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Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs)



IDBS ELN powers world class preclinical research at the University of Cape Town

25 June 2012 | By

IDBS, a global provider of innovative data management, analytics and modeling solutions, have announced that the University of Cape Town (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3-D (, is using the BioBook Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) to store, manage and analyze its Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic (DMPK) data. Aligning itself…


Implementing electronic laboratory notebooks to improve the efficiency of pre-clinical drug discovery

13 December 2011 | By Sheraz Gul, Vice President and Head of Biology, European ScreeningPort GmbH

The pre-clinical phase of drug discovery spans a period in the region of five years and requires contributions from multi-disciplinary teams often working at different sites. These teams can generate significant amounts of data which are processed using standard as well as specialist software. The recording of a substantial amount…


eLN supplement 2011

31 August 2011 | By

In this eLN supplement: eLNs - An essential productivity tool - but which one to use?; Using an eLN to create GMP compliant records for drug substance manufacture; Implementation of an electronic lab notebook system at VIB; eLN roundtable...


Thermo Fisher Scientific implements and extends LIMS solution for Eastman Chemical Company

16 May 2011 | By

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that Eastman Chemical Company, a large global manufacturer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, has expanded its deployment of Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS (laboratory information management system), which it has used since 2000 in its manufacturing quality control laboratories,…


Thermo Fisher Scientific simplifies water, environmental & pharmaceutical regulatory compliance

28 March 2011 | By

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that Nova Biologicals, one of the nation's largest providers of laboratory testing and consultancy services to the water, environmental, medical device and pharmaceutical industries, has implemented an integrated Thermo Scientific LIMS (laboratory information management system) and NextDocs DMS…


Information automation in R&D laboratories; past and future

2 August 2008 | By

What were the drivers that helped launch the laboratory information management system (LIMS) and electronic laboratory notebook (ELN)? This article will trace the history of LIMS and ELN from their emergence into the future. Technology development did play a big role to be sure, but the desire of scientists to…


Going paperless: is now the time?

19 March 2008 | By

Over the past 40 years, the development of increasingly powerful computers has played a major role in the advancement of laboratory experimentation. Initially, the high processing capabilities of computers were exploited to perform complex calculations at unprecedented speeds, often offline to a company’s main frame.