Welcome to the CSols blog. Stop by often to learn what CSols experts — the industry’s most trusted advisors — have to say about current laboratory informatics topics. We post about twice a month on subjects ranging from high-level overviews to detailed, technical explanations.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This adage is common in numerous languages today, but it originated in Norway with Henrik Ibsen, the playwright, whose original quote was “A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.” Over the last hundred years, it has evolved to the form many… Read More
Does your LabWare implementation connect to external applications, such as SAP, another LIMS solution, or an external database? Are there multiple interfaces between LabWare and those external applications? If so, your LabWare implementation will greatly benefit from the Message Engine Template, as it is LabWare’s standardized and validated way to connect with external systems. LabWare’s… Read More
Yes, shelling out money for a third-party consultancy may seem counterintuitive when you’re contemplating making a big investment in a laboratory informatics management system (LIMS). However, the value companies gain by working with a LIMS consultancy provides multiple dividends. As laboratory staff, you are the expert in your research field, and no one expects you… Read More
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single laboratory in possession of a good quantity of data, must be in want of a LIMS.” Apologies to Jane Austen—that’s not really how the line goes (and it’s not from Persuasion), but it is true that once a laboratory’s data gets to a certain scale, the… Read More
Opinions expressed by CSols Inc. contributors are their own. In life sciences, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical technology, when considering the impact of good practices (GxP) activities and their supporting records and data, the most important risk is the risk to the patient. When we move away from a patient-centric approach, our efforts may no… Read More