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ISO Accreditation: Do I Need It?

ISO Accreditation: Do I Need It?

Across industries, ISO accreditation is becoming a must-have for testing laboratories. This proof of competence reassures customers that your lab has the discipline and systems to produce consistently valid results. At the same time, ISO accreditation boosts your lab’s productivity. Yet the only quick, affordable way for a laboratory to achieve ISO accreditation is to have a laboratory information management system (LIMS). Here’s what you need to know about ISO accreditation and how a LIMS makes all the difference.

April 27, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles
Is Your Manufacturing QC Lab Suffering From Automation Envy?

Is Your Manufacturing QC Lab Suffering From Automation Envy?

A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) can form the core of your organization’s quality management system (QMS), enabling greater efficiency, agility and customer satisfaction. A persistent challenge for quality professionals is the competition for resources. Too often, quality systems get short shrift compared to production systems […]

April 21, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles
ISO 17025 and More – What’s Next for Cannabis Testing Labs?

ISO 17025 and More – What’s Next for Cannabis Testing Labs?

The rapid pace of cannabis legalization led to a mad scramble as laboratories entered the cannabis testing market. But that rush established poor laboratory practices that have caused product recalls and undermined the cannabis industry’s reputation. Increasingly, state regulators and even laboratories themselves are adopting standards to ensure safety and accurate […]

April 19, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

The fragmentation of cannabis regulations poses a particular challenge for multi-state cannabis testing labs. Although the industry and state regulators are trying to align requirements and standards, testing labs still lose many of the benefits of multi-state operations. CannaQA is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) that can help multi-state laboratories […]

April 8, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
Environmental Lab? LabLynx Has the Right LIMS for YOU!

Environmental Lab? LabLynx Has the Right LIMS for YOU!

For scheduling and managing sample collection, locations and sample points and their tests and limit sets, there is no better solution than the LabLynx LIMS Solution for Environmental and Water/Wastewater! Our very existence depends on the quality of the fundamental resources needed for life – air, water, food, our surroundings […]

April 2, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles
New Medical Canna Licenses in Georgia Means Opportunity for Labs

New Medical Canna Licenses in Georgia Means Opportunity for Labs

Georgians’ six-year wait for medical cannabis oils is almost over. State regulators are in the process of licensing cannabis oil producers and will start seeking applications for dispensary licenses later this year. Left unanswered is when — and how — testing laboratories can play a role in Georgia’s medical cannabis oil industry. Those answers will arrive in time […]

April 1, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
ClinDx From LabLynx: The Complete Clinical LIS

ClinDx From LabLynx: The Complete Clinical LIS

Over the past year, many clinical diagnostic labs ran into the limitations of their inflexible or simply insufficient data management systems. The pandemic showed us that labs needed to support a rapidly-evolving response with testing on a scale never seen before. LabLynx’s extremely user-configurable ClinDx laboratory informatics system (LIS) lets clinical diagnostic labs quickly and […]

April 1, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles
Canna Testing Laboratories: Where the Business Is

Canna Testing Laboratories: Where the Business Is

The pandemic may have wrought havoc on businesses just about everywhere, but hemp and cannabis continue to thrive – and even gain more momentum. But besides meeting food and drug safety standards, licensed cannabis producers must pass THC potency thresholds before their crops can be used to make medicinal, adult-use or industrial cannabis products.

March 24, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
Chemical, Petrochemical, Biofuels Processing Labs: LabLynx has your LIMS Solution

Chemical, Petrochemical, Biofuels Processing Labs: LabLynx has your LIMS Solution

Whether you’re doing oil and gas, petrochemical, hydrocarbons, biodiesel and alternative fuels or related testing, the LabLynx solution for Oil and Gas provides you with all of the functionality you need, in a web-based, state-of-the-art solution. Petrochemical, biofuels and related development and processing, and the testing that supports it all, are high-profile and essential areas of […]

March 24, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
Laboratories: Time to Transition back to Standard Clinical Diagnostics?

Laboratories: Time to Transition back to Standard Clinical Diagnostics?

Daily COVID-19 testing in the United States dropped precipitously as the latest surge ebbed and vaccines made their way into the population. But has the need for testing also dropped? Or could the demand for testing return? The answers to those questions will shape the near-term future for testing labs as they decide what investments to make in their operations […]

March 23, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
The LabLynx Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Solution for Agriculture

The LabLynx Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Solution for Agriculture

The LabLynx solution for Agriculture Labs is your answer to handling the various challenges you face, from tracking submissions from internal inspectors, other government entities and private and public customers, to seed and feed testing and labeling, pesticide testing, equine drug testing, animal industry, food, fuel, fertilizer and other testing and reporting against state and […]

March 19, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
Has Test Pooling Lost Its Usefulness?

Has Test Pooling Lost Its Usefulness?

Pooling test samples is a common way to improve laboratory productivity and reduce the consumption of reagents and other supplies. Unfortunately, early hopes that test pooling could help labs during the COVID-19 pandemic quickly waned. Skyrocketing positivity rates, inflexible laboratory infrastructures and labor constraints dissuaded most labs from adopting the practice […]

March 16, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
Laboratories Needed for Hemp Testing (But you need to move now)

Laboratories Needed for Hemp Testing (But you need to move now)

America’s hemp industry was decimated by cannabis regulation, but newly-approved rules from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have launched the industry on a high-growth trajectory. Testing will play a critical role in the hemp industry’s future, but laboratories offering testing services face a complicated regulatory environment. Here’s what you need to know […]

March 16, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
Rare Cannabinoids: The Next Big Thing for Canna Labs

Rare Cannabinoids: The Next Big Thing for Canna Labs

Rare cannabinoids may seem like the newest passengers on the cannabis hype train, but an element of science does lie at the heart of this new trend. The cannabis industry has noticed and has begun developing ways to make these cannabinoids a lot less rare — far in advance of state or federal regulations. Laboratories must be ready to provide appropriate […]

March 8, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
LIMS or Lose: What Booming Cannabis Sales and Tighter Regulations Mean for Laboratories

LIMS or Lose: What Booming Cannabis Sales and Tighter Regulations Mean for Laboratories

Despite the global pandemic, America’s cannabis industry saw record-breaking sales in 2020. Even more opportunities are on the horizon for laboratories that offer accurate, consistent and credible test results while delivering fast turn-around times. But mainstream acceptance also means more attention from regulators. The only way labs can grow their […]

March 2, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
Antibody Testing: The Next Phase?

Antibody Testing: The Next Phase?

Antibody testing will become more important as vaccines start to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. New serology tests with high specificity for SARS-CoV-2 not only confirm past infections or immunizations but also quantitatively measure antibody concentrations. These capabilities enable widespread antibody surveillance, plasma […]

February 16, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
New York Labs: Are You Ready for Legalization?

New York Labs: Are You Ready for Legalization?

Within a few months, financial and political priorities may finally align behind New York’s legalization of adult-use recreational and nutraceutical cannabis. New legislation will create significant opportunities for laboratories with experience in food and drug testing. But regulatory concerns, demand for high throughput and other factors mean labs […]

February 15, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
SARS-CoV-2 Variants: The New Challenge for Laboratories

SARS-CoV-2 Variants: The New Challenge for Laboratories

Three new variants in the constantly-evolving SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have become a cause for concern among health officials worldwide. Although probably not more lethal than existing strains, higher transmissibility rates have stressed public health systems in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil. Three of the authorized SARS-CoV-2 […]

February 8, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
These States May Need Canna Testing Labs in 2021

These States May Need Canna Testing Labs in 2021

Last year’s elections saw voters in five states approve broader legalization of marijuana and cannabis products. That momentum will continue in 2021 as those states implement the new laws and several more states head down the path to legalization. Testing labs have the resources needed to support their states’ growing cannabis industries, but are they […]

February 8, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
How PCR and Antigen Testing Can Work Together for Lab COVID Testing

How PCR and Antigen Testing Can Work Together for Lab COVID Testing

Widespread COVID-19 screening programs are the only way many businesses, schools and other organizations can keep running. Using PCR tests, however, often creates unmanageable turnaround times as clients must send samples to labs, then wait for them to be received, prepped, batched, tested and their results reported. Rapid antigen tests, while […]

February 2, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
Canna Testing Labs: Outlaw Labs Must Ride Into The Sunset

Canna Testing Labs: Outlaw Labs Must Ride Into The Sunset

The cannabis industry works hard to convince regulators, politicians and the public that their business is a responsible and legitimate part of the economy. But outlaw testing labs are producing sloppy, inconsistent results and even fake reports – unfairly affecting the reputations of the vast majority of honest and professional labs. These bad tests lead to […]

February 1, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
Remote Tech for COVID-Safe Cannabis Lab Testing

Remote Tech for COVID-Safe Cannabis Lab Testing

Cannabis testing labs will be following pandemic-related safety procedures for most of 2021. But productivity suffered under the patchwork measures labs took to enable remote working and protect employees who remain in the labs. Laboratory information systems restore productivity while making remote working easier and onsite employees safer […]

January 18, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis
What Vaccines Mean for COVID-19 Testing Lab

What Vaccines Mean for COVID-19 Testing Lab

COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out in the United States and around the world, but now is not the time for complacency. One, two or even dozens of vaccines won’t immediately turn the tide of this pandemic. Inoculating enough of the population to make a difference will take time. And several issues will extend the pandemic beyond 2021. As a result […]

January 11, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
How Wastewater Labs Can Help Defeat the Pandemic

How Wastewater Labs Can Help Defeat the Pandemic

Health officials are turning to wastewater systems to track the spread of COVID-19 and identify vulnerable communities. Clinical labs that perform coronavirus testing do not understand the methodologies for wastewater analysis. As the National Wastewater Surveillance System comes online, wastewater testing labs can take on a critical role in bringing […]

January 5, 2021 0 comments Blog Articles, Newsletter
Diversification: The Key to Surviving as a Cannabis Testing Lab

Diversification: The Key to Surviving as a Cannabis Testing Lab

We live in uncertain times. Life is uncertain politically, financially and health-wise. For the goldrush-like emerging cannabis industry, it is very much a time of mixed signals. How does a QC testing laboratory ensure its survival in the face of federal-level law that conflicts with state law, changing government administrations, standards that […]

December 30, 2020 0 comments Blog Articles, Cannabis