Simon is a business analyst and consultant with more than 10 years experience in pharmaceutical R&D, in particular with screening data management and ELNs. He has also worked on analytics systems for asset management in the rail and airline industries. Simon joined Tessella after post-doctoral research into super- and semiconductors at the nanoscale.

Make your new Smart Lab really deliver: The Bigger Picture

If you have been following my Smart Lab blogs, you’ll have seen a range of topics discussed, the common theme being the risk of shiny new IT systems not fitting in with the people and processes in the lab.  In this last blog drawn from Tessella’s white paper Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success, I’m […]

Make your new Smart Lab really deliver: Externalization

In my last blog, I mentioned that our customers are cutting R&D costs by outsourcing more and more routine lab work to contract research organizations (CROs).  This is nothing new – it‘s been going on for years, but the trend seems to be accelerating.  If all your measurements and analyses are currently in-house, you are […]

Make your new Smart Lab really deliver: Variety or routine

You might not expect it, but there is routine as well as variety to be found in research labs.  Research is all about novelty, and looking for the next new thing, but there is also standard practice: the routine analysis that tests the stability of a new product formulation, or confirms the structure of a […]

Make your new Smart Lab really deliver: Global versus Local

In this blog, I’m looking at another theme from Tessella’s recent white paper Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success  –  the need to balance global and local needs and priorities when planning changes to make your labs smarter. How did things get this complicated? Many of our R&D customers have large multi-site organizations, with labs […]

Make your new Smart Lab really deliver: Successful User Adoption

There’s no question that everyone’s under pressure to cut the costs of running research laboratories. We are seeing that everywhere. Throughput has to be maintained or even improved at the same time, of course. To square this circle, many laboratories are considering investing in data management or support and automation systems like ELNs, LIMS or […]

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