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Sema4, Thermo Fisher’s Core Informatics Deepen Their Ties

Just months after major changes at each company, Sema4 is deepening its ties with Core Informatics. Sema4, spun out of New York’s Mount Sinai Health System in June, recently agreed to implement several modules of Core Informatics’ Platform for Science, including a laboratory information management system, at its two major lab facilities. Click Here to…

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The Science of Diagnostics

Sophia Ktori highlights the role of the laboratory software in the use of medical diagnostics Laboratory-based testing to diagnose a patient’s disease or understand the cause of specific symptoms has traditionally centred on two spheres of laboratory testing. Clinical diagnostics is broadly concerned with the analysis of body fluids such as blood, while anatomic pathology is…

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Lab Informatics at PITTCON 2017: Beyond Yesterday’s LIMS

When it comes to laboratory informatics, there’s no place like PITTCON. North America’s preeminent analytical chemistry trade show, held earlier this month in Chicago, may have more-than-halved in attendance compared to its heyday in years-past. But it’s still the place that all the major (and many minor) vendors show off their wares. Customers learn how…

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Instrument Makers Invest in Cloud Computing

Thermo Fisher, Waters, and others emphasize informatics at Pittcon conference Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired Core Informatics, a fast-growing, venture-capital-backed provider of cloud-based scientific data management systems with about 100 employees. Thermo Fisher announced the purchase last week at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) in Chicago. Click Here to Read the Entire…

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This Year’s Lab Trends

Nearly 13,000 people have now returned home and settled in after a riveting week of the latest in laboratory technologies and innovations. Held in Chicago this year, the annual Pittcon Conference & Expo did not disappoint. As I mentioned last month, the enormity of Pittcon, as well as the respect it has garnered as the…

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Thermo Fisher Acquires Core Informatics

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced that it has acquired informatics software provider Core Informatics – a company that specialises cloud-based software to support scientific data management. Click Here to Read the Entire Article

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A Question of Security

For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori Agreements for externalised and collaborative research can take a variety of structures, explains Kevin Cronin, chief commercial officer at Core Informatics: ‘Contract research organisations (CROs), small biotechs, and other niche organisations often offer defined services that pharma customers do…

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Leaving a Legacy

Robert Roe investigates the importance of upgrading legacy laboratory informatics systems and the benefits this provides to scientists Organisations choose to adopt informatics solutions in order to accelerate their capability for research, but once these tools can no longer provide sufficient value they must be replaced. However, choosing which solution requires an understanding of the role…

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