January 12, 2023
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 21, Issue 2


In This Issue

 Featured Content

01/11/2023 - Laboratories Must Start Exploiting the Benefits of Digitalization

Dreamstime xxl 79388843 1000pxAs a tight labor market makes it difficult to find staff, and tougher economic conditions start to bite, laboratory managers are being forced to think hard about driving efficiency. Using the power of computer-based laboratory informatics solutions provides an easy win, but many organizations are still not fully exploiting the benefits that solutions such as LIMS offer. Reducing the number of manual ‘touch points’ and interventions for samples and their data is key to driving up efficiency.  [Read More]

01/11/2023 - The Return on Investment for Laboratory Informatics

Laboratory work depends upon highly skilled people and sophisticated equipment to produce knowledge, information, and data. The cost, value, and ROI for those products are affected by the methods used to record and manage them. Producing knowledge, information, and data is one key aspect of laboratory work. Keeping it useable, accessible, and searchable over the long term is key to maintaining its value and realizing the return on your investment in laboratory space, equipment, and personnel. [Read More]

01/11/2023 - How Logilab SDMS helps Laboratories to enable Eudralex Annex 11 Compliance: Part 3

This annex applies to all forms of computerised systems used as part of a GMP regulated activities. A computerised system is a set of software and hardware components which together fulfill certain functionalities. The application should be validated; IT infrastructure should be qualified. Where a computerised system replaces a manual operation, there should be no resultant decrease in product quality, process control or quality assurance. There should be no increase in the overall risk of the process. [Read More]

01/11/2023 - Getting the Case Intake Process Right in Your Safety Systems

The Intake process and its corresponding tools have been a point of focus for companies updating their safety systems because the Case Intake (Initial Triage) Workflow phase can take up to 50% of the overall case processing time. While some companies are taking a “Big Bang” approach to evaluating (and replacing) safety systems, many look to maximize their investments by limiting their focus to improving or replacing their Intake tool. [Read More]

01/11/2023 - Think a LIMS Is Not for Your Industry? - Think Again

Recent data released by Autoscribe Informatics shows the breadth of industries purchasing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS); many for the first time. This market analysis from recent projects shows the cross-section of clients is moving well beyond what many think of as the LIMS core market of Healthcare, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

01/09/2023 - Practical considerations for laboratories: Implementing a holistic quality management system

The quality management system (QMS) is increasingly a constant in laboratories of all types, lending support for better products and services coming out those labs. However, as technologies change and new challenges arise in research, medical, analytical, and R&D labs, the need for a more robust QMS becomes more obvious. In this 2022 article published in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Pillai et al. explore the varying frameworks of the QMS, which frameworks are best in which labs, and what implementation considerations should be made. After an informative introduction, the authors define the various laboratory types and match those types to the various QMS frameworks. They then provide a set of three critical recommendations for their implementation and use, concluding that while many frameworks are robust, the modern laboratory may need to incorporate more than one framework in order to fully achieve their quality goals. They add that "a holistic QMS framework complemented with guidance from multiple quality documents can benefit many laboratories that aim to address" the 12 quality system essentials (QSEs) of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).

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 Upcoming Webinars

01/25/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Managing the Lab Beyond the 4 Walls

01/18/2023 - Astrix Webinar – Insights to Succeed Throughout the Regulatory Information Management (RIM) Journey

01/12/2023 - Webinar: Practical Solutions to Drive Automation in Your Laboratory

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01/23/2023 - Request for Comments: Physiological Laboratory Information System

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