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LIMS Consulting – Big vs. Boutique

No matter where you are on your laboratory informatics journey, it is likely that at some point you will need assistance.  Perhaps you will need assistance with selecting the right Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or implementing your chosen LIMS.  Maybe you have had your LIMS for quite some time and are looking to make […] Read More…
June 8, 2017  |  Tags: , , , ,

True or False? All LIMS are the Same.

If you have been active in the LIMS world for some time or are just getting your feet wet with lab information management, you will inevitably encounter people, organizations, or institutions that will adamantly avow “All LIMS are the same”! It’s like someone saying “All refrigerators are the same; they all keep things cold.”  But […] Read More…
May 25, 2017  |  Tags: , , , ,

Why did my LIMS implementation fail?

I have been scratching my head all week trying to figure out why our LIMS implementation failed.  I thought we had chosen the perfect LIMS.  It did much more than we were looking for and had so many cool capabilities that the LIMS sales person showed us during the demo.  We budgeted for the project […] Read More…
May 11, 2017  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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. Do any of these problems sound familiar to you? Where’s my data? This is too complicated! Do you have trouble visualizing what […] Read More…
April 27, 2017  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

The LIMS Battle: IT vs. “the Lab”

We are often asked, “What are the greatest challenges organizations face when selecting and implementing a LIMS?”  While there are several critical success factors, like good informatics planning and attaining a high level of stakeholder involvement, one of the biggest challenges that LIMS projects invariably face is the battle between IT and “the Lab”.  The […] Read More…
April 13, 2017  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

Pittcon 2017 – Where Did Everybody Go?

While reflecting on this past Pittcon, we at CSols were somewhat dismayed to realize that many of us have been attending Pittcon for well over 30 years.  For most, our attendance at Pittcon started while in graduate school when we were afforded an opportunity to present a technical paper on our “cutting edge” research.  In […] Read More…
March 23, 2017  |  Tags: , ,

Laboratory Informatics Implementation Planning – Don’t Forget!

No matter the size of your lab, implementing a lab informatics system such as LIMS, ELN, LES, CDS, and SDMS can be a daunting undertaking with many potential pitfalls.  To improve your chances of project success, lessons learned from previous, similar lab informatics projects should be incorporated into the planning phase. Strong project management is […] Read More…
March 9, 2017  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Overcome Validation Challenges through Proper Planning

How many times have you heard the expression “He who fails to plan, plans to fail”? Probably more than you can count since it’s attributed to several prominent individuals. Let’s face it, if we don’t know where we are going, then how will we know when we have arrived? The same concept applies to Computer […] Read More…
February 23, 2017  |  Tags: , ,

10 Ways LIMS Can Automate Your Lab

One of the biggest drivers for the implementation and utilization of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in a lab is to increase productivity and effectiveness.  While increasing productivity and effectiveness can be addressed in a number of ways within a LIMS, the ability of the LIMS to automate manual processes, procedures, and tasks is […] Read More…
February 9, 2017  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

Clearing the Muddy Water: How LabWare Visual Workflows can Win Over Your Users

If you work in a laboratory setting, likely at some point you have experienced laboratory users who profess to “hate” their LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).  If you take the time to listen, they often have good reasons.  Usually, those reasons include one of the following: Unfortunately, these are very valid issues for many organizations’ […] Read More…
January 26, 2017  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

Reducing the Unknowns: The Value of Lab Informatics Project Managers

On every project there are things that we know and things that we don’t know. It is the project manager’s responsibility to plan for and manage both the knowns and the unknowns in order to deliver the project on-time, within budget, and meeting specifications.  But there is another unknown out there that must also be […] Read More…
January 12, 2017  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Onshore vs Offshore Informatics Consulting

Successfully selecting, implementing, enhancing, and integrating laboratory informatics systems such as LIMS, ELN, SDMS, CDS, etc. requires specialty knowledge, skill sets, and hands-on experience.  With these requirements, it is not unusual that a laboratory organization will not have enough appropriate internal resources to staff laboratory informatics projects.  Additionally, hiring permanent personnel for lab informatics projects […] Read More…
December 15, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

Making LIMS RFPs Effective

Selecting the right Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for your current and future needs is a nontrivial endeavor.  Learning about LIMS and what particular LIMS solutions provide and support, as well as the capabilities and culture of the prospective LIMS supplier can be done in a myriad of ways.  Personal experience, internet research, advice from […] Read More…
December 1, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

What Does a LIMS Do?

A fundamental question that many people new to the informatics world ask is “What does a LIMS do?”  Now you can go onto Wikipedia or a myriad of other resources and find a listing of the functions and features that a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) provides.  For many people this would suffice, but is […] Read More…
November 10, 2016  |  Tags: , , , ,

Biopharma QC LIMS: Extinction or Evolution

For several years now, the future of Quality Control Labs and the Quality Control LIMS that automates and manages them has been a topic of debate.  Some have predicted the imminent demise of both.  Others have postulated that while QC Labs/LIMS will continue to exist, they will do so only by adapting.  Adaptation here means […] Read More…
October 27, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , ,

Performing a Laboratory Informatics System Risk Assessment

Every software validation that is part of a Quality Risk Management program should start with a formal, documented risk assessment of the laboratory informatics (LIMS, ELN, SDMS, CDS, etc.) system being validated. Risk assessments consist of the identification of hazards and the analysis and evaluation of risks associated with exposure to those hazards. An assessment […] Read More…
October 13, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

Agile LIMS Implementation – A Challenge

In a previous blog we had explored the various methodologies (Waterfall, Prototypical, Time Bound, and Hybrid) that are used to implement a LIMS.  Within the Prototypical Methodologies category, we included Agile, a very popular development philosophy where the requirements and the software solution are generated by collaborating cross-functional teams.  This is a time boxed methodology […] Read More…
September 29, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , ,

New Data Integrity Draft Guidance – Are You Ready?

The move to electronic data collection, analysis, storage, and reporting continues to grow in the pharmaceutical and life science industries.  Software is becoming more robust with features and functionality enabling labs to become more paperless.  But, regardless of where you are on your quest to reduce the use of paper in your lab, the responsibility […] Read More…
September 15, 2016  |  Tags: , , , ,

Who are the Top LIMS Vendors?

Whether you are looking for your first LIMS or replacing your current LIMS, you will eventually find yourself trying to determine which LIMS vendors are the top vendors so you can evaluate their solutions.  However, determining who the Top LIMS Vendors are is not so simple.  There really is not a list somewhere on the […] Read More…
August 25, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , ,

Justifying a New LIMS When You Already Have One

Previously we had discussed how to justify the purchase of a LIMS (Justifying a LIMS: The Two Q’s).  In that blog we explored the Quantitative and Qualitative categories of LIMS justification focusing on organizations that were purchasing a LIMS to automate a paper-based sample and data management process.  In that scenario, justifying a LIMS based […] Read More…
August 11, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Understanding Risk Management

Computerized systems have become a part of almost every aspect of laboratory activities and regulated companies are, therefore, making great efforts to raise their level of compliance with both the regulatory requirements and the expectations of governing agencies.  However, companies often end up creating quality systems and mechanical processes that are too rigid for efficient Computer […] Read More…
July 28, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

LIMS Benefits for Every Holiday

Every additional day that inventory is available for sale has the potential to earn more money for your organization.  This can be accomplished in your laboratory with the proper installation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).  The LIMS can lead to better inventory planning, quicker release of materials, and the ability to search for […] Read More…
July 14, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Benefits of Expert LIMS Solution Design

If you would like to minimize your implementation costs and increase user acceptance while managing risk, you are not alone (see Chart 1).  Using resources with expert-level design skills and true hands-on experience can help you accomplish these goals and more.  How is this possible?  Think back to a time when you first learned to […] Read More…
June 23, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

LIMS Training – A Critical Ingredient for Success

Everyone knows that in order to have a successful LIMS implementation including a high solution adoption and utilization rate, a critical ingredient in your success recipe is ensuring that all the stakeholders are trained on the new solution.  This includes the administrators, lab personnel, managers, and any others in your organization that will be utilizing […] Read More…
June 9, 2016  |  Tags: , , ,

LIMS Upgrade: Love It or Leave It

It is not unusual that organizations will decide to upgrade their LIMS to the latest version without fully exploring their options.  The reasons that this commonly occurs includes the beliefs that upgrading will be easier, less time consuming, and less expensive than implementing a completely new LIMS.  While this may be true in many cases, […] Read More…
May 26, 2016  |  Tags: , , , ,

The Best ELN – Revealed!

The adoption of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) in both academic and commercial labs continues to grow in the market.  In fact, the ELN market growth rate has been clearly outpacing that of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in many market segments.  Informatics systems vendors have noticed this for some time and have moved to […] Read More…
May 12, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Integrating the Lab and SAP QM: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

You have struggled for a long time with the SAP QM vs. LIMS questions and you have come to the conclusion that SAP QM alone is not a viable solution for your organization to support all the lab processes, workflows, and regulatory needs of your QC lab.  You believe that a laboratory data and information […] Read More…
April 28, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

Preventing / Minimizing Scope Creep

Have you been in this situation… You just began a new LIMS project and everything appears to be going smoothly. However, as the project continues to move forward, you start to lose control and it feels like the project has taken on a life of its own.  The stakeholders keep adding extra features and you wonder, […] Read More…
April 14, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

Top 4 Reasons LIMS Implementations Fail

Implementing a new LIMS can be a huge challenge. There are so many aspects to consider and moving parts to manage that LIMS implementations can and sometimes do fail.  The reasons why they fail vary widely but the fact remains that a failed LIMS implementation can be a financial disaster and a huge waste of […] Read More…
March 24, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , ,

How to Create Solid User Requirements for a System Application

A laboratory informatics solution (e.g. LIMS, ELN, CDS) is only as strong as the weakest part of its foundation. The foundation for an implementation of a laboratory informatics solution is the user requirements document, generated to identify exactly what the system is intended to do. The requirements document, also known as a User Requirements Specification […] Read More…
March 10, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

Clinical Supplies Management System Implementation and Validation – The 3 Dos and Don’ts

When implementing a Clinical Supplies Management System (CSMS), there are several industry best practices that will help yield a successful implementation, deployment, and validation.  Simply automating your paper-based process in the new CSMS, while feasible, may not yield the best benefits for your organization.  Proper planning including: needs assessment, requirements gathering and documentation, and process/workflow […] Read More…
February 25, 2016  |  Tags: , , , ,

Free LIMS – An Oxymoron?

Over the years there has been considerable grumbling about the cost of a LIMS to the point that LIMS vendors have often been vilified and equated with some of the worst thieves and scoundrels in history.  Even though it was commonly accepted that it does cost quite a lot to develop, enhance, maintain, and support […] Read More…
February 11, 2016  |  Tags: , , ,

Empower 3 Implementation – The 4 Dos and Don’ts

Whether you are upgrading or implementing Waters Empower™ 3 for the first time, there are several Dos and Don’ts that will yield a successful implementation, deployment, and validation.  Additionally, there are many pre-implementation activities that companies should think about and perform to increase their rate of success. The DON’Ts – Empower 3 1. In a global […] Read More…
January 28, 2016  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

What is a LIMS

Captain Jack Sparrow once said, “Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That’s what a ship needs. But what a ship is…what the Black Pearl really is…is freedom.” This too can be said about a […] Read More…
January 14, 2016  |  Tags: , , , ,

Best Blogs of 2015

Twice a week, we sit down and ask ourselves, “What do you want to hear about”. Our goal is to select blog topics that answer questions you may have or on subjects we believe you might need more information about. We made a conscience effort to choose topics that span the laboratory informatics solution lifecycle […] Read More…
December 17, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , ,

Utilizing SOPs to fill Computer System Validation (CSV) Gaps

Have you ever been working on the Computer System Validation (CSV) of a Laboratory System and hit a brick wall?  The validation comes to a standstill because the software/hardware does not meet one of three main aspects of computer system validation testing: Does not function as intended Does not meet an aspect of 21 CFR […] Read More…
December 3, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , ,

Why You Should Interface Your Instruments to LIMS

It’s always a shock when reviewing the results of LIMS surveys that ask whether the lab instruments have been interfaced to the LIMS.  One would expect that practically all LIMS implementations would have interfaced the instruments, right?  Well it turns out that a large percentage of LIMS implementations have not interfaced the lab instruments to […] Read More…
November 13, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Does a LIMS really Benefit Management more than Scientists?

You’d be surprised how often we have heard “The LIMS benefits the management, not us” made with complete conviction by a scientist or lab technician.  Primarily you hear this in a QC lab after the decision to get a LIMS has been made by “The Powers That Be” (TPTB).  Of course this is not true, […] Read More…
October 29, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I Hate LIMS

It’s true that there are many people in different roles that actually hate LIMS and are not shy about telling you so.   If asked, “Why do you hate LIMS?” the answers you get are varied but are universally delivered with surprising passion.  Why such heat?  Because the LIMS will be ingrained in the lab’s day […] Read More…
October 15, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , ,

How to Choose a LIMS Consultant

Regardless of why you have decided you need a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), planning, selecting, and implementing a LIMS can be both a risky and a daunting task.  Engaging a LIMS consultant or LIMS consulting group will mitigate your risk and increase your ability to attain true LIMS project success including attaining a high LIMS […] Read More…
September 24, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Top 5 LIMS and LIMS Consulting Myths – Busted!

Having been in the Laboratory Informatics and LIMS Consulting business for quite some time, we at CSols, Inc. have been exposed to many myths and misconceptions.  While there may be a small kernel of truth to some of these, for the most part these statements do not hold water.  In fact, some of them malign […] Read More…
August 27, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lab Informatics CSV – Not a Commodity

If your laboratory is operating in a regulated environment, then you are faced with the challenge of ensuring your operations and systems are ready to withstand the scrutiny of a regulatory audit, or else face the consequences.  But depending on your industry and your environment, different regulations may apply.  For laboratories using computerized systems to […] Read More…
August 13, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Validation in the Cloud

In a previous blog we talked about how small to medium sized businesses were readily adopting Cloud Informatics Systems (LIMS, ELN, SDMS) while large businesses were moving more slowly in this direction.  We did not discuss whether businesses in regulated industries, with their needs to validate their informatics systems, are able to adopt cloud based […] Read More…
July 23, 2015  |  Tags: , , , ,

Resourcing Your LIMS Project for Success

Typical resourcing questions that arise when an organization embarks on a LIMS project include “What skill sets, how many resources, and what time commitment will be needed to guarantee success for our LIMS project?”  First off, let me clearly state that there is no magic formula that will guarantee the success of your LIMS project.  […] Read More…
July 9, 2015  |  Tags: , ,

LIMS Project – Letter to Self

  Dear Me, It has been a long road but the LIMS is finally up and running, validated, and the laboratory staff and management are actually using it.  In fact, the requests for improvements, new reports, and new capabilities are already starting to come in.  As I look back on this journey, I wish that […] Read More…
June 25, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Which came first, the URS or the application?

On just about every Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) implementation project we have assisted a customer with, this question arises. The answer is very telling as to how the entire implementation will play out. There have been numerous occasions where CSols was brought onto a project late in the game […] Read More…
June 11, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , ,

Integrated Informatics: Single Vendor vs. “Best of Breed”

Your organization has actively embraced laboratory informatics tools to help increase your lab’s efficiency and effectiveness, information availability across the enterprise, innovation and discovery, and collaboration amongst your scientists and partners.  While the laboratory informatics solutions you currently have implemented have enabled you to make great strides, in order to get to the next level, […] Read More…
May 28, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Laboratory Informatics Solution

Laboratory organizations are constantly under pressure to increase their efficiency and effectiveness.  This can generally be driven by shrinking budgets and the need to “do more with less”, weak pipelines and the need to facilitate innovation and discovery, or the changing paradigm of research wherein collaborating with partners has become the norm and the need […] Read More…
May 14, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Customized LIMS – The “Black Sheep” of LIMS

Every time the subject of a customized LIMS or the customization of a LIMS comes up, the guardians and pundits of Industry Best Practices come out of the woodwork to chime in on the topic.  Heads are shaken and fingers are pointed.  Dark clouds start to gather overhead and horror stories are made ready.  The […] Read More…
April 23, 2015  |  Tags: , , ,

Without Adoption There is No Success! – Part 2

Is your LIMS project truly a success even if it was on-time, within budget and met the requirements if no one ends up using it?  The answer is an emphatic NO!  If the laboratory personnel and managers have not adopted the new LIMS and are not fully utilizing it, then the project was actually a […] Read More…
April 9, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

The ELN Crossroad

So you have an ELN, a scientific productivity platform allowing configuration to meet the needs of an individual scientist, project, or group.  Some benefits your company may have realized are: Increased Productivity Improved Data Sharing and Collaboration Faster Knowledge Capture Reduced Experimental Cycle Times Faster and Improved Decision Making If these do not sound familiar, […] Read More…
March 26, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

Without Adoption There is No Success! – Part 1

You hear it all the time, “The LIMS implementation project was a success!  It was on-time, within budget, and met the requirements.”  However, when you go back to the lab a month or so later and check with the scientists, technicians, and managers you find out that no one is using the new LIMS.  They […] Read More…
March 12, 2015  |  Tags: , , ,

LIMS Implementation: Let me count the ways

When it comes to LIMS implementation methodologies there seems to be as many as there are stars in the heavens.  At least it can seem that way, especially if you consider the various LIMS vendors’ branded methodologies.  However, if you take a careful look at all these, you can categorize them into 4 main categories; […] Read More…
January 29, 2015  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

LIMS Implementation: “Big Bang” or “Phased” Approach

Congratulations!  Your laboratory organization has gone through the process of documenting your lab processes, workflows, and data flows as well as your lab and business needs.  You have leveraged all this information to drive your laboratory informatics system selection process and you have chosen a commercial off the shelf Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).  The […] Read More…
January 16, 2015  |  Tags: , , ,

Top 10 Benefits for taking a Pittcon 2015 Short Course

Visiting Pittcon in New Orleans during the month of March sounds like a great idea, right! – especially if you’re located in a chilly winter location that time of year! And did you know that signing up for a laboratory informatics Short Course is one of the best ways to get approval from your boss to […] Read More…
December 30, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

How Much Does a LIMS Cost?

If your laboratory organization has ever discussed the possibility of putting in a LIMS, you will likely have been asked by management “How much does a LIMS cost?”  This is a very good question and while coming up with the answer is more complicated than people think; we have broken down the costs for a […] Read More…
December 18, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

Reigning in your scattered Lab Data & Information

Scientific pursuits in R&D and QC laboratories over the last decades have been greatly assisted by the introduction and use of new and increasingly sophisticated instruments, techniques, and technologies.  This is good news, but this increase in capability has also created ever increasing amounts of laboratory data and information.  More data and information have driven […] Read More…
November 20, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The Key to Interfacing Lab Instruments to LIMS or ELN

Is there a space-time anomaly in the instrument interfacing world?  If you were to do a Google search on Interfacing Lab Instruments to LIMS or ELN you would find fascinating, inspiring, and thoughtful articles and several product advertisements. The issues and challenges in interfacing lab instruments to LIMS (and now ELNs), however, appear to be […] Read More…
October 23, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

SAP QM vs. LIMS – The Eternal Question

If we had a nickel for every time someone has asked the eternal question “Which is better, SAP QM or LIMS?” we would all be able to retire in style on the beach in Malibu! It’s a mystery why this question has persisted for so long in the informatics world. Is it because it’s a […] Read More…
August 28, 2014  |  Tags: , , , ,

Supercharge Your Lab CSV Project

Hey, does this sound familiar: The lab just bought a new [Enter Name/Type of Instrument or Data System] before the fiscal year closed. It just showed up and now they are after you to validate it now! Get it done fast – right, no problem but validating a scientific instrument software or lab data system, […] Read More…
July 31, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

What Happened to Phase 2 of your LIMS Implementation?

It’s a funny thing but if you ask anyone who has been involved in the LIMS industry for any length of time, they will uniformly agree that Phase 2 of LIMS implementation projects rarely, if ever, come to fruition. Is this because breaking a LIMS implementation into multiple phases is wrong? Not really. There are perfectly […] Read More…
June 27, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , ,

Justifying a LIMS: The Two Q’s

So you have decided that your organization really needs a LIMS and you have convinced your department head that this is the case.  However, in order to proceed you need to secure funding for the LIMS which can be quite pricey depending on your needs and the number of users.  Your management has asked you […] Read More…
May 15, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

PITTCON 2014: A Review, New Items, and the Future

PITTCON was held in Chicago, IL this March 2014 and has always been an event that CSols participates in, no discussion needed; and it’s easy to see why. PITTCON is an annual conference and tradeshow that brings in thousands of analytical scientists of all levels and fills their week with a multitude of activities. Aside […] Read More…
March 20, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Best LIMS – Revealed!

It’s the question of the ages and one, as Informatics Experts, we hear all the time, “What is the Best LIMS?” The customer is sometimes frantic. Sometimes they try and pull the “Barbara Walters” signature phrase, “Just between you and me…” they plead. They might even beg. Well, finally after all this time, we are […] Read More…
March 6, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Informatics & The Cloud

The buzz surrounding Cloud Computing has been going on for quite a while.  Everyone knows that Cloud Computing (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) has tangible advantages and benefits. These are not just monetary, like lowering IT costs and reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), but also include increasing business agility, computing power and storage capacity as wells […] Read More…
February 20, 2014  |  Tags: , , , ,

First-to-File Patents: Do we still need an ELN?

President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) into law in September of 2011. This affected many sections of the existing U.S. patent statutes, the most talked about being the shift from a first-to-invent patent system to a first-to-file system. The first-to-file patent system went into effect in March of 2013. In the “old […] Read More…
February 6, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Software Customization vs. Configuration

This is an age-old question right behind “Which came first: The chicken or the egg?” Ok maybe not, but it is one of the most asked questions within Laboratory Informatics. Customization requires a developer to make changes to code whereas configuration is changing settings – even when they are very in depth. Many solutions offer […] Read More…
January 23, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

Informatics Systems: A Serving of Alphabet Soup

Depending on how long you have been working in the Lab Informatics industry, you may have noticed that the list of acronyms is endless; or at least it feels that way! Through this multi-part blog series, we will attempt to explain the most common acronyms. What is a LIMS? LIMS stands for Laboratory Information Management […] Read More…
January 9, 2014  |  Tags: , , , , ,

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