October 20, 2021 - Mr. LIMS Speaks: Change Management…Possibly the largest cost of implementing a LIMS

Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force. These natural laws apply equally when applied to a LIMS implementation...

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October 13, 2021 - Why the laboratory technician shortage is worse now and how to lessen the sting

This new wave of COVID era employee shortage sweeping the United States is nothing new for the laboratory profession. From forensic science to clinical diagnostic, every laboratory industry has felt the staffing shortage sting over the years in one way or another.

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October 13, 2021 - Which Type of Integration is the Right One: Direct or Indirect?

In previous posts, we’ve talked about the importance of integrations for clinical diagnostic labs. Integrations can help labs improve business performance, reduce the risk of errors, and boost productivity. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the differences between direct and indirect integrations.
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October 13, 2021 - SCC Soft Computer’s Blood Bank Product Receives 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SCC Soft Computer’s SoftDonor.web™ version 4.5.5.0 received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). SoftDonor.web™ has enhanced features to increase productivity in the laboratory while maintaining compliance with safety regulations.

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October 6, 2021 - How a LIMS Complements your ERP

"Why do I need a LIMS when I already have SAP Quality Module?" The quality modules of ERP systems are great as they are already tied into your system which likely handles finance, procurement and logistics, but only cover basic functions needed for the laboratory which is normally only product release. [Read More]

October 6, 2021 - Why Take the Risk? The Benefits of Expert Strategic Consulting

Digitalization of the laboratory is essential for organizations to maintain a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced business landscape. As the digital transformation movement is gaining enormous momentum, companies across all industries are adopting a ‘digital-first’ business model. However, just moving our systems away from paper is not enough... [Read More]

October 6, 2021 - Computer Systems Assurance – Methodologies and Technologies to Consider

In our previous blog, we discussed the steps to develop a plan to move to Computer System Assurance (CSA). In this blog we consider the key methodologies and technologies, along with other important considerations to transition to CSA.  There are several important factors to consider to ensure a successful transition to CSA.

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September 29, 2021 - Part 2 Chemistry Webinar Series: Remote Access Robotic Controlled Compound Synthesis – Recap

Part 2 Chemistry Webinar Series: Remote Access Robotic Controlled Compound Synthesis - Recap On September 15th, Strateos hosted Part 2 of its Chemistry Webinar Series: Remote Access Robotic Controlled Compound Synthesis. In continued efforts to provide scientists with end-to-end technologies to accelerate their workflows, Strateos has expanded its synthetic chemistry solutions...

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September 29, 2021 - Add Some Horsepower to Your Research with LabVantage ELN

LabVantage ELNResearch in commercial laboratories closely models the conventional Scientific Method: Observation, Question, Hypothesis, Experimentation, Conclusion, and Result.

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September 29, 2021 - Computer Systems Assurance – Developing a Plan to Get There

The new CSA approach focuses on critical thinking and objective analysis and evaluation versus the CSV’s approach which has a much larger emphasis on documentation. The CSA method leverages targeted testing to achieve results.

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September 29, 2021 - The Benefits of Choosing an Expert Informatics Consultant to Manage your LIMS Deployment

Selecting and deploying a LIMS is a complex undertaking for today’s scientific organizations. The common failure point of a LIMS project is due to the lack of a dedicated, experienced LIMS program manager (PM) in place at the start of the project.

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September 22, 2021 - How Your SOPs and Lab Software Can Help You Reduce Errors

In my previous post in this two-part series, I talked about how software can support your analysts as they follow your laboratory’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). This time, let’s take a closer look at how software that closely matches your SOPs can help your lab reduce errors, enhance morale, and improve patient safety.
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September 22, 2021 - Implementing Agile Methodology in Regulated Environments

In February 2001, seventeen software developers gathered at the Snowbird ski resort in the Wasatch mountains of Utah to discuss an alternative to documentation-driven, heavyweight software development processes (i.e., Waterfall methodology). These developers were motivated by the understanding that traditional... [Read More]

September 15, 2021 - Tips from CSols LIMS Project Leaders

Tips from CSols LIMS Project LeadersA dedicated lab informatics project leader is an invaluable addition to your team. There are simply too many tasks to oversee for the role to be filled by ad-hoc lab personnel with day jobs. Even if you assign one of the lab staff to the project as their job for the duration...

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September 15, 2021 - Spotlight on ApolloLIMS: Answers to the Questions We Hear Most

LIMS FAQsAt ApolloLIMS, we know that a LIMS selection process is a significant undertaking for any laboratory (see our blog series about adopting a LIMS). Given our years of experience serving the needs of laboratory customers, we frequently hear the same questions from laboratories when considering a LIMS solution.

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September 15, 2021 - Quality Management in the Cloud The Technology Advantage and How it Impacts the Quality Function

There are many technologies that are being incorporated at Life Science organizations today to help automate and improve process effectiveness and efficiency. Cloud and edge computing, IoT, robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning to name a few.

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September 8, 2021 - Digital Twins Catalyze the Lab’s Digital Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) has provided the pivotal launch point for today’s Digital Revolution. The network of sensor enabled technology is connecting the universe in unimaginable ways from SMART personal devices to automated technology powered by artificial intelligence to gather information from the surrounding environment.

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September 7, 2021 - What Do Standard Operating Procedures Have To Do With Your Lab Software?

It might come as a surprise to some laboratory managers, but a lab’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) offer software consultants key insights into the workings of your lab. They also describe how your lab software should behave—assuming they are up to date.
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September 1, 2021 - A LabWare LIMS Developer’s Guide to Supporting an Existing System

Supporting a LabWare LIMS implementation often can be a technically challenging affair, especially as a new person on-boarding with an existing LabWare project. If documentation for your LabWare system is lacking, figuring out the appropriate solution can be a difficult task. [Read More]

September 1, 2021 - Computer Systems Assurance – What are the Steps and How to Test?

Computer Systems Assurance entails performing various levels of validation testing based on the software’s risk. The following steps should be followed when leveraging Computer Systems Assurance (CSA)...

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