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Symyx Unveils new Enterprise Electronic Laboratory Notebook

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Symyx Technologies, Inc. has announced availability of Symyx Notebook—a new, enterprise electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) that is configurable to meet the needs of biologists and analytical chemists out-of-the-box.

Symyx Notebook is designed to simplify laboratory operations by enabling R&D organizations to replace multiple discipline-specific ELNs with a single, multi-discipline application that is deployable across the enterprise. Symyx Notebook gives project teams the freedom to experiment with confidence in a collaborative research environment.

“Symyx Notebook is a key component of Symyx’s vision and product roadmap.  Built on an enterprise-scale informatics platform, Symyx Notebook consolidates experimental data from multiple domain areas into fully versioned, shareable and searchable documents controlled by customizable document workflows with secure document versioning, electronic signatures and audit trails,” said Timothy Campbell, President, Symyx Software.

“Symyx Notebook delivers on our vision of an automated, paperless lab where scientists focus on science, not on software development, giving them the freedom to experiment with confidence in a flexible research environment,” Campbell added.

Symyx Notebook is the result of close collaboration with several large pharmaceutical and chemical companies and Symyx’s broad experience with electronic notebooks in large, multi-site deployments. By enabling research groups to configure, deploy and fine-tune discipline-specific templates out-of-the-box, Symyx Notebook accelerates laboratory workflows and improves R&D productivity.

Symyx Notebook introduces the following benefits for scientists today:

Full Software Developer Kit permitting creation of custom functionality and extensions including incorporation of third-party software; searching and browsing enabled via full-text searching of data-entry forms, experiments, embedded files and annotations; Boolean searching of data-entry forms quickly narrows result sets. Improved consistency and streamlined editing of experiments with ability to create different experiment templates spanning multiple scientific disciplines; ability to drag-and-drop files and annotate experimental data and images.

Single application to deploy and maintain minimizes IT setup while facilitating systems management and integration; new functionality and third-party add-ins automatically downloaded from the server when needed Citrix® compatibility eliminating need to install application on researchers’ desktops, facilitating remote access and enabling operation with Microsoft® Windows®, Mac OS®  and Linux®  operating systems.

Symyx Notebook uses the Symyx Vault document management platform. Symyx Vault supports document browsing and searching, 21CFR11-compliant electronic signatures and audit trails, enterprise-level security and configurable, highly flexible document workflows with secure versioning for single- and multi-site deployments of all sizes.