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Wells’ Dairy implements
ELN to drive R&D productivity
Wells’ Dairy has implemented application to be used across
an Electronic Laboratory culinary arts, manufacturing,
Notebook (ELN) to improve materials planning and collating
operational efficiency and consumer feedback.
provide more robust protection John Kennedy II, culinologist
for its intellectual property from Wells’ Dairy, commented:
assets. Wells’ Dairy is using ‘E-WorkBook suite was chosen
the E-WorkBook from IDBS, over rival applications primarily
a provider of research data because it is easy to use. We
management and analytics were particularly impressed
solutions. with the ability to consolidate
Wells’ Dairy required more information by simply using
robust data capture than that drag and drop functionality.
offered by traditional paper This ease of use has led to
recording, plus the ability to E-WorkBook being adopted
capture information at the throughout the organisation,
point of invention for the from research through to
establishment and defence the company’s QA (quality R&D function. As a result of manufacturing. In addition, the
of potential intellectual assurance) activities. E-WorkBook’s broad range of clear audit trials and traceability
property (IP). Furthermore, Deployment of the workflows and user roles, the available with E-WorkBook
the digitisation of information E-WorkBook suite has enabled system is very easy to use and secures data and prevents
within the research and the capture, analysis and consequently has a high level of experiments and tests being
development functions supports reporting of data across the user adoption. It also allows the repeated.’
Crash simulations
Symyx opens research
centre in Bangalore
improve vehicle safety Symyx has opened a new software said Dr Trevor Heritage,
and R&D centre in Bangalore, president, Symyx Software.
The Ford motor Company scalable and repeatable nature India, where developers Symyx is partnering with
has used simulation software of the solver, combined with Ford will collaborate with other Encora, Inc, a Scottsdale,
to improve vehicle safety UK’s state-of-the-art engineering Symyx sites on the company’s Arizona-based global provider
performance in its latest methods and development core scientific information of collaborative product
Fiesta range. The finite- processes, successfully achieved management software solutions, development (CPD) services,
element solver, Radioss, part an outstanding five star crash including the Symyx enterprise to establish the R&D centre in
of the HyperWorks simulation performance when rated by ELN, data acquisition software, Bangalore. Encora plans to setup
suite from Altair Engineering, EuroNCAP. decision-support software and the Symyx R&D centre, which
is being used by Ford’s ‘I am pleased to see scientific information databases. will deploy 30-35 developers
engineering staff. Ford motor Company taking ‘With the addition of by the end of 2009, through
Radioss is used extensively advantage of HyperWorks’ solver developers in one of the most its field-tested collaborative
throughout Ford’s vehicle solutions. making Radioss an important and emerging tech engagement model.
development process, including integral part of their engineering centres in the world, our global ‘We are excited about working
crash simulations involved in design process has helped to R&D team has improved with an industry leader like
vehicle safety assessment, and ensure that all Ford vehicles are capability to respond to Symyx. This partnership further
was the obvious solver of choice extremely safe for both vehicle current and future electronic enhances our presence and
when developing the latest occupants and pedestrians,’ lab environment needs across underscores our commitment to
Fiesta model, which launched in said maurice Linscott, regional the life sciences, chemicals the life sciences vertical,’ said
Europe during 2008. The highly director at Altair UK. and energy, and consumer and Kinesh Doshi, executive vice
industrial products industries,’ president, Encora.
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