Future Advances in LIMS and ELN Technology

Future Direction of LIMS

The human construct of time provides us with a frame of reference for discussing a sequence of events. It helps our consciousness make sense of the physical world around us. In some schools of thought, the future doesn’t exist. As scientists, engineers, and laboratory informatics professionals, however, it’s your job to plan for the future,… Read More

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What Is the Value of a LIMS?

LIMS Elephant Cloud

People have been asking, “What is a LIMS?,” practically since LIMS was invented. (We’ve asked it ourselves!) In 1998, Dr. Alan McLelland of the Institute of Biochemistry, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, penned his famous—at least in informatics circles—essay offering four viewpoints on this question; those of the analytical staff, the laboratory manager, the IT group, and… Read More

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Disaster Recovery Plans for Your LIMS or ELN

Disaster Recovery

Imagine…historic rainfalls flood your production facility and its lab, while knocking out power for miles around. Your analytical equipment is ruined. Your server is under water. Or, wildfires ignite suddenly after a lightning strike or car accident. The fires spread rapidly. Lab personnel have just enough time to escape with what they can carry. Your… Read More

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Ease Concerns About DSHEA Updates in Your Nutraceutical Lab With a LIMS

DSHEA regulations for Nutraceutical Labs

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

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5 Things to Document When Justifying a LIMS or ELN

5 Things to Document When Justifying a LIMS or ELN blog

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

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