Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Informatics Assessment Tool
Product News Jun 28, 2007
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has developed a web-based tool designed to help current and prospective customers make informed decisions regarding Thermo Scientific informatics software and provide focused content regarding their industry needs.
The web tool, available at www.thermo.com/solutionfinder, is targeted at the analytical and laboratory markets and it can provide technical questions to help informatics professionals select suitable LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) and CDS (Chromatography Data Systems) to meet their application needs.
According to Thermo Scientific, scientists are increasingly turning to the web as a first source of product information. This web tool is intended to simplify the specification of software products in laboratories across industries as diverse as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, contract research, forensics, academia, environmental, metals and mining and consumer products.
Through a logical series of questions and answers, this web tool serves to identify the needs of an individual, allowing users to determine the appropriate software for their specific application requirement. It can also provide new and existing users access to a set of tools - such as industry pages, case studies, articles, podcasts and other information.
Customer requirements can be diverse, ranging from strict regulatory environments through security, reporting or high throughput. The tool takes a few minutes to complete and asks a series of questions to develop a tailored results page for each person’s needs.
For first time specifiers of LIMS and CDS, the tool can provide assistance in their decision-making, by focusing on key important factors. Users can also sign up for Thermo Fisher’s quarterly communication newsletter, LABLink.
In addition, the informatics Industry Resource Center is a source for further application-related information. By accessing the Thermo Scientific informatics webpage, it is possible to mine into industry-related information and literature, most of which are available for immediate download free of charge in pdf format.
The informatics resource can provide industry-specific areas online for the following industries: Metals and Mining; Environmental; Chemicals; Water and Wastewater; Pharmaceuticals (including Drug Discovery & Research, Manufacturing and CROs); Forensics; Petrochemical and Food and Beverages.