Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces new Functionality in Darwin LIMS 2.0
Product News Mar 08, 2007
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. continues to strengthen the core functionality of its purpose-built laboratory information management system (LIMS) for pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D and QA/QC applications.
Thermo Scientific Darwin LIMS™ provides pharmaceutical users with environmental monitoring and other important features out-of-the-box, lowering the total cost of ownership and reducing deployment risk.
“We are excited to show pharmaceutical customers how far Darwin has come since its commercial debut a year ago,” said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of informatics for Thermo Fisher.
“With the enhancements made in version 2.0, customers can count on Darwin to meet the core requirements of their pharmaceutical manufacturing setting, whether in R&D labs for analytical development or QA/QC laboratories for product quality.”
Already offering dissolution, stability management, product and batch management, and system interfacing, Darwin 2.0 adds environmental monitoring to the list of out-of-the-box functionality.
These standard requirements of pharmaceutical companies, previously met via customization or implemented as an additional module in a generic LIMS, are now addressed by Darwin as standard functionality requiring minimum configuration. Environmental monitoring, critical to compliance and quality assurance, includes such functionality as test allocations for monitoring sampling points and frequency of collection.
The reporting engine in Darwin has also been dramatically enhanced. Retriever, a web-based data enterprise reporting solution, features dashboard management that enables Darwin users to measure and even forecast key performance indicators in real time. Retriever allows data from any informatics systems, current or legacy, to be directly and securely accessed by the appropriate people within the organization.
Also new in Darwin 2.0: support for the creation and management of inspection lots via a tight integration with SAP; enhanced instrument management; a new, advanced formula builder to define complex components limits; support for test allocations; and improvements to the review and approval process.