August 3, 2022 - 7 Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clinical Diagnostics LIMS

Managing your clinical diagnostic laboratory’s information has become as important as managing the laboratory itself. More data-intensive technologies, more comprehensive regulatory compliance, and other trends require an effective laboratory information management system (LIMS) to effectively manage all that data.  Turning to an effective vendor selection process is among the most important of those lessons. Naturally, we think LabLynx should top your list! But how do you truly know a vendor is a good match? These seven steps will help you find the right LIMS for your laboratory. [Read More]

August 3, 2022 - How Your Lab Can Represent Workflows Effectively

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 3, 2022 - COVID Infections Surge While Laboratory Testing Wanes

iStock-1310117462 COVID cases have re-surged this summer in many regions of the US. New omicron variants are largely the cause of new waves of infection, fueled by increased summer travel and relaxed mask requirements. “Customers are telling us they’ve been ramping back up since May 2022 to handle more COVID testing,” says Robert Benz, marketing manager for HORIZON, now also part of Clinisys. The CDC COVID data tracker shows a steady rise in reported cases starting in the middle of March 2022. [Read More]

August 3, 2022 - Working with a LIMS Consultancy – The Help You Didn’t Know You Need

working with lims consultants Yes, shelling out money for a third-party consultancy may seem counterintuitive when you’re contemplating making a big investment in a laboratory informatics management system (LIMS). However, the value companies gain by working with a LIMS consultancy provides multiple dividends. As laboratory staff, you are the expert in your research field, and no one expects you to also understand the intricacies of deploying a LIMS; that’s why consultancies exist. LIMS implementations are our specialty and we’re here to help.  [Read More]

August 3, 2022 - 10 Steps to Ensure a Successful LIMS Implementation

Jason goodman Oalh2 Moj Uuk unsplash sml no credit needed Buying a LIMS can seem overwhelming given the choice of solutions on the market. This ten-step guide helps you through the process and arms you with the questions you need to ask.  [Read More]

August 3, 2022 - LIMS Add Competitive Advantage to CDMOS

Contract and development manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) are a major resource in pharmaceutical & biotech product development, not only for smaller companies lacking research and manufacturing facilities but also for large organizations needing specific expertise. Lab information management systems (LIMS) are a key element in successful CDMOs, helping them transition to Industry 4.0 during the research and development phase, with synergies that even ease the path to manufacturing. [Read More]

August 3, 2022 - The Impact of Organizational Change Management in Selecting a Pharmacovigilance System

Selecting a new pharmacovigilance system is a big decision that the company will have to live with for many years into the future. At Astrix, we advise our clients and assist in leading the process of selecting a new system which also involves organizational change management. A critical aspect to any change like this is to ensure that there is a strong alignment with the leadership team and everyone involved in the selection process. That cohesion is imperative. [Read More]

August 3, 2022 - EVENT RECAP 20/15 Visioneers Webinar – Event Recap

EVENT RECAP 20/15 Visioneers Webinar - Event RecapStrateos had the pleasure of participating with Evariste Technologies in a webinar hosted by 20/15 Visioneers, about cloud lab automation-as-a-service being leveraged to accelerate cycle times for faster drug discovery. 20/15 Visioneers is invested in R&D, IT and informatics solutions to improve efficiencies, collaboration and harmonization driven by FAIR data principles, in silico initiatives and automated cloud labs.  [Read More]

July 27, 2022 - LIMS Software: Build or Buy

Paper-based workflows and documentation may have functioned fine when your laboratory began operations. Going paperless and manually keying your data into shared spreadsheets seemed like the natural progression and offered some efficiencies. But your lab staff is entering thousands of samples per week and finding it difficult to meet regulatory compliance. Your business needs a laboratory information management system (LIMS). You know of commercial LIMS software vendors in the marketplace, but couldn’t your IT group build an in-house solution?  This brief topical article will examine why a laboratory may consider building its own LIMS, factors to address before developing an in-house system, and the advantages of commercial LIMS software.  [Read More]

July 27, 2022 - How to Get the LIMS You Need – Part 3

Pexels william fortunato 6140676 no credit neededPart 1 of this blog series reviewed the importance of identifying your LIMS requirements to ensure the success of your project. We also reviewed some key considerations for identifying those needs. In Part 2 we looked at how understanding your requirements helps you choose the correct LIMS solution and supplier. In Part 3 we discuss the importance of documenting your requirements accurately, concisely, and most importantly with clarity.  [Read More]

July 27, 2022 - Is a Contingent Workforce the Answer to the Great Employee Churn?

The great employee churn is a reality that all businesses face. Workers at every level and industry are looking for new opportunities, and this constant ebb and flow of talent is happening faster than ever before. This presents a considerable challenge for businesses: how can you find and retain the skills you need to compete? In the face of the great employee churn, it’s more important than ever to have a strong contingent workforce strategy. [Read More]

July 20, 2022 - 6 Reasons Your Healthcare Lab Needs Web Portals

Letting your customers, whether physicians or patients, interact with your laboratory online is a great way to improve the customer experience, deliver better results, and make your lab more productive. Given how many other things go into choosing a new laboratory information management system (LIMS), it might be tempting to leave portals for later. However, portals offer benefits that make them important tools to have from the start. [Read More]

July 20, 2022 - Key roles of ELN in Laboratories

An electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) is a computerised system that includes tools for creating and storing experimental protocols, results, and research findings on a digital platform. ELNs have been developed for scientists and laboratory analysts working in fields such as chemistry, biology, analytical, in vivo, and clinical research. They play a vital role in the following... [Read More]

July 20, 2022 - How to Get Management Buy-in for a New Lab Informatics Implementation

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single laboratory in possession of a good quantity of data, must be in want of a LIMS.” Apologies to Jane Austen—that’s not really how the line goes (and it’s not from Persuasion), but it is true that once a laboratory’s data gets to a certain scale, the need for a LIMS or other informatics solutions can become undeniable. So how do you get management, who holds the purse strings, to put out the coin? This blog post has answers. [Read More]

July 20, 2022 - 7 Tips for Acing Any Job Interview

There’s a science behind the successful job interview, and it’s been updated for 2022. Interviews can be extremely stressful but, by following these tips, you can substantially improve your opportunity to get the job you want by acing the interview This guide walks you through the seven steps you need to take before, during, and after your interview. [Read More]

July 13, 2022 - On the Hunt: The Ideal LIMS for Forensic Labs and Medical Examiners

>Your forensics team answers a call to a gruesome incident: stuffing flung everywhere, a piece of yarn tail at the bottom of the stairs, and two lone button eyes that catch the glare of the flashlight. And are those bits of suspicious green plant material?  Okay, you don’t respond to calls for disemboweled cat toys. (And it’s apparent Beaker perpetrated this “murder.”) But complicated cases requiring the input of multiple disciplines come into your lab every day. A dynamic LIMS is the key to handling everyone’s needs. [Read More]

July 13, 2022 - Data and Analytics Services by CSols – Let’s Talk Data

Strategic use of your organization's data can provide insights you didn't know you needed. Though it's no small feat to integrate your lab data with that of the other systems in your organization. CSols can assess your current situation, make a plan to get you to that desired state, and then work with you to implement it. Chart your path to future data management with confidence. Let's Talk Data!  [Read More]

July 13, 2022 - Readiness Checklist for Your LIMS Implementation

Applying this readiness checklist after selecting a LIMS product, but prior to its implementation, can help ensure that your implementation will be successful. The tips in this document will provide your organization with the tools and support it needs to make your LIMS Admins happy, your end users want to use the system, and your stakeholders see the value of your new LIMS. [Read More]

July 13, 2022 - Going Hands-Free in the Lab: Using Extended Reality to Capture Data and Boost Productivity

 Going Hands-Free in the Lab: Using Extended Reality to Capture Data and Boost ProductivityWith data being the most valuable output of a laboratory, scientific teams are now implementing effective practices to collect, store, and manage data using laboratory information management systems (LIMS). However, when scientists work in controlled environments, it can be challenging to use a tablet or a laptop to digitally record results or observations while striving to maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs). [Read More]

July 6, 2022 - Choosing the Right LIMS Hosting Solution for Your Laboratory

In today’s data-driven world, scientific laboratories are in a constant race to enhance their productivity while keeping up with ongoing changes in their laboratory data management needs. In order to face these challenges, organizations must determine the type of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is most suitable for their lab and most closely oriented to the goals of their business.  When installing LIMS, one of the most crucial decisions to be made is how to host the system... [Read More]