Manage Unified Information

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Standardizing chemical and analytical data on the ACD/Spectrus Platform

The discovery of scientific insights through the management and analysis of new and existing data demands new approaches to make data digital, standardized, and easily accessible in a reusable format. With data acquisition in laboratories frequently originating from analytical instruments streamlining information from different laboratories, instruments, and informatics systems (LIMS, and other third party data systems) poses a real problem for many organizations. Standardizing and normalizing structured data in a homogeneous environment is the foundation of unified laboratory intelligence (ULI), which reduces information related costs, manages a variety of data risks, and improves business agility.

ACD/Spectrus provides a platform on which raw and processed data from different instruments within and across laboratories can be collected and converted to homogeneous structured data with metadata. Furthermore, unified chemical, structural, and analytical information is stored as 'live' data. This provides chemical content (what) with context (why), which is the basis for creating intelligence-from-information.

Benefits of homogenizing data into a uniform environment

  • Ease of retrieval and re-use of legacy data
  • Faster and better decision-making with greater confidence from improved synchronization across applications
  • Better application of individual skills
  • Reduced cost of operations through minimization of repeat experiments

How can I unify disparate data into the Spectrus environment?

As varying types and sources of chemical, biological, and analytical data differ in characteristics and file formats, ACD/Labs offers a range of options for unifying this disparate data.

  • Import raw data to be processed in the Spectrus environment
  • Import processed data from a variety of analytical instruments and techniques with the capability for re-processing and re-interpretation
  • Automate the homogenization of disparate analytical data (either raw or pre-processed) directly into a knowledgebase

The greatest benefit and flexibility to an organization is enabled when ACD/Spectrus starts from initial data acquisition with a clear understanding of the science and business goals at each phase of the 'live' cycle. This enables scientists to search, retrieve, and reapply 'live' data throughout the research and development process. As a result, they can make better decisions about chemical identification, characterization, and optimization; accelerate development; and reduce cost.

To browse all the data formats supported by the Spectrus platform across different analytical techniques, click here Supported File Formats