Recent Informatics Report Reveals 75% of Laboratory Informatics Users Listed Technology Investment and Implementation as Their Number One Priority Between 2012 and 2015
LONDON, August 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Pharma IQ has published the results of an industry-led laboratory informatics survey
conducted among 6,000 pharmaceutical laboratory informatics specialists.
75% of Laboratory Informatics users listed technology investment and implementation as
their number one priority between 2012 and 2015, however only 8.3% have progressed to
using ‘The Cloud’.
Seth Pinsky, VP of Research & Development at Abbott Labs, said: “[The] cloud hasn’t
helped things to be fundamentally different,” while Peter Boogaard, Founder of Industrial
Lab Automation, suggests, “a lack of SaaS or alternative license structures to support new
customers may limit the utilisation of the current infrastructure.”
Results from the survey also reveal that the implementation of laboratory informatics
systems in pharmaceuticals is mature, as almost 55% of respondents implemented their major
piece in the last 7-11 years, with 30% having one in place for 11 years or more.
Pharma IQ asked users what the biggest obstacles were in the day-to-day experience of
laboratory informatics; 41.7% of respondents cited managing data as a challenge, as
storing, sharing, archiving and retrieving data continue to be on-going concerns for
researchers and scientists alike.
Stephen Rose, Solutions Architect for McLaren Applied technologies, explains, ‘Instead
of focusing necessarily on collecting more data and getting more data integrated into one
system, making sure you’re extracting the maximum value from the data you do have is a
very good first step and something I’d like to see a lot more people doing.”
Other reported challenges include a lack of knowledge around the standardisation of
regulatory requirements, at 41.7%, integration with other non-informatics software systems
and a lack of industry standards are also high on the users’ agenda, at 37.5%.
This survey report was created as a part of the pre-conference research for 11th
Annual ELNs & Advanced Laboratory Solutions
taking place 25 – 27 September, 2012 in Milan, Italy.
The report also includes exclusive insights and case studies from:
- Steve Thomas, Investigator at GlaxoSmithKline, who explains the recent piece of software which was implemented to make it easier to drill down into data and the ability to search from almost any facet - Stephen Rose, Solutions Architect for McLaren Applied Technologies, reveals the data management solution McLaren built to manage and distil a huge volume of data around racing - Raquel Dias Miranda, Application Service Manager for Novartis, Institute for Biomedical Research, discusses their experience when integrating an ELN with a non-informatics system - Matthew Pustelnik, Director, Informatics at Takeda San Diego, shares his experience of integrating an informatics following the acquisition of Syrrx
Looking towards 2015, Pharma IQ has identified some key trends to watch for between
2012 and 2015:
The integration of other Silos into existing informatics systems, a continuing growth
in the outsourcing of R & D work and finally moving to an end-to-end solution that does
everything from the cradle to the grave.
The full report can be viewed exclusively at Pharma-IQ.com:
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