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]

April 19, 2022 - How a Regulated Lab Ended Up Owning the Code of a Commercial LIMS

A surprising number of labs today still use pen and paper to manage lab samples, analysis, and reporting. But for forward-looking labs, a laboratory information management system (LIMS) offers a way to work more effectively through standardized workflows, tests, and procedures.
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April 19, 2022 - Icelandic Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Uses Matrix Gemini LIMS to Report on Drunk/Drug Driving and Uncover Criminal Activity

Kri lyfjafraedi 200207 008The Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (RLE) configured the Matrix Gemini LIMS themselves, to meet their own unique needs. RLE is now using the LIMS to analyze drug and alcohol samples to support the police and the judiciary in Iceland.  [Read More]

April 19, 2022 - On Premises or Cloud Based: Which LIMS Model Is Right for Your Lab?

Cloud Server Scales When you’re looking at what kind of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to implement for your organization, one of the first decisions you need to make is the hosting situation; will your LIMS be hosted on-premises (pay per license; PPL) or cloud hosted—either as platform as a service (PaaS) or software as a service (SaaS). [Read More]

April 19, 2022 - Imaging Management and Approaches to Consider When Developing a Coherent Roadmap

The challenges to creating a solution for enterprise-wide image management may be numerous but they are not insurmountable. The key to easily overcome the challenges is to create a coherent roadmap with the participation of stakeholders as well as system architects and administrators. [Read More]

April 12, 2022 - Is Your Forensic LIMS Ready to Adapt to New Technology Trends?

Technological innovations are transforming forensic science, letting labs produce more objective, science-based analyses of evidence. However, a report from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) found that improving forensic capabilities stimulates more demand from requesting agencies. [Read More]

April 12, 2022 - Choosing a LIMS technology: Cloud-based or on-premises?

In a previous article[1], we discussed what a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is.  In this piece, we’re going to look at two solution hosting methods: on-premises and cloud-based (also referred to as Software-as-a-Service, SaaS), and how they can benefit you and your lab’s operations. [Read More]

April 12, 2022 - QLIMS as a Platform (2) – API Accessibility

For our second post in the QLIMS as a Platform series we will be discussing one of the core components, the Application Programming Interface (API).  When we talk about APIs, we’re referring to interfaces that allow developers to access and modify the data and functions of the LIMS. [Read More]

April 12, 2022 - Recommendations for Addressing Preclinical Staffing Challenges

Biopharmaceutical companies are under intense pressure to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of their R&D processes in order to reduce costs and shorten drug development timelines. Towards this end, many sponsoring organizations have turned to outsourcing preclinical activities... [Read More]

April 6, 2022 - The Dos and Don’ts of a LIMS Implementation

Today, most laboratories produce extensive amounts of data that come from different sources. These sources are typically not integrated which causes data silos and other challenges, driving the need for a successful LIMS selection and implementation. [Read More]

April 6, 2022 - Hire, Retain and Grow Talent Today without Breaking the Bank

As anyone who has tried to fill Life Science positions lately can tell you, skilled individuals in a handful of industry sectors have become extremely difficult to find and hire. Growth in the Life Sciences industry is underscored by what’s happening in the real estate market. [Read More]

April 6, 2022 - What to Know Before Beginning the LIMS Implementation Process

While the LIMS implementation is a big undertaking, there are ways to prepare ahead of time to keep the process manageable and streamlined. Check out what we recommend you know before beginning the implementation process.
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April 6, 2022 - Addressing Molecular Diagnostic LIS Functionality Gaps: A JMD Response

In a 2018 article in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD), the authors identified critical gaps in functionality in laboratory information systems (LIS) for molecular labs. To continue the conversation, we collaborated with the Cleveland Clinic’s Molecular Pathology Section lab team on a response.
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March 30, 2022 - Addressing Staffing Shortages with LIMS

There has been a lot of talk recently about the use of technology in lab operations to save time and automate previously manual tasks, especially using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Much has been written about how LIMS can be used to automate processes in laboratories ... [Read More]

March 30, 2022 - Developing a Successful Data Quality Framework – Part 1

In the pharmaceutical industry, data quality is an imperative. The challenge is that the volume and complexity of that data continues to grow in the R&D area. Given critical business decisions need to be made utilizing this data, it is essential to ensure that data is accurate to make timely decisions... [Read More]

March 23, 2022 - What Do We Mean By Software Development Best Practices at Semaphore?

Building custom laboratory software from the ground up requires robust planning and meticulous attention to detail. In the process of doing this for our clients and ourselves on our forthcoming product, we have developed our own software development best practices to ensure the implementation meets all the requirements.
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March 23, 2022 - What to Consider When Building Your LIMS Requirements

What are LIMS system requirements, and how do you begin gathering them? Learn what you should consider when writing your requirements in this article by LIMS expert Shawn Douglas, author of LiMSwiki.org. [Read More]

March 23, 2022 - NextGen Bioprocess for Cell and Gene Therapy

Cell and gene therapy hold enormous potential for revolutionizing healthcare. New treatment methods for cancer, heart disease, and disorders of the blood and immune system using these innovative approaches are poised for mainstream alternatives to traditional medicine. [Read More]