laboratory information Articles

  • Laboratory Information Management Systems and Traceability of Quality Systems

    Today’s business environment places many demands on technical managers and corporate executives. At a time when global competition forces companies to introduce products at a faster pace with higher efficiency and productivity, quality systems like ISO and Six Sigma, stipulate rigorous testing documentation. Regulatory systems, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Leveraging Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology to Improve Laboratory Information Management

    (Reprinted from American Laboratory September 2004)   Technologies for identifying unique items using radio waves, also known as radio frequency identification (RFID), have been available for decades. In the past, the lack of ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Navigating in a sea of paper? - How to optimize your environmental laboratory information management

    Would you like your lab to grow both smart and green? In the absence of an optimal Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), today’s environmental laboratories have a difficult time growing adeptly without creating more boxes of paper plus lots of shelves to archive the data, thus requiring investments in more people, equipment, and space. If you grew with an proficient LIMS like Element ...


    By Promium LLC

  • How Does a Laboratory Automation Needs Assessment Benefit Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Implementation and Operation?

    Many laboratories may have the expertise to translate manual processes and laboratory automation requirements into a detailed specification document for all of the system requirements, features and functions of a LIMS. However, that may not be the best utilization of their resources. In addition, this can be labor intensive and the laboratory personnel may be too close to the project and may not ...

  • WinLims for contract laboratories

    Industry is looking more and more to outsourcing its analytical and testing needs to contract laboratories. This places on those laboratories a need for a flexible, yet structured and error-free, means of handling and reporting sampleinformation and results. There is a key requirement to handle customer contact records, production of quotations andinvoices, and ensure proven adherence to the ...

  • ASTM’s Technical Information Resource

    All of ASTM International’s standards, papers and chapters, and books can be found, searched and subscribed to in one resource, ASTM Compass. A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. An ...


    By ASTM International

  • Material control and accountability for laboratory biosecurity

    Laboratory biosecurity refers to a suite of measures to protect legitimate stocks of dangerous pathogens and toxins from being acquired by individuals with malicious intent. Intentional misuse presents a different problem than accidental misuse, which is the subject of laboratory biosafety. In particular, the material control and accountability (MC&A) component of laboratory biosecurity addresses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Contract laboratories benefits from LIMS flexibility

    The Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe is a versatile system that can meet the varied requirements of contract laboratories both large and small. In addition to ease of set-up for traditional LIMS activities through its unique ‘OneTime configuration tools’, Matrix Gemini offers bulk sample registration templates, multi-site use through its ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Cost Justification of EH&S Information Systems

    Background While there has been significant progress in developing accounting methods that integrate environmental considerations into the decision making process, conventional accounting practices generally lean toward the near side of complexity. Many organizations do not include the cost of activities such as EH&S monitoring as cost to production, but rather tend to bury these costs into ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • Meeting the Need for LIMS at a smaller laboratory case study

    EMS Inc (Environmental Management Services) offers environmental sample collection, VELAP (Virginia Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited laboratory analysis, water and wastewater plant operations, and consulting services to both industrial and commercial clients. By introducing Autoscribe's entry level Matrix Express LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), EMS Inc ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • On-site Neutralization of Laboratory Wastewater: Northern Territory University

     The Northern Territory University’s Faculty of Science have designed and installed a ‘Neutralization Pit’ as their ‘cleaner production initiative. The primary objectives of the Northern Territory University adopting this form of treatment for the chemical wastewater generated by the Faculty of Science was to: Prevent pollution and eutrophication of the receiving Darwin watercourses as ...


  • How to choose the best laboratory for your microbiology analysis

    For indoor air quality professionals, choosing a good microbiology lab is one of the most important business decisions you can make. How do you know that the fungal data that you are receiving is accurate? Will it stand up in court? Has an educated, experienced, trained analyst actually thought about your sample and your project, understood what you were looking for, and then used their knowledge ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • U.S. Federal Agencies benefit from accredited laboratories

    Accreditation is the independent evaluation of conformity assessment bodies against recognized standards to carry out specific activities to ensure their impartiality and competence. Through the application of national and international standards, government, procurers and consumers can have confidence in calibration and test results, and inspection reports provided. The International Laboratory ...


    By ASTM International

  • How LIMS Facilitates Lean Manufacturing Processes in the Laboratory

    (Reprinted from American Laboratory September 2006)   Despite the well-documented success of lean manufacturing in the past decades, by and large, laboratories have been slow to adopt lean manufacturing principles to help ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Vector Laboratories - Small Business Scheme - Case Study

    Operating in a competitive market dominated by larger companies, Vector Laboratories aims to 'punch above its weight’ and increase its market share. Central to this drive is their quality management system which has been certified to ISO 9001 since 2002. 1. QMS Implementation ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Providing laboratory results to Risk Assessors from ESdat

    Risk Assessors often have very specific data layout preferences which is quite different to other staff.  Many will use ESdat themselves in order to filter for specific datasets; others prefer to be provided with only a spreadsheet. In either case it is critical that time now be wasted re-formatting data when that can be avoided.  Generally, Risk Assessors prefer one of the ...

  • Science centres as learning laboratories: experiences of Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre

    The purpose of this article is to develop further the premise that science centre education is a form of informal learning. The growth of modern science centres can be traced to the resurgence of interest in the West and in the USA in particular following the launch of Sputnik. Similarly, the growth of science centres since the 1990s has clearly been connected to two major developments in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are your field soil screening procedures providing you with practical and accurate information?

    Untitled Document Environmental consulting activities frequently require that on-the-spot decisions be made in the field concerning the ...


    By Enviro-Equipment, Inc.

  • SGS Informs You on the Recent Settlements of California Prop 65

    California Proposition 65 for Consumer Product Safety California’s Proposition 65 is now over 25 years old and has been effective in reducing exposures to toxic chemicals. It allows California residents to eliminate carcinogens and reprotoxic chemicals from consumer products and industrial activities.  Persons doing business with ten or more employees, unless otherwise ...


    By SGS

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