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SiLA Love Songs

SiLA Love Songs | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it
Time to take a break from talking about instrument support and wax philosophically about a bigger support challenge - integrated systems.    A colleague asked me my opinion of the SiLA, a consortiu...
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Taking the position for deep integration is the business model of software engineers to deepen the dependency between supplier and customer.SiLA will end this bondage and accelerate innovation!

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SiLA Revolution at GeneNtech, CA

In November 2012 a new SiLA enabled version of the UK Robotics Revolution PMS software was released to Genentech, San Francisco in order to support the purchase and integration of a new SiLA enabled Certus dispenser instrument from Gyger Fluidics,...
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Boehringer Ingelheim is new SiLA User

Lab Automation relying on SiLA standard has been successfully implemented. Going forward, SiLA compliant devices are required for any new projects of Boehringer Ingelheim.

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good to see that SiLA is also well accepted outside of its group of members!

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Lab Automation Markets 2013

Lab Automation Markets 2013 | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

This report, Lab Automation Markets analyzes the current and potential world markets for medical laboratory automation systems and equipment - both for clinical diagnostics and drug discovery research laboratories.

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Meet SiLA in Orlando @ slas booth # 838

Meet SiLA in Orlando @ slas booth # 838 | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

Meet with our president Dr. Peter Schleiffer to discuss: why SiLA as an organization may be a valuable partner for your business learn which of your customers are putting SiLA compliance on their purchase requirements list

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Sila will help you, your company and your business to flourish!

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Call for new SiLA WG "Pipettor"

Call for new SiLA WG "Pipettor" | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it
SiLA is starting a new workgroup to define the standard for Pipettor Workstations with sophisticated pipetting software which allows executing protocols including error handling functionality.
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This might change the rules how future workstation software interacts with other devices and the user. Participate or lose the game!
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Lab Automation Survey: Pros & Cons

Lab Automation Survey: Pros & Cons | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

Accuracy and productivity are the two primary reasons labs look to automate some of their  operations. But there are also reasons for not automating some lab operations: missing cost effectiveness of automating the operations (69% of the survey respondents). Other reasons noted for the lack of automation include space requirements (25%), problems with equipment interfaces (22%), process complexity (18%), limited productivity improvements (17%) and a lack of technical support (16%). 

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Swiss Symposium on Lab Automation 2013

Swiss Symposium on Lab Automation 2013 | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

Am 28. März 2013 findet an der Hochschule für Technik, Rapperswil bereits zum dritten Mal das Swiss Symposium on Lab Automation statt. Es bietet eine Plattform für Vertreter aus der Industrie, Hochschulen und Institutionen, um den Wissensaustausch auf dem Gebiet der Laborautomation zu fördern und um Netzwerke und persönliche Kontakte im unkomplizierten Rahmen zu pflegen und zu erweitern.

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LabWare news: SLAS Microplate Standard for Well Bottom Elevation

LabWare news: SLAS Microplate Standard for Well Bottom Elevation | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

“This achievement represents years of painstaking work by the Microplate Standards Special Interest Group (SIG),” says SLAS President Dave Dorsett. “The group was organized to recommend, develop and maintain standards to facilitate automated processing of microplates on behalf of and for acceptance by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).”

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New book: Instrumentation in Life Sciences Experiments

New book: Instrumentation in Life Sciences Experiments | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it
Introduction to Instrumentation in Life Sciences fills this need by addressing different aspects of tools that hold the keys to cutting-edge research and innovative applications, from basic techniques to advanced instrumentation.
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Higher Productivity Liquid Handling - Labmate Online

Higher Productivity Liquid Handling - Labmate Online | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it
Higher Productivity Liquid Handling Labmate Online Visitors to SLAS Booth 520 had the chance to see and discuss Integra's latest liquid handling products including a new handheld 384-channel electronic pipette, a multifunctional rapid reagent...
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Liquid handling in laptop size

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It's time for CMOs to hit the lab

It's time for CMOs to hit the lab | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

"B&T Marketing & Media announces, that based on this insight the issue can be fixed through intelligent automation around product cataloguing. Here, you can observe their actions.

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CMO, short for Cetyl-myristoleate, was originally discovered by the chemist Dr. Harry Diehl in 1964

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Hamilton VANTAGE™ implements SiLA

Hamilton VANTAGE™ implements SiLA | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

Hamilton Company has been heavily involved in SiLA standardization at different levels of development. As a device supplier, Hamilton’s goal is to design innovative, automation-friendly equipment for customers with a single interface for all devices with common command set.

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To be the first is notably an advantage. To implement open interfaces to facilitate rapid integration accelerates innovation but also bares a risk: Your products will face competition!

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Lab Automation Markets, 2nd Edition (Systems, Key Companies, Forecasts and Trends), Market Research Reports|2013

Lab Automation Markets, 2nd Edition (Systems, Key Companies, Forecasts and Trends), Market Research Reports|2013 | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it
This report, Lab Automation Markets analyzes the current and potential world markets for medical laboratory automation systems and equipment – both for clinical diagnostics and drug discovery research laboratories.
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and SiLA compliance will give your offerings the killing argument!

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The Path to Rapid Integration in LabAutomation

The Path to Rapid Integration in LabAutomation | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

Taking place in Orlando, Florida in January 2013, SiLA will be holding an introductory seminar at the Radisson Resort Orlando - Celebration http://www.radissonorlandoresort.com

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The seminar is intended for lab automation suppliers, system integrators and purchasing staff. It covers all basic information at a nominal fee:

AGENDA
10.00 - 10.30 Registration
10.30 - 11.00 SiLA mission and achievements
11.00 - 16.00 SiLA management overview
16.00 - 17.00 SiLA pilot project and references
17.00 Close

 

register at  leta.going@sila-standard.org

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SiLA gives new working groups a GO!

SiLA gives new working groups a GO! | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it
During its meeting in Stäfa last week, the board started some new iniatives, which will accelerate the standardizaion process further.
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New working groups will enlarge the area of SiLA standards to cover more of lab automation and a feedback review committee will enhance existing standards.

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Handbook of Clinical Automation, Robotics, and Optimization

Wiley-Interscience Series on Laboratory Automation) [Gerald J. Kost] on Amazon.com. 

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TENDER: LHR System for PCR

TENDER: LHR System for PCR | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

Domestic Tender Notice for supply of liquid handling system for PCR setup has been invited by Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. IGKV is a renowned university for providing education and training in agricultural sciences and allied disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Tender information published on 25-Sep-2012. Tender EMD is INR 50000/-.

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BERKELEY LAB presents "One for All" Scripting for Liquid Handling Robots

BERKELEY LAB presents "One for All" Scripting for Liquid Handling Robots | SilA Rapid Integration | Scoop.it

Teaching a robot a new trick is a challenge. You can’t reward it with treats and it doesn’t respond to approval or disappointment in your voice. For researchers in the biological sciences, however, the future training of robots has been made much easier thanks to a new program called “PaR-PaR.”

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Improve SiLA standards with style

Standards should support innovation but in a controlled way in order to keep upward compatibility. Sila defines who should when propose change request to whom in which form in order to accelerate innvation.

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