CloudLIMS, an advanced SaaS, in-the-cloudLaboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software with zero upfront cost, accelerates biobanking, clinical research and diagnostics, cannabis, environmental, and water testing laboratory operations by efficiently managing laboratory data, automating workflows, and following regulatory compliance, such as CLIA, ISO 15189:2022, CAP, ISO 20387:2018, EU GDPR, HIPAA, GLP, ISO/IEC 17025:2017, 21 CFR part 11, among others. The latest version of CloudLIMS, version 3.60, is equipped with new features and enhancements to enable laboratories to better meet their data management, automation, and regulatory requirements. The highlights of this version include new analyte file format support, enhanced cross-module referencing, and the functionality to export the calibration and maintenance history of instruments.
New Instrument File Format Support: With the new file format, Format 4, users can import an instrument-generated file having multi-analyte test results associated with the same sample ID or multiple sample IDs. The file import can be automated by integrating CloudLIMS with the instruments that generate test results in this format. This functionality enables easy association of all analytes extracted from one or more samples and import of analyte results into CloudLIMS by properly mapping analyte results with the respective sample IDs.
Cross Module Referencing Extended: Eliminate the back-and-forth between the Sample, Client, and Test modules. While configuring test preferences, you can now choose to display attributes of samples and clients associated with the test records next to the test attributes. You can view system-defined sample and client attributes alongside the test attributes in the test record entries table for seamless referencing across multiple modules.
Generate Instrument Maintenance Report: The new version offers the option to download or export the calibration and maintenance history of each instrument a laboratory houses. Instrument calibration and maintenance details, such as the name of the technician who performed calibration and maintenance, the last and the next calibration and maintenance date, and calibration and maintenance results, are recorded in the history. All this information can now be downloaded and exported in not just one but three file formats–PDF, MS Excel, and CSV. This functionality enables laboratories to quickly produce calibration and maintenance history of all lab instruments when requested during regulatory audits.
Prevent Publishing a Rejected Document: The latest version of CloudLIMS eliminates the ambiguity caused due to accidental publishing of rejected documents. In the latest upgrade of CloudLIMS, a user cannot publish a document that has been rejected by an approver in a review cycle. This functionality makes rejected documents inaccessible to laboratory staff, preventing them from referring to incorrect guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), or training materials.
Extended Special Character Support: You can now enter and use several special characters, including the Greek letter μ, while specifying the unit of formula expressions or numeric attributes. This functionality further extends support for the units available for selection when adding or editing a numeric attribute or a formula expression.
Enhanced Login Functionality: The latest version of CloudLIMS puts the power in the hands of the clients, physicians, and patients. They can create and modify their login password on their own for accessing CloudLIMS’ client portal, physician and patient portal respectively, eliminating the need to contact laboratory staff, thereby saving time. The login credentials are encrypted which means that no one but the person creating or modifying the credentials can access them, further enhancing security. This functionality also enables laboratories to better meet compliance, such as EU GDPR and HIPAA, and assure 100% data privacy.