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Lonza KTP

Lonza lab

lonza lab Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Lonza have a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with IT Innovation and the School of Chemistry at the University of Southampton for assistance in deploying a commercial electronic data management and execution solution across their business.

Following extensive analysis and design work, tablet computers running software from IDBS, a global, independent, data management, analytics and modelling software provider, are being deployed at Lonza. The tablets run IDBS' Bioprocess Execution System which stores all data produced during the laboratory process in-house.

Lonza tablet

Lonza tablet IT Innovation is providing expert knowledge in resolving specific technical challenges on integrating system components with the holistic system, structuring data and meta-data for good management and retrieval practices, inputting know-how to the business processes design used for 'define-create-test', as well as ad hoc technical support. This work continues IT Innovation's long-standing collaboration with the School of Chemistry in the e-Science domain, and is providing an opportunity to explore the differences between academic and commercial laboratory practice and how that affects the requirements and constraints on the underlying IT solutions.

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The Lonza KTP is supported by funding from the UK Technology Programme.