bioMérieux Inc, Durham, NC, will make its next-generation data management software, Observa noninterfaced version 3, available to customers within the blood bank industry. The Windows XP platform software consolidates data and results from the automated BacT/Alert 3D microbial detection device. This system upgrade will be available to all blood centers, starting third quarter 2007. The software offers the convenience of monitoring multiple data from a single workstation. This feature can possibly help reduce production costs and improve data management. The software will provide blood bank laboratories with 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and audit tracking to improve system security and confidence.