Just like all of the rest of creation, an ideal Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is made up of some essential elements. The LIMS of today is really a full enterprise management system, not just the sample tracking application of yesteryear. Accordingly, it must be made up of all of the right elements so that it provides your laboratory alchemists with gold, not lead..
In reviewing this book on Google recently, I found it to have a number of good concepts to incorporate into LIMS for the F&B industry. Given the current news on food contamination (on purpose, I might add), none of these concepts will help protect our food supply if food ingredients are going to consist of plastic (melamine). Statistical Quality Control can let you have a better quality process for killing pets! Excuse my attitude concerning this but something must change in the food industry.
Most everyday you hear about the problems with contamination of pet foods and the alarming number of pet deaths. Thankfully, our state agriculture departments are doing more to protect our pets and public health than the FDA. Learn more about what a state veterinarian is doing at the Florida Department of Agriculture...
For several years my boss, Brian, has been telling me that the perfect solution for a LIMS Certificate of Analysis report would use a solid data extraction algorithm and a flexible XML output. The idea has always sounded interesting to me, except for the fact that the SQL*LIMS product doesn’t include the technology to do such a thing…until now. Today’s article describes how to customize SQL*LIMS and Oracle Reports to send data to XML, and how to convert that XML output to PDF.
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