50,000 plant and food samples a year. To establish credibility for its international work, Fera requires robust processes, and it decided that a single LIMS could support this objective instead of a number of smaller bespoke systems or manual processes.

The LIMS would enable the organization to manage all samples on site within a single repository and harmonize its worksheets across its laboratories. In addition, Fera recorded its analytical trend data manually, so it needed a LIMS system that could automate this information in an acceptable format to support internal investigation and reporting functions.

Fera selected Thermo Scientific Nautilus LIMS for its ease-of-use and its ability to be configured and managed in-house. In addition, it offers the company a flexible and intuitive user interface that makes it easy for laboratory personnel to configure the LIMS to suit individual workflows across the laboratory. Since the implementation of the system, Nautilus LIMS has improved operational efficiency by enabling data to be entered one time only and shared among all departments.

In addition, the LIMS has improved the security of data entry and has greatly assisted sample identification and tracking. Using Nautilus, parts of the laboratory are now 95 percent paperless, and the system reduces lab time by 25-30 percent because there is no manual recording of data and transcription errors are eliminated.

Paul Burrell, LIMS manager at Fera, comments: “Nautilus LIMS provides the ideal informatics solution for Fera because its flexibility allows us to expand and develop the services provided by the laboratory.”

He continues: “We use Nautilus LIMS strategically on projects, eliminating paper reports, working electronically and involving customers in the project by giving them access to their results in real time.  Only with Nautilus LIMS can Fera continue to manage so many diverse projects across so much of the laboratory.”

Nautilus LIMS provides Fera with a complete sample recording, management, retrieval and reporting system, improving productivity and efficiency. Prior to the implementation of LIMS, plate-well values had to be recorded manually, which took more than an hour. With Nautilus, this step can be completed within ten minutes. Fera’s Food Analytical Service has also substantially improved laboratory efficiency.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Native Mobile Capabilities Added to Thermo SampleManager
One of world’s most widely deployed LIMS continues to add functionality that modern labs require.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Thermo Fisher Q3 Revenues up 31 Percent
Thermo Fisher announced that revenues grew 31% to $4.17 billion for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thermo, Nuclea Biotechnologies Collaborate to Develop Diabetes Markers
Companies pooling their expertise to develop novel multiplexed research methods for high-throughput quantification of native insulin and its therapeutic analogs.
Monday, June 02, 2014
Thermo Reports 22% Revenue Rise in Q1 2014
Results include the addition of Life Technologies as of February 4, 2014, and exclude the previously announced related divestitures as of March 22, 2014.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thermo Reports 6% Q4 Revenue Growth
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.
Friday, January 31, 2014
European Institute of Oncology Implements Thermo Scientific LIMS for Biobanks
International cancer care and research biobank uses Thermo Scientific LIMS to integrate data and streamline workflows.
Friday, October 18, 2013
CBMi partners with ThermoFisher Scientific for protocol-centered LIMS
Partnership plans to implement a unique protocol-centered LIMS to specifically support clinical and translational research
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Record Revenues for Thermo Fisher Scientific
Revenue for the quarter grew 6% to $3.26 billion in 2012, versus $3.09 billion in 2011.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific Adds EM2 Solutions to its Global Partner Alliance
The extended relationship strengthens Company's informatics offerings for environmental laboratories.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Adds Vialis AG Paperless Lab Solutions to its Global Partner Alliance
Vialis to provide local services and support for the full range of Thermo Scientific informatics and laboratory automation and integration solutions.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Locations and Dates for Laboratory Informatics Symposiums in South Africa
Company will host a series of LIS in three South African locations - Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town from 14 to September 20.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Wins Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award for Third Consecutive Year
Thermo Scientific Nautilus LIMS enhances workflow and fosters collaboration between Emory University and external consortia.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Helps Janssen-Cilag Connect Laboratories in Brazil
GPSG Brazil uses integrated informatics solution to ensure quality in pharma manufacturing.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Helps Janssen-Cilag Connect Laboratories in Brazil
GPSG Brazil uses integrated informatics solution to ensure quality in pharma manufacturing.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thermo Fisher Scientific Adds The Winvale Group to Global Partner Alliance
The alliance will provide informatics solutions under GSA Schedule 70 Contract Procurement Process
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Scientific News
Improving Crop Efficiency with CRISPR
New study of CRISPR-Cas9 technology from Virginia Tech shows potential to improve crop efficiency.
Gene Therapy Technique May Help Prevent Cancer Metastasis
Gene-regulating RNA molecules could help treat early-stage breast cancer tumors before they spread.
Space Research Fighting Cancer
JPL and National Cancer Institute renew Big Data partnership that 'learns' data similarities.
First Accurate Simulation of a Virus Invading a Cell
For the first time, scientists know what happens to a virus’ shape when it invades a host cell.Understanding how the virus shape specifically changes could lead to more effective anti-viral therapies.
Manipulation of Liquid Crystals Could Help Control Drug-Delivery Process
Computer modeling, real-world testing yields new method.
A New Approach for Deciphering Complex Immune Responses
Study seeks to establish the parameters that characterize the immune system of healthy individuals and its natural variability.
Infectious Prion Structure Shines Light on BSE
Prion research useing electron cryomicroscopy technology identified the structure of the infectious prion protein that causes BSE.
Vaccination Strategies Coax HIV-Neutralizing Antibody Production
New approaches to encourage the human immune system to produce HIV-blocking antibodies have been successful in mice.
Sequencing Soviet Anthrax
Next-gen genomic analysis has generated an anthrax genome sequence formerly from the USSR’s biological weapons program.
Closer to ‘Flesh-Eating’ Bacteria Vaccine
Patterns uncovered in the outer protein coat of group A Strep could lead to a vaccine againt the bacteria.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,000+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!