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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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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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