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The Key to Interfacing Lab Instruments to LIMS or ELN

Is there a space-time anomaly in the instrument interfacing world?  If you were to do a Google search on Interfacing Lab Instruments to LIMS or ELN you would find fascinating, inspiring, and thoughtful articles and several product advertisements. The issues and challenges in interfacing lab instruments to LIMS (and now ELNs), however, appear to be… Read More

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SAP QM vs. LIMS – The Eternal Question

If we had a nickel for every time someone has asked the eternal question “Which is better, SAP QM or LIMS?” we would all be able to retire in style on the beach in Malibu! It’s a mystery why this question has persisted for so long in the informatics world. Is it because it’s a… Read More

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Supercharge Your Lab CSV Project

Hey, does this sound familiar: The lab just bought a new [Enter Name/Type of Instrument or Data System] before the fiscal year closed. It just showed up and now they are after you to validate it now! Get it done fast – right, no problem but validating a scientific instrument software or lab data system,… Read More

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What Happened to Phase 2 of your LIMS Implementation?

It’s a funny thing but if you ask anyone who has been involved in the LIMS industry for any length of time, they will uniformly agree that Phase 2 of LIMS implementation projects rarely, if ever, come to fruition. Is this because breaking a LIMS implementation into multiple phases is wrong? Not really. There are perfectly… Read More

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Justifying a LIMS: The Two Q’s

So you have decided that your organization really needs a LIMS and you have convinced your department head that this is the case.  However, in order to proceed, you need to secure funding for the LIMS which can be quite pricey depending on your needs and the number of users.  Your management has asked you… Read More

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