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 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics - 2024 Edition

 Featured Content

How does a LIMS benefit microbiological sampling and testing in the food and beverage industry?

Microbiology labs are critical in ensuring food and beverage safety. A purpose-built LIMS helps streamline operations for food-safety-oriented microbiology labs with well-developed and standardized sampling and test methods. Factors like flexibility, data integrity, and integration capabilities with monitoring devices help enhance efficiency, data integrity, and regulatory compliance. [Read More]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) within LIMS and the Laboratory

A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) provides the central repository for data produced in the laboratory. Mining that data using artificial intelligence (AI) allows managers to make decisions based on insights. But what do we mean by AI, when and how can a laboratory start to incorporate it in its processes, and when will it be all pervasive in the laboratory? [Read More]

Looking for a LIMS? Here Are the Top 5 Things to Consider

With countless systems, complex workflows, and vast amounts of data, navigating the complex world of informatics is enough to make your head spin. Homegrown systems and disconnected data silos decrease productivity and increase risk in already complicated industries. Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are essential for productivity in laboratory testing, helping teams manage samples, workflows, and inventory to keep processes and workflows moving forward. [Read More]

Envision the Lab of the Future with an AI-enabled Digital Lab Assistant

Interconnected systems and data are what the future lab will run on. If you want to bring your lab into the future, an AI-enabled and voice-powered digital lab assistant like LabTwin can be a foundational step. LabTwin’s 95% accuracy with voice capture means that you can be confident that your data is accurately transcribed. In this blog post, you’ll learn how the AI features in LabTwin can help when you adopt a digital lab assistant to bring your organization closer to the Lab of the Future today. [Read More]

Five Ways a LIMS can Improve your Lab

A well-deployed LIMS can have a myriad of benefits for your R&D laboratory.  From operational efficiency to speed to market, LIMS can play a vital role in these and other mission critical business and scientific processes.  This white paper takes a close look at some of the key ways in which a LIMS should be deployed and used to reap the most benefit in your lab. [Read More]

AI in a Research and Development Lab: Are We There Yet?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term we see and hear a lot nowadays. It is associated with the things surrounding us daily: home electronics, cars, public transportation, shopping, etc. Has this trend reached the benches of the general research and development (R&D) lab yet? Can AI make the lives of R&D lab analysts easier? Well, yes, but not in all aspects of the work—at least not yet. This blog looks at potential applications of AI in R&D labs today and where it might still need to improve. [Read More]

Cloud hosted LIMS - 10 Things to Know Before You Jump

The choice of whether to keep your LIMS and its associated data local to the laboratory and on-premise, or remotely in the cloud, is a more complex choice than it may seem. Autoscribe Informatics took the opportunity in a recent webinar to discuss the much-misunderstood subject of cloud hosted laboratory software solutions. Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are the heart of any modern laboratory, recording and storing all sample and associated meta data, as well as inventory, quality, staff training, and instrumentation information in one place. [Read More]

Trends in LIMS

LIMS are evolving rapidly, driven by technological advancements and the changing needs of modern laboratories. Keeping up with these trends is crucial for laboratories looking to enhance their efficiency, data management, and compliance. In this article, we’ll explore some of the trends in LIMS. [Read More]

What types of testing occur within a materials testing lab?

Materials testing is as diverse as the available material types and industrial applications of those material types, and such testing is found across a wide variety of domains. from automotive and aerospace to metals and rubbers. Materials science testing methodologies can be divided into destructive or non-destructive analysis of physical, mechanical, chemical and biological properties. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

02/20/2024 - Knowledge of internal quality control for laboratory tests among laboratory personnel working in a biochemistry department of a tertiary care center: A descriptive cross-sectional study

In this brief study by Mishra et al. in the Journal of Nepal Medical Association, the level of knowledge of internal quality control (IQC) in the Department of Biochemistry, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), a tertiary care center, is explored. Noting the importance of laboratory quality control and knowledge of IQC to patient outcomes, the authors conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study of its laboratory staff (n=20), asking questions related to "the understanding of the purpose of IQC, the types of control materials, various control charts, how and when IQC should be performed, and interpretations of the Levey-Jennings Chart using the Westgard rule." The authors concluded from their results were inline with other studies conducted in similar environments (25% had adequate knowledge of IQC), their facility had work to do in improving IQC knowledge and quality management systems more broadly. They add: "Hence, providing training opportunities on laboratory IQC can be reflected as a necessity in our current laboratory set-up. This could add value to the knowledge of IQC on laboratory personnel to ensure that the reports generated within the laboratory are accurate, reliable, and reproducible."

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