ACD/Labs launches new open-access informatics solutions at Pittcon 2015 - News - spectroscopyNOW.com
"At this year’s Pittcon, which is taking place in New Orleans, US, on 8–12 March, Canadian informatics provider ACD/Labs is launching a new open access extension to its ACD/Spectrus analytical and chemical laboratory intelligence platform. This new ACD/Labs Open Access solution combines the web-enabled ACD/Spectrus Portal with its well-established automation technology and workflow components. Sophisticated data processing and analysis algorithms will deliver interpreted NMR and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) results from a variety of different instrument vendors in the industry’s first web-based NMR and LC/UV/MS review panel. ‘ACD/Labs has long delivered spectroscopy processing and prediction tools to chemists – in companies such as Hoffmann-LaRoche, Bayer Crop Science, GSK and AstraZeneca – to inspect reactions and reagents, and create reports,’ says David Hardy, MS product manager at ACD/Labs. ‘The main driver has been the use of one software application to support different instrument formats, originally in NMR. With increased usage, we met many demands for better interpretation tools, specifically around LC/UV/MS data. We have always focused on leveraging our chemically intelligent algorithms to deliver answers instead of just data. Providing these answers via a browser-based interface, with the ACD/Spectrus Portal, was the logical next place to go.’ ‘A key mandate at ACD/Labs is to help analytical laboratories become more agile in their instrument selection and retention processes,’ adds Patrick Wheeler, NMR Product Manager at ACD/Labs. ‘We’ve helped laboratories achieve this with a vendor-neutral analytical chemistry informatics platform that allows them to work with a variety of analytical instrument data. Open access environments are commonly running sets of different instruments, commercial and in-house built software applications. This leads to increased costs for data management, software application support and training. Our software frees scientific organizations to choose the instrumentation that best works for their needs and brings all the data into one interface that’s easy-to-use and deploy.’"