Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are known to deliver substantial efficiencies to laboratory operations. From sample management, data comparison and reporting, LIMS can transform the most time-consuming, mundane and critical tasks to simple, easy-to-complete tasks within a click of a button. So, why doesn’t every lab have a LIMS?
Advancements in technology have allowed the availability and delivery of software to be quicker, more secure and more reliable. If you’re still using on-premise LIMS, here are a few reasons why you should consider switching to SaaS 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.
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.
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.
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
From our experience of deploying LIMS systems within multiple facilities, we have compiled this list of the best LIMS features that have given
Process mapping involves a step by step walk through of existing (or proposed) activities considering inputs, outputs, decisions and possible sub processes on which the area of interest may be dependant. As such, process mapping is not only important for determining the scope of a LIMS project,
Overheard in the ABC Pharmaceuticals QC lab, "He understands the regulatory benefits of LIMS, but my boss also wants to see a tangible return on investment. Help!"
A major driver for implementing LIMS in regulated industries is the increasing focus of the MHRA, FDA & HPRA on the hot topic of data integrity. Failure to present a quality system that meets the requirements reflected in the ALCOA acronym ( data must be attributable, legible (permanent), contemporaneous, original and accurate) could lead to a loss of licence and result in a devastating impact on revenue.