Thermo Evolves Darwin Further for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing R&D and QA/QC Offers Solution for Effective Migration


Offers Solution for Effective Migration

Philadelphia, PA (September 05 2006) - Thermo Electron Corporation, world leader in analytical instrumentation and informatics, today introduced significant updates to Darwin LIMS(TM), its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) laboratory information management system (LIMS) designed specifically for pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D and QA/QC.

Darwin version 1.1 features extensive interfacing capabilities to provide tight integration with SAP for rapid batch disposition and release and streamlined workflow, plus new historical data trending and charting functionality. The embedded charting and trending for product stability testing allows for real-time data review and rapid reporting. Darwin 1.1 has also been optimized to operate on the Oracle 10g platform.

By incorporating SAP and additional systems interfacing capabilities, as well as batch and product management capabilities, customers are better prepared to integrate Darwin into their global enterprise landscape.

"Since its launch in December 2005, Darwin has enjoyed a tremendously positive reaction," said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of Thermo's informatics business, citing honorable mentions by the Pittcon Editor's Award and Instrument Business Outlook. "Our goal with Darwin has been to deliver as much domain-specific out-of-the-box functionality to our customers as possible. Version 1.1 addresses some critical needs and clearly positions Darwin as the definitive solution for the pharmaceutical industry. As a COTS solution, Darwin lowers the cost, risk and time associated with implementation, training, validation, maintenance and upgrades of traditional LIMS."

Thermo is able to assist customers with migration to Darwin 1.1 using Migration Agent, a combination of professional services and software that reduces risk and overcomes business challenges when migrating. Migration Agent employs services personnel for project management and implementation, as well as an extract, transform and load (ETL) tool that has been configured specifically for Darwin 1.1.

For more information about Darwin LIMS 1.1 and Migration Agent, please contact Thermo at +1-866-463-6522, email marketing.informatics@thermo.com, or visit www.brainshark.com/thermo/darwinkeynote .

For further press information please contact: Kath Darlington on email pr@scottmail.co.uk

Please send all leads from this editorial FAO: Kathleen Beaulieu on e-mail marketing.informatics@thermo.com

For more information please call Thermo Electron on 866-463-6522 or e-mail marketing.informatics@thermo.com

About Informatics
Thermo is the worldwide leader in laboratory software and related services, providing enterprise-wide, multi-laboratory solutions that have become the corporate standard at leading organizations. Our LIMS and CDS are facilitating laboratory data in the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, petrochemical and chemical plants, food and beverage manufacturers, and other major industries. To support our global installations, Thermo provides implementation, validation, training, maintenance and support from the industry's largest worldwide informatics services network.

About Thermo Electron Corporation
Thermo Electron Corporation is the world leader in analytical instruments. Our instrument solutions enable our customers to make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. Thermo's Life and Laboratory Sciences segment provides analytical instruments, scientific equipment, services and software solutions for life science, drug discovery, clinical, environmental and industrial laboratories. Thermo's Measurement and Control segment is dedicated to providing analytical instruments used in a variety of manufacturing processes and in-the-field applications, including those associated with safety and homeland security. For more information, visit www.thermo.com

For further press information please contact: Kath Darlington, PR Director, The Scott Partnership, The Old Barn, Holly House Estate, CRANAGE, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9LT, United Kingdom Tel: + 44 1606 837787 Fax: +44 1606 837757 E-mail: pr@scottmail.co.uk

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