September 14, 2020 - COVID Testing for Schools and Universities

COVID Testing for Schools and Universities

With COVID-19 on the rise in many universities and schools around the country, many of these institutions are searching for ways to keep their students, faculty, and staff safe this school year. With the spread of the virus increasing amongst young people, the pressure for quick and accurate testing and reporting is also on the rise. LabLynx has been leading the way to meet the needs of these…

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September 8, 2020 - Case Study: LabVantage LIMS Biobanking Validation for a Contract Research Organization

A contract research organization (CRO) providing full-service clinical development services to biopharmaceutical and medical device sponsors was interested in implementing one centralized system to manage their biorepository. They choose to install the LabVantage pre-packaged LIMS designed for biobanking (LabVantage Biobanking), as this system is pre-configured to address all aspects of biorepository management.

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September 8, 2020 - Lab Lessons from COVID-19: Best-of-Breed Systems Enable Stronger Response

The lab is the command post in the fight against COVID-19.

If your organization is considering a shift from best-of-breed laboratory technology to  an enterprise-wide system and EHR with a patchwork of add-on applications, now is an  important time to elevate this question: During a pandemic, is it fiscally responsible to  spend millions moving away from best-of-breed laboratory systems that work?

Read more  in our blog post, Best-of-Breed Systems Enable Stronger Response

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September 8, 2020 - See why Genomic Prediction Chose Exemplar

Genomic Prediction a clinical laboratory which provides advanced genetic testing to reduce the risk of disease and improve the health outcome of newborns chose Exemplar as their clinical LIMS.

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September 1, 2020 - Clouds or Clods? Software as a Service in GxP Regulated Laboratories

Clouds or Clods?This blog will discuss some of the regulatory risks involved in using a cloud software service provider, or Software as a Service (SaaS). If you take this route, will you be floating on a cloud or just a clod? A clod is defined as a lump of earth or a stupid person—I leave it to you to decide whether these definitions apply, after you finish reading.

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September 1, 2020 - Laboratory Informatics Webcast Series – The Digital Laboratory: What the Future Holds

Astrix Technology Group has been helping scientific organizations implement and integrate new informatics systems in the laboratory since 1995.   Astrix partners with many of the industry leaders in this space and have brought them together for a one of kind webcast series that will delve into the future of lab informatics and technology.

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September 1, 2020 - Starting & Scaling COVID-19 Testing – The Experience of Los Angeles County

The Sunquest Physician Portal for COVID-19 supports rapid receipt of orders and delivery of results for COVID-19 testing. Read in our latest blog post how the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has ramped up testing and is using automation to scale  for volume and complexity.


August 18, 2020 - Sunquest Provides Continuous Suppport Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Sunquest is here to continuously and seamlessly support the business operations of the lab amid the COVID-19 pandemic. From molecular LIMS support, to orders and results automation, to reporting, to broader-scale disease surveillance, we are proud to offer COVID-19 resources across the spectrum of the laboratory workflow.

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August 18, 2020 - Importing Spreadsheets and CSV Files into LabVantage LIMS

Two of the most popular file formats used in science settings are Excel spreadsheets and CSV (Comma Separated Value) files. So, it comes as no surprise to hear that they are heavily relied on in the laboratory informatics market as well. Teams using a LIMS frequently collaborate on analyzing test result data, which often involves columns and tables. Formulas to analyze the data can be added via most spreadsheet editing programs, and these calculations may be crucial to seeing patterns in the data.

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August 18, 2020 - Designing the Unified Lab of the Future with BIOVIA ONE Lab

The need for optimizing operational efficiency while maintaining data integrity is at the core of every laboratory informatics roadmap.  Innovative technologies such as BIOVIA ONE Lab, that enable digital transformation holds the key to driving process improvement and automating daily tasks within the laboratory, but the challenge lies within how to go about this effort?

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August 11, 2020 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Updates – August 2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is our nation’s medical research agency and strives to make scientific discoveries that improve health and save lives. Founded in 1870, the NIH conducts its own scientific research through its Intramural Research Program (IRP), which supports approximately 1,200 principal investigators and more than 4,000 postdoctoral fellows conducting basic, translational and clinical research. In this blog, we will highlight recent ground-breaking NIH research.

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August 11, 2020 - Guide to Laboratory Information Management System Software Validations

Clinical laboratories are often uncertain about the requirements for validation across the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) lifecycle. After your laboratory adopts a new LIMS, you must perform a full LIMS validation prior to using…

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August 11, 2020 - LIMS Data Analytics and Visualization

LIMS Data Analytics and Visualization tools graphically present data from your LIMS, and potentially other applications, to provide powerful business intelligence for your laboratory and organization. Like all LIMS, Matrix Gemini uses a relational database (usually Microsoft SQL or Oracle) to store the LIMS data.

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August 11, 2020 - Sunquest Physician Portal SM for Sunquest Mitogen ™ LIMS

For start-up or esoteric labs looking to offer molecular testing to a broader range of customers, Sunquest Mitogen LIMS can be deployed with a physician portal built specifically for this purpose
and more. Increase your reach, automate orders and results, improve on quality, and extend your brand.


August 4, 2020 - Start or Scale Molecular Testing with Sunquest Mitogen™ LIMS

Sunquest Mitogen LIMS is a cloud-based, scalable, purpose-built solution for executing on molecular and genetic testing. Not only does our offering contain the critical components of a fully-featured molecular LIMS, but also it includes the patient accessioning and reporting features normally seen in a clinical laboratory information system (LIS).


August 3, 2020 - Coronavirus Treatments That Work

Coronavirus Treatments That Work

The current official stance is that there is no real treatment for COVID-19. If you get it, you are told to just go home and tough it out…until/unless you start finding it hard to breathe, or develop other severe symptoms requiring hospitalization. Fortunately, in the vast majority of cases (something like 80%) symptoms are mild, moderate or non-existent. And, moreover, the mortality rate…

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July 29, 2020 - Taking Advantage of LabVantage LIMS Workflows

LabVantage LIMS WorkflowsLabVantage Workflow Designer is a LabVantage LIMS version 8 module that allows users to divide a complex laboratory process into manageable units of work to drive automation throughout the system. The module consists of functionality that guides users through the execution of predefined operations called Tasks. Samples and other laboratory data flow through the workflow,…

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July 29, 2020 - Benchling Case Study Anthology: Pushing the Frontier of Life Science Innovation

From next-generation cell therapies, to CRISPR-based gene therapies, to biologically-derived materials, life science R&D has never been more complex or more varied. But despite the explosion in scientific techniques and applications, modern life science companies have one challenge in common: taming the complexity of their data. Paper notebooks, spreadsheets, and legacy software like ELNs and LIMS can’t handle the complexity of modern life science.

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July 29, 2020 - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Flows – Making the Complex Easy

The secret to successful LIMS implementations are understanding the pinch points and what information is important. This is never more true than in pharmaceutical manufacturing flows, where clear requirements can capture the flow and distill the complexity to craft a robust solution.

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July 29, 2020 - The Sunquest COVID-19 Essential Suite

Extend your reach to physician customers and test for both active and past infections.

The Sunquest COVID-19 Essential Suite provides independent and state labs with a set of tools to quickly stand up testing and broaden interoperability reach to physician customers. The offering includes rapid implementation of electronic COVID-19 test orders and reliable results support, instrument connectivity, and workflows for both active and past infection through RT-PCR and serology testing.

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