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.
The process of software validation ensures that the system fits its intended use and functions as it should. Computer system validation (CSV) for laboratory informatics is essential because regulated businesses must ensure the safety of their products for consumers, and their laboratory informatics systems (LIMS, ELN, CDS) are an integral part of that. Given its… Read More
There are two ways to think about environmental monitoring. In environmental science, it involves field work: wastewater sampling, soil sampling, or outdoor air quality testing. The samples go to a lab, are processed, and results are reported back to the submitter. The other way to think about environmental monitoring is within a lab or clean… Read More
This blog will discuss some of the regulatory risks involved in using a cloud software service provider, or Software as a Service (SaaS). If you take this route, will you be floating on a cloud or just a clod? A clod is defined as a lump of earth or a stupid person—I leave it to… Read More
Two of the most popular file formats used in science settings are Excel spreadsheets and CSV (Comma Separated Value) files. So, it comes as no surprise to hear that they are heavily relied on in the laboratory informatics market as well. Teams using a LIMS frequently collaborate on analyzing test result data, which often involves… Read More
LabVantage Workflow Designer is a LabVantage LIMS version 8 module that allows users to divide a complex laboratory process into manageable units of work to drive automation throughout the system. The module consists of functionality that guides users through the execution of predefined operations called Tasks. Samples and other laboratory data flow through the workflow,… Read More