Minimize Cross-contamination in Food Testing Labs with a LIMS

In over two decades, we find the real consequences of cross-contamination in the food supply have added up. Note the following representative examples as published by Eat This, Not That!1: 1998: Fifteen million pounds of Sara Lee meat were recalled due to Listeria, infecting 101 people. This caused six miscarriages and 15 deaths. 2006: Natural Selection Foods saw bagged and …

Importance of Labs in the Food and Beverage Industry

In the twenty-first century, ensuring food and water security remains one of humanity’s most critical jobs, especially in light of mounting worries about the adverse effects of climate change. Many segments of the global population face the dismal reality of inadequate food supplies, constrained access to clean water, and hunger if food and water security are not continuously prioritized. This …

Lab Instruments: Investing in New Technology

Bigger. Stronger. Faster. Those may be attributes John Lynch, General Manager of the San Francisco 49ers, looks for when deciding which player to draft at cornerback to compete with the Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Ram’s wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Smaller. Easier. Better. Those are the qualities laboratory managers and directors are searching for when it comes to their lab …

AI-Driven Analytics Turn Pharma LIMS Data Into Useful Insights

Many research and development centers increasingly generate and process massive amounts of data. As such, because of the volume and processing of data, in addition to the advancement of technology, laboratories need to upgrade their laboratory management and technology strategies to improve operations and minimize costs. Within regulated labs, there has been a significant emphasis on data protection in recent …

Create Effective Reports with LabLynx LIMS Software Solutions

Your laboratory’s total testing process begins and ends far beyond your laboratory’s walls. Sources of human error can creep into your test results at many points along the process chain. Yet, as our guide “Improve Laboratory Accuracy and Reporting Quality with a LIMS” notes, people often forget the importance of the final step: your customers’ interpretation of the results. Mistakes …

Reducing Human Error Before and After Lab Testing

From a customer’s order to the final report, laboratory errors can appear at any time in the total testing process. As our in-depth guide “Improve Laboratory Accuracy and Reporting Quality with a LIMS” explains, you can prevent these types of laboratory errors by digitizing laboratory processes. Many sources of error are human, and it’s only a matter of when, and …

7 Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clinical Diagnostics LIMS

Managing your clinical diagnostic laboratory’s information has become as important as managing the laboratory itself. More data-intensive technologies, more comprehensive regulatory compliance, and other trends require an effective laboratory information management system (LIMS) to effectively manage all that data. In our e-book The Ideal LIMS for Clinical Diagnostics: A Practical Buyer’s Guide, we shared several lessons we’ve learned over more …

6 Reasons Your Healthcare Lab Needs Web Portals

Letting your customers, whether physicians or patients, interact with your laboratory online is a great way to improve the customer experience, deliver better results, and make your lab more productive. Given how many other things go into choosing a new laboratory information management system (LIMS), it might be tempting to leave portals for later. However, portals offer benefits that make …

On the Hunt: The Ideal LIMS for Forensic Labs and Medical Examiners

Your forensics team answers a call to a gruesome incident: stuffing flung everywhere, a piece of yarn tail at the bottom of the stairs, and two lone button eyes that catch the glare of the flashlight. And are those bits of suspicious green plant material? Okay, you don’t respond to calls for disemboweled cat toys. (And it’s apparent Beaker perpetrated …

Harmful Algae Blooms are Rising: Could a Water Testing LIMS Help Your Lab Cope?

“Life finds a way.” Okay, maybe Ian Malcolm didn’t have algae in mind when he uttered those infamous words. But with harmful algal blooms increasing worldwide every year, the microscopic organisms are making as dramatic an impact as a tyrannosaurus rex (or indo-raptor, for that matter). Humans are directly in the crosshairs of these toxic blooms. And that means stepping …