In case you are not a regular reader of Contract Pharma, I wanted to make you aware of three articles that appear in the March 2011 issue:
The first reviews the current market for Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and their Electronic Lab Notebook cousins. The ability to share data via standard data models is discussed. The impact of outsourcing on LIS is also covered.
The second covers the importance of standards for data sharing. This time it's not about CDISC but the need for similar standards in the manufacturing and supply chain arena. Reference is made to the Pistoia Alliance;
The third discusses IT investments in the areas of drug discovery, drug development, supply chain and manufacturing and sales/marketing. Special focus is placed on the role of IT when operations are outsourced.