CliniSys today announced it has acquired ApolloLIMS, a leading provider of laboratory information management systems based in Nashville, Tennessee, and with specialist expertise in clinical, public health, toxicology and molecular diagnostics. [Read More]
Strateos, Inc., a pioneer in the development of remote access laboratories & lab automation software for life science research, announces the availability of an integrated solution for small molecule discovery programs seeking a faster, automated way to perform Design, Make, Test and Analyze (DMTA) cycles. [Read More]
In a previous article, we discussed what a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is. In this piece, we’re going to look at two solution hosting methods: on-premises and cloud-based (also referred to as Software-as-a-Service, SaaS), and how they can benefit you and your lab’s operations. [Read More]
For our second post in the QLIMS as a Platform series we will be discussing one of the core components, the Application Programming Interface (API). When we talk about APIs, we’re referring to interfaces that allow developers to access and modify the data and functions of the LIMS. [Read More]
Biopharmaceutical companies are under intense pressure to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of their R&D processes in order to reduce costs and shorten drug development timelines. Towards this end, many sponsoring organizations have turned to outsourcing preclinical activities... [Read More]
Most know that the COVID-19 pandemic turned a solid chunk of the workforce—and their work itself—on its heels. More than two years later, this change has both positively and negatively affected many a workplace, including the laboratory. In this March 2022 work by laboratory veteran Joe Liscouski, the impact of disruptions like COVID-19, flooding, and power failure to laboratories is discussed, particularly within the scope of implementing automation to better limit those disruptions. However, as Liscouski notes, it's not as simple as "let's implement laboratory automation"; many nuances to its implementation and use exist within the context of laboratory work. The author first discusses the nature of work itself, followed by a brief look at laboratory work. He then examines eight talking points about using automation to prevent disruptions in on-site laboratory activities, as well as a few critical points about the laboratory work that can be done remotely. He finishes by discussing other external disruptions to laboratory work, including meteorological issues, natural disasters, power disruptions, and supply chain issues. Liscouski concludes that while laboratory automation is here to stay by improving workflows and limiting disruptions, we must implement it with care and deliberate planning in order to make the most of it.