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.
Master Data is the foundation upon which most information systems are built and operated. It is the static data that is stored in the system and serves as the standard for business-critical information. The static (or master) data is the backbone of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) because it defines the Products, Analyses, Batches,… Read More
A chromatography data system (CDS) is quite prevalent in life sciences laboratories today. The software enables multivendor controls of instruments that perform gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and even ultra-performance liquid chromatography. If you are implementing a Waters Empower™ CDS for the first time or upgrading an existing system, there are many pre-implementation activities… Read More
A picture is worth a thousand words. This adage is common in numerous languages today, but it originated in Norway with Henrik Ibsen, the playwright, whose original quote was “A thousand words leave not the same deep impression as does a single deed.” Over the last hundred years, it has evolved to the form many… Read More
Does your LabWare implementation connect to external applications, such as SAP, another LIMS solution, or an external database? Are there multiple interfaces between LabWare and those external applications? If so, your LabWare implementation will greatly benefit from the Message Engine Template, as it is LabWare’s standardized and validated way to connect with external systems. LabWare’s… Read More
Yes, shelling out money for a third-party consultancy may seem counterintuitive when you’re contemplating making a big investment in a laboratory informatics management system (LIMS). However, the value companies gain by working with a LIMS consultancy provides multiple dividends. As laboratory staff, you are the expert in your research field, and no one expects you… Read More