Traditional Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) implementations are notorious for keeping people awake at night. Industry analysts like Strategic Directions and ARC Advisory Group have estimated the failure rate of commercial LIMS solutions to be as high as 60 percent with many of them failing to deliver original customer requirements after lengthy and expensive deployments.
Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are one of the primary scientific informatics solutions for helping scientists design, execute, analyze and report on experiments—but selecting the right ELN can be a challenge.
Many leading life sciences companies have introduced cost-reduction initiatives to automate routine, non-value-added tasks related to data capture, cataloguing and documentation activities as products move from discovery through development to late-stage quality control, manufacturing and commercial operations.
Laboratory automation equipment makers need to stay flexible in their outsourcing strategies because their make-versus-buy decision drivers can change over time — a good reason to conduct periodic reviews to validate the continued relevance of their outsourcing decisions.
When machine builders partner with subsystem specialists to simplify and streamline their equipment design, engineering, production, and support, they can save large amounts of time and, in many cases, up to 50 percent of costs — helping to boost profitability and customer satisfaction.
Today’s biotech and pharmaceutical production facilities must drive faster times to market and greater profitability for new products by boosting production yields and accelerating commercialization and scaling of capacity.
Widely used in laboratories of all kinds, mechanical pipettes are long-lasting tools. Because they are used for several hours a day, ergonomics and personal preferences - such as handling comfort – are important selection criteria. Other factors such as the application, laboratory workflow, required volume ranges, physical properties of the sample, and requirements for accuracy and precision also need to be considered when searching for the right pipette for the job.
This article will provide regulatory context, address confidentiality concerns, and walk through an application based on an actual FDA 483.
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