Quarterly Lims newsletter highlights one product as providing "the ony bright spot" in an otherwise dull year for laboratory software
In the Spring 2003 issue of Lims/Letter, the quarterly
publication for the laboratory information management systems
(Lims) community, editor Helen Gillespie said that the
introduction of Finna's LabAnalyst.Net software package was
"the only bright spot"' during 2002 in the
laboratory software industry.
In 'In the doldrums: a look
back at 2002', Ms Gillespie wrote: "The Lims industry
remained focused on 21 CFR 11 - the electronic records and
signatures rule - as well as on Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
(ELNs) and the continued connectivity of all things in the lab.
But those topics didn't disguise the absence of new
innovations in the Lims arena.
The only bright spot was the
LabAnalyst.Net XML-based solution." Ms Gillespie, a previous
Lims Award laureate, continued, "Finna Technologies
introduced LabAnalyst.Net at the International Lims Conference
Built on Microsoft's.Net platform, LabAnalyst.Net is
an XML-based Lims for small to mid-sized labs that is perhaps the
first of the next generation of true XML-based solutions for the
lab." "We are extremely pleased that a respected
industry expert, especially one of Ms Gillespie's stature,
recognises the importance of innovation in software," said
Dan Souk, president of Finna Technologies.
technology for technology's sake is useless, and that's
exactly why we have adopted the.Net platform..Net is fantastic
technology, but it is also fantastically practical."
Continued Souk, "We have worked hard to ensure
LabAnalyst.Net meets many information needs of the lab,
especially the need to grow, and we will continue putting the
latest technologies to practical use solving problems for the
lab." The Lims/Letter is a quarterly newsletter that
highlights laboratory information management systems (Lims)
issues in particular, and laboratory data management topics in