ACD/Labs and IDBS have announced a new partnership to deliver an enhanced analytical sciences environment for IDBS Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) users in the chemistry and biology space.
The collaborative effort has begun with an integration of ACD/Labs’ Spectrus and IDBS’ E-WorkBook 10 web technologies to bring live analytical data into the scientists’ ELN interfaces. Users can now view live-spectral, chromatographic, and curve data in their notebook entries for deeper insight, more accurate knowledge capture, and data analysis.
Users can also transition directly into ACD/Labs’ Spectrus Platform to manipulate the analytical data, with changes automatically reflected back into E-WorkBook 10 and vice versa.
Despite significant adoption of informatics technologies like ELNs, Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), and Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS) in various industries, the challenge of automatically collecting analytical data for reporting, analysis, and decision-making remains a significant hurdle. Furthermore, with the desire for better integration between laboratory informatics systems, a natural link between ELNs and analytical data is warranted.
"This is a significant advance in allowing R&D organizations to search, retrieve, and interpret live analytical data from their ELN. Demonstrating our early collaborative work to a wide range of customers at our respective User Group Meetings recently was an exciting moment for our two companies and re-confirmed the need for improved access to analytical data via the ELN interface,” said Ryan Sasaki, Director of Global Strategy for ACD/Labs. “Analytical data is being used every day to drive chemistry and biology decisions and it makes sense to provide improved access to this data through other interfaces besides our own.”
Over the past year, IDBS and ACD/Labs have provided sneak previews of development progress. The two way integration is a demonstration that these types of strategic partnerships are possible when the core technologies are enabled with good architecture and public APIs.
“Customers are looking to reduce their overall IT spend, simplify their solution provider landscape and to get greater ROI from their current infrastructures. Our push to innovate and provide an end-to-end analytical sciences informatics environment by integrating E-WorkBook 10 and ACD/Spectrus goes a long way to delivering against all three of these challenges,” comments Paul Denny-Gouldson, VP Strategic Solutions for IDBS. “This move is part of our ongoing drive to work with like-minded partners with deep domain expertise. It reflects our vision to be the all-encompassing R&D backbone our customers need.”