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InformationWeek 500 innovators have creative solutions to not-so-unusual business problems. How can these help your company?
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The biotech company Amgen has created a paperless lab software system that fully tracks and documents the analytical laboratory process, from specimen registration to reporting results to other systems within the company. The system uses automated workflows to ensure that lab staff collect and store the requisite data and metadata, use validated analytics, and record approvals. Data reporting and business intelligence tools are integrated into the system, and it supports many aspects of laboratory management, including security and role and workload management. Employees access it via a browser, so there's no client-side software to install, which makes it easier to deploy worldwide and be used by contract labs. With the new system, Amgen has increased the number of specimens analyzed per day by as much as 200%, with a 40% reduction in labor. The lab decreased its project timelines by weeks, letting it process more projects.

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