Thermo Fisher Scientific releases GRAMS Suite – version 9.1

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (Philadelphia, USA) has announced the latest release in its GRAMS Suite of spectroscopy software: an industry standard solution for visualising, processing, reporting and managing spectroscopy data. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), Thermo Scientific GRAMS 9.1 now delivers enhanced capabilities to meet the needs of scientists engaged in a variety of spectroscopic experiments and disciplines.

The GRAMS Suite is comprised of a collection of complementary and fully integrated applications and modules centred on the core GRAMS/AI spectroscopy data processing and reporting software. Its advanced processing routines, data comparison and visualisation features, as well as its ability to handle data from any analytical instrument, have set the industry standard for spectroscopy software. New functionality available with GRAMS 9.1 offers intuitive and simplified workflows to enable scientists to easily and rapidly access their data and make informed decisions about the results generated.

  • GRAMS 9.1 delivers a comprehensive suite of enhancements for managing spectroscopy data.
  • GRAMS IQ is the next-generation solution for visual chemometric modelling. GRAMS IQ provides a simplified visual workflow and model deployment capabilities for quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • GRAMS Convert allows scientists to automatically find and transform all of the spectra on a hard drive to a standard format.
  • Smart Convert/Import is an interactive import wizard that enables scientists to manage data from more than 180 types of IR, UV-Vis, NMR and LC/GC-MS instruments.
  • GRAMS’ 9.1 enhanced functionality improves access to data, facilitates collaboration and reduces costs by eliminating the need for multiple vendor software packages and the associated training.
  • GRAMS 9.1 is supported on Microsoft Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit Operating Systems and adds compatibility with more than 30 new instrument data formats.

Due to its broad compatibility with many different instrument data types, GRAMS spectroscopy software is valuable to researchers across the broadest range of industries and academia to help solve some of the most difficult data analysis challenges.

“We’re very proud of our long history serving the scientific community with GRAMS spectroscopy software which, for over 20 years, has been the premier solution for visualising, processing and managing spectroscopy data,” said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager for Thermo Fisher’s Informatics business. “Because GRAMS is compatible with so many different instrument data types, researchers across the broadest range of industries have relied on the GRAMS Suite to solve some of their most difficult data analysis problems and have realised increased productivity, enhanced data access and more opportunities for collaboration.”

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science: with customers in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries.

 

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Adept Scientific announces availability of Thermo Scientific GRAMS Suite 9.0 – The industry standard solution for managing spectroscopy data

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) announces the availability of Thermo Scientific GRAMS Suite 9.0, delivering enhanced capabilities for scientists engaged in a variety of spectroscopic experiments and disciplines. Adept Scientific serves laboratories throughout the United Kingdom, Germany and the Nordic states by providing World-class scientific software and hardware, including the full range of Thermo Scientific informatics solutions.  The addition of Thermo Scientific GRAMS Suite 9.0 to the Adept Scientific portfolio is the latest in the range of offerings for scientists engaged in the discipline of spectroscopy.

The GRAMS Suite is comprised of a collection of complementary and fully integrated applications and modules centred on the core GRAMS/AI spectroscopy data processing and reporting software. Its advanced processing routines, data comparison and visualisation features and ability to handle data from any analytical instrument has set the industry standard for spectroscopy software. New functionality available with GRAMS 9.0 is developed with intuitive and simplified workflows to enable scientists to more easily and rapidly access their data and make more informed decisions about the results generated.

• GRAMS 9.0 introduces GRAMS IQ, a next-generation enhancement for visual chemometric modelling, delivering a simplified visual workflow and model deployment capabilities for quantitative and qualitative analyses.
• New with GRAMS 9.0 is the capability in GRAMS Convert to automatically find and transform all of the spectra on a hard drive to a standard format.
• Smart Convert/Import has a new interactive import wizard that enables scientists to manage data from more than 180 types of IR, UV-Vis, NMR and LC/GC-MS instruments.
• The comprehensive functionality of GRAMS 9.0 improves access to data, facilitates collaboration and reduces costs by eliminating the need for multiple vendor software packages and the associated training.
• GRAMS 9.0 is supported on Microsoft Vista Pro and adds compatibility with more than 30 new instrument data formats.

Due to its broad compatibility with many different instrument data types, the GRAMS Suite of spectroscopy software is valuable to researchers across the broadest range of industries and academia to help solve some of the most difficult data analysis challenges. The GRAMS Suite of spectroscopy software is part of a comprehensive portfolio of Thermo Scientific informatics solutions that deliver enhanced functionality and purpose-built templates for industries around the World, from pharmaceuticals to oil and gas discovery, food processing and food safety, water and wastewater treatment, forensics and biobanking.

Thermo Scientific is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the World leader in serving science.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the World’s leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and laboratory software solutions, including Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS (for QA/QC applications in process industries), Darwin LIMS (for Pharmaceutical QA/QC applications), Watson LIMS (the industry standard for Bioanalytical labs), Nautilus LIMS (for R&D labs) and Atlas CDS (for enterprise-level chromatography solutions).

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Cool analysis of so much hot air

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) provides spectroscopy software to Protea (Crewe, Cheshire) as part of its innovative emissions monitoring and analysis process.

Discovering unexpected compounds in the stack emissions of a process plant requires a degree of detective work, supported by the best in infra-red spectrometers and the most powerful spectroscopic software.

The monitoring and control of industrial emissions has been high on the environmental agenda for almost 50 years and, since then, air quality in the UK has greatly improved.

Today, industrial plants have an ever-increasing barrage of legislation and regulation to adhere to with strict requirements regarding the nature and quantity of allowable stack emissions and tight timetables of monitoring and control to be met.

Even the best-maintained site can lose a sensor with little or no warning, meaning that the availability of a rapid back-up is critical. Protea specialises in process investigation and is expert in the use of monitoring techniques such as Fourier Transform infra-red (FT-IR) and mass spectrometry.

As well as these expert monitoring services Protea manufacturers portable analysers to its own design. Its ProtIR 204M portable FTIR instrument is designed specifically for stack emissions testing and process investigation and can be deployed rapidly on site should a monitoring system go offline.

With any sensor technology, the value of the information yielded depends on both the quality of the data collected and the power with which it is analysed. Protea uses GRAMS software from Thermo Scientific (San Jose, California), supplied by UK distributor Adept Scientific, to validate the spectra collected on the ProtIR 204M.

GRAMS is a premier spectroscopy suite which enables data to be visualised, processed and managed and is compatible with many different types of instrument. “It has a number of really nice features”, says Andy Toy, “which are useful for producing calibration spectra like the spectral maths facility and the way you can add and subtract spectra.”

Andy Toy clearly revels in the power. “As far as I know, we are the only Company that can do the things we do: we can work on any batch chemical and pharmaceutical plant, incineration plant or just about any other industrial site, with a quick response and long monitoring periods. With our ProtIR spectrometer and GRAMS software we can speciate out all the organics in the stream. Nobody else can do that.”

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

Six of the best

Adept Scientific software sweeps the board at the 2007 Scientific Computing Reader’s Choice Awards.

The recent Scientific Computing Reader’s Choice Awards confirmed that Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) supplies the best computer software products available with six of their suppliers winning awards.

Three Gold Awards went to:
The Chemistry Reader’s Choice Gold Award was won by ChemOffice Ultra
The Spectroscopy Readers Choice Gold Award was won by GRAMS
The Statistical Analysis Reader’s Choice Gold Award was won by NWA Quality Analyst;

Two Silver Awards went to:
The Bioinformatics Reader’s Choice Silver Award was won by Kinetica
The Data Acquisition Reader’s Choice Silver Award was won by Measurement Studio;

and one Bronze Award went to:
The Mathematics Reader’s Choice Bronze Award was won by Maple.

Paul Bragg, Managing Director of Adept, said: “We’re always pleased when our software products win reader awards – it’s tangible proof that our software really ‘hits the spot’ when it comes to fulfilling our users needs. So we were particularly delighted to discover that six of our popular software tools managed to pick up accolades in the 2007 Scientific Computing Reader’s Choice Awards”.

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Enhancements to GRAMS Spectroscopy Software

New version of GRAMS offers greater workgroup and enterprise connectivity

GRAMS 8.0, a significant new version of Thermo Scientific’s multi-vendor spectroscopy software solution, is now available from Adept Scientific. Version 8.0 (part of the GRAMS Spectroscopy Software Suite) enhances GRAMS’s workgroup and enterprise connectivity via a full client/server update to Spectral DB, and features the all-new Web-enabled Envision viewing and reporting tool.

GRAMS is relied on by spectroscopists worldwide for visualising, processing and managing data from FT-IR, NIR, Raman, UV-Vis, Fluorescence, NMR and hyphenated (LC/GC-MS, LC/PDA) instruments from almost all leading manufacturers. It allows laboratory scientists to process data from all their analytical instruments on a separate Windows PC, rather than taking up expensive instrument resources. The software automatically recognises and converts hundreds of different file formats, including instrument manufacturers’ proprietary formats, into a unified common format to facilitate the comparison and reporting of analytical results. GRAMS’s use of open standards has made it the platform of choice for customers and third parties working in both regulated and unregulated environments.

Spectral DB, a unique desktop data management tool for organising spectra and chromatograms into a database, is now included with GRAMS 8 (it was previously available as a paid-for add-on). With this new version, Spectral DB has been enhanced to integrate with Oracle and SQL Server, providing a secure analytical data management system that is scalable from individual users to entire organisations. Capable of storing analytical data and chemical metadata, the new Spectral DB transforms an organisation’s ability to organize, search and share its scientific information. It retains its simple to use, configurable workbook format and now complete result sets can be exported seamlessly into GRAMS.

Also newly included in GRAMS 8.0 is Envision, a multi-format Microsoft® .NET instrument data viewer with the capacity to host plug-in processing and reporting modules. Envision makes it easy for scientists to find, view, manipulate and report analytical data stored in many of the most popular formats. Using XML-enhanced ‘Smart Convert’ technology, Envision adds support for more than 20 new data formats. This allows scientists to work with ‘live’ spectral data on their desktops rather than relying on static snapshots or purchasing multiple workstation licences from several vendors.

“The addition of Envision provides a modern, standards-based platform for the integration of GRAMS instrument technology with eLN, LIMS, and desktop applications,” said David Joyce, GRAMS product manager at Thermo Scientific.

Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager of Thermo’s informatics business added: “This update to the hugely popular GRAMS suite reinforces our commitment to this award-winning solution. We are particularly excited about the introduction of Microsoft .Net technology, which is in line with the direction we are taking with our market-leading LIMS products. This will provide customers with a broad suite of interoperable informatics solutions built on a common platform, greatly reducing complexity, risk, and overall cost of ownership.”

Other new and enhanced features in GRAMS 8.0 include a tool that allows simple construction, manipulation and dissection of 3D data files; better data security based on Macrovision FlexNet, eliminating the need for hardware dongles; and significantly enhanced speed of operation, such as new Array Basic commands designed to rapidly construct 21 CFR Part 11 compliant multiple files.

GRAMS 8.0 and other components of the GRAMS Spectroscopy Software Suite are available now from Adept Scientific. With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.

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