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LIMS Selection Guide for Food Safety and Quality

 Featured Content

What is the importance of a manufacturing related laboratory to society?

Manufacturing-related labs serve as the epicenter of research, development, and quality assurance. They permeate every aspect of our lives, from innovative devices we use at home to ground-breaking medicines to the eco-friendly and energy-efficient solutions that contribute to a better planet. These labs drive technological advancements, further healthcare solutions, and help keep society safe. [Read More]

10 Reasons to Validate Your Quality Management System (QMS)

The goal of a manufacturing department is to get the product out the door on time and within specifications. With large batches of products being produced, some sort of quality management system (QMS) is needed to ensure the best and most compliant product is delivered to consumers. A QMS may start out as a paper-based system and slowly transition to a spreadsheet, but without a fully automated and validated system, manufacturers risk security and compliance issues. [Read More]

Single Sign On, Federated Identity, A Useful Alternative to Endless Passwords

Organizations are under attack from data hackers and ransomware on an almost daily basis. We have extended and enhanced user identity checking functionality in Matrix Gemini LIMS to support federated identity providers such as Azure and Okta. [Read More]

Industries in LIMS – PART 2

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are transforming multiple industries, not just one. In this blog post, we’ll explore the various industries where LIMS is playing a crucial role by revolutionising processes and ensuring compliance with strict standards.  Before delving into the examination of industries, let’s not forget that there are many new and upcoming industries, as well as emerging scientific technologies, that can be explored and supported by LIMS. [Read More]

Sixth Release of Matrix Gemini LIMS Highlights a Year of Rapid Enhancements

Autoscribe Informatics announces the release of Matrix Gemini version 6.11. In the past twelve months there have been 6 new software releases. It is a testament to the agile approach of the development team that fully tested releases are available on average every two months. New or improved features in the last twelve months include: extended federated identity management, an improved web portal allowing authorized clients access to our customers’ systems, and improved support for custom field functionality. [Read More]

How can science majors build a profession in Lab Informatics?

There is a gap between the goals of science education and the "ready to work" background wanted by science-based industry employers. This overview of major laboratory informatics in industrial research and service laboratories explores the diverse applications of artificial intelligence in scientific and lab contexts, spanning fields like image analysis, predictive analytics, robotics, data mining, spectroscopy, and more. [Read More]

Translating Research Processes into Manufacturing Therapeutic Outcomes

Translating research processes into manufacturing therapeutics involves a complex and highly regulated journey from the laboratory to large-scale production. Informatics systems play a crucial role in managing and optimizing this transition. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

11/28/2023 - Potency and safety analysis of hemp-derived delta-9 products: The hemp vs. cannabis demarcation problem

In this 2023 paper published in the Journal of Cannabis Research, Johnson et al. examine the current state of hemp-derived delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) products on the U.S. market after the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Noting discrepancies and loopholes in the legislation, the authors performed laboratory analyses on 53 hemp-derived Δ9-THC products from 48 brands, while also examining aspects such as age verification, labeling consistency, and comparison of reported company values vs. analyzed values. After describing their methodology and results, the authors conclude that "the legal status of hemp-derived Δ9-THC products in America essentially permits their open sale while placing very few requirements on the companies selling them." The end result includes finding, for example, products "that have 3.7 times the THC content of edibles in adult-use states," as well as inaccurately labeled products.

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