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University of Lübeck chooses tick@lab as its software platform for shared animal management

Lübeck / Darmstadt - Aug 17, 2012

a-tune software AG provides innovative data management solutions for research and development institutes. Today, the company announced that the University of Lübeck has chosen its a-tune tick@lab software platform for the management of lab animals and breeding colonies.

The University of Lübeck will use tick@lab to facilitate the flow of information between the persons involved with the animals. The program will enable the university to optimise operational processes in animal management, and to automate documentation and invoicing. Most importantly, the new solution will enable the university to fully comply with all statutory requirements.
“We were looking for a complete solution that would cover the various operational and regulatory aspects of animal management. Equally important for us, however, were technical considerations, as the software needed to be compatible with a range of terminal devices such as PCs, Macs, and tablets. This was necessary to ensure that our “clients”, i.e. the researchers working at our university, would be able to access their data (such as applications, orders or breeding documents) at all times,” explains Dr. Barthel Schmelting, head of the shared animal facilities and animal welfare officer. “The animal facilities at our university are under considerable pressure to meet the demands of various stakeholders. On the one hand, researchers need our support for their increasingly complex models and on the other hand, we must meet ever more stringent legal requirements while keeping costs down. With tick@lab, we have found a platform that will make a real difference in our daily work.”

Andreas Staubi, director of a-tune software AG, is aware of the latest developments: “We currently see a trend at European universities towards integrated systems that cover all relevant processes in relation to lab animal management and research. We look forward to implementing our tick@lab solution at the University of Lübeck, providing the institution with an integrated yet flexible software product that enables it to tackle future challenges, for example, in connection with the implementation of EU 2010/63.”

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.


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