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Applied Biosystems, BergenShaw International


Applied Biosystems and BergenShaw International have released an updated version of BergenShaw’s Focus Research software. The product, which ABI will exclusively distribute, analyzes the performance of lab processes, and “identifies weaknesses or failures” caused by expired reagents, instruments that require service, or operators who require additional training.

Focus Research is designed for large core, pharmaceutical, and biotech labs performing genotyping, gene expression, sequencing, and proteomics applications. It is expected to add value to LIMS data by “assigning a performance value to each variable of data in a high-throughput research environment, thus eliminating the need to stop an experiment to identify a failure in the process.” The software can automatically monitor lab processes, and sends reports to laboratory personnel on a timed basis.

Focus Research was developed by BergenShaw, and ABI will offer it through its Informatics Software and Services for Discovery business.

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