Featured Laboratory Articles & Applications

  1. How To Avoid 5 LIMS Nightmares
    5/18/2016

    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.

  2. 7 Things To Know When Selecting An Electronic Lab Notebook
    5/18/2016

    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.

  3. Quality By Design In Biopharma R&D: Bringing Quality Forward Pays Off
    5/20/2016

    With biologics filling the pipelines of life sciences companies more than ever, the biopharmaceutical industry needs to rethink its view of quality. Once primarily considered a focus in downstream drug development and manufacturing, quality now demands just as much attention in upstream discovery research.

  4. Medical Device Manufacturer Improves Product Quality Control
    6/27/2017

    A platform’s integrated business framework helps dental implant and medical device manufacturer eliminate traditionally disconnected processes and data and increase the efficiency and accuracy of its product quality control.

  5. Streamlining Change Control In Today’s Complex Life Sciences Organizations
    1/11/2017

    Change control is collaborative, iterative and labor-intensive. For any specific change event, multiple users are required to follow a prescribed set of tasks and processes, which need to be carried out in a defined sequence and are subject to multiple stages of review and approval. It’s very easy to lose track of where you are in the process, what actions need to be completed next, who owns them, and when they are due. Yet the consequences of such lapses can be very costly. This paper examines why it is absolutely vital for organizations to take a comprehensive, closed-loop approach to automating change management, spanning all areas of the organization and extending throughout the product lifecycle.

  6. How To Avoid The Top 5 Most Common Mistakes In LIMS Selection
    3/28/2017

    LIMS Selection is no small task. A laboratory information management system (LIMS) represents a central hub for managing many of the operations in the modern laboratory. Originally, LIMS were designed to be a simple sample tracking tool, enabling systematic control of workflows in regulated environments. Recent years have seen the evolution of LIMS into more of an enterprise resource planning tool that can manage multiple aspects of laboratory informatics – resource management/scheduling, assay data management, data mining, data analysis, case-centric clinical data, and electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) integration.

  7. How Hollister Selected An Automated Solution For Tracking Product Registration And CAPA Management
    1/11/2017

    In 2008 Hollister did a thorough evaluation of available solutions to automate some key internal business processes including the tracking of product registrations and the management of CAPAs. Since Hollister has to track registrations for its products in many different countries, the Regulatory Affairs department needed an automated solution to track when a registration was coming due so they could submit a new packet to renew a registration. Additionally Hollister needed to upgrade its existing Corrective Actions and Preventative Actions (CAPA) management system that was built on a Lotus Notes platform that was going to be retired.

  8. It’s Time To Go Electronic In The Lab – Infographic
    7/8/2016

    The paper-based lab versus the digital lab. The largest barrier to innovation for any lab is performing tasks manually and recording experiment data in paper lab notebooks. Easy-to-use digital applications can increase productivity while reducing wasted time and inefficiencies associated with searching for relevant experiment data.

  9. Moving Your Laboratory IT Infrastructure To The Cloud? Consider Nearshoring With An MSP
    4/26/2017

    Although many think of cloud computing (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) as a 21st century invention, its development was more of a gradual evolution that began back in the 1950’s when multiple users on “dumb” terminals were connected via a central mainframe computer. Today, cloud computing has taken the business world by storm, offering to improve business agility and scalability, increase computing power, storage capacity, and scientific collaboration, all while reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  10. Critical Opportunity For Pharmaceutical And Process Understanding
    4/28/2017

    Continued Process Verification (CPV), Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD), are driving pharma to improve product and process quality and efficiency.