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.
“On a Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., a sudden department meeting is scheduled within the hour to report the performance metrics of our labs. To do this, we’ll need information from our LabWare LIMS; how are we going to prepare for this meeting?” The scenario above is a familiar situation we’ve seen and one that… Read More
Celebrate, good times, come on… It’s a celebration! Those famous lyrics from the iconic 1980s hit by Kool and the Gang summarize how I feel right now! This month, CSols Inc. is celebrating 20 years of serving our employees, partners, and most importantly, you, our customers! I am humbled and thankful to be leading this… Read More
What does Silly Putty have in common with Computer System Validation (CSV)? A thought-provoking question, but one that points out how much we don’t know about the origins of many things we use daily. Silly Putty and CSV are both examples of innovation driven by military applications that are now part of our daily lives…. Read More
Interfacing analytical instruments to informatics solutions is a prerequisite for efficient and effective regulated Quality Control laboratories and to eliminate paper in any laboratory. The main instruments interfaced are typically chromatographs via a chromatography data system and analytical balances via a LIMS, ELN, or instrument data system. However, there are many other types of analytical… Read More
Over the last year, it feels like the world has become more spread out and more remote, but we are all finding ways to work closer together while separated. Within labs, work must continue, and one way to ensure remote access with remote support is to move toward laboratory systems in the cloud. Most of… Read More