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News from Pittcon: Collaboration to optimize management of analytical data

Orlando, Florida March 13, 2003 The informatics business of Thermo Electron (formerly known as Thermo LabSystems and Thermo Galactic) is working with IBM Life Sciences Group to develop a joint solution to support the global life sciences community in managing, archiving and restoring analytical data for the long term.

The organizations plan to work together to integrate Thermo’s eRecordManager analytical data archival system with IBM’s Tivoli storage manager and on joint marketing activities.

The goal is to develop a comprehensive enterprise-wide hierarchical storage solution to meet the challenge of making analytical data highly accessible and searchable, while minimizing the cost of long-term storage.

"Our mutual customers are looking for integrated solutions that will help ease the storage and retrieval of ever-increasing volumes of laboratory data," says Jamie Coffin, vice president of sales at IBM Life Sciences.

Improved access and archival of analytical instrument data ultimately assists life sciences organization and institutions to make new lead discoveries, terminate flawed projects earlier in the process and make more informed management decisions during, for example, the development life cycle of new drugs and chemicals.