From specimen collection to delivery of test results, laboratory testing must conform to the highest standards of quality: lives depend on it. Click the image below to read more from APHL.
The Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success
The Five Factors Research organizations are under pressure to cut costs while maintaining or increasing throughput. To improve their operations, many laboratories are considering investments in data management or support and automation systems like ELNs, LIMS or Robotics/HTS. Whatever the change that is introduced, there are many pitfalls on the way to delivery, roll-out and successful adoption. In our experience the key to successful completion of these change programmes is understanding and mitigating the...
NMS Laboratories Chooses Qualtrax
National Medical Services, popularly known as NMS, has chosen Qualtrax as its Quality and Compliance Management Solution. NMS is a world leader in laboratory testing and services, offering testing across many different disciplines and fields. Qualtrax is proud to help them maintain ABFT, ASCLD/LAB International ISO/IEC 17025, CAP ISO 15189, CAP-LAP, and NYS DOH accreditations through our powerful compliance solution. We look forward to helping them further their mission: NMS Labs. Driven by Innovation.
Physical Contaminant Testing Of Composts
Changes are in progress in multiple countries on weight-based limits for physical contaminants in composts. The net effect may be higher quality compost products. Maintaining and improving compost product quality is vitally important for ensuring continued confidence in organic waste recycling industries around the world. One quality criterion of particular interest from the general public’s perspective is physical contamination (also known as foreign matter or inerts content) from such materials as...
Field Performance Testing for Pipeline Pumps
Significant energy savings can be achieved by optimizing pump operating efficiency. Measuring the exact pump performance with crude oil under realistic conditions in the field is the first step towards improving the pump efficiency in the future. About 20 billion barrels of crude oil were transported through pipelines in 2015. Around the world, there are over one million kilometers of crude oil pipelines. In the United States alone, there are over 100 000 kilometers. More than 60 000 pumps provide...
Mass Spectrometry Makes Cents for UC San Diego Clinical Laboratory
“Fast is fine; but accuracy is everything.” The quote is attributed to the famous Wyatt Earp, a sharpshooter and lawman who, with help from his two brothers, sent three outlaws to their graves in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. One hundred and twenty five years later, Dr. Rob Fitzgerald of the University of California, San Diego, (UC San Diego) School of Medicine borrowed the quote to help explain the advantages that mass spectrometry has had for UC San Diego’s...