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.
Agile development is one of those buzzwords that you’ve heard a lot if you’ve spent any time at all in the business world. Like Lean Six Sigma, it’s one of those secret handshake-type terms that will have everyone nodding in recognition, even if they’re not really sure what it’s about. But in laboratory informatics—particularly in… Read More
The topic of this blog was occasioned by a recent calendar observation. November 8 is recognized in the United States as National STEM Day (or National STEAM Day). STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math; STEAM is its extension when you include the arts. Educators around the country use the occasion to… Read More
With more and more pressure being put on research and development units to accelerate the drug development process, many organizations are changing the way they operate. Biopharmaceutical companies are collaborating with academia and CROs in the discovery process and looking at new technology to make their process more efficient. One such technology that, when implemented… Read More
Computer System Validation is an essential and complicated task for regulated computer systems. It can be challenging, which is why learning from each validation performed can help make all future validations easier, with fewer deviations. This learned experience can only be obtained from executing a validation and not just learning how to perform one. Each… Read More
Most laboratories can readily see the value in the deployment of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or a Chromatography Data System (CDS), but what about a Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)? Many companies feel confident that instrument data from the laboratory is protected in each instrument system (CDS, UV, IR, Mass Spec., etc.) and then… Read More