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ELN Deployments are Simple - 6 Key Steps to Success

Posted by Chris Ruggles on Apr 1, 2014 7:03:00 AM

Ever think about how much work it is to deploy an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)?

Seems like an overwhelming task.

For many organizations it is.

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook

Last in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #7: KM strategy must transcend five functional areas: Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, and seamless data integration

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 20, 2013 8:00:00 AM

It has already been discussed that the KineMatik ELN is built upon Content Server, an Enterprise Information Management system. This means that the ELN also contains an enterprise class document management system. Some of the features of document management probably don’t mean much for most end users, but it is important, especially in the more regulated environments (QA/QC, manufacturing etc.) as the user can link to a specific approved version of a protocol. Thus if a protocol is updated, the Experimental reference still points to the version that was used for the experiment, maintaining the experimental integrity.

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Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Electronic Lab Notebook for Manufacturing, Good Laboratory Practice, integration with other laboratory informatics syst, Manufacturing, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, history, Records Management, Good Laboratory Practices, SAP, SOP, Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, seamless data integration, LIMS

Fourth in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #4: There needs to be a pro-active mechanism that notifies users on topics of interest as they are added to the repository

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 9, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Another long standing feature in the KineMatik ELN, a user can create a spider query based on a topic of interest, called a “Prospector”.  The user defines simple parameters, similar to the search capabilities defined above and others such as a date range for when the prospect is active, as the search criteria. If a Prospector identifies information that matches the user’s search criteria, provided the user has the appropriate permissions to that item, it then adds the corresponding item to a result list where it can be accessed.  Working with Prospectors also involves organizing and deleting results. When creating a Prospector, the user can also set its result list options, which include the number of results displayed and the order in which the results are listed, based on closest match and/or ranking.  The user can also choose whether the ELN shows or hides summaries of the resulting list items. Notifications can also be created that emails the requesting user each time the result list is updated.

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Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, spider, prospector, query recognition

Third in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #3: File interchange formats need to be standardized for the exchange of knowledge, information & data that are completely independent of vendors &

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 5, 2013 8:00:00 AM

KineMatik strongly believes in adoption of open standards, and as such will work within the framework of any reputable group whose mission is to define standards for data interchange with ELNs.  The KineMatik ELN currently supports the XML (Extensible Markup Language) for data export/import and communication with any 3rd party system that supports the XML standard.

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Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, XML, file interchange, integration

5-Warning Signs Your R&D is About to Suffer a Stroke

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 1, 2013 4:30:00 PM

  1. Paper lab notebooks are still used as the record of invention.
  2. Researchers find it more efficient to repeat an experiment than to try and find past data.
  3. R&D Managers have difficulty making timely decisions on key projects.
  4. There aren’t enough new products in the R&D pipeline.
  5. Finding data for IP defense has been challenging.
    No worries, because KineMatik can help!  With our award-winning Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), we can get your business back on track by providing these benefits:
    • Tactical Implications
      • Ability to capture, store and reuse data
      • Greater creativity from research staff
      • Maximize effectiveness of collaboration
      • Conversion of tacit to explicit knowledge
    • Strategic Implications
      • Decrease in "loss" or misplacement of data
      • Reduce redundant efforts
      • Make better decisions faster
      • More effective management of Product Development Lifecycle
      • IP protection and security
    • Financial Implications
      • Decrease time to market, thus increasing profit window
      • More effectively manage R&D projects (and people) while reducing costs
      • Minimize the likelihood of FDA or USDA scrutiny and fines

    Check us out, or better yet call us to discuss your situation!

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    Topics: ELN, ELN, America Invents Act, IP Protection, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Good Laboratory Practice, R&D, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, GLP, GLP Software, collaboration, Good Laboratory Practices

    Second in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #2: Full text search, keyword search & project search need to be available as options in the ELN's search engine

    Posted by Michael Price on Aug 1, 2013 8:00:00 AM

    All three search options mentioned during the conference have always been available in the  KineMatik ELN:

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    Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, Content Server, electronic document management, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, searching

    First in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #1: ELNs need to incorporate a Knowledge Management (KM) strategy

    Posted by Michael Price on Jul 29, 2013 8:00:00 AM

    KineMatik has already adopted this philosophy by building our ELN on the foundation of OpenText Content Server, a Knowledge Management application.  Content Server contains a functionality that addresses the common requirements for Knowledge Management, and indeed is currently being branded as an Enterprise Information Management system, as it extends beyond simple knowledge management.    OpenText Content Server is a comprehensive platform that allows for knowledge management through searching, classifying, navigation and collecting all corporate knowledge in a single, secure, Web-based repository.

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    Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management

    6 Advantages of an EDMS for Medical Device Companies

    Posted by Katherine Austin on Jul 22, 2013 3:49:00 PM

    Top 6 Advantages of an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Final - Part 6, Document Management Series)

    As a company expands or a product moves from early R&D toward regulatory approval, the number of documents required seems to expand exponentially. This week’s post on the advantages of electronic document management systems (EDMS) versus paper is the sixth and final in a series based on an interview I did with Frances Kennedy, MBA, owner and principal consultant for P7 Management Consulting. These posts are focused around:

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    Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Quality Management System, Regulatory, QMS, Enterprise Document Management, ECM, SOP, standard operating procedure

    New Video - create Chemical, Biological and Polymer structures

    Posted by Bill Gordon on May 28, 2013 7:00:00 AM

    See how KineMatik’s new ChemBio, powered by Scilligence technology, extends the KineMatik Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN).  This is a new 7 minute video from KineMatik.  

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    Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, R&D, chemistry, biology, polymer, stochiometry

    Top 6 Ways to Avoid EDMS Problems, for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies

    Posted by Katherine Austin on Apr 16, 2013 7:00:00 AM

    Top 6 Ways to Avoid Problems When Implementing an EDMS, for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Part 4, Document Management Series)

    As a company expands or a product moves from early R&D toward regulatory approval, the number of documents required seems to expand exponentially. What’s the best way to manage it all? And where should you watch out for trouble? This week’s post on potential problems with implementing an electronic document management system (EDMS) is the fourth in a series based on an interview I did with Frances Kennedy, MBA, owner and principal consultant for P7 Management Consulting. These posts are focused around:

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    Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, R&D, Quality Management System, Regulatory, QMS, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, FDA Regulations, Regulatory approval

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