Featured Laboratory Articles & Applications

  1. How To Avoid The Top 5 Most Common Mistakes In LIMS Selection

    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.

  2. Improving Green Chemistry With An Electronic Lab Notebook
    The drive toward sustainable, “green” processes in biopharmaceuticals seems like a daunting challenge. However, the right tools can integrate “green” practices into every aspect of the development workflow. This case study explores how one BIOVIA customer rolled out BIOVIA Workbook across its process chemistry division to around 1,000 scientists and the “green” benefits the group saw.
  3. It’s Time To Go Electronic In The Lab – Infographic

    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.

  4. How To Avoid 5 LIMS Nightmares

    Analysts have estimated the failure rate of commercial laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to be as high as 60 percent with many of them failing to deliver original customer requirements after lengthy and expensive deployments.

  5. Eliminate The “Patchwork Quilt” Of Sample Management Systems

    This BIOVIA customer uniquely combines the reach and resources of a major pharmaceutical company with the entrepreneurial spirit and agility associated with the world of biotech. The company focuses on a range of illnesses including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis B, HIV/ AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis and psychiatric disorders. Their R&D organization prioritizes pipeline velocity and sales growth while continuing to manage costs.

  6. Streamline Change Control In Today’s Complex Life Sciences Organizations

    One area coming under increased regulatory scrutiny is change control: the ability to manage deviations to established policies and procedures in a way that is efficient, timely and compliant.

  7. Improving Compliance And Manufacturing Efficiency In Life Sciences

    Current market conditions such as regulations and mergers or acquisitions make improving compliance and manufacturing efficiency while driving to grow revenue and margins difficult. Read on to understand strategies, frameworks and recommendations to achieve these goals.

  8. Quality By Design In Biopharma R&D: Bringing Quality Forward Pays Off

    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.

  9. 2016 LIMS Market Research Survey Report

    For many years, deployment of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) has been a mainstay of operations in modern R&D laboratories. While the potential to transform the efficiency of laboratory operations is great (especially when transitioning from paper), one can’t simply expect that implementing a LIMS will solve all of the lab efficiency challenges. The implementation must be done as part of an overall strategic plan that is integrated across the enterprise in order to fulfill its full potential.

  10. Digitally Transforming Laboratory Operations

    “Digital transformation” is a common buzzword across industries today, but is it more than just jargon?  Faced by shifting consumer demand, rapidly evolving technology and increasing competition, organizations — to a large extent from science-based industries — are realizing that business as usual (or only incremental change to traditional approaches) does not address today’s challenges in a sustainable, long-term way.