August 31, 2022 - Using LIMS Chain of Custody to Track Items and Ownership

Automatically recording the Chain of Custody (CoC) for an item is essential when it is necessary to track an item throughout its lifetime. A CoC will, for example record the location of an item, showing where it is now as well as where it has been. A comprehensive CoC, however, must record more than just the location history of an item; for example, it can be important to know who is, and who has been, responsible for an item during its lifetime. [Read More]

August 31, 2022 - How Logilab ELN helps organizations to follow FAIR Principles

In the modern industrial era, data sharing provides a great stimulus to scientific advancement by enhancing transparency, improving collaboration, accelerating research and driving better decision-making. In areas such as public health, data sharing is very vital and critical during emergency situations such as outbreaks of infectious diseases. [Read More]

August 31, 2022 - The Pharma Industry Strives to Become Carbon Neutral, and LIMS Can Help

The biopharmaceutical industry can become sustainable. Several leading drug developers are determined to achieve net zero carbon emissions within the next 25 years and are enhancing efficiency in all aspects of their operations to meet this goal. In the lab, using a lab information management system (LIMS) to track and manage assets, data and reports is one way to do that. [Read More]

August 31, 2022 - How much is your hiring process costing you? Insights for business leaders

In today’s job market, where candidates have more choices than ever before, companies must focus on creating a positive and fast hiring process. How can you improve your hiring process? Below are questions that will help you identify areas where your process may need improvement. [Read More]

August 24, 2022 - Create Effective Reports with LabLynx LIMS Software Solutions

Your laboratory’s total testing process begins and ends far beyond your laboratory’s walls. Sources of human error can creep into your test results at many points along the process chain. Yet, as our guide “Improve Laboratory Accuracy and Reporting Quality with a LIMS” notes, people often forget the importance of the final step: your customers’ interpretation of the results. This article addresses how LabLynx LIMS software can help you design better, more readable reports to, in turn, help your customers make better decisions. [Read More]

August 24, 2022 - Managing Monkeypox Testing in a Post-Pandemic World

iStock-1400261569Straight on the heels of a COVID resurgence this summer, US laboratories are bracing for yet another swing in their seemingly ever-changing staffing and resource needs to address new clinical and wastewater testing for human monkeypox virus (hMPXV).  [Read More]

August 24, 2022 - Enterprise Data Fabric and the Impact on a Digital Transformation of Life Sciences

Data Fabric is a hot topic buzzword today. We think of Data Fabric as the way of creating an abstraction from the underlying technology. Allowing the data to be exposed at the top level as business objects that are semantically related. This can be thought of as a weaving together of data from internal silos and external sources that creates a network of information to power the business’ applications, AI, and analytics. [Read More]

August 24, 2022 - Progress and challenges in implementing Electronic Laboratory Notebooks

Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) plays a vital role in the laboratories in the areas of bench level analysis, and point of analysis by providing real-time automation and control of testing procedures. Cloud-based ELNs ensure that procedures are carried out in an automated manner by the way direct integration with instruments (i.e. data is collected directly from instruments), the computations are performed, and inventory is checked and updated. [Read More]

August 24, 2022 - Best Practices for Training and Launch of Pharmacovigilance System

Develop Effective Training for your Pharmacovigilance System. Conduct it Early. Employee participation in training–prior to go-live of your Pharmacovigilance System–is critical to enhancing comfort key to realizing the full benefit of a new software system. Software training for your pharmacovigilance system is most effective when it is focused on the end-user position. [Read More]

August 17, 2022 - Iterating a Validated Assay? You Need Effective Change Management

Day-to-day lab operations rely on workflows to manage people, tasks, and systems so that work follows a consistent process every time. Defined workflows help ensure that all the steps are done in the correct order, are free from errors, and meet regulatory requirements. But, representing lab workflows can be difficult. [Read More]

August 17, 2022 - Reducing Human Error Before and After Lab Testing

From a customer’s order to the final report, laboratory errors can appear at any time in the total testing process. As our in-depth guide “Improve Laboratory Accuracy and Reporting Quality with a LIMS” explains, you can prevent these types of laboratory errors by digitizing laboratory processes. Many sources of error are human, and it’s only a matter of when, and how often, people make mistakes. Let’s look at how a laboratory information management system (LIMS) from LabLynx reduces human error by automating manual activity throughout the total testing process. [Read More]

August 17, 2022 - How Logilab ELN helps organizations to follow GxP Regulations

GxP is a set of regulations and quality guidelines formulated to ensure the safety of life sciences products while maintaining the quality of processes throughout every stage of manufacturing, control, storage, and distribution. The GxP standards were established by the Food and Drug Administration for a range of compliance related activities. [Read More]

August 17, 2022 - Best Practices for a Data Migration Plan and Integration of a New Pharmacovigilance System

An effective data migration plan ensures your data is accurate and thorough during the critical transfer phase from the source platform to the destination platform. Once your team is assembled, it is crucial that they focus first on mapping, selecting, preparing, extracting, transforming, and transferring to the new system data that’s of the proper form and quality. [Read More]

August 17, 2022 - Discover the Power of ApolloLIMS Backed by CliniSys Group

Earlier this year, ApolloLIMS and HORIZON Lab Systems were acquired by CliniSys Group to grow the organization’s community and public health diagnostics capability.  CliniSys is one of the largest providers of laboratory information systems (LIS), order entry and result consultation, and public health solutions in disease surveillance and outbreak management across the United Kingdom, Europe, and United States. [Read More]

August 17, 2022 - Navigating LabWare’s Message Engine Template

Example 1 LabWare Message Engine WorkflowDoes your LabWare implementation connect to external applications, such as SAP, another LIMS solution, or an external database? Are there multiple interfaces between LabWare and those external applications? If so, your LabWare implementation will greatly benefit from the Message Engine Template, as it is LabWare’s standardized and validated way to connect with external systems. In this post, we’ll learn about how LabWare’s Message Engine works... [Read More]

August 10, 2022 - Improve Laboratory Accuracy and Reporting Quality with a LIMS

Errors may appear at any point in the laboratory workflow, from sample preparation and test setup to instrument calibration and report creation. Inaccuracies lengthen turnaround times, reduce efficiency, and potentially lead customers to poor decisions based on incorrect or missing data. Using a laboratory information management system (LIMS) to constrain sources of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical errors offers benefits beyond just improving test accuracy.  [Read More]

August 10, 2022 - The Elusive Promise of Managed Change

I love the work of change management because it is messy, unpredictable, and deeply personal. Humans, when taken individually, are complex and full of surprises. But aggregate the expected behavior of 10, 50, or even 10,000 humans and the possible outcomes are practically limitless. I have yet to experience a boring day on a change management project and I don’t expect to live through one any time soon. [Read More]

August 10, 2022 - How Logilab ELN helps organizations to maintain ALCOA Data Integrity

Data integrity, an area of increasing priority in today’s laboratory world and “The focus area” when it comes to regulatory compliance such as 21 CFR Part 11 and Eudralex Annex 11.  Considering the number of warning letters from US FDA and other such regulatory bodies issued to pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers across the globe, Data integrity is the “Buzz word” in today’s audit. [Read More]

August 10, 2022 - HR in the Digital World: The Future of Human Resources

Human resources have always been a critical function in any company. But with the digital age, the future or human resources is becoming an even more essential component of business success. To stay ahead of the curve, HR must undergo a digital transformation. This means deploying digital platforms for employee engagement, introducing personalized training and skilling programs, and using automation and analytics for insights and efficiency. [Read More]

August 3, 2022 - ELN – An ideal replacement for Paper Notebooks

ELN is developed to replace paper notebooks so that scientists and researchers can record and search their records much more easily and archive their data onto another electronic device. An ELN allows lab professionals to access, share, and analyze data using a computerized system. ELN software is an advanced application that allows lab professionals to maintain critical experimental information in digital form, making it easily retrievable, more secured, and reusable for future experimental needs instead of adopting outdated and manual approaches. [Read More]