The rate of data generation is increasing exponentially in today’s technology driven world. This is especially true for R&D activities in the life sciences, where technologies like next generation sequencing (NGS) are creating terabytes of genomics data in a single run... [Read More]
The fragmentation of cannabis regulations poses a particular challenge for multi-state cannabis testing labs. Although the industry and state regulators are trying to align requirements and standards, testing labs still lose many of the benefits of multi-state operations. CannaQA is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that can help multi-state laboratories...
The Agile methodology is one of the most common project management methods for software development, and for good reason. Its iterative nature lends itself to an ideal build process. Add clearly-defined team roles and a lightweight Scrum framework—with short, focused bursts of work called Sprints, which typically last 1–4 weeks... [Read More]
SCC Soft Computer’s SoftLab® version 4.0.9 has achieved 2015 Edition ONC Health IT certification as a Health IT Module. The 2015 Edition Certification Program supports a diverse health IT system, including but not limited to EHR technology, and crosses the care continuum to include a broader range of care settings.
If you are planning to upgrade your LIMS, renew your LIMS or implement a LIMS at your laboratory…? Realize that there is a realistic alternative for the LIMS products you already know! Take a look at QLIMS….if you are looking for a product instead an endless project and want to spend your money on Science not on Software. [Read More]
Whenever we speak to clients about the needs and pain points in their laboratories, there is one topic that always comes up: Laboratory Data Management. What is interesting is that not all of our clients have the same definition of laboratory data management.
Autoscribe Informatics is delighted to announce that it has appointed Axis Solutions Africa as our distributor in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi to sell, configure and support the Matrix family of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) products.
In this 2021 paper published in Frontiers in Chemistry, Myers et al. of Restek and Verity Analytics provide details of their research on better terpene analysis methods in Cannabis plant materials. The research focused on " the more traditional headspace syringe (HS syringe) and liquid injection syringe (LI syringe) approaches" compared to two more modern approaches to terpene analysis: HS-solid-phase microextraction Arrow (HS-SPME Arrow) and DI-SPME Arrow. After describing their experiments and results, the authors made multiple conclusions. First, they found "that DI-SPME Arrow performed better than HS-SPME Arrow; however, both of these approaches outperformed HS syringe for the extraction and analyses of terpenes." However, their results that LI syringe proved best, though not without some considerations concerning instrument uptime, compared to other methods. They also make a number of recommendations to cannabis laboratories and scientific researchers based upon their findings in order to "improve the science of cannabis testing."
This is an advanced University of Adelaide-created course that is released on the edX platform, and is part of a university MicroMasters Program. The scheduled 10-week course is designed to help learners to better "apply computational thinking in data science" using tools such as "mathematical representations, probabilistic and statistical models, dimension reduction and Bayesian models." The course is free; a certificate of completion costs $249. The course requires on average eight to 10 hours a week of effort. Access to the class is on-demand.