Easily Configure Cannabis Laboratory Workflows using CloudLIMS,
a Cannabis LIMS Offered as SaaS
Cannabis laboratories test for cannabinoid levels, pesticide levels, terpenes, moisture, heavy metal, fungi and molds. Laboratories adhere to regulatory guidelines that demand strict accounting for every gram of the sample right from reception, consumption for testing to sales and disposal. Therefore, an automated workflow in cannabis laboratories should support sample traceability in compliance with state and local laws. It very important for labs to maintain the chain-of-custody which records the disposition of a specimen documenting the personnel involved in collection, handling of samples to their analysis. Such a workflow can withstand regular court scrutiny. CloudLIMS helps you automate regulatory compliance requirements in the laboratory with its configurable and expandable data model. With its extensive and configurable features for client and sample management, you can store and report on data generated from your experimental workflows.
A Schematic Representation of a Typical Cannabis Testing Laboratory Workflow
of Analysis (CoA)
CloudLIMS Benefits for Cannabis Testing Labs
CloudLIMS grows with your business by supporting your data management needs and navigating the changing regulatory environment of medical and recreational cannabis. With a cloud solution, the LIMS can be accessed anytime, anywhere, is quick to deploy and enables small labs to quickly automate.
CloudLIMS customers have realized benefits in the following ways:
Automated workflows to meet regulatory compliance such as ISO 17025:2017, 21 CFR part 11, GLP, and state and local regulations
A flexible data model to configure and accommodate specific requirements
A customizable test report generation module
Transparency and efficiency in managing chain of custody for samples and testing workflow
Real-time access to lab work status
Reduced costs and improved efficiency in managing accounts
Follow ISO/IEC 17025:2017, 21 CFR part 11, GLP, audit trail, state and local regulations.
Manage Samples and Test Results
Manage cannabis samples, tests, and multi-analyte test results. Import test results of multiple analytes from a file.
Generate Certificates of Analysis (CoA)
Generate personalized Certificates of Analysis (CoA) containing sample information, test details, and test results for multiple analytes.
Supports integration with analytical instruments via REST Application Programming Interface (API), ensuring data integrity.
Cannabis testing laboratories receive hundreds of samples and generate massive volumes of analytical data on a day-to-day basis. Manual transfer of data from analytical instruments to a LIMS is error-prone and time-consuming. For effective management of growing data volumes and laboratory automation, instrument integration is indispensable. Instrument integration facilitates data transfer from an analytical instrument to a LIMS, thereby eliminating chances of transcription errors, data redundancy, and ensuring data integrity. Furthermore, it helps in automating laboratory workflows, thereby saving time and resources, reducing turnaround times, and enhancing efficiency.
How CloudLIMS Supports Instrument Integration?
CloudLIMS supports instrument integration by the following two methods:
CSV/XLS File-based Integration:
CSV/XLS is a standard output file type generated by most analytical instruments. The CSV file mapping enables data to be imported from multiple instruments into a LIMS. CloudLIMS periodically reads instrument generated CSV files and maps the headers present in the files with the correct fields in CloudLIMS, thereby transferring the analytical data to CloudLIMS seamlessly.
CloudLIMS REST API:
Batch and Sample Management
Supports management of batches derived from harvest lots and process lots. CloudLIMS supports automatic sample accessioning, automatic assignment of sample lot ID to the incoming sample lots, maintaining sample Chain-of-Custody (CoC), and maintaining an account of every milligram of samples.
Supports qualitative and quantitative tests for multiple analytes such as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), etc. CloudLIMS maintains test Chain-of-Custody (CoC), supports importing of analyte test results from an instrument file, and automatically updates the sample quantity depending on the sample usage in tests.
Track Turnaround Time (TAT)
Supports monitoring of test turnaround time (TAT) based on the test start date and the test completion date, helping you establish if the test TAT is under the threshold and therefore evaluate laboratory performance and efficiency.
Enables your clients to place tests requests for multiple samples, view test results in real-time, download Certificates of Analysis (CoA) and invoices. This helps in reducing turnaround time and increasing customer satisfaction.
Services and Billing Management
Supports management of laboratory services such as sample test requests, besides catalog creation with defined pricing for each service offered by your laboratory.
Lab Inventory Management
Manage your laboratory inventory data for vital supplies, reagents and consumables along with vendor details. Schedule timely re-orders upon stock depletion.
"Free Fall Testing Labs provides Cannabis and Hemp testing services in Colorado. I have yet to find a LIMS that is closer to meeting all the challenging needs of a testing lab meeting ISO 17025 and State requirements. CloudLIMS, and their superior customer service team, have been instrumental in assisting us with all of the details in all the requirements we must meet from 2D barcodes to amended Certificates of Analysis! We send a huge thank you to all the CloudLIMS team for your continued support and service."