laboratory management Articles

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Laboratory Waste Management at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

    Environmental problems resulting from the production of hazardous waste have come under increasing attention. Universities contribute to the generation of hazardous waste as a result of everyday activities and the production of laboratory waste from educational and research activities. Laboratories at universities are generally recognized to generate small quantities of waste, but their wastes ...


  • Management of hazardous materials generated by environmental analytical laboratories

    All environmental analytical laboratories unavoidably generate some hazardous waste in the performance of their activities. A workable plan to manage this waste is essential to the safe, economical, and legal operation of such a laboratory. Government environmental laboratories have the added responsibility of serving as examples to the industrial community and public under their jurisdiction. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Managing strategic innovation: an analysis of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) is a firm that is exploiting opportunities in the global market by planning and preparing for its growth through innovation and globalisation. DRL started its operation by leveraging strong process engineering skills. With India signing the WTO agreement and strengthening the IPR, DRL has firmed up its molecular discovery plans. The small size of the domestic market ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


    By Qualtrax Inc

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Laboratory Management - Integrated Sampling the Key to Safe Water Supply

    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 navigating complex issues surrounding public safety, ...

  • 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

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

    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.   There are a number of metrics that ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • Paperless laboratories do better science

    I was reading an article today that appeared in Scientific Computing on May 19, 2014 entitled, “Paperless Laboratories Do Better Science”. I have been reflecting on the content of this article as it relates to our Labcore customers now and over the years and thinking our experience reinforces some of the authors main points. This blog post specifically focuses on the importance of ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • How to Handle Chemical Spills in Laboratories

    Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Maintenance of persistent creativity and innovation in university laboratories

    This study investigates creativity in university laboratories, which are key places in developing new ideas and knowledge, and their persistent creativity. Analysing the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University, the UK and the Pharmacology Laboratory of National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, established for 135 years and 85 years, respectively; the following findings are obtained. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Ukas accredited laboratory manages its own configurations of Matrix Gemini LIMS case study

    By working closely with Autoscribe on the upgrade of Matrix 4 to Matrix Gemini, staff at Cavendish Nuclear's environmental laboratory have become so proficient in using Gemini's one-time configuration tools that they manage and implement any updates and developments to their own system as their needs arise. Background Cavendish Nuclear's environmental laboratory is an internationally ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • 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

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

    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 veterinary laboratory providing ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • A laboratory study on stabilization criteria of semi-aerobic landfill

    The semi-aerobic landfill has been widely used as a sustainable landfill technology. However, the stabilization indicator system and stabilization criteria of semi-aerobic landfill have not been developed yet. In this study, the stabilization indicator system and stabilization criteria of semi-aerobic landfill were studied on the basis of simulation tests and a mathematical method. The results ...


    By SAGE Publications

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