LIMS and decision support software partnership

March 27, 2009

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-03-27-2009, Volume 0, Issue 0

Symyx Technologies has announced the formation of a partnership between the company and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The partnership is expected to focus on meeting scientist's experiment documentation, decision support and laboratory information management system (LIMS) needs.

Symyx Technologies has announced the formation of a partnership between the company and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The partnership is expected to focus on meeting scientist's experiment documentation, decision support and laboratory information management system (LIMS) needs. The two companies will work closely to integrate applications and Thermo Fisher will market and sell Symyx Notebook and Symyx Isentris decision support software with the company's LIMS across the world.

The initial focus of the relationship will be to deliver integration between Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS and Symyx Notebook systems. The solution will be designed to accelerate the design, execution, analysis and documentation of biological and bioanalytical workflows. By sharing sample lists, results and reports, the comprehensive solution is expected to reduce manual transcription and data manipulation that can result in costly, time-consuming processes, laboratory errors and regulatory compliance issues.

"Symyx's enterprise solution and willingness to partner made them a natural choice," said David Champagne, vice president and general manager of informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific. "The Isentris decision support platform delivers additional value by enabling scientists to access data captured in their Thermo Scientific LIMS, Symyx Notebook and other systems - driving better informed decisions.&quot

Subsequent program phases will integrate Symyx Notebook with other Thermo Scientific LIMS designed to enhance workflow automation for other industrial sectors such as oil and gas, chemicals, energy, environmental, food and beverage and pharmaceutical.

Dr Trevor Heritage, president of Symyx Software said, "This agreement enables us to realize the true potential of the electronic laboratory notebook - moving away from paper-based systems and manual integration, to fully electronic, automated laboratory workflows."

For more information about Symyx visit www.symyx.com

More information about Thermo Fisher is available from www.thermofisher.com