VelQuest Corp.VelQuest Corp. announced on May 14 the joint development with Symyx Technologies, Inc. of a seamless electronic notebook software platform for a major multinational pharmaceutical customer. The platform will enable the creation and sharing of electronic documents across pharmaceutical research, analytical development and manufacturing quality control operations. The chief driver for the joint development project is the need for a comprehensive IT architecture to eliminate the paper-based intellectual property and compliance documentation processes currently used in drug development and production.
The integration of the Symyx Software electronic lab notebook (ELN) applications for research and development functions with VelQuest’s GMP Electronic Notebook System for quality control and assurance yields a powerful solution that spans several critical functions and helps reduce the cost of implementation and overall total cost of ownership.
Symyx’s Electronic Laboratory Notebook software (ELNs) enables researchers in any scientific or engineering discipline to document and share research or analytical experimentation results electronically. Symyx ELNs feature application-specific interfaces tailored to meet the needs and protocols of chemists in discovery, process, analytical, formulations and bioprocess functions. Symyx ELN software is designed to help chemists be more efficient and effective in their research by enabling the use of prior experience, development of new methods, access to relevant information and integration with critical systems. Scientists using the Symyx ELNs attribute an average increase of 20% in personal productivity.
VelQuest’s SmartLab GMP ELN is an automated compliance system that provides an interoperable data management platform for integration of all existing IT technologies used in the QC/QA lab, including all lab instruments, chromatography data systems, LIMS, and document management systems. Additionally, method data records can be accessed by QA reviewers in a data pivot table to streamline method/process investigations and audits. Analysts using the VelQuest ELN attribute an average increase of 20% in productivity and a 50% reduction in data review cycle times. Web briefings on this innovative integration of the Symyx Software ELN and the SmartLab GMP Electronic Notebook System will become available in summer 2007.