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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.

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Practical Applications of an SDMS

Opinions expressed by CSols Inc. contributors are their own. One of the biggest issues facing laboratories is what to do with all of the data that accumulates every day. Organizations are increasingly aware of the value of that untapped data. If you are considering adding a Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) to your lab informatics… Read More

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How to quickly create effective dashboards in SampleManager LIMS™ v12.3

The addition of dashboarding functionality to laboratory informatics tools has opened new possibilities for data analysis, visualization, and use. An effective dashboard organizes and displays important information from multiple data sources in one easily accessible location. Dashboard creation tools in SampleManager LIMS™ have been improved with the release of version 12.3. In this blog, we… Read More

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Risk-based Assessments in Laboratories

Risk Assessment

The GAMP 5 guidance on the risk-based approach to GxP computerized systems laid out a framework for validating laboratory informatics systems (among other systems). This framework has been the gold standard for risk-based assessments since its publication in 2008. The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) published an updated Good Practice Guide: A Risk-Based Approach… Read More

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