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Our team here at TOPAZ Technologies is excited to announce the newest edition to the TOPAZ Elements Suite: Animal Breeding. TOPAZ Elements encompasses all the tools you need to efficiently and effectively manage protocols. Now with the addition of our new Animal Breeding Module, you can leverage your existing census data and improve workflows throughout …

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2019 Was Kinda Nuts… The perpetually novel landscape of biomedical research is well suited to the dynamic environment of software development. The kinetic energy of both disciplines proves a challenging and rewarding space. In 2019, there were significant breakthroughs in the treatment of prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell anemia, and even the cantankerous kindergarten …

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Topaz Mobile Census applications

In a recent blog post, we mentioned the importance of having accurate census data and how the TOPAZ Mobile Census application is a key part of this picture. The Mobile Census application has been around, in one form or another, for over 20 years. For a while it was called, rather snappily, TOPAZ Tracks, complete …

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2019 is the 40th anniversary of the founding of TOPAZ! Our predecessor—GCS— was founded in Norman, Oklahoma in 1979, with the first contract being to provide the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with an animal resource cost accounting system. The company incorporated as GCS (General Computer Systems) in 1981. Census and barcoding capabilities were …

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TOPAZ is excited, once again, to be attending the SCAW Annual Winter Conference. It’s held in San Antonio every year at the lovely Menger Hotel on the Riverwalk. For us, that’s an easy drive down I-35 from Austin! This year’s meeting is December 3rd-4th. SCAW is The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare, which mainly focuses on outreach …

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Providing reports for users of software applications can be a difficult compromise for software developers. There is no point collecting data if it cannot be reported in a useful way, yet every user has their own ideas and requirements for reporting.  There is also, to some extent, a trade off between the flexibility of a system, and …

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One of the main features in the new version of Elements is the inclusion of Vet Management data into the TOPAZ Reporter module.  For any users who are unaware, TOPAZ Reporter is a very powerful report design tool that customers can use to develop their own reports and dashboards.  The Reporter data resides in a separate database …

Elements v4.3 brings together Veterinary Management with TOPAZ Reporter Read More »

TOPAZ officially releases v 4.3 of Elements on Friday July 27th.  We’ll be working with customers to implement the upgrade over the coming weeks. Version 4.3 continues our recent focus on enhancing both the Veterinary Management module and the TOPAZ Reporter module.  In this version, you will be able to access Vet Management data within Reporter, to …

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As you may have noticed over the past few months, TOPAZ has been focusing considerable efforts on improving our customer engagement and interaction. This has been an exciting summer for TOPAZ, as we have conceived and thoughtfully developed our presence on numerous social media outlets, including twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Beyond simply building awareness of …

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We’ve talked a lot recently (in blog posts, on the website) about the Veterinary Management module of TOPAZ Elements and there’s been a lot of interest in how this module can help with compliance, animal care and communication within the vet team and with researchers.  We have a couple of case studies on the website that …

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