Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Symyx Technologies announced a joint product development effort to provide scientists in the bioanalytical community with a completely automated laboratory workflow by integrating Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS (laboratory information management system) with Symyx Notebook. The integration of the industry-standard Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS with Symyx’s electronic lab notebook (ELN) will give scientists secure and seamless access to experimental data across the laboratory. The automated transfer of information between Watson LIMS and the Symyx Notebook provides a streamlined, compliant workflow for bioanalytical studies.
“The integration of Symyx Notebook with Watson LIMS demonstrates Symyx’s ongoing commitment to powering the electronic laboratory environment with better data correlation, more secure information exchanges and improved end-to-end report generation,” said Trevor Heritage, president of Symyx’s software business unit. “Additional capabilities to explore and report Watson LIMS data with Symyx Isentris will enhance the value of scientific information and optimize the way scientists communicate and collaborate in the lab.”
The integration of Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS with Symyx Notebook enables bioanalytical scientists to drive their existing workflow in Watson LIMS, with the added benefit of performing sample preparation, managing instrument calibration and maintenance and completing the experimental record in Symyx Notebook, all under GLP compliance. The LIMS and ELN integration provides the solution needed to help the bioanalytical laboratory migrate from paper-based systems and manual data transcription processes to fully electronic, automated laboratory workflows, enabling research scientists to eliminate costly and time-consuming manual data manipulation methods, dramatically reduce laboratory errors and improve workflow and data compliance with regulatory requirements. The integrated solution also ensures that all experimental details on projects or studies are authenticated by Watson and documented electronically, allowing scientists to share reports and results with colleagues across the lab or in another location.
Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS is a highly specialized, protocol-driven LIMS for drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic (DMPK) studies, and it is used by 18 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies and leading contract research organizations worldwide. Symyx Notebook is a single, multi-disciplinary electronic laboratory notebook for the enterprise that accelerates R&D productivity, improves collaboration, lowers costs and streamlines regulatory compliance.