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How LIMS Can Help Standardise Your Laboratory Processes

Laboratory management can be challenging, especially when you try to keep your ducks in a row. With the implementation of a LIMS system, processes can be refined not only to create uniformity in your laboratory but

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Are Paper and Excel Limiting Your Laboratory Capabilities?

It’s a question I ask daily; how are you currently managing your QC data? 

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10 Ways to Increase Productivity in Your Lab

We all want to be productive, right? However, this is quite often easier said than done, especially in a busy QC laboratory environment! Who has the time spare to sit back and

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What Lab Managers Should Review Before Approving Test Results

 

The last check before test results reach a client is the approval stage. Where test results are formally reported on a certificate of analysis, approval is authenticated by signature. So, what does that signature mean? And what should Lab Managers review before they sign the dotted line?

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Why Audit Trails Are a Great Feature of LIMS

Audit trails are a common LIMS feature required for regulated laboratories, but they are generally a useful tool for any laboratory – regulated or not. For those of you who are new to LIMS,

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Is Your LIMS Good Enough? Where LIMS Adds the Most Value for Labs

 

When you’re working in a fast-paced environment such as a laboratory, you might not have the time to implement improved ways of working.  You may be using an existing LIMS, and are used to the workarounds and quirks of the system. 

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4 Signs Your Lab Has Outgrown Your LIMS

Many laboratories introduce LIMS to help with sample data management and reporting.   Some labs will have used the same system for 12 years without upgrades, and other labs will

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The Best LIMS Features for Quality

The purpose of quality is to ensure standards are maintained so that products, services and processes are effective and fit for purpose. Laboratories must maintain high quality standards to provide confidence in

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What the Regulators are Looking for in a LIMS Validation Plan

Validating LIMS is a fundamental requirement for GMP compliance.  Where LIMS is used to store and process GMP data, it is imperative that

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Computerised Systems: A Summary of 2016 MHRA Inspections

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has a responsibility to protect public health by ensuring that medicines and medical devices meet applicable standards of safety, quality and efficacy. Each year, they conduct

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