Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Lab Notebook now Automates Analytical Requests Across Disciplines
Product News Jul 29, 2008
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced version 3.5 of its Kalabie electronic lab notebook (ELN). Kalabie ELN now electronically processes analytical work requests, integrates with Agilent OpenLAB enterprise content management system and Accelrys’ Pipeline Pilot, refines user access rights and offers Web Service application programming interface to experiment data.
“A major bottleneck at many labs is the manual ordering of analytical work and the related interdepartmental communication flow,” said Alain Meller, ELN worldwide business manager.
“Instructions on paper are sent to the lab with samples, and the analysts then reply with questions on analyses to perform. This back-and-forth continues until the sample is analyzed and results sent back to requestor. Delays and inefficiencies are often considerable.”
Kalabie ELN 3.5 now contains an Analytical Request Manager module that handles all this communication electronically, keeping the appropriate participants informed and streamlining the workflow cycle to get work accomplished in less time.
Also new to Kalabie ELN is integration with Accelrys/Scitegic Pipeline Pilot, scientific data integration, analysis and reporting system. Kalabie ELN 3.5 essentially becomes a data source for Pipeline Pilot protocols, enabling the retrieval, merging and analysis of data from Kalabie ELN across the entire enterprise.
Further enhancing access to data and protocols across far-flung organizations, Kalabie ELN 3.5 also works with Agilent OpenLAB Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system. OpenLAB ECM integrates electronic information from instruments, local data systems and laboratory electronic information into a secure, searchable, archivable system.
Agilent has designed new User Rights Management functionality into the Kalabie ELN, enabling administrators to control who has access to which information.
Kalabie ELN is scalable and built for cross-team collaboration. The system is designed to simplify and accelerate the R&D process while streamlining data management. Kalabie ELN also helps regulated labs comply with 21 CFR Part 11 requirements.