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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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Does Equipment Integration Really Save You Time?

A lot of laboratories that look to implement LIMS often enquire about equipment and third-party software integration.  With an aim to go completely paperless, it is beneficial

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Communication Critical - Where LIMS Helps on Information Delivery

Communication is a key part of working as a team, delivering on business objectives, and meeting customer expectations. When you’re working in a laboratory, there are many opportunities to communicate effectively to avoid disappointment. 

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The Benefits of Switching to LIMS from Excel

 

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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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Does Paper Cut It? When Laboratories Need to Switch to LIMS

 

Many laboratories have yet to make the leap from paper to electronic records such as LIMS.  There are usually valid reasons for holding back and maintaining the paper-based system of the dark ages.  These reasons tend to be things like “we don’t have the budget”, “we don’t have time to implement a system”, “our lab isn’t big enough to use a system like that” or “why fix what isn’t broken”.  While these are all suitable reasons for maintaining a paper-based system, 

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How to Assess Your LIMS Supplier

Assessing your LIMS supplier is a necessary process for laboratories operating in a regulated industry, but it is also considered, in general, good practice.  The supplier assessment should be scaled appropriate to the risk, complexity of your LIMS, and the services provided.  The assessment is most useful

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