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Are Those Inexpensive iPad Sound Measurement Apps Any Good?

by Nevada Technical Associates, Inc.  (Jun. 21, 2016)

Are those inexpensive iPad sound measurement apps any good? Are they as accurate as a properly calibrated $2,000 type 2 sound level meter? Let's review three separate studies, and an article: Study #1 In early 2014, NIOSH reviewed 192 sound measurement apps. NIOSH concluded, ...

New Automation Guide for Improved Titration Workflows

by Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc  (Jul. 7, 2016)

Find valuable tips and tricks on how to optimize your titration workflows in the new METTLER TOLEDO Automation Guide. Download the Titration Automation Guide today and learn how titration processes can be automated for highest efficiency and security in the laboratory. Modern laboratories look into automation to address the demands for high ...

Birds are not the only carriers of Avian Influenza

by Bird-X Inc.  (Jul. 8, 2016)

Global poultry production has more than quadrupled since 1970, with the United States leading the flock. However, due to the rising demand for chicken and other poultry, avian influenza, or ‘bird flu,’ outbreaks have occurred at an accelerated rate, causing concern across the agricultural industry. Most alarmingly is the fact that the ...

Laboratory Information Management Systems and Traceability of Quality Systems

by STARLIMS Corporation  (Sep. 1, 2003)

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 ...

FTIR gas analyzers support management of fire at UK waste facility

by Gasmet Technologies Oy  (Jul. 6, 2016)

The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents.  Arrangements have been made in England ...

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

by STARLIMS Corporation  (Sep. 1, 2004)

(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 ...

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

by Promium LLC  (Aug. 29, 2008)

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. ...

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

by Accelerated Technology Laboratories, Inc.  (Jan. 1, 2007)

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 ...

WinLims for contract laboratories

by Quality Systems International (QSI)  (Nov. 8, 2007)

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 ...

ASTM’s Technical Information Resource

by ASTM International  (Jul. 10, 2014)

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 ...

Material control and accountability for laboratory biosecurity

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 27, 2009)

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 ...

Contract laboratories benefits from LIMS flexibility

by Autoscribe Informatics  (Jun. 15, 2013)

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 ...

Meeting the Need for LIMS at a smaller laboratory case study

by Autoscribe Informatics  (Mar. 23, 2016)

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 ...

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 ...

How to choose the best laboratory for your microbiology analysis

by EMLab P&K  (May 22, 2003)

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 ...

How LIMS Facilitates Lean Manufacturing Processes in the Laboratory

by STARLIMS Corporation  (Sep. 1, 2006)

(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 ...

U.S. Federal Agencies benefit from accredited laboratories

by ASTM International  (Jan. 15, 2013)

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 ...

Vector Laboratories - Small Business Scheme - Case Study

by LRQA Limited  (Jun. 23, 2014)

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 ...

Providing laboratory results to Risk Assessors from ESdat

by Esdat Environmental Data Software  (Oct. 28, 2012)

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.  ...

Cost Justification of EH&S Information Systems

by Quantum Compliance  (Nov. 16, 2006)

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 ...

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