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TOPAZ 2019 – Year in Review

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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Happy 40th Birthday to Us!

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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SCAW Annual Winter Conference 2018

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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Strategies for Reporting

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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Elements v 4.3

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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Veterinary Management Webinar

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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