Combining the LIMSource with Technology Networks Delivers a Greater Online LIMS Experience
Article Nov 28, 2011
As the founder of LIMSource, I am pleased to report that the recent acquisition of the LIMSource by Technology Networks has resulted in an even better online LIMS experience for industry professionals researching laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
Folding the two resources into a single, robust platform allows us to deliver the most current and relevant information about products, services, industry mergers and acquisitions, new white papers and events of interest (both online and in person). Now, the scientific community has access to the largest directory of LIMS, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs), Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMSs) and other laboratory automation products from the most current database anywhere.
Whilst updating and incorporating LIMSource into the Technology Networks’ portfolio, I discovered that many of the vendor profiles were not only out of date and needed to reflect the vendor’s current product offerings, but a number of companies had merged or been acquired by other organizations. Sadly many had also thrown in the towel and were no longer in business — some of which had been fairly recent additions to the database. During this thorough housekeeping upwards of 20 percent of the listings were eliminated or significantly changed.
So what does this all mean to users? In addition to the ability to offer faster, more targeted searching for LIMS and other products of interest, the new Technology Networks-LIMSource community provides the most accurate, objective information on the internet. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be part of this evolution; in fact I am telling you!
Till next month,
Untargeted metabolomics approaches are allowing previously unreported insights into the pathogenesis of disease. However, identifying the large numbers of unknown and structurally diverse metabolites typically present in biological samples has proven to be a major bottleneck. Fortunately, recent advances in technology and software are helping to overcome this challenge.READ MORE
The UK’s national health system needs to take a hard look at their priorities and procedures to ensure that rapid advances in molecular diagnostics in lung cancer are translated into a practical service for all patients, according to a report launched at the British Thoracic Oncology Group Annual Conference.READ MORE
First developed in the 1970s, recent developments are making microflow liquid chromatography techniques more robust – enticing researchers to revisit the opportunities it offers for more sensitive, high-throughput analyses requiring smaller sample volumes than standard flow techniques.READ MORE