Nov092020
Thermo Scientific™ Nautilus LIMS™ 9.5 Released

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Nautilus 9.5.

The primary objectives of this release were to provide support for Nautilus on Windows Server 2019 and Oracle 19c, to update Nautilus to use the latest supported versions of PowerBuilder™ and InfoMaker™, and to incorporate enhancement requests and address defects.

Detailed information on this release is included in the Nautilus LIMS 9.5 Product Release Notes, delivered with the application. Please refer to that document for information on the latest updates to the software.

Nautilus 9.5 is available for download to supported customers from the downloads area. If necessary, an eService access account may be requested here

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Oct192020
Thermo Scientific™ Integration Manager™ 3.2 SP2 RU1 Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of Thermo Scientific™ Integration Manager™ version 3.2 Service Pack 2 RU1.

The objective of Integration Manager (IM) 3.2 SP2 RU1 is to verify Integration Manager 3.2 SP2 against Oracle 19c and Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard edition. No issues have been identified on the new platforms during this project. This project will benefit IM 3.2 SP2 customers requiring support for the latest version of Oracle and the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.

The release notes for Integration Manager 3.2 SP2 RU1 are available in the downloads area

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Oct192020
Thermo Scientific™ Integration Manager™ 3.2 SP1 RU2 Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of Thermo Scientific™ Integration Manager™ version 3.2 Service Pack 1 RU2.

The objective of Integration Manager (IM) 3.2 SP1 RU2 is to verify Integration Manager 3.2 SP1 against Oracle 19c and Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard edition. No issues have been identified on the new platforms during this project. This project will benefit IM 3.2 SP2 customers requiring support for the latest version of Oracle and the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.

The release notes for Integration Manager 3.2 SP1 RU2 are available in the downloads area

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Oct072020
Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ software version 12.3

Thermo Fisher Scientific is very pleased to announce the release of Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ software version 12.3.

SampleManager LIMS software 12.3 is a significant new feature release delivering an Electronic Lab Notebook, contract testing features with a contract web portal, and an end-user dashboard designer.

Electronic Lab Notebook

  • Analyst Notebooks support the storage of unstructured data and molecular structures
  • Analysts can store and search for supplementary information against entities in SampleManager LIMS software

Contract Testing Features

  • Enables labs performing contract testing to manage incoming work from clients
  • Enables labs to recharge work back to other areas of their business
  • Includes management of price lists, customers, statements of work and quotes, and invoicing

Contracts Web Portal

  • A secure portal for contract lab clients to approve quotes, log in samples against statements of work, and access their results
  • Configurable to allow customer re-branding, and create tailored navigation menus
  • Note: requires a separate concurrent portal license that must be purchased separately

Dashboard Designer

  • Enables super users to build and deploy simple dashboards in a drag and drop UI with no need to involve IT or System Admins
  • Includes a set of shipped widgets, which can be extended by the customer or services
  • For details of all enhancements included in this release, please read the release notes provided with the installation kit.

Upgrades

Upgrade kits are provided to allow direct upgrade from SampleManager versions 12.2 and 12.2 SP1.

Supported Platforms

SampleManager 12.3 has been developed in line with the Thermo Fisher Scientific Informatics Quality Management System. Please see the release notes for details of the supported platforms, as well as the hardware and network recommendations.

SampleManager 12.3 is available to supported customers for download now from the download area.

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Sep012020
Thermo Fisher™ Platform for Science™ software version 6.1.2

We are pleased to announce the release of Thermo Fisher™ Platform for Science™ software version 6.1.2.

The Platform for Science software v6.1.2 is a new feature release, providing some important enhancements to our performance, security and infrastructure. This release also includes key defects and issues for our customer base.

New Features

Version Enhancements

Increases breadth of audit and version history

  • Meta data (name, active status, project) included in version history records

Infrastructure

Technical Stack Updates

  • Ability to allow the system to use Oracle 19c
  • Newest versions of Tomcat and Java

Performance

Changes in Experiment Publishing

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Sep012020
Chromeleon 7.3 PA OPC Released

Chromeleon 7 Process Analyzer (PA) is a client/server-based chromatography management system that provides software control of Dionex Integral Process Analytical Systems. It is typically intended for use in industrial applications, including pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, power, semiconductor, environmental, chemical and petrochemical markets, and the food/beverage/agriculture environments.

Chromeleon 7 PA is an application built on the foundation of Chromeleon 7 Chromatography Data System (CDS) software. It adds process monitoring functions to Chromeleon’s existing chromatography functions, including sample stream selection, sample preparation and analysis, and alarm and conditional response configuration.

Chromeleon 7 PA inherits most of the functionality of the original Chromeleon Process Analyzer based on Chromeleon 6.8. It is designed for a smooth transition from that platform and has an easily recognizable user interface. Being based on Chromeleon 7 CDS, it provides the following improvements over the Chromeleon 6.8 version:

  • Chromeleon 7 compliance tools to allow use in regulatory environments.
  • Chromeleon 7 networking, which allows for configuration of remote analyzers.
  • A new, dedicated Windows service that eliminates the need for the creation of a generic user to keep an analyzer running when the client is closed.

With this release, a new feature set has been added to Chromeleon 7 PA, called Chromeleon 7 Process Analyzer Open Platform Communications (OPC). It is based on the industry-accepted set of OPC standards and allows Chromeleon 7 PA to transmit data to distributed control systems and other OPC-based software and allows for limited control of Chromeleon 7 PA itself.

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Jul132020
Watson LIMS - Priority 1 defect (ID 125516) notification

Please see the linked PDF for notification regarding a Priority 1 defect found in Watson LIMS:

Watson P1 Defect 125516 Notification Letter 10Jul2020

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Jul102020
Atlas 8.3 Discontinuance Announcement
Considering the technological challenges we have been facing and the aging tools that Atlas depends on, Atlas CDS has now entered a maintenance mode and we are formally starting the Atlas CDS End of Life (EOL) process, as announce in the forum on 10th July 2020.

Atlas has been an extremely successful partnership between Thermo Scientific and our customers for many years and we are extremely grateful of the input you have given us and we are very proud of the product that we have developed together over the course of the past couple of decades. We look forward to the next couple of decades working together to continue to drive science forward.

For more information, head to the forum post from 10th July 2020
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Jun092020
Atlas: TDS 5.50 (WIN 10) Firmware Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Firmware for the 247 Instrument Controller. This new firmware, version number TDS5.50, is built on the Microsoft Windows 10 LTSC platform and takes advantage of several new features in Windows 10 to form the most secure and most reliable version of 247IC firmware yet available.

TDS 5.50 Firmware

TDS5.50 firmware is based on Windows 10 LTSC and is now available either pre-installed on new 247IC hardware, or as a migration option for existing customers who have 247ICs running WES7 firmware. 

The key new features of the TDS5.50 firmware are:

  • Single platform onto which any supported version of Chromeleon or Atlas can be installed
  • Enhanced multi-layer security model (see attached security guide)
  • Ability to install Chromeleon updates without reimaging
  • Ability to install 3rd party software (with a catalog file)
  • Ability to install Microsoft updates/patches/KBs
  • Automated rollout (CM 7.2.10 onwards) and installation (CM 7.3 onwards)

Supported software versions

The TDS5.50 firmware is supported for use with the following software versions:

  • Chromeleon 7.3 (and subsequent releases of 7.3)
  • Chromeleon 7.2.10 (and subsequent MU releases of 7.2.10)
  • Chromeleon 7.2 SR5 MUj (and subsequent MU releases of 7.2 SR5)
  • Atlas 8.3 SR5 (and subsequent SR releases of Atlas 8.3)
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Jun092020
Chromeleon: TDS 5.50 (WIN 10) Firmware Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of the latest version of Firmware for the 247 Instrument Controller. This new firmware, version number TDS5.50, is built on the Microsoft Windows 10 LTSC platform and takes advantage of several new features in Windows 10 to form the most secure and most reliable version of 247IC firmware yet available.

TDS 5.50 Firmware

TDS5.50 firmware is based on Windows 10 LTSC and is now available either pre-installed on new 247IC hardware, or as a migration option for existing customers who have 247ICs running WES7 firmware. 

The key new features of the TDS5.50 firmware are:

  • Single platform onto which any supported version of Chromeleon or Atlas can be installed
  • Enhanced multi-layer security model (see attached security guide)
  • Ability to install Chromeleon updates without reimaging
  • Ability to install 3rd party software (with a catalog file)
  • Ability to install Microsoft updates/patches/KBs
  • Automated rollout (CM 7.2.10 onwards) and installation (CM 7.3 onwards)

Supported software versions

The TDS5.50 firmware is supported for use with the following software versions:

  • Chromeleon 7.3 (and subsequent releases of 7.3)
  • Chromeleon 7.2.10 (and subsequent MU releases of 7.2.10)
  • Chromeleon 7.2 SR5 MUj (and subsequent MU releases of 7.2 SR5)
  • Atlas 8.3 SR5 (and subsequent SR releases of Atlas 8.3)
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Jun012020
Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager IDI 12.2

We are very pleased to announce the release of Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager IDI 12.2

SM-IDI is currently being used by a large number of our customers to connect SampleManager to SAP.

SM-IDI will download data from and upload data to SAP. SAP S/4HANA has a number of updates that needed to be developed within SM-IDI for our customer base to keep using the interface in combination with the new SAP S/4 HANA.

SAP S/4HANA OData API Support

SAP S/4HANA comes with a new API, using OData. This API is specific for the cloud version of SAP S/4HANA and is now supported by SM-IDI. The current support using the Netweaver connector will still be in place. The RFC Gateway Connector is removed from SM-IDI and no longer be supported.

SampleManager Workflow support

SampleManager has been using the new workflow engine for many years and finally SM-IDI is able to support those, instead of the Sample Templates (which are also still supported). This introduces a whole list of new capabilities to our customers that use SM-IDI.

Please review the Release Notes for more details.

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May272020
Thermo Fisher™ Platform for Science™ software version 6.1.1

We are pleased to announce the release of Thermo Fisher™ Platform for Science™ software version 6.1.1.

The Platform for Science software v6.1.1 is a new feature release, providing some important enhancements to our performance, security and our integration strategy. This release also includes key defects and issues for our customer base.

New Features

API

Improved Integration Features

  • Increased calls per minute from 30 per user to 300 per user
  • Remove restriction of not being able to be logged into the Platform by means of the UX/UI and have an active API/SDK secession.

Security

Log In and Log Out Features

  • Reduce minimum time for timeout setting to 10 min
  • Redirect user to log in page upon logging out

Performance

Changes in Experiment Publish

  • Changes in experiment publishing process to improve system responsiveness
  • Allows for more scaled user experience
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May062020
Watson 7.5 SP3 Released
Thermo Fisher Scientific is pleased to announce the release of Thermo Scientific™ Watson LIMS™ 7.5 SP3 software.

Watson LIMS 7.5 SP3 software is a Service Pack that addresses a small number of high priority defects.

Please review the Release Notes for a list of resolved defect issues, supported platforms, and installation instructions.

You may download the Software, Release Notes, and updated User Manual from the downloads area.

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May042020
Documentation Update Released for Thermo Scientific™ Watson LIMS™ 7.6.1 Validation Toolkit

The Release Notes document for the Validation Toolkit has been updated and released as Watson LIMS 7.6.1 RU1, Release Update 1. The Watson LIMS 7.6.1 RU1 Validation Kit Release Notes corrects the following information:

  • Corrected the Modified Test Cases table to only show Modified Test Cases. Instead of only Modified Test Cases being listed, this table had previously included all of the Test Cases executed in the Release of Watson LIMS 7.6.1. 
  • In the Software Change Impact Assessment section, changed “required” to “suggested”. 
  • Marked the test ID in italics where Req ID was directly tested. The non-italicized tests indicate regression tests.

The updated Release Notes document is available for download for customers with validation toolkit support from the downloads area.

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Apr222020
Virtual Services to Support Your LIMS Deployment

It is important to us at Thermo Fisher Scientific that we continue to support your laboratory operations during this unprecedented time. Whether you are looking to implement a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or further develop your current LIMS deployment, we are ready to support you. The Digital Science Services team has more than 20 years of experience in providing best-in-class virtual services to our customers and is prepared to lead your team through a virtual LIMS deployment.

Apr032020
Chromeleon 7.2 SR5 MUk Released

This maintenance release is for Chromeleon 7.2 SR5 LTSB (Long Term Service Branch) which addresses high-priority customer-reported issues.

The release also includes:

  • Thermo Scientific Vanquish Core HPLC system – new driver
  • Thermo Scientific TriPlus 500 – driver update to support MS transfer line
  • Thermo Scientific TRACE1300 GC – driver update to support 2nd COM port of GC
  • Thermo Scientific Aquion RFIC – new driver
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Apr012020
Thermo Scientific™ Watson LIMS™ 7.6.1 Validation Toolkit Released

Thermo Fisher Scientific is pleased to announce the release of the Validation Toolkit for Watson 7.6.1.

This Validation Toolkit is available for download for customers with validation toolkit support from the downloads area.

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Mar202020
Thermo Scientific™ Watson LIMS™ software version 7.6.1 Released

Thermo Fisher Scientific is pleased to announce the release of Thermo Scientific™ Watson LIMS™ software version 7.6.1. Please review the Release Notes for more details.

REGULATORY LANDSCAPE

  • CDISC SEND 3.1 domains (PC, PP, LB) to support electronic data submissions
  • Key enhancements to align with the latest issuance of the US FDA Bioanalytical Method Validation guidance document

METHOD AND REPORTING CAPABILITIES

  • Enhancements to the Immune Response Module
  • Normalized response to the Negative Control
  • Confirmation analysis tier for Radio-immunoprecipitation (RIP) assays
  • Refined Controls Reports for RIP assays
  • Enhanced results summary tables
  • Efficient use of Positive Controls for the Confirmation tier
  • Decision tree for Immune Response results, automating and conforming to a common method to select final result

PRODUCT HEALTH

  • Resolution of several defects
  • Refreshed supported environment, including Oracle 19c (long-term support release)

Watson LIMS 7.6.1 is available to supported customers for download now from the downloads page

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Mar132020
Thermo Fisher Scientific Digital Science Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Customer CommunicationPlease follow the link for a letter from our Vice President / General Manager, Richard Milne
Mar052020
Thermo Scientific™ Chromeleon™ CDS version 7.3 Released

It is with great pleasure that we announce the introduction of Thermo Scientific™ Chromeleon™ CDS version 7.3.

The hardware based old license dongle is no longer supported in Chromeleon 7.3 and has been replaced by a license code system. Details about the new license system can be found in the highlighted section below and in the Chromeleon 7.3 release notes.

This announcement only contains a few highlights; for a complete list of new features see the release notes, provided as an attachment. Here are the highlights of Chromeleon 7.3:

Control of Vanquish Core: This release introduces control of the new Thermo Scientific Vanquish Core UHPLC System and the new Vanquish Solvent Monitor. In addition, Chromeleon 7.3 provides diagnostic tests, the ability to schedule a diagnostic test (Health Check) and Method Transfer for the Vanquish Core instrument, as well as User Defined Programs for Vanquish UHPLC instruments.

Smart Audit Trail Review Framework: Chromeleon 7.3 facilitates the review of the data audit trail, by introducing audit trail events for tracking of configurable events in the data audit trail of sequences, including corresponding report tables and a data audit trail query.

Dongle Free Licensing: Licensing in Chromeleon 7.3 has changed from a dongle-based system to a license code system. Customers purchasing a new Chromeleon 7.3 system or upgrading from an earlier version will receive a Chromeleon 7.3 license code. This license code must be entered and activated using the Licenses section of the Chromeleon Administration Console.

Instrument Overview: The Instrument category of the Chromeleon 7 Console includes a new view which shows a status overview of all or of a subset of all the instruments in the Chromeleon domain. For each instrument, the instrument status includes details of any currently acquiring sequence(s), and the status of the instrument queue. Toolbar options allow you to quickly launch eWorkflows for the currently selected instrument or directly access the Queue and ePanel.

Chromeleon 7 Process Analyzer: Chromeleon 7.3 introduces the new Process Analyzer (PA) software, which has previously only been available in Chromeleon 6. Chromeleon 7.3 PA is designed to be similar in user interface and functionality to the Chromeleon 6 based application.

The software and release notes are available for download from the downloads area of the Support Resource Center.

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