October 18, 2017 - Drive Data Sharing, Collaborative Research Among the Network of Biobanks Using Cloud
Biobanks play a pivotal role in biomedical research. To facilitate research for improving the health and welfare of individuals, communities and population, sharing of biospecimens along with health-related data among the collaborators is crucial.
I am looking for an experienced BPMN analyst who has experience in developing workflow processes using BPMN for a wide variety of lab processes. Experience with ProcessMaker would be a huge benefit. My company is sponsoring a project to develop and open access library of BPMN process templates for a wide variety of lab types […]
Have you considered the positives of remote consultants? Are you concerned about not having “face time”? In this blog post, we’ll address some of your concerns and also look at the value remote consultants can provide.
I was recently at a conference and spoke to a small municipal laboratory prospect that had suddenly gone quiet about a year ago. In speaking with the laboratory manager, she told me they had purchased a modular LIMS and were “building it to be their own!”
October 4, 2017 - Leveraging Cloud Technology to Manage Processes and Data to Maintain High-Quality Storage Services at The University of Sheffield Biorepository
Founded in 2009, the Biorepository at The University of Sheffield is critical for the progress of health-related research. They provide storage services and high-quality human biological samples to research groups for supporting cutting-edge investigation in the areas of oncology and human metabolism; infection, immunity and cardiovascular disease; and neuroscience.
If your organization has an older version of SampleManager LIMS, we want to share with you several good reasons to upgrade, some new capabilities and functionality available in v12, and some strategies on how to go about upgrading your SampleManager LIMS.
SampleManager LIMS™ is continuously upgraded to meet the changing needs of laboratories across all industries – pharmaceutical QA/QC, food and beverage, oil and gas, petrochemical, water and environmental, manufacturing, contract labs, and more. Each new release of SampleManager contains new functionality that is built upon feedback and customer input from these sectors, and this ensures an upgrade path that respects your previous investment while allowing you to take advantage of collected industry knowledge to respond to changing business or regulatory demands.
The idea of “one-and-done” risk analysis puts your company at risk for quality and compliance issues. Managing Risk throughout the Laboratory Informatics Lifecycle is both a regulatory expectation and a business benefit when performed correctly.
Watch the video or to download the presentation slides of this complimentary recorded webinar that delves into the current challenges of cannabis testing laboratories and how a LIMS plays an important role in effectively addressing these challenges. The webinar highlighted the market potential of the cannabis industry and role of LIMS in ensuring quality assurance and in meeting regulatory requirements.
Verification of data integrity is a critical part of the FDA’s mission to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices. As such, the FDA’s expectation is that all data which is submitted to the Agency is both reliable and accurate…
This report shares the experience during selection, implementation and maintenance phases of an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in a public–private partnership project and comments on users’ feedback. In particular, we address which time constraints for roll-out of an ELN exist in granted projects and which benefits and/or restrictions come with out-of-the-box solutions. We discuss several options for the implementation of support functions and potential advantages of open-access solutions. Click Here to read the full journal article
With the aim of helping individuals overcome health issues, clinical research is an important field where doctors, drug experts and biologists work together to unravel the causative factors and suitable treatment plans for the most critical health problems.
It has been a long road but the LIMS upgrade is finally complete, up and running, and validated. As I look back on this journey, I wish that I knew then what I know now.
A Laboratory Execution System (LES) can minimize costs while maximizing quality.
Despite the increasingly digital nature of society, there are some areas of research that remain firmly rooted in the past; in this case the laboratory notebook, the last remaining paper component of an experiment. Countless electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) have been created in an attempt to digitize record keeping processes in the lab, but none of them have become a “key player” in the ELN market, due to the many adoption barriers that have been identified in previous research and further explored in the user studies presented here.
CloudLIMS recenty hosted a live complimentary webinar on “Manage Testing and Laboratory Workflows with LIMS”, presented by Mr. Rakhil Akkali, Product Analyst at CloudLIMS.com. The webinar provided insights on how a LIMS plays a pivotal role in automatic sample accessioning, sample tracking using barcodes, managing multi-analyte tests and test Chain of Custody (CoC), automated report generation, besides helping testing laboratories follow regulatory guidelines seamlessly.
To watch the video or to download the presentation slides, please visit the webinar section: https://cloudlims.com/resources/lims-webinar.jsp
Quality metrics are utilized throughout the pharmaceutical industry to assure product quality and facilitate continued improvement of drug manufacturing processes. The FDA has also shown a significant interest in quality metrics, as data detailing compliance with quality standards in drug manufacturing helps the FDA establish compliance and inspection policies, predict and potentially mitigate future drug […]
This blog series explores the use of green concepts (reduce, reuse, and recycle) for LIMS Master Data Management to improve productivity and efficiency.
July 31, 2017 - Interfacing instruments, data systems, and information systems to LIMS: It can wait!
The benefits are clear, but why is it that interfacing systems and instruments to a LIMS tends to be one of the last things done during a LIMS implementation if it is done at all?
Whether you are a drug manufacturer, clinical research organization (CRO) or pharmaceutical R&D company, the accuracy and completeness of data is critical for safe product development, and any breach of data integrity could have serious implications for human health.