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02/08/2023 - Managing Security Fatigue in the Laboratory

Cybersecurity plays a more prominent role in today’s laboratories. Digitalization, remote work, and cloud applications make labs more connected and vulnerable to security breaches. Strong password policies and multi-factor authentication (MFA) improve security, though at a price. Security practices force laboratory workers to enter log-in credentials several times an hour, interrupting their workflows throughout the day. The resulting security fatigue frustrates people and leads to behaviors that can undermine security. [Read More]


02/08/2023 - Autoscribe Showcases Updated LIMS Technology at PITTCON

Matirx Gemini LIMS v601 374w X280hAt PITTCON 2023, visitors to the Autoscribe Informatics booth will see the key developments introduced to our flagship Matrix Gemini LIMS since the last PITTCON. The world’s most configurable Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has been further enhanced with a completely new web-based user interface as well as other significant changes and improvements. [Read More]


02/08/2023 - Global Battle to Rule Microchip Manufacturing

COVID-19 impacted the supply of diagnostic testing needs like specimen tubes, personal protective equipment, and reagents. While demand for these supplies remains high, clinical diagnostic labs and healthcare testing facilities are not the only businesses impeded by supply shortages in the wake of the pandemic. Nearly every piece of electronic equipment used in the world relies on semiconductors (also referred to as integrated circuits or microchips), from cell phones and microwaves to pacemakers and automobiles. A global battle is being waged to boost the manufacturing of microchips and profit from the demand from nearly every market segment. [Read More]


02/08/2023 - Digital Transformation: A Unified Platform Approach For Data Intelligence for Scientific Enterprises

Last June, the L7 Team attended Future Labs Live in Basel.  Listen to Vasu Rangadass, Ph.D., L7 Informatics’ President and Chief Executive Officer, as he talks about digital transformation and the benefits of a unified platform approach for data intelligence for scientific enterprises.  [Read More]


02/08/2023 - Enhancing the scientific lab experience Part 2: The data-centric environment

This two-part blog series explores how to use LIMS to enhance the overall scientific experience. In our last blog, we focused on how flexible interaction with LIMS can improve the lab-centric environment . This time, we delve into how data-centric elements play a role. One of the main benefits of embracing digital transformation in the laboratory is better management, analysis, and tracking of data, contributing to the overall scientific experience. [Read More]


02/08/2023 - Key Considerations When Evaluating Pharmacovigilance System Providers (Part 2)

Your safety program will be impacted by the system and provider you choose for years to come. Although system functionality frequently predominates in selection criteria, we have learned to consider key attributes of each candidate system vendor as early in the selection process as possible before selecting the best fit. [Read More]


02/08/2023 - A Quick Look at How Instrument Data is Captured in Logilab ELN

In pretty much all laboratories, data capture from different types of instruments plays a vital role in their operations in terms of quality and compliance with requirements, standards and regulations. Traditionally, lab personnel recorded instrument data manually. But as the number of instruments used started to increase, and the volume of instrument data generated started to exponentially increase, human errors arising in the process of manual recording became inevitable. [Read More]


02/08/2023 - Astrix to Sponsor Lab of the Future 2023 in Boston

The Lab of the Future Congress USA is back in Boston for 9-10 March 2023.  Following the sell-out 2022 event, we have moved to the larger Renaissance Boston Waterfront to support the growth of the Congress. Join us and hundreds of life science research leaders for the most innovative and best attended congress on the future of biopharma R&D. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

01/31/2023 - Avoidance of operational sampling errors in drinking water analysis

This 2022 journal article published in AQUA - Water infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society sees Fernandes et al. presenting a computerized "system for reporting and learning from adverse events" in water sampling and analysis laboratories. The work was prompted by "a high frequency of adverse events in connection with sampling" at the Water Laboratory of Santiago do Cacém Municipality in Portugal. After introducing the topic of water quality testing and work related to using artificial intelligence (AI) in that testing, the authors describe their method of using a Eindhoven Classification Model (ECM) within the scope of ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. They then discuss the results of their software-based approach and conclude that their modular adverse event reporting and learning system has many strengths, particularly in that it "allows knowledge extraction, i.e., the identification of the main failure causes, possible trends, areas requiring improvement plans, or changes in procedures."

 Upcoming Webinars

02/27/2023 - Webinar: Robots in the lab – Learn how automation can streamline your workflow


02/22/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Connecting Science: How an Open and Collaborative Network Transforms Biopharma


02/15/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Case Intake: Key Considerations When Evaluating Solutions

 Bid Opportunities

12/31/2023 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Laboratory eTools Repository


03/10/2023 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for Medical Examiner's Office


03/08/2023 - Request for Proposal: College of Veterinary Medicine Electronic Medical Record System


02/13/2023 - Sources Sought: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for expansion of Baytek BLISS QCPlus


02/10/2023 - Request for Quotation: DOSD and DOW Lab Information Management System (LIMS) Upgrade


02/10/2023 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Trade and Forensic Activities