Since 1990, Carmel has been providing Lab Notebook capturing services for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industry on a national scale. From the tried-and-true microfilm based archival system to the highly specialized digital imaging format, Carmel will customize a Lab Notebook backup, storage and retrieval system to suit your requirements.
Microfilm remains the most cost-effective method today for the archival capture of Lab Notebooks. Microfilm remains universally accepted in courts of law and maintains an archival rating in excess of 100 years. Coupled with an index, retrieval of a desired notebook resident on microfilm is exact and accessible. Scanned images generated from microfilm can be delivered in the Adobe PDF/A scheme for viewing, or printing.
It is important to note specific drawbacks to the microfilming of Lab Notebooks:
- Gray, Color dynamics are lost
- Retrieval equipment proves costly to purchase and maintain
- Microfilm is a perfect archival format: expeditious access to microfilmed notebooks is not practical
Carmel’s digital imaging of Lab Notebooks generates the highest possible quality available. No means of capture today surpasses that generated via the digital imaging process. All gray and color scales are superbly captured to represent an exact duplicate of the original image.
Our process is portable and we establish a workstation in your facility to obviate the potential liability involved in the shipment of sensitive Lab Notebooks. We perform 100% of the capture at your site. Whether the selected method is archival microfilm, active digital imaging, or both, your Lab Notebooks physically never leave your facility. This approach serves to protect the integrity of the critical Lab Notebook, upon which so much depends.