February 21, 2024 - How does a LIMS benefit microbiological sampling and testing in the food and beverage industry?

Microbiology labs are critical in ensuring food and beverage safety. A purpose-built LIMS helps streamline operations for food-safety-oriented microbiology labs with well-developed and standardized sampling and test methods. Factors like flexibility, data integrity, and integration capabilities with monitoring devices help enhance efficiency, data integrity, and regulatory compliance. [Read More]

February 21, 2024 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) within LIMS and the Laboratory

A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) provides the central repository for data produced in the laboratory. Mining that data using artificial intelligence (AI) allows managers to make decisions based on insights. But what do we mean by AI, when and how can a laboratory start to incorporate it in its processes, and when will it be all pervasive in the laboratory? [Read More]

February 21, 2024 - Looking for a LIMS? Here Are the Top 5 Things to Consider

With countless systems, complex workflows, and vast amounts of data, navigating the complex world of informatics is enough to make your head spin. Homegrown systems and disconnected data silos decrease productivity and increase risk in already complicated industries. Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are essential for productivity in laboratory testing, helping teams manage samples, workflows, and inventory to keep processes and workflows moving forward. [Read More]

February 21, 2024 - Envision the Lab of the Future with an AI-enabled Digital Lab Assistant

Interconnected systems and data are what the future lab will run on. If you want to bring your lab into the future, an AI-enabled and voice-powered digital lab assistant like LabTwin can be a foundational step. LabTwin’s 95% accuracy with voice capture means that you can be confident that your data is accurately transcribed. In this blog post, you’ll learn how the AI features in LabTwin can help when you adopt a digital lab assistant to bring your organization closer to the Lab of the Future today. [Read More]

February 21, 2024 - Five Ways a LIMS can Improve your Lab

A well-deployed LIMS can have a myriad of benefits for your R&D laboratory.  From operational efficiency to speed to market, LIMS can play a vital role in these and other mission critical business and scientific processes.  This white paper takes a close look at some of the key ways in which a LIMS should be deployed and used to reap the most benefit in your lab. [Read More]

February 21, 2024 - AI in a Research and Development Lab: Are We There Yet?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term we see and hear a lot nowadays. It is associated with the things surrounding us daily: home electronics, cars, public transportation, shopping, etc. Has this trend reached the benches of the general research and development (R&D) lab yet? Can AI make the lives of R&D lab analysts easier? Well, yes, but not in all aspects of the work—at least not yet. This blog looks at potential applications of AI in R&D labs today and where it might still need to improve. [Read More]

February 21, 2024 - Trends in LIMS

LIMS are evolving rapidly, driven by technological advancements and the changing needs of modern laboratories. Keeping up with these trends is crucial for laboratories looking to enhance their efficiency, data management, and compliance. In this article, we’ll explore some of the trends in LIMS. [Read More]

February 21, 2024 - What types of testing occur within a materials testing lab?

Materials testing is as diverse as the available material types and industrial applications of those material types, and such testing is found across a wide variety of domains. from automotive and aerospace to metals and rubbers. Materials science testing methodologies can be divided into destructive or non-destructive analysis of physical, mechanical, chemical and biological properties. [Read More]

February 14, 2024 - Conquering Laboratory Data Management: Decoding Data Platforms for Life Sciences

Businesses in the life sciences sector are navigating complex decisions regarding their laboratory data management. They face demands for data accuracy, compliance, and integrity that drive decisions about data platform use. A platform serves as a bespoke hub for data regardless of which or how many data sources are involved. Your platform choice can be a game changer for accessibility, flexibility, and data management as the life sciences industry adapts to technological advancements. [Read More]

February 14, 2024 - What are the LIMS key elements for construction & engineering?

A construction & engineering lab can involve many test methods defined by various accreditations and regulations, benefiting from various LIMS functionalities. Many LIMS vendors will already provide support for unique sample IDs, user qualification management, and data import and export. However,  FAQ examines more specific functionality specific to a construction and engineering laboratory. [Read More]

February 14, 2024 - Customer Q&A: Key Takeaways from a 14 Year Partnership with Bayer

With over 14 years of working with STARLIMS, Senior Business Solution Architect at Bayer AG, Tassilo Steffl, knows how to get the most value out of a laboratory information management system (LIMS).   In this fireside chat with STARLIMS Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Brandon Henning, Tassilo discusses some of the key takeaways and benefits from the partnership with STARLIMS. [Read More]

February 14, 2024 - What is the importance of a construction and engineering laboratory to society?

The proper quality and characterization of construction and engineering materials is critical to a construction project’s long-term success. The analysis of construction and earth materials is driven largely by society’s desire for safer, more durable structures to live, work, and play in. This testing benefits society by saving lives and reducing pre-construction, construction, and post-construction costs. [Read More]

February 7, 2024 - How does a LIMS help a food and beverage business better address the core principles of quality and safety management?

Recognizing the importance of quality and safety management at all levels of the food and beverage business, seven principles are discussed, highlighting how they relate to overall quality and safety.  A LIMS can be a vital component to an overall quality and safety management plan within the food and beverage laboratory for improved quality and safety while minimizing risks. [Read More]

February 7, 2024 - Optimising Core Lab Performance: Omics Challenges Meet LIMS Solution

In the dynamic realm of core labs, where the focus is on unravelling the mysteries of omics—proteomics, genomics, and sequencing—the quest for groundbreaking discoveries is ceaseless. Core labs play a pivotal role in revealing new drug targets, diagnostic methods, and personalised drug therapies, driving the advancement of medical science. This brings to mind the big question “How to improve core lab operations?”. [Read More]

February 7, 2024 - Understanding Compliance Regulations in the Life Science Sector Part 1

Compliance with industry regulations is non-negotiable in the fast-paced and highly regulated realm of life sciences. Navigating the intricate web of rules and standards is essential to ensure product and service safety, efficacy, and quality. This blog seeks to unravel the complexities of compliance regulations in the life science sector, providing a comprehensive understanding for professionals and organizations operating within this dynamic field. [Read More]

February 7, 2024 - Selecting lab software: Are you asking the right questions?

As consumers, we have a habit of purchasing products with features that fix the symptoms we are experiencing – an approach that often impacts our business choices too. But when it comes to solving laboratory challenges, we need to fully understanding the problem we’re trying to solve and the opportunities we want to harness. Key to this is answering the ‘why’ questions. [Read More]

February 7, 2024 - What standards & regulations affect a construction & engineering lab?

Like other materials testing labs, construction and engineering laboratories have standards and regulations that affect their activities, though these are heterogeneous due to differences across local, state, and national accrediting/regulating bodies. These regulations and guidelines mandate a certain level of quality and safety in whatever is getting constructed, as well as where it’s getting constructed. [Read More]

January 31, 2024 - CSA—To Formally Test or Informally Test, That Is the Question

The FDA’s Case for Quality initiative seeks to shift the focus from validation as a check-the-box regulatory activity to one that centers around quality. The shift will ensure that patients and end users have access to safe, effective care. The FDA issued the Computer Software Assurance (CSA) draft guidance in September 2022 to make validation of regulated systems less burdensome and more strategic. This blog will look at what we know about CSA—the good news is that our clients shouldn’t notice many changes in our validation approach. [Read Now]

January 31, 2024 - What types of testing occur within a food and beverage laboratory?

The types of testing found in a food and beverage laboratory can be quite diverse depending on the role the laboratory plays within the industry. Together, these labs and their strict test methods serve the populace by better ensuring the safety and security of the foods, beverages, and ingredients we depend on. [Read Now]

January 31, 2024 - Mastering the Data Maze: LIMS in Action

As laboratories continue to grapple with an increasing volume of data, implementing a solution becomes a necessity. LIMS is a solution designed to help laboratories manage their data effectively. With the increasing volume of data generated in labs, LIMS offers advanced features to streamline workflows and improve data accuracy. From sample collection to analysis, LIMS ensures seamless integration of data across the entire laboratory workflow. In this blog article, we will examine how LIMS optimises data management in laboratories.  [Read Now]
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