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What are the key elements of a LIMS for manufacturing?

A laboratory information management system (LIMS) designed specifically for manufacturing labs goes beyond being just a software tool and becomes a strategic asset. While effective data management and security are necessary, they are crucial in laboratories where accuracy and compliance are non-negotiable. However, there are other equally essential elements of…
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What is the importance of a manufacturing related laboratory to society?

Manufacturing-related laboratories are a cornerstone of modern society, driving innovation, ensuring quality, and safeguarding the well-being of populations worldwide. Their importance is not confined to just the realms of research and development. From pharmaceuticals that heal us to consumer electronics that connect us, manufacturing labs are behind the products we…
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What standards & regulations affect a manufacturing-related lab?

By incorporating ISO 9001, ISO 17025, and FDA regulations into their operational frameworks, manufacturing-related laboratories elevate their practices to the highest quality, precision, and integrity standards. As these standards evolve, laboratories must remain vigilant, adapting and integrating new protocols to stay at the forefront of quality and compliance. Laboratories embracing…
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LIMS Functionality Spotlight – Portal for Oil Exploration Labs

Does your oil exploration laboratory need a client portal and why? For most of us, including oil testing labs, clients are the most important part of our laboratory’s business, whether they are external or internal. Let’s consider this: how easy, convenient, and fast is the sample submission and tracking process…
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A Fully Integrated View of LIMS for Manufacturing R&D

Executive Summary In the case of a manufacturing R&D laboratory serving a range of clients not only as an R&D resource but also as a quality and support/troubleshooting partner, there comes a time when the ever-increasing stockpiles of project documentation in the form of spreadsheets and, even worse, paper, become…
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Protecting Sensitive Data in Oil and Gas Labs with LIMS

In May of 2021, Colonial Pipeline, a prominent operator of a fuel pipeline network in the United States, became the target of a ransomware attack.1 This incident prompted a temporary pipeline shutdown. This caused disruptions to the fuel supply from Texas to the East Coast. The attack focused on operational…
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LIMS for Medical Device Testing Ensures Safety and Compliance

The medical device testing industry has high stakes, as laboratory results and recommendations directly impact public health and trust. The demand for safety and compliance is ever-present, prompting laboratories to seek innovative solutions to keep pace with the evolving regulatory landscape. Laboratory information management system (LIMS) software is a formidable…
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Technology Trends in the Mining Industry

Mining is not a new industry and as it has evolved, the industry has benefited from various technology advances including the invention and advancement of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). In the beginning, miners would use primitive tools, digging mine shafts by hand. Eventually, miners learned that starting a fire…
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Package Testing Labs: Unsung Heroes in Quality Consumer Products

Few children stop to think about the compression rating of the cardboard wrapping around the action figure they just received for their birthday. Rarely does the hungry teenager give consideration to the puncture resistance of the bag when they tear into the chips. And few mothers reflect on the impact…
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Laboratory Informatics in the Pulp and Paper Industry

In an era when computing and electronic communications should be reducing the number of paper materials society uses, the reverse has happened – some paper products are seeing a surge in demand. How we use paper has also changed, though what hasn’t changed is how we work; for many, documents…
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