On the morning of December 26, 2019, LabLynx, Inc., a trusted laboratory information management system (LIMS) vendor in Smyrna, GA, received a peculiar email. Someone claiming to be Kris Kringle had visited LabLynx.com and filled out a form requesting to connect with a LabLynx team member and schedule a demo of the ELab LIMS software solution. The entire LabLynx office was abuzz. [Read More]
If you operate computer software, at some point you may need to consider some aspect of validation. As an end user of any software, you benefit from the validation and testing that software underwent before it got to you. Validation of systems or instruments assures all parties that the object of the validation will function as intended. It is a valuable exercise for any organization, even those that aren’t in industries subject to government regulations around CSV. This blog looks at questions that many of the organizations we work with have around computer systems validation (CSV). [Read More]
Although it may seem counterintuitive, transplanting your lab’s data and workflows from your on-premises servers to a third-party’s cloud-based LIMS makes your lab more secure. Moving your lab’s operations into the cloud also splits responsibility for security between you and your cloud LIMS vendor. Security in the cloud is one factor laboratories must consider when adopting a LIMS. There are shared security responsibilities in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model and LabLynx’s cloud-based LIMS offers security advantages over an in-house application. [Read More]
Digital transformation is the bedrock of an overall positive scientific experience in the lab. For truly successful digital transformation, both the physical and data lab environments need to be carefully brought together. Lab information management systems, or LIMS, are an ideal solution, effortlessly integrating these two settings. This two-part blog series explores how to use LIMS to enhance the overall scientific experience: in this first blog, we focus on how flexible interaction with LIMS can improve the lab-centric environment. [Read More]
As pay transparency laws become increasingly common across the United States, employers must understand their obligations. The range of regulations varies by state. This is part one of our two series blog posts; we will cover the states that have statewide pay transparency laws, what those laws entail, who is affected, and what employers need to know. Stay tuned for part two of our blog posts that covers the rest of the states with salary transparency laws. [Read More]
In a bid to reach the ears of people from regulated & non-regulated industries that are in need of paperless data capture solutions for their lab, we launched Logilab ELN, a cloud-based next-gen version of its Electronic Lab Notebook solution in 2021, with the goal to make research andQC labs paperless. [Read More]
In the age of "big data," appropriately implemented informatics solutions have become more important than ever. This has become particularly important to the world of cancer research and the weighty analyses of "the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, and microbiome" of individuals. In this 2022 journal article by Hong et al., a review of the current state of cancer informatics is presented, addressing not only current informatics-supported applications but also challenges, opportunities, and future likelihoods. The authors conclude that not only "clinical oncology and research are reaping the benefits of informatics," but also that "with the further development of convenient and intelligent tools, informatics will enable earlier cancer detection, more precise cancer treatment, and better outcomes."