March 22, 2022 - PharmaIQ Live: SmartLab Digital 2022 – Event Recap

Strateos had the pleasure of participating at the PharmaIQ Live: Smartlab Digital 2022 conference held between March 8-9th, which focused on the potential of Lab 4.0 strategies to increase the speed, efficiency and reduce the cost of the drug discovery process. [Read More]

March 22, 2022 - Essential Components of Data Governance – Part 2

These are 2 of the essential principles that ResultWorks believe are essential to any data governance program’s success. The rollout of a data governance program is a significant milestone that enables the foundational framework and structure for an organization’s journey. [Read More]

March 16, 2022 - Key Points to Consider When Validating a Chromatography Data System (CDS)

Warning letters; fines; or even jail time—don’t let these consequences descend on your organization! Prevent bad outcomes of agency observations with a thorough and accurate chromatography data system (CDS) validation.
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March 16, 2022 - The Ideal LIMS for Clinical Diagnostics

Finding and implementing the ideal LIMS is not as straight forward as other software purchases. It requires in-depth research, planning, communication and knowledge. [Read More]

March 16, 2022 - Testing the Limits in LIMS – Part 2

In part 1 we discussed what limits are and the types of limits found in laboratory testing, including specification, test, instrument, and analytical limits. In part 2 we shall discuss how these limits are applied to a LIMS.
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March 16, 2022 - Essential Components of Data Governance – Part 1

While there is no one size fits all data governance prescriptive plan, at ResultWorks, an Astrix Business, we believe there are principles and themes that are essential to any data governance program’s success. These are two of the essential principles. [Read More]

March 9, 2022 - Mr. LIMS Speaks: Proprietary LIMS can thrive by embracing Commercial Open Source

You know the saying: “Make Love, not War”.  This is so true in the case of proprietary software vs. open source software.  There is really nothing to fight about.  Open Source thrives by having a large user base that uses the software. [Read More]

March 9, 2022 - Demystify the Next-Generation Sequencing Workflow: Part 2

Three Considerations to Help Demystify the Next-Generation Sequencing Workflow Part 2 In the second part of our series discussing next-generation sequencing (NGS), we highlight the aspects of the NGS workflow that are particularly challenging for clinical laboratories (If you missed the first blog in this series discussing the NGS workflow, take a look at it here.).
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March 9, 2022 - Build vs. Buy: Which is the Right Informatics Strategy for Your Lab?

Are you trying to decide if your lab should build its own custom software, buy off-the-shelf software (knowing you’ll inevitably have to customize it), or just keep stumbling along with Excel and paper-based tracking? The answer to this question will ultimately depend on your short- and long-term information system (informatics) strategy.
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March 2, 2022 - 5 Ways to Improve Your LabWare LIMS in Phase 2

Labware 2 Implementation Here you are! You survived your LabWare LIMS implementation; it’s been running for a while and your users have gotten used to the new way of working that the LIMS has brought into their lives (and to the variety of new tasks that it involves). [Read More]

March 2, 2022 - Benefits of Moving from On-Premise Data Management to Cloud Hosting Solutions

Starlims Post Thumbnail BlogData security is the most important aspect of running a lab. No matter how great your goods and services, clients have to be able to fully trust that their information is protected[1] — especially when it comes to sensitive data. [Read More]

February 23, 2022 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: A New Frontier

Starlims Post Thumbnail BlogAs the everyday world becomes immersed in technology and we become increasingly dependent on computers to assist in day-to-day tasks, the field of life sciences is following the same path of utilizing artificial intelligence (AI). [Read More]

February 23, 2022 - Testing the Limits in LIMS – Part 1

A two-part series covering what limits are and how to apply them in a LIMS. One of the many benefits of implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is the reduction, or elimination, of potential user error and the consistent application of standard operating procedures. [Read More]

February 23, 2022 - What Labs Need to Know About Risk Management in Software

Every time we ride a bicycle, drive a car, or travel by plane, we’re faced with the risk of injury. While we can’t completely eliminate all the risks, we can reduce our chances of getting hurt — think bicycle helmets, seat belts, and oxygen masks. Similarly, clinical diagnostic labs have to accept a certain amount of risk (known as risk acceptance), but there are a number of ways these risks can be mitigated.
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February 23, 2022 - 5 Key Benefits of a Unified LIS for All Medical Lab Disciplines

Outstanding healthcare begins with effective management of patient data from multiple sources across a network of medical care providers and organizations. Enabling health care providers to enter and access patient information via a unified, secure database provides a holistic view to better inform medical decisions and the quality of care.
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February 23, 2022 - FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Final Rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods: Considerations for Labs and Informatics Vendors

On December 3, 2021, the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published it's final rule concerning the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program. Effective February 1, 2022, this rule enables the accreditation of interested food and environmental testing laboratories for specific types of testing of the U.S. food supply. [Read More]

February 16, 2022 - Top 9 Ways a LIMS Can Help Your Clinical Laboratory

Between COVID-19 and an increase in the aging population, demand for diagnostic testing is at an all time high. On average 1.3 million COVID tests are run daily, and the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) reports 7 billion diagnostic tests are run each year. All this to say, your clinical laboratory is busier than ever. [Read More]

February 16, 2022 - How to Set Up Your Software Environment for Maximum Productivity in the Lab

In today’s evolving market, labs inevitably need to make changes within their informatics software stack. The greater your lab’s efficiency in making these changes, the easier you’ll be able to keep up with new demands and innovations. How your software environment is set up can make a huge difference in how quickly you can validate new processes and updates to the software before deploying them.
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February 16, 2022 - Introduction to QLIMS as a Platform – Lab of the Future

In this blog series we will be re-introducing our well renowned LIMS, QLIMS, and how it enables our philosophy for lab informatics, the concept of LIMS as a Platform. Benefits it can enable include... [Read More]

February 16, 2022 - The Laboratories’ Guide to Getting a LIMS You’ll Love

Blog: Get the LIMS You LoveIt’s that time of year again when almost everyone remembers that love is possible and should be celebrated. We’re here to tell you that love and LIMS can occupy the same headspace, but, like everything worth having in life, it takes work.
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