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University of Duisburg-Essen chooses tick@lab for its centralised lab animal facilities

Essen / Darmstadt - Aug 23, 2012

a-tune software AG provides innovative data management solutions for research and development institutes. Today, the company announced that the University of Duisburg-Essen has chosen the a-tune tick@lab software platform for the management of its lab animal facilities.

tick@lab will provide the institution with a central platform for the control of the operational processes and the documentation of all animal facilities at the university. The system will be accessible to employees in charge of the animals as well as to researchers who can use it to monitor their breeding lines, and to post and track service requests.

“Efficient communication with all parties involved with the animals is essential for our facility, as it allows us to support the research teams at the university and the affiliated clinics in the most effective manner. In the past, we spent a lot of time preparing lists and tables for our clients, while many employees were fully occupied with answering queries from researchers and labs,” explains Dr. Gero Hilken, professor and head of the central animal lab in Essen.

“Equally important for us are the system’s invoicing functions. With tick@lab, the costs of our animal-related services are automatically compiled as we proceed with our day-to-day work. We will thus be able to provide our clients with detailed statements at no extra cost to us.”

“We are, of course, delighted to welcome the University of Duisburg-Essen among the tick@lab users,” says Andreas Staubi, director of a-tune software AG. “Over the past few weeks, we have had the pleasure to welcome a number of new university departments to our user group. All our new clients tell us that cost pressure, the regulatory environment and the ever greater demands on the part of scientists have led them to realise that they need a solution that would bring all their processes and data together. Luckily, they found just such a solution in our tick@lab software.”

tick@lab is the software platform from a-tune software AG designed for the management of lab animal facilities. It covers all stages of a research project, from the drafting and examination of applications and notifications to the ordering of animals, stock management, and breeding protocols. Crucially, the software also provides the documentation for the project, and enables users to retrieve reports and statistics as required by law.

Thanks to its flexible architecture and the consistent use of web technology, tick@lab can easily be adapted to meet specific requirements. The software can be used on any terminal device (PC, notebook, iPad, tablet computer) with a web browser.


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