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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 ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Laboratory Management - Integrated Sampling the Key to Safe Water Supply

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (May 1, 2013)

Leading water suppliers use Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to integrate the sample collection and analysis process, helping to maximize the efficiency of these programs. Drinking water suppliers around the world face unique challenges: They must deliver the most essential ingredient for life on a grand scale, while also ...

Improve Cash Flow and Reduce Labor Costs with Laboratory Automation and Document Management

by Poplar Solutions, LLC  (May 4, 2010)

Benchmarking  At Labcore, a division of Poplar Solutions, LLC, performance management begins with benchmarking key laboratory activities that contribute to cost, quality, end-user acceptance, and other important variables.  Benchmarking allows lab staff to quantify and demonstrate the improvements to laboratory operations.  ...

SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

by SGS  (Dec. 30, 2014)

On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...

Water, environmental and Pharma lims solution transforms information management solution at nova Biologicals

by Thermo Fisher Scientific, LIMS & Laboratory Software  (May 3, 2012)

Company Background Nova is one of the nation’s largest providers of water testing for drinking and wastewater and has provided nationwide testing services to the industry, specializing in microbiological, chemical and toxicological testing. Nova provides comprehensive diagnostic testing of specimens for the presence of infectious disease ...

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 ...

Multi-Site veterinary diagnostic laboratory uses Matrix Gemini LIMS for Seamless sample management case study

by Autoscribe Informatics  (Mar. 23, 2016)

The Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics has been used to co-ordinate sample tracking, management and reporting across four different locations for a busy veterinary diagnostic and clinical pathology laboratory. Background Nationwide Laboratory Services Is a UKAS accredited independent multi-disciplinary ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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