FAQs About LIMS

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Can the LabLynx ELab LIMS be integrated with any lab instrument?

Instrument integration with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) offers numerous benefits but can present challenges, particularly with older or specialized instruments. In principle, most laboratory instruments can be integrated with a LIMS to some extent, but the feasibility and ease of integration can vary significantly depending on several factors…
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What are the key elements of a LIMS for forensics and medical examiners?

A forensics and medical examiners lab may analyze anything from body fluids and bone fragments to metals and fire debris as part of their broad commitment to answering questions of interest to a legal system. These laboratory-based investigations see forensic scientists collect, preserve, and analyze these types of samples (i.e., evidence) using a variety of…
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Can investing in a LIMS provide a competitive edge?

A laboratory information management system (LIMS) is an essential step towards unleashing the full potential of your laboratory, not a luxury. From streamlining processes and ensuring regulatory compliance to empowering collaboration and unlocking valuable insights, a LIMS opens a world of possibilities that propels your lab to new heights of…
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How does a food and beverage laboratory LIMS handle incident management and corrective action?

Quality and safety are ideally major priorities for any food and beverage manufacturer. However, despite every best effort to maintain such safety and quality, incidents and near-misses can and do happen from time to time. This requires the manufacturer to quickly be able to not only identify the incident or near-miss,…
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Why is it important for a LIMS to be scalable?

Laboratories across various industries increasingly rely on laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to streamline operations, manage data effectively, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. One crucial aspect to consider when selecting LIMS software is scalability. A scalable LIMS provides the flexibility, performance, and adaptability necessary for laboratories to meet the…
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How LIMS Enhances ISO/IEC 17025 Compliance

In laboratory management, implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has emerged as a pivotal tool for ensuring quality, efficiency, and compliance. Particularly in the context of ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories, LIMS plays a crucial role in streamlining processes, maintaining data integrity, and ultimately…
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Leveraging a Sandbox LIMS for ISO 17025 Compliance

In laboratory management, ensuring compliance with stringent regulatory standards like ISO 17025 is paramount. Laboratories often turn to Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to streamline operations and meet these requirements. However, assessing the suitability of a LIMS for ISO 17025 compliance requires meticulous testing and validation, which is where a…
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How does a LIMS help a food and beverage business improve HACCP compliance?

As national and international demand for safer, higher-quality foods and beverages increases, modern food and beverage businesses are finding themselves more inclined to adopt (or pressured to adopt, due to regulations) good industry practices and strong cultures of food safety. Part of that equation involves the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles,…
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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 does my lab’s “requirements” mean?

When a laboratory information management system (LIMS) vendor asks you about your lab’s requirements, they seek a clear understanding of what your laboratory needs and expects from their software solution. The list of these requirements is often called a User Requirements Specification, or URS. By providing a comprehensive list of…
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