Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that L.A. Falcão Bauer CTCQ Ltda (Falcão Bauer), a leading South American provider of services for instrument calibration and quality control, has selected SampleManager LIMS (laboratory information management system) for use in its laboratories in Brazil. The new project is the largest LIMS contract for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Brazil to date.
As part of a 12-month project, Falcão Bauer will integrate Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS with its NewAge enterprise resource planning (ERP) system across its 16 laboratories in Brazil. The LIMS implementation will automate the process from sample collection to results and report generation for Falcão Bauer's customers. The implementation project will also include integration of Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS with a range of laboratory instruments, including chromatography data systems (CDS) and ICP analytical instruments. The system will improve productivity and increase accuracy in the company's laboratories, enhancing efficiency and the quality of service provided by Falcao Bauer.
Christiano Motta, IT coordinator for Falcão Bauer, comments: "The decision to invest in a standardized LIMS solution that can be leveraged throughout Falcão Bauer's operations enables us to continue to develop our service offering to existing and future customers. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS will help us to streamline Falcão Bauer's operations and improve the automation of the laboratory functions, resulting in increased productivity and enhanced data sharing benefits."
For more than 50 years, Falcão Bauer has performed tests and developed searches for the quality control of products and services offered by companies across Brazil. Located in Água Branca, Falcão Bauer is one of the most recognized and advanced technology centers in the country, providing consulting services for engineering, environmental quality and petrochemical industries. The company also undertakes a wide variety of materials and products testing for construction, chemical analysis and quality assurance of materials.
This integration of a Thermo Scientific LIMS solution with various laboratory instruments, as well as an ERP system, is a vivid example of Thermo Scientific CONNECTS in action. Thermo Scientific CONNECTS is a set of offerings that leverage the company's breadth of laboratory LIMS and CDS capabilities, as well as expertise in enterprise systems integration, to help streamline and improve the transfer of knowledge between laboratory-generated data and enterprise-level information systems. CONNECTS helps organizations integrate application-specific workflows to transform laboratory data into relevant business information and maximize their enterprise system investments to better support critical management decisions in today's resource-constrained environment.
Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager for Thermo Fisher's Informatics business, says: "We're delighted to be chosen by Falcão Bauer to deliver integrated informatics solutions to the company's 16 laboratories. The integration of the LIMS with the company's instrumentation and enterprise systems will provide Falcão Bauer with the means for efficiently exchanging data and effectively sharing information throughout the organization. This will help improve efficiencies and increase yields, enabling the company to deliver on its promise to customers."
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