September 20, 2023 - Informatics Tools in Clinical Diagnostics

The clinical diagnostic lab is a unique environment for laboratory informatics. Not only does it have to meet the challenges of laboratory management and instrument communications, but it also has to do it while interacting with patients, physicians, insurance companies and administrative systems through standardized interfaces. LIMS provide a pivotal role in its operations, managing testing and distributing data as needed. [Read More]

September 20, 2023 - Supporting Preclinical Trial Operations with R&D LIMS Configuration

Research and development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries is fast paced and getting faster, while the pressure is on to decrease spending and improve time to market. As the research and development sector evolves, so do the requirements for robust systems that can manage large volumes of data, ensure fulfillment of regulatory requirements, and streamline operations. A laboratory information management system (LIMS) is an important tool in fulfilling those requirements. This blog post will look at some of the ways a LIMS can support your preclinical lab when properly configured. [Read More]

September 20, 2023 - Why flexible plate mapping matters for therapeutic antibody secondary screens

Therapeutic antibodies are a revolutionary drug class that can treat a wide range of diseases. Secondary screens characterize the functional properties of candidate antibodies, narrowing the pool to those most likely to succeed in clinical trials. The wide range of micro-plate based assays that can test hundreds of variables at once requires accurate and complex plate maps that capture a variety of plate re-array options. Using LIMSense™, a modern LIMS from AduroSys, can ensure you keep track of all of your samples and identify the best antibodies for further development. [Read More]

September 20, 2023 - Outsourcing in Life Sciences: A Strategic Approach to Cost Reduction

Companies continually seek innovative strategies to optimize operations in an increasingly competitive, cost-conscious life sciences industry. One such strategy gaining prominence is outsourcing. By enlisting the expertise of external partners, life science companies can focus on their core competencies, streamline operations, and significantly reduce costs. This article will explore five effective methods through which outsourcing can help life science companies reduce expenses. [Read More]

September 20, 2023 - Benefits of Laboratory Courses in Education

Laboratory courses in public and private education support a strong pipeline of upcoming generations in the laboratory and scientific communities. Ultimately, laboratory environments allow students to take a hands-on approach to learning about the world around them, and those educational labs should be celebrated and enhanced to support upcoming generations in laboratory and scientific learning. [Read More]

September 13, 2023 - Introduction to Pharmaceutical Data Items and Their Structure

Structuring the data used in pharmaceutical reporting will reduce the time needed to create reports, eliminate the manual (human) verification of data tables, and ensure error-free submissions. The use of structured data is particularly powerful in Module 3, which includes large, complex sets of data related to product quality. Using a structured approach to data from source to submission improves data integrity, follows ALCOA+, and is a foundation for working towards the ISPE Pharma 4.0™️ initiative. [Read More]

September 13, 2023 - Determining the Best LIMS Vendor for Your Lab

Choosing the best LIMS for your lab  typically starts with an introductory meeting with a LIMS vendor to have a detailed discussion about your laboratory's specific requirements, workflows, and challenges. Asking questions can help you clarify requirements, understand capabilities, evaluate compatibility, assess future levels of support and training, and address any concerns. Here are some key questions laboratories may want to ask when seeking the right LIMS and the best LIMS vendor. [Read More]

September 13, 2023 - QLIMS Case Study: Comvita

In this LIMS case study, we delve into how Comvita faced the challenges of rapid growth and evolving regulations head-on. Let’s discover how QLIMS revolutionized their processes, making data-driven decisions a breeze and boosting productivity by 20%.[Read More]

September 13, 2023 - Therapeutic Antibody Development: The Importance of Plate Map Design

Therapeutic antibodies are now the predominant class of new drugs. Advancing safe, effective antibodies to the clinic requires narrowing a pool of thousands of candidates using igh-throughput microplate-based assays. Designing plate maps for these assays using Excel or outdated digital tools is a time-consuming task prone to error, slowing the screening process and leading to critical errors in data analysis. Using LIMSense, a modern LIMS from AduroSys, can improve data quality, reduce costs, and ensure the most effective antibodies reach patients. [Read More]

September 13, 2023 - 3D Printing: From Plastic to Prime Rib

Today, the process of 3D printing has moved beyond just polymers and plastics. Scientists are using 3D printers to print human tissue, prosthetics, aircraft, automobiles, and even emergency shelters in disaster areas. The next big leap in this technology could be 3D-printed food. But is the technology really expected to reach mainstream suburban kitchens? [Read More]

September 6, 2023 - 28 Signs Your Lab Might Need a LIMS

There comes a point in every lab where data gets scattered across paper files, spreadsheets, and a patchwork of laboratory systems. Manual processes can’t keep up with rising demand. Ultimately, customer satisfaction plummets with profound implications for the lab. All these challenges stem from the way labs manage information. If these 28 signs of laboratory information management challenges look familiar, your lab is ready for a LIMS. [Read More]

September 6, 2023 - True Lab Automation: Utopia for the Life Sciences

Lab automation is transforming the life sciences industry in fields such as synthetic biology and genetic engineering by streamlining processes and supercharging research and development. These advances will transform the practices of medicine, manufacturing, and agriculture, among others. Achieving lab automation may seem like a utopian dream, but it’s not as far off as you think. [Read More]

September 6, 2023 - Separating Data Information within a LIMS

LIMS solutions always consist of an application, which provides the user interface, and an underlying database, which holds all the data securely. One of the features of Matrix Gemini is that it can offer a choice of multiple databases to connect to during startup. Our demonstration system uses this feature to allow us to show potential users the system most appropriate to them. However, this architecture also has benefits for users when it comes to organizing their data. [Read More]

September 6, 2023 - LIMS in the Environmental & Water Industry

Environmental testing laboratories play a pivotal role in safeguarding the quality of elements ranging from the air we inhale to the water we consume. In an era where data precision and ecological responsibility are paramount, LIMS is emerging as a transformative force that streamlines processes, supports regulatory compliance, and elevates sustainability efforts. [Read More]

September 6, 2023 - Want to Safeguard Your Lab Data? Five Questions to Ask Your IT Team or LIMS Vendor

Busy labs collect an incredible amount of data every day. From patient and sample data and test results to information about equipment, reagents, and personnel, data is the foundation of the lab business. So safeguarding this valuable data — maintaining its security and ensuring it is always accessible — is critical. In our last post, we shared four ways to ensure your cloud-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) keeps patient data safe. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at other ways to keep data secure, including data backups, disaster recovery plans, and security audits. [Read More]

September 6, 2023 - Navigating Digital Risk: Understanding Risk Assessment in Lab Software

In today's technologically advanced world, labs rely heavily on software solutions to streamline their operations and improve efficiency. However, with the adoption of digital systems comes the need for assessing and mitigating the associated risks. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of risk assessment in lab software and understand its significance in ensuring a safe and effective working environment. We discuss the intricacies of risk assessment, its key components, and the role it plays in the validation process. [Read More]

September 6, 2023 - The Role of Food and Beverage Stability Testing

With the wide range of food and beverage products the consumer has available, they need assurance that the items they purchase are safe and will last on their shelves or in their refrigerators and freezers until they reach their use-by dates. That is the role that shelf life and stability testing play in the marketplace. That work can be assisted by automated testing, which in turn can be managed by a well-designed informatics system, such as LabLynx ELab LIMS, to organize, manage, and report the process of testing protocols. [Read More]

August 30, 2023 - Look Ma, No Hands! The Future of Hands-free Technology in the Lab

Hands-free technology has come a long way since Bluetooth headsets first appeared in 1999. Advancements in voice recognition and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the way we interact with devices. Future advances in hands-free technology will bring exciting possibilities to various lab settings across every industry. In this blog post, we’ll look at how hands-free technology in the lab began, where it is today, and what it may do for the lab of the future. [Read More]

August 30, 2023 - A Fully Integrated View of LIMS for Manufacturing R&D

In the case of a manufacturing R&D laboratory serving a range of clients not only as an R&D resource but also as a quality and support/troubleshooting partner, there comes a time when the ever-increasing stockpiles of project documentation in the form of spreadsheets and, even worse, paper, become an unmanageable drain on staff resources, efficiency and therefore an unacceptable cost of time and money. This can be remedied with LabLynx's fully integrated LIMS solution. [Read More]

August 30, 2023 - Mastering the Art of Vendor Selection: A Comprehensive Guide

In today's competitive landscape, labs face the challenge of finding the right vendor to meet their growing software needs. However, for many smaller labs without internal development resources, relying on commercial vendors becomes a necessity. The process of vendor selection can be daunting, especially considering the wide range of options available. In this blog post, we'll dive into the intricacies of vendor selection, exploring the critical steps and considerations to ensure a successful partnership. [Read More]
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