May 5, 2021 - Cybersecurity for the Life Sciences R&D Ecosystem

The rate of data generation is increasing exponentially in today’s technology driven world. This is especially true for R&D activities in the life sciences, where technologies like next generation sequencing (NGS) are creating terabytes of genomics data in a single run... [Read More]

May 5, 2021 - Tech-Driven Support for– or Alternatives to – Lab Consolidation After Hospital M&A

Check out this new blog post to learn how best-of-breed laboratory technology can maximize lab value and viability during and after hospital merger and acquisition activity.


May 5, 2021 - CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

CannaQA: 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...

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May 5, 2021 - How Agile and Scrum Can Help You Build Better Clinical Lab Software

The Agile methodology is one of the most common project management methods for software development, and for good reason. Its iterative nature lends itself to an ideal build process. Add clearly-defined team roles and a lightweight Scrum framework—with short, focused bursts of work called Sprints, which typically last 1–4 weeks... [Read More]

May 5, 2021 - QLIMS the realistic alternative….

If you are planning to upgrade your LIMS, renew your LIMS or implement a LIMS at your laboratory…? Realize that there is a realistic alternative for the LIMS products you already know! Take a look at QLIMS….if you are looking for a product instead an endless project and want to spend your money on Science not on Software. [Read More]

May 5, 2021 - Understanding Lab Data Management

Whenever we speak to clients about the needs and pain points in their laboratories, there is one topic that always comes up: Laboratory Data Management. What is interesting is that not all of our clients have the same definition of laboratory data management.

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April 28, 2021 - ISO Accreditation: Do I Need It?

What You Need and How to Get It

Across industries, ISO accreditation is becoming a must-have for testing laboratories. This proof of competence reassures customers that your lab has the discipline and systems to produce consistently valid results. At the same time, ISO accreditation boosts your lab’s productivity. Yet the only quick, affordable way for a laboratory to achieve ISO accreditation is to have a laboratory information management system (LIMS). Here’s what you need to know about ISO accreditation and how a LIMS makes all the difference.

April 27, 2021 - Case Study: Business Process Analysis and LIMS Selection for a Global Life Sciences Company

A global life sciences company focused on providing products for emerging public health threats staffs eight laboratories for product manufacturing, quality control/testing, and research and development. These laboratories prepare and test a range of products for direct sale and distribution to governments and...

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April 20, 2021 - Astrix to Present Keynote Address at 2021 Virtual STARLIMS Connect

Please join us for the 2021 Virtual STARLIMS Connect taking place April 27-29, 2021. This year’s conference is complimentary and completely virtual event with all of the same benefits as our live events including keynote addresses, a customer panel where you will hear directly from your colleagues, networking opportunities, poster sessions and much more!

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April 20, 2021 - Abbott’s Informatics Business Announces the Release of Starlims Life Sciences V11.2

STARLIMS Life Sciences Solution v11.2 is built on the latest Technology Platform v12.1. This version of the Technology Platform supports the Code Layering feature which manages customizations completed to the core product in a new layer, making it easier to implement future product upgrades.

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April 20, 2021 - MRC The Gambia Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS to Drive Automation and Efficiency

The Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG), a major center for medical research excellence in West Africa, has chosen Matrix Gemini LIMS to manage data in its laboratories. The LIMS links with the in-house Electronic Medical Records System (EMRS), and multiple equipment and instruments systems in its three...

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April 20, 2021 - Practical Applications of an SDMS

One of the biggest issues facing laboratories is what to do with all of the data that accumulates every day. Organizations are increasingly aware of the value of that untapped data. If you are considering adding a Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) to your lab informatics portfolio, you may be wondering how to...

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April 20, 2021 - ISO 17025 and More – What’s Next for Cannabis Testing Labs?

CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

The rapid pace of cannabis legalization led to a mad scramble as laboratories entered the cannabis testing market. But that rush established poor laboratory practices that have caused product recalls and undermined the cannabis industry’s reputation. Increasingly, state regulators and even laboratories themselves are adopting standards to ensure safety and accurate...

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April 20, 2021 - “Lean Methodologies” Revolutionize Pharma Quality Control Labs

The pharmaceutical quality control (QC) laboratory serves one of the most vital functions in pharmaceutical production for both in-process and finished product testing and control. The QC lab is responsible for monitoring the quality of raw materials and supplies used in the manufacturing process as well as...

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April 20, 2021 - The Importance of Batch Control in Manufacturing LIMS

In batch manufacturing products move through the production process in discrete steps. Quality control checks may occur at each stage before the product is released to market or for further processing. The release of the final product only occurs on successful completion of all the QA checks in the manufacturing process. A good current example...

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April 20, 2021 - User Acceptance Testing: Tools of the Trade

Software testing and validation are essential when implementing any system designed to process, store, visualize or manage data. Most of this testing (e.g., functional testing, regression testing, security testing, integration testing, etc.) is done by IT members and developers in the development environment with...

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April 20, 2021 - File- or API-based Integrations: Which is Best for Liquid Handlers?

When you’re automating your clinical lab, one of the first things you should look for is an opportunity to integrate instruments with your laboratory information management system (LIMS). This is a great way to reduce manual processing and boost the lab’s speed, efficiency, and accuracy. Integrating liquid handlers can...

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April 12, 2021 - Reducing Barriers to User Adoption of a New LIMS

Introducing a LIMS can be the best thing that ever happened to your organization. But proper planning, akin to a military operation, ensuring a wide range of inputs and training are key to reducing the barriers to adoption. When a laboratory information management system (LIMS) is introduced into a laboratory it quickly becomes a core part of the organization’s I.T. strategy.

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April 12, 2021 - Sunquest – New Webinar Series: Power to the Pathologist

Join Sunquest for a two-part webinar series focused on anatomic and digital pathology. Learn how LIS technology is advancing the work of today’s busy pathologist to support comprehensive, coordinated, efficient and high-quality care.


April 12, 2021 - Towards a Modern LIMS: Dynamic Tables, No-Code Databases, and Serverless Validations

Scientific data that demands the flexibility of spreadsheets with the integrity of databases Back in 2018 I was tasked with implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for a genomic sequencing core facility at Weill Cornell Medicine. A LIMS is essentially a database with a few key features... [Read More]
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