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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...

LIMS Managed Services – Avoiding the Blame Game in Your Organization

Complex IT management is…well….complex. Challenges arise, and just when you think the worst has happened more problems inevitably appear to complicate things. IT infrastructure is constantly evolving, more than virtually any other aspect of an organization. And then...

LIMS, the Cloud and You

LIMS and Contract Research & Manufacturing The trend towards outsourcing laboratory work over the last three decades has been steep. In recent years, this move to a near-universal outsourced lab model has run concurrent with the shift towards data-sharing across...

Tapping Managed Services for Integrated LIMS Deployment

LIMS Management Challenge: When There’s Trouble, Who You Gonna Call? Regardless of industry sector, companies employing LIMS in their labs all suffer from some of the same challenges – many of which stretch beyond the scope of traditional LIMS Support and Maintenance...

Speech Recognition and Digital Assistants in LIMS

One question which tends to arise in the LIMS sales cycle is whether tablets or smartphones can be used. (The answer is yes.) The immediate follow-up question is how can we use it with gloves? Tablets and gloves don’t work well together. One solution? LOTTIE – one of...

How to Integrate SAP in Your QA/QC Laboratories

In the last few years, computerization in manufacturing has gradually turned from production planning and process control to production execution systems. By having your LIMS communicate with your Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP), you tap into the power of...

LIMS and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

In a previous post, we discussed the increasing regulatory focus being placed on Temporary Data. It’s an important topic that has far reaching implications for LIMS (and other) platforms, but it is also just the latest emergent issue impacting data compliance with FDA...

How to Choose the Right LIMS for Biobanking

Since biobanking began in the late 1990s, the industry has grown…fast. This rapid expansion and growth has translated into huge volumes of samples – all requiring storage, organization and management for the various industries and applications for which specimens are...

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