University of UtahÂs Center For Human Toxicology Selects ChemWareÂs HORIZONÂ® Laboratory Information Management System For New Laboratory
The University of Utah Center for Human Toxicology has selected ChemWareÂs HORIZONÂ® Laboratory Information Management System for the new Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory.
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 22, 2004
The University of Utah Center for Human Toxicology has selected ChemWareÂs HORIZONÂ® Laboratory Information Management System for the new Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory. The University, which received start-up funds for the project from the Salt Lake Organizing Committee through the United States Olympic Committee, is actively pursuing accreditation from the World Anti-Doping Agency. If successful, the lab would be one of only two facilities in the U. S. accredited for testing of Olympic athletes.
Sharyn Brunk, President and CEO of ChemWare, remarked, "WeÂre honored to have the opportunity to work with leading agencies and scientists to help in the fight against doping in sports. ChemWare has demonstrated leadership in delivering the highest practical level of automation, data defensibility and data security within the drug testing community."
"ChemWare has been automating forensic drug testing and other healthcare laboratories since the mid-1980s, so their domain expertise is a vital asset to this project," said Denny Crouch, Co-Director at the Center for Human Toxicology. "We were most impressed, though, by their long-term investment in technologies for flexible workflow modeling, regulatory-compliant electronic records management, and fully automated data validation and reporting."
HORIZONÂ® is the only LIMS with a fully integrated analytical data management system, utilizing a patented print-to-database technology for automated capture of documents, photos, reports and other output from PCs, instruments and other computerized devices and applications. The solution is compliant with the FDAÂs 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines for electronic record keeping and electronic signatures. HORIZONÂ® also complies with all information management and analytical requirements for laboratories certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to perform Federal workplace drug testing.
ChemWare, a North Carolina-based software development company founded in 1987, provides information management solutions to the worldÂs most highly automated environmental, bioanalytical and industrial laboratories, over ninety percent of which produce data subject to litigation. HORIZONÂ®-powered laboratories include five of the top 25 environmental labs in North America, over one in five SAMHSA-certified toxicology labs, and the largest generator of electricity in the U. S. For more information please call 919-855-8716 or visit the website at www. chemware. com.
About the Center for Human Toxicology:
The Center for Human Toxicology is a non-profit laboratory administratively located in the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. The CHT provides analytical services, education, and research for the University of Utah, the state of Utah, inter-mountain area and the nation. Established in 1973, the CHT was the first independent facility of its kind in the United States to integrate toxicology instruction with toxicological services and research, and is an internationally recognized leader in the development of state-of-the-art assays for drugs in physiological specimens. For more information please call 801-581-5117 or visit the website at www. pharmacy. utah. edu/cht (http://www. pharmacy. utah. edu/cht).
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