May 24, 2023 - How to Develop an Effective Data Governance Strategy in the Pharma and Biotech Industry – Part 1

More so than with other industries, developing an effective data governance strategy is critical for Pharma and biotech companies. It’s imperative that data is accurate, complete, reusable, and secure. Without proper governance, compliance could be at risk with agency regulations and data quality, accuracy, user access, reuse, and reliability may be jeopardized, and this could impact the organization’s data-driven decisions across drug development, clinical operations, and commercial. [Read More]

May 24, 2023 - Laboratory Informatics Systems Help Eliminate Data Entry Errors

While data entry is a normal part of laboratory work, how you do it matters in terms of overall operational performance. Labs may begin with manual data entry, but they will quickly discover that the cost of that process is going to be excessive in the long run. This is another example where automation using systems like an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) or a LIMS, like LabLynx’s ELab LIMS, can streamline lab operations, reduce overall operating costs, and better use people's skills and capabilities. [Read More]

May 24, 2023 - How Can Laboratory Informatics Management Systems benefit from using AI & ML?

In today’s dynamic world of scientific research and laboratory processes, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. As technology continues to advance, so does the need for efficient & effective management of laboratory operations. Today, most laboratories have shifted from using traditional paper-based systems to lab informatics solutions to manage day to day lab processes while maintaining data integrity & compliances with a multitude of regulatory requirements. [Read More]

May 24, 2023 - The Benefits of APIs in LIMS Applications

Untitled design (1)The real power of LIMS can be unlocked when it is integrated with other software systems used by laboratories. This is where APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) come in – they allow LIMS applications to communicate with other software systems and devices, enabling a seamless flow of data and workflows across the laboratory ecosystem. [Read More]

May 24, 2023 - Why is Digital Environmental Monitoring Important for Pharma Labs

Pharma products are produced under strictly controlled conditions. Processing areas must be free from contamination. Microbial data collection and analysis play a critical role in ensuring the quality of such conditions. This data comes from samples of surfaces, air, water, and personnel in a clean space. Environmental monitoring (EM) is a process that helps monitor sterile and non-sterile drug products. EM provides data on the quality of the environment during batch manufacturing. [Read More]

May 24, 2023 - What Is LIMS? Everything You Need to Know

A Laboratory Information Management System, otherwise known as LIMS, is a comprehensive, software-based solution to maximize a laboratory’s efficiencies through centralized workflow. From specimen preparation to final report release, a LIMS is designed to simplify a lab’s day-to-day operations while reducing the risk of mistakes through paperless operations. [Read More]

May 24, 2023 - L7’s Vasu Rangadass Is Creating Unified Systems in Healthcare

At L7 Informatics, Vasu Rangadass aims to reduce drug manufacturing costs, streamline operations, and, above all, help patients and providers alike. [Read More]

May 24, 2023 - Higher Education’s Hands-On Study of Metals and Mining

The aging workforce, looming retirement of baby boomers, and lack of new talent entering the industry will have a huge impact on the global mining workforce. Despite the limited number of programs, there are some amazing opportunities across the country for students to learn about the mineral and mining industry and work in state-of-the-art underground mining laboratories. [Read More]

May 17, 2023 - Align Your LIMS and Org Chart to Optimize Lab Performance

When deploying your LIMS, the LabLynx team helps align your solution with your lab’s organizational structure. We work with you to identify the user profiles, management tools, and approval processes that your lab needs to run more efficiently. Once implemented, your LIMS administrators can easily reconfigure these capabilities to reflect new personnel or reporting structures. [Read More]

May 17, 2023 - Modern Analytics Applied to Public Health

In today’s world, analytics is more important than ever and an essential part of public health. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, public and health officials need to stay current, monitor trends, and make informed decisions with every tool available, especially those using data. In this article, we present concrete examples and discuss how two seasoned analytics techniques—forecasting and heat mapping—can be reapplied in new ways that weren’t available during past pandemics. [Read More]

May 17, 2023 - Cloud-based LIMS – Questions you Need to Ask Prospective Providers

Data center pexels brett sayles 4508751There is such a variety of information available about cloud-based LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) solutions that it is time we tried to fill in the gaps and move away from the marketing hype. We hope this article will clarify some possible misconceptions, open a few eyes, and arm you with the questions you and your IT team should be asking about cloud-based LIMS. [Read More]

May 17, 2023 - White Paper – 6 Key Considerations When Selecting a Safety System

We are at an interesting time in today’s Pharmacovigilance (PV) landscape as there are several new systems coming to market as well as significant upgrades to systems already in the market. A strong Pharmacovigilance (PV) selection process will set you up for not only a system that meets your requirements but also a successful implementation. [Read More]

May 17, 2023 - QLIMS Business Intelligence – 2

pexels-tima-miroshnichenko-9574567Welcome to the second part of our series on QLIMS Business Intelligence. In our previous article, we focused on Dashboards, Visualisations, and the powerful Kibana. In this second part of our QLIMS series, we will delve into the platform’s SaaS solution, maintenance, and development. [Read More]

May 17, 2023 - Consumer Complacency with Food Safety Alerts

We rely on food testing labs to guarantee the security of our food supply chain at all points within the food distribution system. Food-borne illness outbreaks can have disastrous consequences and implications for public health, but what notification systems exist for these scenarios? Does the consumer even consider these notifications before acting? [Read More]

May 17, 2023 - Astrix Podcast – Insights to Succeed Throughout the Regulatory Information Management (RIM) Journey

Ensuring timely and accurate Regulatory submissions can be a daunting task.  The volume of processes, systems, and supporting tools needed to plan, track, author, publish, and submit to Health Authorities can be staggering. The process can be more complex when global affiliates require Rest of World (ROW) submissions. [Read More]

May 17, 2023 - LIMS for Research Laboratories

Managing the day-to-day operations of a research laboratory is a very challenging task. It requires speed, efficiency, and flexibility to keep up in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. This being why an advanced Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is essential in helping research labs streamline operations while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity. [Read More]

May 10, 2023 - An Introduction to MES and Its Importance to the Precision Therapeutics Value Chain

Precision therapeutics refers to the new classes of treatments that have been developed to treat diseases with specific characteristics, whether it be genetic defects, immunological deficiencies, or molecular profiles. MES as part of a manufacturing operations management application suite can intensely improve problems in manufacturing precision therapeutics. [Read More]

May 10, 2023 - How the LabLynx LIMS Helps Labs Achieve Good Laboratory Practice

Good laboratory practice, or GLP, is a quality system of management concerned with the organizational process and conditions of non-clinical laboratory testing. The most central elements of GLP are record-keeping and the maintenance of attributable, original, accurate, and traceable reports and critical documents. Adding a laboratory information management system (LIMS) to any lab can help easily meet the requirements to ensure GLP adherence. [Read More]

May 10, 2023 - Navigating the Complexities of Informed Consent Writing: Tips and Strategies for Clinical Researchers

Clinical research involving human subjects is crucial for the development of new treatments, drugs, and therapies, but it must be conducted in an ethical manner that protects the rights and well-being of the participants. Informed consent is the cornerstone of ethical research, requiring that participants or donors are provided with sufficient information about the study to make an informed decision about whether to participate or not. [Read More]

May 10, 2023 - QLIMS Business Intelligence – Part 1

Data has become an invaluable asset for organisations, including laboratory data.  However, accessing laboratory data has been a challenge, as many LIMS applications rely on outdated technologies and systems. But with the advent of modern data analysis tools like Business Intelligence (BI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), the field of data science has become more accessible. In this blog article, we will explore QLIMS Business Intelligence  which helps organisations to visualise the data and convert it into knowledge. This is the first part of our series on QLIMS BI. Stay tuned for the second part. [Read More]
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