May 17, 2022 - ELab for Cannabis: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

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 navigate the complexities of cannabis testing. [Read More]

May 17, 2022 - How does a LIMS work?

How does a LIMS work?This article is going to dive deeper into LIMS and look at both how it works and also improves lab operations.  We’ll do that by looking at one type of service testing lab as an example – a water quality testing lab – and seeing how the components of a LIMS can improve its operation.  Because service testing labs have many common functional characteristics, it should be easy to translate this material to your lab’s needs. [Read More]

May 17, 2022 - Barcodes in the Lab: How to Maximize Efficiency and Reduce Errors

Barcoding is extremely useful in a lab environment. It lets you quickly and automatically identify and track items like samples, plates, and reagents. But implementing a lab barcode system is not as simple as charging up a scanner and getting to work. [Read More]

May 17, 2022 - QLIMS as a Platform (3) – Bridge Integration Engine

modestas-urbonas-vj_9l20fzj0-unsplashHave you wanted a cost effective, secure, and flexible way to integrate laboratory instruments and other systems? The QLIMS Bridge is exactly that and for GMP certified laboratories it provides a streamlined way for validation.  [Read More]

May 17, 2022 - Connecticut Cardiology Center using Advanced Data Systems’ Medics EHR Implements Cranberry Peak’s ezCDS CDSM

Paramus, NJ - Connecticut Cardiology Center (CCC), an Advanced Data Systems Corp. (ADS) client since 2008, will implement Cranberry Peak Corp. developed ezCDS clinical decision support service for advanced imaging appropriateness consultation directly through the ADS Medics EHR. [Read More]

May 17, 2022 - Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Clinical Research Business Honored in CRO Leadership Awards

The PPD clinical research business of Thermo Fisher Scientific has been recognized for excellence in the 2022 CRO Leadership Awards. This is the 11th consecutive year the business has been honored through this award program, which is based on a survey of pharmaceutical and biotech professionals conducted for Clinical Leader and Life Science Leader magazines. [Read More]

May 17, 2022 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Updates – May 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is our nation’s medical research agency. Its mission focuses on 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 innovative NIH research. [Read More]

May 13, 2022 - Covid-19 Test Laboratory Biograd Diagnostics Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS

Autoscribe Informatics has announced that Covid-19 Test Laboratory, BioGrad Diagnostics, has adopted Matrix Gemini as its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). BioGrad manages client and sample data within the LIMS, driving automation and efficiency. [Read More]

May 11, 2022 - LabLynx launches new LIMS for small and startup cannabis testing laboratories

As part of its CannaQA solution suite, LabLynx launches its newest LIMS solution - CannaQA Standard Edition – made for startup and growing cannabis testing labs. [Read More]

May 10, 2022 - New Cation Trap Column Workflow Improves Uptime for Anionic Contaminants Testing of Industrial Waters

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, now offers nuclear power plants a new continuously regenerated cation trap column (CR-CTC) application workflow for robust and efficient trace anion contaminant testing of industrial waters. [Read More]

May 10, 2022 - How Digital Transformation and Innovative Solutions Can Support the Rise of Food Safety Culture

Food safety has been an ever-growing concern for suppliers, distributors, and consumers alike. With recent issues regarding health and safety in the food industry, both the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union Commission (EUC) have enacted stricter regulations regarding the traceability of food product testing as well as handling and packaging of food products to reduce contamination. [Read More]

May 10, 2022 - Agilent Companion Diagnostic Expands CE-IVD Mark in Europe to Include Cervical Cancer

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx, Code SK006, is now EU CE-IVD–marked for use in cervical cancer. PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx can be used as an aid in identifying cervical cancer patients for whom treatment with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) may be appropriate. [Read More]

May 10, 2022 - Imaging Management and How Emerging Technologies May Impact a Digital Transformation

An examination of emerging technologies would be helpful to determine if any might be leveraged across one or more of the imaging modalities in the organization. Examining existing market technologies involves understanding the various technologies’ abilities and current use in imaging areas. [Read More]

May 10, 2022 - What is a LIMS & ELN?

What is a LIMS and ELN, and how do you know which to use? Laboratory automation expert Joe Liscouski reviews the two informatics applications and delves into discussion on which to use when. [Read More]

May 3, 2022 - Complex Lab Software: How to Best Manage it With Version Control

Does your lab ever make modifications to its software? Well, if so, version control is something you should understand and be managing thoughtfully. Not only is version control good practice, but it’s also necessary for maintaining compliance in a regulated lab environment.
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May 3, 2022 - The Importance of a Product Roadmap on the Journey to LIMS Utopia

As computing technology has progressed and testing methodologies have evolved, so too has the need for process changes, workflow automation, and capturing, understanding, and visualizing data. How can laboratories ensure their LIMS implementation will provide them with this level of functionality and continue to live up to ever-changing needs over time? [Read More]

May 2, 2022 - Florida Legislation Allows Nurses to Conduct Clinical Lab Testing

Registered nurses’ roles in Florida’s hospital laboratories will change on July 1. Previously, the state’s regulations did not let RNs perform clinical testing at some hospital laboratories without additional licenses. New legislation will let qualified RNs perform low-to-moderate complexity testing without that extra burden. [Read More]

April 27, 2022 - 5 Behavioral Health Trends for 2022

shutterstock_223929361The general public is becoming more familiar with the benefits of behavioral health services. With celebrities openly talking about their need to participate in therapy and prioritize their own mental health, the stigma of seeking assistance may be eroding. That’s good news for providers, who can envision more patients coming for help with their mind and not just their body. [Read More]

April 27, 2022 - Image Management and 6 Key Steps to a Successful Digital Transformation

To successfully perform a transformation of the Imaging Management area of the business to improve efficiency and effectiveness, there needs to be both a business and technology strategy that enables the process. There are six important steps that ResultWorks, an Astrix Business, follows in order to ensure our client’s success. [Read More]

April 26, 2022 - ISO Accreditation: Do I Need It?

Across industries, ISO accreditation is becoming a must-have for testing laboratories. Here’s what you need to know about ISO accreditation and how a LIMS makes all the difference. [Read More]
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