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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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