Industry News: Case Studies Highlight How Symyx Technologies Is Impacting R&D Processes

23 Jun 2009

Symyx Technologies has announced a new edition of Molecular Connection - the company's free subscription print magazine that provides in-depth discussions about how scientists are innovating in today's demanding R&D environment. Published twice a year, Molecular Connection features customers and Symyx staff discussing the technology, issues, and implementations that drive modern Research & Development.

The Spring 2009 issue showcases the broad impact that Symyx's technology can have on research processes. In the feature story, Eli Lilly and Company describes its long-term partnership with Symyx to build a single platform electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) across its organisation.

A case study describes how informatics has also assisted Boehringer Ingelheim in making pharmacological and toxicological data locked in Microsoft Excel easier to compare and share. Using Symyx Assay Explorer with existing custom systems, Boehringer Ingelheim has created a predefined framework that improves throughput and has enabled the company to leverage ADME data thereby enhancing their research pipeline support.

Most R&D companies consider automated powder dispensing a 'nice-to-have' technology. Deployed effectively, the technology can significantly improve the accuracy and throughput of workflows and even determine whether companies meet business goals or fall behind their competition. Two very different companies - Sigma Aldrich and Aptuit - both with an enormous need to rapidly package chemicals - discuss the considerable benefits they have gained from implementing Symyx Powdernium automated powder dispense technology in their organisations.

A final profile describes how high-throughput experimentation is influencing a new generation of scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California.

To request a copy of the Spring 2009 issue of Molecular Connections or download individual articles please visit the link on this page.