Agilent’s Electronic Lab Notebook Expedites Decisions, Helps Users Manage Workflows and Collaborate
Product News Jun 24, 2009
Agilent Technologies, Inc. has introduced a major upgrade to its electronic lab notebook (ELN). Kalabie ELN version 4.0, contains new functions to: expedite decision-making, manage analytical requests, and increase collaboration between colleagues.
“Our customers place a high value on tightly integrating instrument data systems with ELN functionality,” observes Tony Owen, Agilent director of Software and Services Marketing., “While the instrument side of Agilent helps them generate more and better data, our lab informatics side of the business streamlines the documentation and management of that data. The biggest productivity, efficiency and accuracy gains are achieved by addressing both sides of the equation.”
Kalabie 4.0 contains a new Smart Import function, enabling users to automatically import data from a wide range of chromatography data systems (CDS), including Agilent’s ChemStation and any ACAML/ANiML based CDS.
Kalabie 4.0 is also compatible with Agilent OpenLAB Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system for additional calculations such as correction factors or purity determination. This is designed to help analysts make faster and better decisions, reducing time between experiment and final result.
Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS) have become an important addition to ELN functionality, helping users manage the increasing number of files and file types. The integration of Kalabie ELN and OpenLAB ECM, enables users to access files from ECM and link to experiments, to realize the benefits of secure document storage.
Agilent has also added Dynamic Fields and Forms to Kalabie 4.0. This capability can enable users to create templates for entering data into each experiment, and data can be re-used across protocols and experiments. QuickSearch function can quickly retrieves results, procedures and experimental details.
In addition, Kalabie ELN 4.0 contains features to facilitate workflow between groups. The Analytical Request Workflow manages electronic requests for analyses; scientists can check the request queue, assign work or fulfill a request. They can look-up experimental details and upload results for review.
Kalabie ELN is a web-based scalable, integrated system to manage experiments and results that is designed for multiple disciplines including analytical chemistry, synthetic/medicinal chemistry, biology and other research environments. It is compatible with 21 CFR Part 11 requirements, and is built around an open architecture.