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October 18, 2017 - Drive Data Sharing, Collaborative Research Among the Network of Biobanks Using Cloud
Biobanks play a pivotal role in biomedical research. To facilitate research for improving the health and welfare of individuals, communities and population, sharing of biospecimens along with health-related data among the collaborators is crucial.

October 12, 2017 - Remote LIMS Work: Working Smarter
Have you considered the positives of remote consultants? Are you concerned about not having “face time”? In this blog post, we’ll address some of your concerns and also look at the value remote consultants can provide.

CSols Inc.
October 11, 2017 - Why build your own?
I was recently at a conference and spoke to a small municipal laboratory prospect that had suddenly gone quiet about a year ago. In speaking with the laboratory manager, she told me they had purchased a modular LIMS and were “building it to be their own!”

October 04, 2017 - Leveraging Cloud Technology to Manage Processes and Data to Maintain High-Quality Storage Services at The University of Sheffield Biorepository
Founded in 2009, the Biorepository at The University of Sheffield is critical for the progress of health-related research. They provide storage services and high-quality human biological samples to research groups for supporting cutting-edge investigation in the areas of oncology and human metabolism; infection, immunity and cardiovascular disease; and neuroscience.

October 02, 2017 - SampleManager LIMS v12 Upgrade
If your organization has an older version of SampleManager LIMS, we want to share with you several good reasons to upgrade, some new capabilities and functionality available in v12, and some strategies on how to go about upgrading your SampleManager LIMS.

CSols Inc.
September 22, 2017 - Tips for SampleManager Implementation and Upgrades
SampleManager LIMS™ is continuously upgraded to meet the changing needs of laboratories across all industries – pharmaceutical QA/QC, food and beverage, oil and gas, petrochemical, water and environmental, manufacturing, contract labs, and more. Each new release of SampleManager contains new functionality that is built upon feedback and customer input from these sectors, and this ensures an upgrade path that respects your previous investment while allowing you to take advantage of collected industry knowledge to respond to changing business or regulatory demands.

Astrix Technology Group
September 19, 2017 - Lab Informatics System Risk Assessment - Done! Now what??
The idea of “one-and-done” risk analysis puts your company at risk for quality and compliance issues. Managing Risk throughout the Laboratory Informatics Lifecycle is both a regulatory expectation and a business benefit when performed correctly.

CSols Inc.
September 18, 2017 - Electronic laboratory notebooks in a public–private partnership
This report shares the experience during selection, implementation and maintenance phases of an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in a public–private partnership project and comments on users' feedback. In particular, we address which time constraints for roll-out of an ELN exist in granted projects and which benefits and/or restrictions come with out-of-the-box solutions. We discuss several options for the implementation of support functions and potential advantages of open-access solutions.  Click Here to read the full journal article

LABLynx, Inc.
September 13, 2017 - How to Meet Cannabis Testing Standards and Regulatory Requirements with LIMS
Watch the video or to download the presentation slides of this complimentary recorded webinar that delves into the current challenges of cannabis testing laboratories and how a LIMS plays an important role in effectively addressing these challenges. The webinar highlighted the market potential of the cannabis industry and role of LIMS in ensuring quality assurance and in meeting regulatory requirements.

September 13, 2017 - Data Integrity in FDA-Regulated Laboratories
Verification of data integrity is a critical part of the FDA’s mission to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices. As such, the FDA’s expectation is that all data which is submitted to the Agency is both reliable and accurate...

Astrix Technology Group
September 06, 2017 - Accelerating Clinical Research Using Cloud Technology
With the aim of helping individuals overcome health issues, clinical research is an important field where doctors, drug experts and biologists work together to unravel the causative factors and suitable treatment plans for the most critical health problems.

September 05, 2017 - LIMS Upgrade Project - Letter to Self
It has been a long road but the LIMS upgrade is finally complete, up and running, and validated. As I look back on this journey, I wish that I knew then what I know now.

CSols Inc.
August 21, 2017 - 3 Areas a LES Can Drive Cost Savings
A Laboratory Execution System (LES) can minimize costs while maximizing quality.

CSols Inc.
August 09, 2017 - Electronic lab notebooks: Can they replace paper?
Despite the increasingly digital nature of society, there are some areas of research that remain firmly rooted in the past; in this case the laboratory notebook, the last remaining paper component of an experiment. Countless electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) have been created in an attempt to digitize record keeping processes in the lab, but none of them have become a "key player" in the ELN market, due to the many adoption barriers that have been identified in previous research and further explored in the user studies presented here.

LABLynx, Inc.
August 08, 2017 - Manage Testing and Laboratory Workflows with LIMS

CloudLIMS recenty hosted a live complimentary webinar on "Manage Testing and Laboratory Workflows with LIMS", presented by Mr. Rakhil Akkali, Product Analyst at The webinar provided insights on how a LIMS plays a pivotal role in automatic sample accessioning, sample tracking using barcodes, managing multi-analyte tests and test Chain of Custody (CoC), automated report generation, besides helping testing laboratories follow regulatory guidelines seamlessly.

To watch the video or to download the presentation slides, please visit the webinar section:


Astrix Technology Group
August 01, 2017 - Is Your LIMS Master Data "Green?"
This blog series explores the use of green concepts (reduce, reuse, and recycle) for LIMS Master Data Management to improve productivity and efficiency.

July 31, 2017 - Interfacing instruments, data systems, and information systems to LIMS: It can wait!
The benefits are clear, but why is it that interfacing systems and instruments to a LIMS tends to be one of the last things done during a LIMS implementation if it is done at all?

CSols Inc.
July 25, 2017 - Meeting Modern Data Integrity and Compliance Requirements
Whether you are a drug manufacturer, clinical research organization (CRO) or pharmaceutical R&D company, the accuracy and completeness of data is critical for safe product development, and any breach of data integrity could have serious implications for human health.

Abbott Informatics
July 18, 2017 - LabWare LIMS Dashboards - A Practical Implementation
After implementing them, LIMS dashboards can provide valuable information to help manage the LIMS, the lab operation, and the lab data and information; just like the instrument panel of a car that provides the driver the status of the car being driven.

CSols Inc.
July 12, 2017 - Cloud Technology to Enable and Accelerate Clinical Data Management in Biobanking
Clinical research and pathology laboratories need to expedite research in order to provide better, faster and innovative treatments to patients. To achieve this objective, efficient clinical data management solutions are required that can minimize the time taken for patient care biobanking, and for drug research—including development and commercialization.

July 10, 2017 - The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics: Summer 2017 Edition
LiMSwiki has just released the the latest LIMS and Lab Informatics Buyer's Guide. 

This guide originally started in 2011 with 15 LIMS/LI vendors that included pricing for those vendors. Today's edition has over 50 vendors including pricing and links to video demonstrations of their products. Also, there are comprehensive chapters to cover LIMS requirements and other educational information that is valuable for those seeking to learn more about LIMS in general.

LABLynx, Inc.
June 21, 2017 - LIMS for Testing Laboratories - An Overview of Features and Compliance for Testing Laboratories
A laboratory that performs any type of test can be categorized as a testing laboratory. There are different types of testing laboratories such as food and beverage, environmental, cannabis, clinical, petrochemical, etc.

June 09, 2017 - LIMS Consulting - Big vs. Boutique
While not always true, when it comes to LIMS consulting the size of the consulting company you elect to engage with does matter, but not necessarily in the way you would think.

CSols Inc.
May 31, 2017 - True or False? All LIMS are the Same.
While it can appear from a macro point of view that all LIMS are the same, real differences come to light once you start examining the inner workings of different LIMS solutions.

CSols Inc.
May 24, 2017 - Working remotely and the LIMS solutions
Now that cell phone and internet coverage are virtually everywhere, it is extremely difficult to disconnect from work. Believe me, I know; I’ve been hiking up the side of a mountain in NC and still received phone calls and emails. Answering work related phone calls while out of breath and telling your five year old to be quiet at the same time can be quite a challenge. However, that kind of service, whether in sales or technical support, is expected these days. Professionally, you are expected to be connected.

May 12, 2017 - Why did my LIMS implementation fail?
IT projects have a 70% failure rate and though LIMS projects fare a little better there are still several techniques and best practices that, when properly applied, will drive your LIMS implementation success.

CSols Inc.
May 10, 2017 - Autoscribe Demonstrates New Product Offerings at PITTCON 2017
Samuel Clark, Manager of North American Sales, discusses the unique aspects of Matrix Gemini LIMS and how each system can be configured to suit each users needs using simple to use graphical tools rather than software customization.

Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
May 03, 2017 - AACR 2017! Research Propelling Cancer Prevention and Cures
We are back from exhibiting at AACR 2017 and it was such a wonderful experience! We showcased CloudLIMS Lite and BioTracer®, our laboratory automation software products to over 21,000 participants. We also presented a poster entitled "Accelerating clinical research using cloud technology".

May 01, 2017 - Can Upgrading to LabWare 7 Solve Life's Problems?
Is your LabWare implementation giving you headaches? Upgrading to LabWare 7 is a great opportunity to take advantage of a trove of new features and evaluate what LIMS can do for your lab.

CSols Inc.
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