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Wash Away Bad Habits from 2018 and Introduce a New, Smart Way of Working for 2019 with LabHQ LIMS

At the beginning of the year, setting goals and resolutions is tradition.  Why not start the year with looking at how your laboratory can implement new and smarter ways of working?  Evaluating your current working practices is a great start to assess where you can remove non-value-added steps to increase the amount of time you spend on value-added steps of your process. Sample analysis processes can easily be streamlined and improved with the help of an intuitive and easy-to-use LIMS such as LabHQ.  Here’s where LabHQ can help you work smarter in your lab.

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What to Do When Your LIMS is No Longer Supported

As a laboratory that has already made the leap from paper to LIMS, moving away from LIMS would be a step backwards, and certainly wouldn’t be the favourable option if your LIMS is no longer supported.  What do you do when your LIMS supplier has discontinued service?  In this blog, we go through the key areas to consider, so you don’t have to roll back to paper-based systems.

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Back to the Future - Introducing Modern Practices with LIMS for Your Lab

Have you ever stepped into a lab, and it looks like it was lost in time? No computers. Data recorded in paper notebooks. Equipment over twenty years old. If this sounds like your lab, and you’re ready to bring it back to the future, here are a few modern practices that LIMS can help you upgrade to.

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Contrary to Popular Belief, LIMS Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

If there is a word that you can say to most laboratory professionals to make them cringe, LIMS would be up there.  Why has LIMS gained such a bad reputation in industry?

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Why Most Labs Fail at LIMS Deployment Projects

The key to a successful deployment of a LIMS in your laboratory is simple and it is to choose the LIMS provider that most suits the needs of your company.  There are many LIMS providers to choose from and each with their own individual USP’s - the important thing is to find the one that is right for you.  A LIMS is currently highly sought after by many laboratories as it can solve many of the issues that laboratories face such as time management, sample tracking and assisting in the gaining of accreditation.  Indeed, many regulatory bodies would now expect a LIMS to be installed in certain laboratories as it is the most reliable method of data storage and ensuring the integrity of data.  However, many laboratories are failing in their deployment of LIMS projects and these are just a few of the reasons why:

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How to Select a LIMS

Looking for the right LIMS for your laboratory can take up a lot of time.  As a bare minimum, you’ll need a clear understanding of your requirements and arrange demonstrations, so you can get a feel for what the LIMS can deliver for your lab. In this blog, we highlight some of the key areas to consider when you are selecting a LIMS.

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Are Risk Assessments Required for a LIMS Project?

Have you ever taken on a project that is large and overwhelming that you didn’t know where to start?  It can feel like everything is blurry, and you’re looking for your glasses to bring your sight into focus. Deploying a LIMS can often feel like this, and risk assessments can help you bring the project to focus.

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Have You Seen the Latest Update of ISO/IEC 17025?

Laboratories look to gain ISO 17025 accreditation as recognition of their competence and abilities, to help them improve and monitor their operational processes, and to satisfy customer requirements. At the end of 2017, an update to the ISO 17025 standard was issued. In this blog, we give you

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How to Balance Your Time Between Routine Operations and Improvement Projects

Laboratory Managers are frequently overwhelmed with the amount of work they need to complete.  Especially in a Quality Control laboratory, where turnaround times are crucial, routine operations continually takes priority, but what if

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Tips for Managing Workload in the Laboratory

Managing workload can be challenging, especially when you have tight deadlines.  In this blog, we share with you some tips and tricks of the trade to make it easier on you. 

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