When implementing a new LIMS, the question is not usually whether to migrate legacy system data, but how much data, in what manner, and why?
Any entity that stores biological samples can be called a Biobank. However, the term ‘Biobank’ is most commonly used for entities that store biological specimens on a large scale to provide them as a service for internal or external entities like researchers. Biobanks have to offer unbiased and high-quality samples using well-designed and documented procedures. This ensures a biological specimen is kept in a controlled environment and guarantees the ethical aspect of sample collection.
FDA Guidance for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international quality standard defined by the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) that governs ethical and scientific considerations for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials involving human subjects. Compliance with FDA Guidance for GCP in clinical trials helps to assure that the rights, well-being and safety of trial participants are protected and that the data generated in the trial is credible.
Due to the complex processes and technologies utilized in labs, and the many different aspects of the enterprise that laboratory systems touch, success in laboratory information management system (LIMS) projects can be difficult to achieve.
One of the biggest challenges for laboratories is to find a way of directly and easily communicating with their customers through a secure digital channel. An easy communication channel often leads to a hassle-free experience for the laboratory and a happy customer for them. For better laboratory operations and efficient customer service, several LIMS vendors introduced a client portal.
Due to technological advances in laboratory instruments and higher throughput processes, data volumes in modern analytical laboratories have increased dramatically over the last several decades. While this increased data volume presents the opportunity to improve innovation and enable timely and effective business decisions, it also presents significant data management and processing challenges. In order to meet the challenge of turning this data into knowledge, laboratories are looking to automate and integrate laboratory operations and processes as much as possible in order to provide digital continuity throughout the product lifecycle.
June 6, 2018 - American Whistleblower, Test America, Hunters Point Shipyard Cover-up and Michael Madry
A major cover-up of the Hunters Point shipyard was the falsification of asbestos tests by Test America formerly owned by H.I.G. Capital whose owners were also bundling money to Hillary Clinton. They fired Test America Quality Assurance Manager Michael Madry who blew the whistle.
We are back from the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting, held in McCormick Place, Chicago, United States. Over 39,000 oncology professionals gathered from across the globe to discuss modern treatment methods, new therapies, and current controversies in the field of oncology.
CloudLIMS is back from ISBER 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibits. This year, we were a bronze sponsor of the annual meeting where more than 700 delegates participated to discuss and advance biobanking and biospecimen research, in addition to global research. T
CloudLIMS, an advanced cloud-based SaaS LIMS, accelerates biobanking, clinical research, and testing laboratory operations by efficiently managing laboratory data and automating laboratory workflows on a cloud platform.
In this second installment of the blog series we will take a look at several more factors and variables and explore their effects on the choosing the “World’s Best LIMS”.
CloudLIMS May 2018 newsletter is now out and contains information about our latest releases.
CloudLIMS is excited to exhibit at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting, to be held in McCormick Place, Chicago, United States, from June 1-5, 2018. We are showcasing our cloud-based SaaS Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), CloudLIMS, at booth 19123, from June 2-4, 2018.
May 16, 2018 - The Role of LIMS in Meeting Biobank Regulatory Requirements and Ensuring Operational Quality
Biobanks (which include both specimens and databases) contain a huge amount of personal health information, requiring firm regulatory oversight to guarantee privacy and ethical use of these materials. To facilitate the complex organization and interplay between biobanks and research and development, companies and institutions are increasingly using laboratory information management systems (LIMS), biobank management software…
CloudLIMS, a bronze sponsor of ISBER 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, is excited to exhibit at the annual meeting, to be held in Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel, Texas, United States, from May 20-24, 2018. This year, we are showcasing our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), CloudLIMS, at booth 105. Our team will be available to […]
The basic function of a LIMS is to track samples and store sample workflow related information from the time it enters a laboratory until it is disposed. In this blog, we highlight some important factors to be considered while evaluating a LIMS solution for your laboratory.
We want to share a number of breakthrough developments that have kept us busy in the last months, in parallel with the hard work on the release of our next SLIMS version: SLIMS Cloud
and the SLIMS Store.
20 years ago, as a response to the pharmaceutical and life science industries wanting to increase the use of computer systems in the lab, the FDA released 21 CFR Part 11. Let’s take a look at where Part 11 started, where it is now, and where it’s going.
Thermo Fisher Scientific’s SampleManager LIMS™ offers an extensive array of features and capabilities that can benefit your organization. SampleManager’s open architecture provides the tools necessary to transform isolated laboratory data siloes into a connected, global knowledge base that can be viewed and shared across the wider organization, from R&D to manufacturing.
Whether due to increases in data volume, regulatory constraints, M&As, globalization, outsourcing, or a myriad of other reasons, legacy LIMS are becoming extremely costly to manage, and many companies are finding themselves in a situation where their legacy system is not able to adequately keep up with changing business requirements.