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Burkhard Schaefer, AnIML, and John Trigg, Director and Founder of phaseFour-informatics, discuss the biggest challenges and drivers in..

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Burkhard Schaefer, AnIML, joined John Trigg, Director and Founder of phaseFour-informatics, to discuss the biggest challenges and drivers in laboratory integration at the Pharma IQ's Laboratory Data Information Management event.

In this interesting podcast, John Trigg investigates the standards issue that has been in the background for a number of years as well as previous initiatives which tried to address data interchange, particularly around analytical instrumentation.

He discusses several methods: the recent JCAMP-DX initiative from IUPAC, the ANDI project which started with AIA and was taken over to ASTM as well as Pistoia Alliance.

John and Burkhard discuss also political issues and driving forces for getting standards accepted and adopted. The interview finishes with a quick overview of the differences that AnIML brings in terms of being relative to those previous initiatives, and the scope of them.

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This podcast interview was conducted in relation to Pharma IQ's Laboratory Information and Data Management Event , taking place 23 - 25 May 2011 in Amsterdam.

Mr. Trigg and Mr. Schaefer will be speaking at this event. Mr. Trigg will be giving a presentation on Overcoming the Most Common Challenges Facing Lab Data and Information Integration. He will explain how replacing paper with electronic systems can be the catalyst for demanding seamless data interchange between laboratory and other business systems and how business and scientific demands are driving requirements for integration. He will also outline the technical barriers and constraints that challenge a way forward and raise questions about the available resources, knowledge and skills required to progress.

Burkhard Schaefer will lead the session Driving Down Data Management Costs with the AnIML Data Standard. He will explain how a standard helps with long-term archiving, data interchange, reducing vendor lock-in, feature-driven instrument purchasing, and instrument integration.

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