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Testing times


Operating within a niche area of the market, analytical and testing labs have unique needs when it comes to informatics solutions, as Beth Sharp discovers


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omething is changing within the industry,’ says Daria Torp, president at ACD/Labs. ‘Tere is a large rise in the outsourcing


of synthetic work, no doubt related to the tightening of budgets and the need to streamline costs. Synthetic work is pulling


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together the outsourcing of analytical as well, and essentially everything that is not innovation is now being outsourced.’ Tere was a time, not so long ago, that maintaining an in-house facility was the preferred choice both financially and in the level of control it afforded. Te growing


trend now however, as Torp explains, is to outsource that work and as a result analytical labs are increasingly ‘being pushed to their limits’. Mitigating these demands falls to the


soſtware solution. Te implementation of a laboratory informatics system (LIMS) provides the support necessary for enabling and maintaining a laboratory’s operation, but unlike many facilities contract analysis labs are directly commercial. John Boother, managing director at Autoscribe, explains that this means they need to invest in a


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