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Thermo Fisher Scientific to Implement Darwin LIMS at Cell Genesys

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. has announced that Cell Genesys, Inc., has selected Thermo Scientific Darwin LIMS v 2.0 to manage its laboratory data.

According to Thermo, Darwin is the only laboratory information management system (LIMS) available that is built expressly for pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D and QA/QC.

“Cell Genesys selected Darwin as the LIMS to be implemented in our organization for several reasons,” said Charlene Banard, vice president, Quality, at Cell Genesys.

He continued, “The following factors were instrumental in our decision to select Thermo Fisher over other leading LIMS providers – Darwin’s ability to meet user requirements in an out-of-the-box solution, thus minimizing customization and implementation time; its user interface; Thermo Fisher’s Quality System and coding practices; the company’s longevity and success; and total cost of ownership.”

“The implementation of Darwin LIMS is one of the key activities we are undertaking to better enable our organization to develop and commercialize novel biological therapies for patients with cancer,” Ms. Banard continued.

Darwin LIMS is designed to support, out-of-the-box, the complex testing, workflow and regulatory requirements in pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D and QA/QC environments. Standard functionality includes dissolution, stability testing, environmental monitoring and product and batch management. This ensures compliance with regulations from the US Food and Drug Administration.

“Darwin is an excellent choice for Cell Genesys,” said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s informatics business.

“In addition to reduced risk of implementation and validation, Cell Genesys will benefit from Darwin’s Microsoft® .NET environment, which makes the user interface familiar and easier to learn. Our use of open standards means Cell Genesys can keep pace with industry changes without costly, labor-intensive in-house software development and maintenance. Darwin also provides excellent integration with other enterprise systems and laboratory instruments.”