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Is Your LIMS Sustainable? Why Configuration is the Way to Go – Part 2

In our earlier post (Is Your LIMS Sustainable? Why Configuration is the Way to Go – Part 1), we outlined the many ways that customizing a LIMS system can be problematic – from the overall cost of making modifications, and broken functionality of customizations after...

LIMS – The Regulatory Assistant?

What’s a Biobank? Easy - a collection of data and samples. And what is a biobank’s core function? Managing those samples and compiling that data (depending on the biorepository’s focus, of course). More Samples…and Data Over the last decade, biobanks have grown larger...

LIMS and Food Safety

According to MarketsandMarkets Research, the global food safety testing market is projected to rise from USD $17 billion in 2018 to more than $24 billion by 2023 – a CAGR of 7.7%. Food safety testing is driven by a number of factors, including: Growing consumer focus...

New with LabVantage 8.4: ASL – Plate to Tube Rack Transfers

“I’ll take ‘Something that has always been elusive in labs’ for 600, Alex.“ “What is ‘Comprehensive LIMS plate processing & transfer?’” Congratulations – you won 600 points. Wait – not so fast! Labs have long sought a complete solution to capture the actual...

Maximizing Connectivity: Complex Instruments

The entire purpose – or at least a primary purpose – of a LIMS is the ability to rely on it as a central repository for ‘all things lab.’ However, the LIMS’ ability to serve as a lab’s informatics hub is only as good as its ability to speak with other instruments and...

Work Assignment and Planning

At this year’s 2018 CTEC conference in San Diego, LabVantage unveiled the Work Assignment & Planning (WAP) module. This session was one of the top 5 sessions at the conference, and one of the top topics of ongoing conversation. That makes sense. For labs, Workflow...

What’s New in Biobanking and LIMS?

Biobanking: More – Much More – Data On at least one key trend, every prediction and prognostication about the future of biobanking arrives at a consensus. The sheer volume of data facing biorepositories is likely to continue to grow…fast. Our scientific tools,...

LIMS Technical Infrastructure: Exploring LabVantage 8

Planning the Search for Bigfoot Prediction: Your average Travel Agent will have difficulty planning your expedition in Oregon’s wilderness to search for Bigfoot. I don’t mean to denigrate the travel industry, but rather to illustrate the singularly odd challenges...

How to Increase Productivity, Throughput and Functionality in Your LIMS

The decision many companies and organizations make when investing in a LIMS is often rooted in the need to be more efficient and productive. This may involve storing vast amounts of information, or increasing the throughput of a test or process – but overall, a LIMS...

What’s Coming in LabVantage 8.4: A Sneak Peek

Set to be released late January 2019, LabVantage 8.4 was unveiled last month at the annual CTEC (Customer Training and Education Conference) for LabVantage users in San Diego. Encompassing LIMS, ELN and LES, the new version incorporates numerous features – many of...

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