Laboratory Informatics in the Mining and Metal Industries

Laboratories in the mining and metals industries are under considerable pressure to turn out results as quickly as possible, and keep a close eye on costs. In both environments, laboratory informatics applications can provide a central repository for test results and make coordination of distributed research and production operations easier. Laboratory managers need to recognize the benefits of informatics early in the development of laboratory operations so they can benefit from them. A cloud-based LIMS can assist the implementation process by providing access to ready-to-run systems that do not require installation or IT support.