With a large number of samples from different cases passing through our labs it is a real help to be able to search the notebook and pull up everything on a particular sample or case number
Bracknell, UK (PRWEB) February 12, 2010
Amphora Research Systems is pleased to announce that DNalysis have implemented PatentSafe to safeguard their forensic results. DNalysis Maastricht is an independent laboratory in the Netherlands that provides comparative DNA analysis for kinship testing and forensic investigation. Being part of The Maastricht Forensic Institute, DNalysis Maastricht interacts with chemists and physicists at DSM, as well as with scientists at the Maastricht University, thereby providing a multidisciplinary approach for evaluation of forensic evidence.
Setting up this first of a kind service they knew that efficient recording, tracking and reporting the findings of their investigations would play an important role in the business. It was also key that what ever system was implemented should be flexible and easy to use.
DNalysis COO Paul van Bilsen said “Starting up an independent company we wanted to get things set up properly from the start. Our analyses can often form part of a legal proceeding, so it was important to us that we could sign the results of the investigations electronically as we go.” Van Bilsen added, “With a large number of samples from different cases passing through our labs it is a real help to be able to search the notebook and pull up everything on a particular sample or case number”.
Jo Worthington, Director of Customer Relations at Amphora said, “Forensic science is another example of a field that can gain clear benefits from electronic working and yet cannot be forced into the rigid structure of electronic notebooks with a chemistry pedigree. We are delighted that PatentSafe's combination of open architecture and legal rigor has fit this niche so well”.
PatentSafe is direct replacement for the bound laboratory notebook. Completely discipline neutral it allows scientists to gain the benefits of electronic working methods without having to experience the upheaval of major changes in working practices. Amphora’s PatentSafe solution delivers significant ROI with little disruption and at a price that can work for organisations of all sizes and types.
Notes for Editors
Launched in 1996, Amphora Research Systems is one of the world's leading suppliers of electronic laboratory notebooks. Its software products, including PatentSafe, are used around the world by large and small companies, including those in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. PatentSafe helps scientists to work better, collaborate easily with each other, and protect their inventions.
For further information, please contact: Jo Worthington, Amphora Research Systems
Tel US: +1 800-221-3916×2029
Tel UK: +44 (0) 845 2300160×2029
DNalysis Maastricht was founded in 2009 and, together with DSM Resolve and the Maastricht University, forms a strategic alliance called The Maastricht Forensic Institute (TMFI). Under the alliance, DNalysis offers a multidisciplinary and personalized approach at forensic DNA investigation and, as such, is unique in The Netherlands. DNalysis conducts research and investigations for the Dutch Public Prosecution Service as well as for private parties. For further information, please see http://www.tmfi.nl