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Achieving Standardization in Cannabinoid & Terpene Testing

Achieving Standardization in Cannabinoid & Terpene Testing Labs Using LIMS

July 15, 2021

When doctors prescribe cannabis products to their patients, they expect to achieve the desired therapeutic outcome. Recreational users are interested to know if the desired type and intensity of high will be reached; they often prefer specific flavor and aroma profiles [...]

Tags: Cannabinoid & Terpene Testing Labs, Cannabis LIMS Software


Overcoming Setbacks in Sample Preparation for Food Analysis

Overcome challenges in food sample preparation

June 24, 2021

Rising globalization has increased the transportation of food and food ingredients worldwide. Food products are imported from and exported to different parts of the world and multiple stakeholders are involved in the food supply chain [...]

Tags: Food and Beverage LIMS Solution, Overcome Sample Preparation Challenges


GDPR and Biobanking: Regulatory Challenges & Data Protection of Sample Donors

Biospecimen Management System to Meet EU GDPR Compliance

June 10, 2021

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into full effect in 2018, has increased regulatory oversight and subsequent potential sanctions that have caused uneasiness within the biobanking and databanking circles [...]

Tags: EU GDPR Biobanking Compliance, Biospecimen Management System, General Data Protection Regulation


Recreational Cannabis is Now Legal in New York: Is Your Testing Laboratory Ready?

Laboratory Software for New York’s CBD/THC Testing Laboratories

May 27, 2021

The New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, recently signed the legislation that legalizes cannabis, after which New York became the 16th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. The new law provides licenses to individuals, such as cannabis producers, distributors, and retailers in the cannabis [...]

Tags: Cannabis Lab LIMS for New York’s Testing Laboratories, Cannabis Legalization in New York, CBD/THC Testing Laboratory Software


Water Quality Testing: Challenges & Ways to Overcome Them

Water LIMS for Overcoming Water Testing Challenges

May 25, 2021

Poor water quality is one of the most important concerns across the world. It is essential to maintain the quality of water as it is used for various purposes such as drinking, industrial use, and household chores. Water resource management agencies and environmental regulators [...]

Tags: LIMS for Water Testing Labs, Water LIMS for QA/QC


Ensuring Best Practices in Food and Beverage Testing Laboratories Using a LIMS

LIMS Software for Food and Beverage Labs

April 29, 2021

A global food supply chain dictates the need for inspection, quality control, and safety protocols. A common challenge faced by food and beverage manufacturers is to not only comply with local regulations but also the regulations of the country they are exporting to [...]

Tags: Food LIMS, Food and Beverage Testing LIMS, Best Practices with Food and Beverage LIMS


Is Investing in a LIMS the Right Choice for Your Laboratory?

Benefits of Investing in a LIMS

March 30, 2021

Modern omics has led to increased data volumes and sample throughput along with frequent changes in technology. This has created a need for laboratories to modernize their approach towards managing, tracking, and centralizing laboratory data [...]

Tags: Laboratory Information Management System, SaaS LIMS Return on Investment, Benefits of Implementing a LIMS


What is the Role of a LIMS in Following Regulatory Compliance?

LIMS Software for Regulatory Compliance

February 25, 2021

There has been a noticeable escalation in the audits of laboratories to ensure that they comply with industry standards and regulatory guidelines. Implementing a LIMS not only helps with automating laboratory processes but also with compliance and data management [...]

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A LIMS Can Boost Productivity in Academic Laboratories - Myth or Reality?

Academic LIMS Software

January 27, 2021

An academic laboratory performs several tasks that are difficult to manage manually. Automation has led to a revolution in laboratory workflows and practices. It has resulted in the analysis or study of an increased number of samples, eventually leading to increased procedures and generated data [...]

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Factors for Choosing a Biobank Information Management System (BIMS)

Biobank Information Management System (BIMS)

December 17, 2020

With more people becoming regular consumers of cannabis-derived products, the quality and safety of cannabis products have become a top priority. Following this, several states have enacted new regulations that require comprehensive testing of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) products by state-accredited laboratories [...]

Tags: Biobank Information Management System (BIMS), Biospecimen Management System


How to Manage and Streamline QA/QC Processes with Ease in Your Cannabis Testing Lab?

Maintain QA/QC with a Cannabis LIMS

November 30, 2020

With more people becoming regular consumers of cannabis-derived products, the quality and safety of cannabis products have become a top priority. Following this, several states have enacted new regulations that require comprehensive testing of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) products by state-accredited laboratories [...]

Tags: LIMS for Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Cannabis Labs, Cannabis LIMS Software for QA/QC


What is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Software?

What is LIMS Software

October 21, 2020

A LIMS system is a software-based solution which helps in hassle-free data management and workflow automation in various laboratories. It allows the effective management of samples and associated data. A LIMS streamlines workflows, tests, procedures, and assures accurate process control [...]

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How a Food LIMS Automates QA/QC Processes in Food Testing Laboratories

Food LIMS for automating QA/QC processes

September 24, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists around the globe, consumers and buyers have become more conscious about the importance of safe and high-quality food products. A high-quality safe product stems from rigorous and quality testing of products throughout the food supply chain [...]

Tags: Food LIMS for Quality Assurance, LIMS for QA/QC in Food Testing Labs


Why Choosing the Right LIMS for Freezer Management is the First Step Towards Quality Biobanking

Freezer Sample Management and Tracking Software

August 27, 2020

A biobank can be termed as a biorepository or a collection of biospecimens that aid research, clinical trials, and patient care. Tracking and managing biospecimens, including the source, date of collection, clinical information, molecular and genetic information [...]

Tags: Freezer Sample Management System, Freezer Inventory Software, Freezer Management Software, Freezer Sample Tracking Software


Advantages of a LIMS

Advantages of a LIMS

July 16, 2020

Most laboratories across the world are grappling with a data deluge and are constantly looking for ways to effectively manage data. With the rapid advancement of technology, old school laboratories have now modernized. Modern laboratories need [...]

Tags: LIMS Advantages, LIMS Benefits


Infographic: COVID-19 and Its Prevention

COVID-19 and Its Prevention Infographic

July 01, 2020

COVID-19 or coronavirus disease is a highly infectious disease caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The new virus was not known to infect humans before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 [...]

Tags: COVID-19 Infographics, Coronavirus Prevention


LIMS Customization vs Configuration

LIMS Customization vs Configuration

June 17, 2020

Each laboratory is different from the other in terms of their requirements and workflows. A LIMS should be flexible to support the needs and workflows of laboratories, which is usually termed as system customization or configuration. Both these terminologies are often used interchangeably [...]

Tags: LIMS Configuration, LIMS Customization


What is a Biorepository?

What is a Biorepository?

May 20, 2020

Biospecimens are biological materials, such as urine, blood, tissues, cells, DNA, RNA, that are derived from humans, animals, or plants. Biospecimens are collected and stored for a long time now to support clinical and research activities. A biorepository is a facility that collects, processes, and stores biospecimens [...]

Tags: Define Biorepository, Biorepository Types, Biorepository Uses


Free LIMS Software for COVID-19 Testing & Research

Free LIMS Software for COVID-19 Testing & Research

May 01, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is distorting our health systems and has led to a global health crisis. With the escalating number of COVID-19 cases across the globe, the focus has to be essentially on research and testing. COVID-19 diagnostic testing laboratories are receiving specimens at an unprecedented scale. Accurate and reliable testing of COVID-19 specimens is the need of the hour [...]

Tags: COVID-19 Testing & Research, COVID-19 LIMS Software Solution


Seed-to-Sale Software Solutions for Compliance, Testing, and State Tracking

Cannabis Seed-to-Sale Software Solutions

February 13, 2020

State tracking systems in cannabis testing are critical to cannabis businesses to comply with industry and state regulations.
Now, more than ever, cannabis companies are in need of customized, reliable software to maintain compliance with state-level cannabis testing laws [...]

Tags: Marijuana Seed-to-Sale Tracking Software


The Best 5 LIMS Software Solutions in 2020

Best LIMS Software in 2020

January 29, 2020

There are many laboratory information management systems (LIMS) available for labs to choose from. With laboratories (labs) mushrooming all over, the need for the best LIMS software solution has become imperative [...]

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Redefine Your Lab’s Efficiency: Paper-based System Vs FreeLIMS

Paper-based System Vs FreeLIMS

January 08, 2020

Up until now, laboratories have been storing and managing their operational data using spreadsheets, handheld documents, and notebooks among other legacy formats. The downside of using manual tools is that it takes a toll on your productivity and earns you pink slips when you accidentally lose data or make analytical errors. After all, we all make mistakes! [...]

Tags: Benefits of FreeLIMS, Advantages of using a LIMS


5 Signs You Need a LIMS

Need a LIMS?

December 10, 2019

Do you know what is trending in laboratories of the 21st Century? The latest buzz is the implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System or LIMS. Now you might want to ask, what exactly is a LIMS and why it is the hottest cake in the market. Let us debug this by answering the most obvious question - what is a LIMS? [...]

Tags: Why do we need a LIMS?, Do you need a LIMS?


Best Practices for Sample Management

Best Practices for Sample Management

September 04, 2019

One of the key requirements of a laboratory is to ensure that the sample is properly received and tracked throughout its lifecycle. The outcome of the test results largely depends on the quality of the samples being tested. If the sample quality is compromised, it may alter the test results, thus leading to an erroneous judgment. The practice of tracking and documenting the sample’s journey completely is referred to as Laboratory Sample Management [...]

Tags: Sample Management Software, Sample Management Best Practises


What is a Biobank?

What is a biobank?

April 29, 2019

A biobank is the centralized source of high-quality human biological specimens. Biobanks are often called biorepositories, however, there exists a fine distinction between the two. A biorepository involves the collection of plants, animals and other non-human samples; whereas a biobank mainly store biological samples obtained from humans. Biobanking is the process of collecting, storing and distributing human biological samples and related data for clinical research purpose [...]

Tags: What is a Biobank?, Benefits of Biobanking


Free Vs Commercial LIMS

Free LIMS vs. Commercial LIMS

March 12, 2019

One of the major challenges faced by laboratories across the world is efficient sample tracking and workflow management. With technological advancements that enable the automation of laboratory operations, implementing an automated management system such as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is quickly turning into an essential requirement. A LIMS is a vital piece to the puzzle of data management and automation that challenge laboratory directors. The decision to implement a LIMS is crucial as it affects the operations of the laboratory and in turn, affects the efficiency of the setup [...]

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What is a LIMS?

Conferences to Look Forward to in 2019 For the Cannabis Industry

January 07, 2019

Conferences or trade shows provide an important platform for sharing innovative ideas, new information and knowledge, irrespective of the industry type. The conferences also help attendees to meet seasoned industry experts, other professionals from the same field, clients, partners, thus keeping themselves updated about the latest technological advancements in the industry. With the legalization of cannabis in most parts of the United States, the cannabis industry is booming. Although the cannabis industry is nascent, a number of conferences targeting the cannabis industry are being organized at different times [...]

Tags: Laboratory Information Management System, LIMS, LIMS Benefits


4 Conferences to Look Forward to in 2019 For the Cannabis Industry

Conferences to Look Forward to in 2019 For the Cannabis Industry

October 24, 2018

Conferences or trade shows provide an important platform for sharing innovative ideas, new information and knowledge, irrespective of the industry type. The conferences also help attendees to meet seasoned industry experts, other professionals from the same field, clients, partners, thus keeping themselves updated about the latest technological advancements in the industry. With the legalization of cannabis in most parts of the United States, the cannabis industry is booming. Although the cannabis industry is nascent, a number of conferences targeting the cannabis industry are being organized at different times [...]

Tags: Cannabis Industry Events, Cannabis Science Conferences


Thin or Thick Client LIMS?

LIMS: Thin or Thick Client

September 28, 2018

For most laboratories, choosing the correct Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is their biggest data management challenge. This is because in today's laboratory scenario, a LIMS is one of the most critical components of the overall data management and hence efficiency of a laboratory. LIMS are now in their fourth generation, and many organizations want to upgrade or modify their LIMS to ensure laboratory efficiency. However, the task of selecting the best LIMS architecture for an organization is difficult as many options are available in the market [...]

Tags: Advantages of Web LIMS, Selecting the Right LIMS, Thick and Thin Client LIMS Differences


Overcoming the Challenges of Legacy Data Migration

Overcoming the challenges of legacy data migration to a LIMS

June 29, 2018

What is Data Migration?

Data migration is the process of transferring data from a legacy system to a LIMS. A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is a tool that helps laboratories manage their data seamlessly and automate laboratory workflows. By adopting a LIMS, you can automate data transfer by integrating with instruments, follow regulatory compliance such as 21 CFR Part 11, audit trail, and intertwine disparate, disconnected data silos by bringing entire laboratory data under a central data repository [...]

Tags: Legacy Data Migration, LIMS Data


Important Factors in LIMS Selection

Factors in LIMS Selection

April 27, 2018

The basic function of a LIMS is to track samples and store sample workflow related information from the time it enters a laboratory until it is disposed. In this blog, we highlight some important factors to be considered while evaluating a LIMS solution for your laboratory. Finding a LIMS with desired features requires several factors to be considered, right from the deployment process, services offered, customization costs, and support and training packages offered by the vendor [...]

Tags: LIMS Selection Process, Successful LIMS Selection


Are You Making These Laboratory Data Management Mistakes?

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December 04, 2017

A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has changed how biobanks and clinical research laboratories have been performing over the last few years by using traditional data management methods. You can avoid laboratory data management mistakes by implementing a LIMS solution and improve operational efficiency [...]

Tags: Increase Lab Efficiency, Disadvantages of Traditional Lab Management Methods, Common Laboratory Data Management Mistakes


Spreadsheets vs LIMS

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September 08, 2017

Healthcare sector is undoubtedly one of the largest and fastest evolving industries in the world as per the current day scenario. Contributing to this fact, its primary components such as hospitals, biobanks, clinical research & testing laboratories, etc., receive huge volumes of data on a daily basis. For instance, biobanks and clinical research labs see hundreds of thousands of samples flowing in and out of the labs [...]

Tags: Free LIMS Software Solution, Software for Laboratory Management, Free LIMS Software


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