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.
Here is how a LIMS can help you avoid some most common issues faced by using traditional data management methods:
Maintaining experimental results or protocol details on sticky notes is likely to result in confused or missing records. Managing laboratory data using lab notebooks, papers or spreadsheets is quite tedious and does not allow easy information sharing. A LIMS has an electronic database that allows instant access to information anytime anywhere. LIMS facilitates data exchange between various laboratories and collaborators in real-time. Faster data access time means an increase in the lab productivity. You can also define each user’s access privileges to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information.
To retrieve information specific to an operational need, a traditional data management method consumes more time and involves a lot of manual efforts. Inaccurate data retrieval leads to poor traceability of laboratory information that eventually affects the quality of services offered by your biobank or clinical laboratory. A LIMS in place, gets you the same information in seconds, with high accuracy, thereby, improving your laboratory performance and turnaround times.
Key LIMS Benefits: