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.
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
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced plans to update the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). The potential DSHEA changes have prompted concerns about the business impacts of additional regulatory rigor. To be ahead of the competition when changes occur, nutraceutical manufacturers should consider implementing a Laboratory Information Management… Read More
As clients go through the process of getting approval for laboratory informatics purchases, CSols experts often field questions like, “How much does a LIMS cost?” or “Is an ELN worth the investment?” or “What is the ROI for LIMS?” The answer to these questions will change for every client based on their business goals and… Read More
This blog post is part of an on-going series about the LIMS and ELN implementation journey, specifically the Do’s and Don’ts of the implementation planning phase. Today’s post discusses who should be on your project team from outside the lab. We’ll take a look at who should be on the team and some of the activities… Read More