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Thermo Fisher Uses Microsoft Apps to 'Web-Enable' Its LIMS

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Thermo Fisher Scientific and Microsoft have penned a partnership to "web-enable" Thermo’s lab information-management system products with the goal of streamlining and simplifying how customers implement and manage the software, Thermo said yesterday.
Thermo Fisher said it will use Microsoft’s ClickOnce technology to update its LIMS solution, which will combine the functionality of a desktop product with the centralized structure of a web-enabled LIMS.
Unlike most LIMS, which are based on a client-server model, a web-enabled LIMS only needs to be installed once on a central server, and then a URL is sent to users that allows them to run the application in a "sandbox" on their desktops, Thermo said.
According to the company, this approach minimizes the risk of application conflicts that are often associated with client installations and also reduces the amount of time and resources IT departments need to install and maintain the LIMS infrastructure.

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