April 25, 2018 - World’s Best LIMS: Part 1

That’s right!  Finally, someone is going to reveal which LIMS is the “World’s Best LIMS”.  Now there will be no need to go through those long, complex, and difficult LIMS Selection Processes!  But wait a second, is there really such a beast lurking in the lab informatics jungle?  Unfortunately the answer is no, not really.  There are just too many variables and factors to be weighed when determining the right LIMS for your lab organization.

April 25, 2018 - CloudLIMS April 2018 newsletter is now out. It contains information about our latest releases.

CloudLIMS April 2018 newsletter is now out. It contains information about our latest releases.

April 18, 2018 - Key Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Next LIMS

Choosing a new LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) or upgrading an existing one can be quite a challenge. A recent webinar from Autoscribe Informatics entitled ‘Key Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Next LIMS’ can now be viewed.

April 18, 2018 - CloudLIMS Version 1.71 Released!

CloudLIMS, an advanced SaaS LIMS, accelerates biobanking, clinical research, and testing laboratory operations by efficiently managing laboratory data on a centralized cloud platform. The new features and enhancements, included in CloudLIMS version 1.71, help clinical and testing laboratories reduce turnaround times, improve client services, and further advance laboratory data management.

April 18, 2018 - A Core Lab Means Business: Best Practices for the Bottom Line

There are over 700 core labs and facilities in the U.S. and they are the backbones of the R&D world. A core lab is typically part of an academic organization, serving institutional researchers working in individual laboratories as well as providing services for external customers. Core labs frequently are subject matter experts when it comes to equipment and techniques. As a result, the impact of core labs extends beyond their immediate institutions; so do the business challenges they face.

April 11, 2018 - Evaluating Legacy LIMS Part 1: Re-engineering Your System

The first laboratory information management systems (LIMS) were designed as simple tracking tools that enabled systematic control of workflows in regulated laboratories. More recently, LIMS have evolved into something more akin to an enterprise resource planning tool for the lab that has the ability to manage many different aspects of operations across the full data […]

April 9, 2018 - Taking a look at the massive open online course (MOOC): My experience with edX

On several occasions over the past few years, I’ve put my prior experience as an English teacher and tutor to work, developing basic online course content for clients using learning management tools such as Moodle and LearnDash. This teaching and online course development experience, paired with two years of taking online courses through a community college, has helped shape my opinions concerning online learning. But what of these massive open online courses (MOOCs) that have been gaining in popularity? How do they compare to taking a formal online course through a university of community college? What platforms do they use, and how is the material presented?

I decided to give edX a try for my first MOOC experience.

March 28, 2018 - Ensuring Data Integrity with the Allotrope Framework

Data integrity is a hot topic in 2018 and for good reason.  Pharmaceutical and biotech companies produce an enormous amount of experimental R&D data. The sheer volume and complexity of the data makes managing this critical asset challenging.

March 28, 2018 - Effectively Storing and Sharing Biological Data for Clinical Research

Though biobanking—the practice of managing biological specimens and data for current or future medical research—has been around for many decades, the field has changed significantly since the completion of the Human Genome Project in the early 2000s. Advanced analytical techniques, high-tech tools, and mountains of data have made their way into modern biobanking, with the rapid changes both inspiring and perplexing clinical researchers looking for answers.

March 28, 2018 - Our March 2018 newsletter is now out. It contains information about our latest releases and much more! 

Our March 2018 newsletter is now out. It contains information about our latest releases and much more!

March 28, 2018 - CloudLIMS @Terpenes and Testing World Conference 2018, San Jose, USA

CloudLIMS is excited to announce its participation at Terpenes and Testing World Conference 2018, to be held at the San Jose Convention Center, California, USA, from April 10-11, 2018.

March 28, 2018 - April Fools: Eliminate “Gotcha” Situations in your LIMS Project

APRIL FOOLS DAY…The day we, who don’t like surprises, all dread. there are those who like “gotchas” and LIMS projects provide no shortage of those. In this blog, learn a few things to keep in mind when working on your LIMS project so you don’t get “fooled”.

March 21, 2018 - Importance of Well-annotated Biospecimen for Clinical Research

March 07, 2018 Biobanking plays a critical role in facilitating clinical research. It provides better opportunities for advancing community health by the collection and preservation of biospecimens such as blood, plasma, tissues, and DNA. These biospecimens are then made available for use in research to discover disease biomarkers that can be used to diagnose various […]

March 14, 2018 - A Core Lab Means Business: Best Practices for the Bottom Line

By Nicholas Beckloff, Ph.D.| March 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog| There are over 700 core labs and facilities in the U.S. and they are the backbones of the R&D world. A core lab is typically part of an academic organization, serving institutional researchers working in individual laboratories as well as providing services for external customers. Core labs frequently are subject […]

March 14, 2018 - The Astrix Approach: Practical Enterprise Architecture for the Laboratory

Industry-leading enterprises invest heavily in laboratory IT initiatives to drive improvements in operational efficiency, regulatory compliance and innovation. For organizations implementing complex laboratory informatics systems such as LIMS, ELNs, and scientific data management systems (SDMS), creating a fully-integrated laboratory environment that fosters digital continuity across the project lifecycle is an important key to driving innovation and remaining […]

March 7, 2018 - CloudLIMS February 2018 newsletter is now out!

Our February 2018 newsletter is now out. It contains information about our latest releases and much more!

February 28, 2018 - 7 Validation Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

You have completed the following items: Validation Plan, Test Scripts, and Testers and Approvers. Your CSV project is underway. Or is it? Within these items, there are crucial details that can easily be over looked or over simplified opening your organization to risk.

February 28, 2018 - Sample Manager LIMS Best Practices – Personal Folders

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s SampleManager LIMS™ offers an extensive array of features and capabilities that can benefit your organization. SampleManager’s open architecture and client/server capabilities (Desktop Client, WebAccess™, Citrix Client) deliver the tools necessary to transform isolated laboratory data siloes into a connected, global knowledge base that can be viewed and shared across the wider organization, from R&D to manufacturing.

One little-used tool that helps users find and view data in SampleManager much more easily is Personal Folders. In this article, we will discuss how to create and leverage Personal Folders in SampleManager.

February 21, 2018 - Abbott Informatics STARLIMS Clinical Solution Helps Precision Diagnostics Achieve Compliance And Retain Customers

San Diego-based drug testing firm Precision Diagnostics offers next generation saliva and urine drug testing for toxicology and drug compliance monitoring. Established in 2011, the firm works with physicians, hospitals, insurance firms and employers, in areas spanning hepatitis treatment compliance, opioid addiction testing and drug-drug interaction analysis.

February 14, 2018 - The Hidden Power of Barcodes

Perhaps one of the most overlooked and under-implemented interfaces is the simple but powerful barcode. Barcodes have been around for many years in consumer spaces – but what can they do for a laboratory?  The answer largely depends on what kind of technology is used: traditional barcodes or Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID).

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