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Consumer Goods companies: clear choices for R&D

Posted by Aaron Norman on Feb 24, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Catching up with reading over the New Year, I found the article ‘Tough Choices for Consumer Goods companies’ in my list. (http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/consumer_and_retail/tough_choices_for_consumer_goods_companies).

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Topics: ELN, R&D, Consumer Goods

Can an ELN help the Chemicals Industry crack the CO2 Challenge?

Posted by Sara Beltoise on Dec 17, 2013 7:55:00 AM

It’s a challenge to think about carbon dioxide as a positive resource rather than as a pollutant, but that’s what Gernot Klotz, Innovation head at Cefic, set out to do at October’s Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit.

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Topics: ELN, R&D, chemical R&D, scientific collaboration, global warming

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

    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

    Top 5 Essential Software Tools for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies

    Posted by Katherine Austin on Apr 4, 2013 7:00:00 AM

    Top 5 Essential Software Tools for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Part 3, 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’s the best place to start, if your company has limited resources? This week’s post on essential software tools is the third in a series on electronic document management, based on an interview I did with Frances Kennedy, MBA, owner and principal consultant for P7 Management Consulting. These issues are focused around:

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    Topics: Electronic Lab Notebook, R&D, Diagnostics, Quality Management System, Regulatory, QMS, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, FDA Regulations, Regulatory approval, Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics, CE Mark

    Best Practices for Choosing an EDMS for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies

    Posted by Katherine Austin on Apr 2, 2013 7:00:00 AM

    Best Practices for Choosing an Electronic Document Management System, or EDMS, for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Part 2, Document Management Series)

    Beginning with my last post and continuing for the next few weeks, I’ll be discussing a number of document-management issues with Frances Kennedy, MBA, owner and principal consultant for P7 Management Consulting. These issue are focused around:

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    Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, R&D, Diagnostics, Quality Management System, QMS, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, Content Server, eNovator, Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics, ECM, Records Management

    Document Management Challenges for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies

    Posted by Katherine Austin on Mar 21, 2013 7:00:00 AM

    Document Management for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Part 1): Solving Challenges, Now and in the Future

    This week and for the next several weeks, I’ll be presenting excerpts from an interview I did with Frances Kennedy, MBA, PMP, on:

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    Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, R&D, Research, Diagnostics, Quality Management System, Regulatory, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, FDA Regulations, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics, FDA, increased productivity, ECM, Records Management, ELN Blog, CE Mark

    Do Records Management and Archiving matter for ELNs and R&D Data?

    Posted by Aaron Norman on Mar 12, 2013 1:04:00 PM

    At the risk of getting some grief from people who work in the world of records management (RM) and archiving, I’ll paint a picture of what I visualise when I think of archivists.

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    Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, R&D, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, Content Server, ECM, Data Sovereignty, RM, Records Management

    SmartLab Exchange – Learning how to do more with less in R&D Labs

    Posted by Bill Gordon on Mar 11, 2013 7:00:00 AM

    SmartLab Exchange 2013 lived up to its billing of helping companies find ways to be “Doing more with less: How to get products to market faster and cheaper” 

    Held in Munich, Germany in February this by-invitation-only conference had participants from many of the biggest R&D organization in the world in areas such as Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, BioTech, Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods and more. 

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    Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook for Manufacturing, Good Laboratory Practice, R&D, Research, Diagnostics, integration with other laboratory informatics syst, Quality Management System, Regulatory

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