CloudLIMS Version Upgrade

CloudLIMS Version 1.72 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Client Portal Services Extended: Your customers can now login and submit samples from the CloudLIMS Client Portal in addition to submitting test requests. When your customers submit samples for testing, the added samples show up as Expected samples and are marked as received upon their receipt in the lab. Your customers receive the status update via the portal, which helps them get information about their service requests in real time.
  • Service Catalogs: This add-on makes it easy for a client to browse through the test service catalog and order a test. For each test, the list of analytes is now displayed, making it easy for your customers to choose a test package. The laboratory, on the other hand, can create custom test packages for the most popular analytes being tested and immediately make the package live on the client portal for their customers to select.
  • Session Security Alert: CloudLIMS prompts a message rendering all actions inactive in the background when the system is left unattended for a specified time internal. The message not only helps prevent unauthorized access but it also safeguards from data being lost when making entries when the session has already expired.
  • Regulatory Compliance: For the cannabis regulatory compliance, you can now further meet guidelines by posting test results to seed-to-sale software such as METRC®, BioTrack THC®, and Leaf.

CloudLIMS Version 1.71 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Quick Test Creation and Results Entry: You can associate samples with a test while importing test results from a file. The results are auto-calculated based on the configured formula expression.
  • Batch Update of Samples: Update thousands of sample records quickly using the Batch Update action. You can also create predefined templates to import data by mapping the spreadsheet headers to CloudLIMS attributes/records. This functionality is specifically useful if you are receiving data from an instrument or any other facility in a predefined format.
  • Automatic Client Account Creation: You no longer need to create login credentials for your clients to login to the client portal. CloudLIMS notifies your clients, and provides them a username and a password, as soon as they are registered in the Client Management module. After the first login, your clients can change the password from the profile settings. Their account is now ready to start placing service requests and downloading reports. The master admin can control user access using the Active/Inactive options.
  • Improved Test Report Template: Get rid of data tables and generate professionally formatted reports using the newly improved test report templates. You can arrange Client and Subject data inline for a more organized look, include your Company Logo, Signatures, Notes Section, and graphs & charts with a caption to make the report more informative and comprehensive.

CloudLIMS Version 1.70 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Pool Samples to Create Derivative(s) or Aliquot(s): With CloudLIMS, you can now pool samples belonging to the same type, obtained from different runs, and same patient or sample source in order to create one or more derivatives or aliquots. Pooling helps clinical and testing laboratories reduce experimental costs by eliminating the need for sample preparation, processing, and testing for samples belonging to the same type and patient, besides reducing analytical run times. While pooling samples, you can choose to consume the entire amount of each parent sample or define the total quantity to be consumed from each sample.
  • Configure Advanced Calculations For Attributes: Two new operators, square root function and percentage, can now be used for defining a formula expression for a new attribute, enabling accurate calculation of complex test results.
  • Restore Disposed Samples: You can restore samples which are accidentally disposed of in the system, enabling you to correct manual errors. Additionally, you can also configure digital signature for sample restore activity and assign sample restoring rights to different users based on their roles.
  • Configure Default Values for Test Result Attributes: This version of CloudLIMS enables you to configure default values for test result attributes, saving time and reducing the chances of manual errors.
  • Include Images in Your Report: You can include images, such as graphs and charts, and define where they should appear in the report. You can add a caption and define the image size to use, enabling you to further customize your report, rendering a professional looking report with facts and backed by figures to support them.
  • Improved Batch Editing Functionality: The sample batch editing function is now extended to include sample storage location, wherein, you can update storage locations of multiple sample records at once.
  • GUI improvements for a more user-friendly environment.

CloudLIMS Version 1.69 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Client Portal: You can now allow your customer to login to the CloudLIMS’ self serve facility. Your customers can place orders, check the status, view test results and download invoices, saving your time and effort in client servicing.
  • Automatic Test Result Calculation: You can now import sample test results from .csv or .xlsx file formats. The test results data could contain results from tests on multiple analytes. The raw results can be transformed to meaningful data using formulae which you can key in the test results calculation field. So in one step, you not only import the raw test results, you associate them with the sample data and get meaningful results!
  • Account Lockout: You can now set the number of failed login attempts for locking out a user. Once a user is locked out for trying to log-in multiple times and failing, only the administrator can unlock it by resetting the password. Alternatively, a user can wait out the Account Lockout Duration, and try logging-in again. This functionality helps prevent unauthorized access.
  • Sample Type Filter for Tests: As a quality check and for ease of usage, one can set acceptable sample types for a test. This filter is automatically applied when assigning tests for samples.
  • Enhanced Test Report/COA: Now generate test reports and COAs including detailed client information in addition to Subject, Sample and Result details.
  • List Creation using Import: You can import multiple comma separated values in List type thereby eliminating the need to create a multiple item list by manual selection.

CloudLIMS Version 1.68 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Configuration of Lab Services for Clients: This version of CloudLIMS enables you to configure your laboratory services such as sample purchase requests, sample storage requests, sample test requests etc. under the new Lab Services & Billing module. Using this new module, you can add client orders/requests and process them in real-time to deliver high-quality service to your clients.
  • Catalog Configuration for Lab Services: You can now configure various lab service packages and create your choice of catalogs with a defined pricing for each lab service offered by your laboratory. You can simply select a pre-configured catalog while adding a client order under Lab Services & Billing module. Once the request is processed, you can also generate a billing invoice for your clients.
  • Streamlined Configurability of Analyte Groups & Flagging Sets: You can now configure individual analyte groups and add analytes under each group to define the tests in your laboratory. You can also configure multiple flagging sets applicable to all analyte groups under each test.
  • Expedited Multi-Analyte Test Results Entry: You can now import test results for samples with multi-analytes in .csv and .xls file formats and expedite the testing and reporting in your laboratory. Lower your sample testing turnaround times and improve your lab’s operational efficiency, offering value services to your clients.

CloudLIMS Version 1.67 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Extended Lab Inventory Management: You can now associate your lab inventory, such as chemicals, reagents and glassware to the enlisted tests so that the consumption of reagents or labware is automatically deducted with their usage in tests. The deduction raises a flag whenever lab reagents and supplies below the specified threshold in order for your lab to place orders in time, before they are exhausted.
  • Improved Sorting Functionality: You can now sort records across the modules in CloudLIMS such as Samples, Subjects, Studies, Lab Inventory etc from the latest to the oldest and vice-versa, enabling you to navigate through massive volumes of data with a click of a button.
  • Editing Incoming Packages: You can now attach the documents or receipts with an incoming package even when all samples of the package are stored so that your sample documentation is complete.
  • Upload Images for Sub-Types: CloudLIMS is now equipped with the option to upload images of your choice for each sub-type in the Samples and Lab Inventory modules. This option helps you control the product interface to use images with which you are familiar.
  • Other GUI improvements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.66 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Write API Release: The CloudLIMS API (via REST services) now supports write actions including data insertion into Samples, Subjects, Clients and Lab Inventory modules.
  • Extended Read API Access: You can now create templates from a list of selected attributes for data retrieval from Samples, Subjects, Clients, Lab Inventory, and Studies modules.
  • Configure Calculations for Fields: You can now configure a new attribute by defining a formula expression using other numeric attributes in the system for accurate test results calculations.
  • Expanded View Preferences for External IDs: The Storage ID [External] and Study ID [External] are now displayed in the Samples module to show the association of samples with the storage containers and study IDs that you use in your records. This enables users to view the external IDs without having to switch to other modules.
  • Extended Search Functionality: You can run a context search and a barcode search to pick specific samples to check-in or check-out from the freezer inventory, laboratory or biobank.
  • Minor GUI improvements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.65 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Intuitive Dashboard: For a quick overview of laboratory operations and dynamic data visualization in real-time, the new dashboard facilitates managers with the ability to get a quick snapshot of various activities carried out in the laboratory. It not only helps identify bottlenecks to the scheduled jobs in the workflows but also helps find ways to improve quality and resource planning, thereby helping maintain real-time metrics on turnaround time.
  • Enhanced Side Menu Navigation: You can now utilize more workspace in CloudLIMS with the availability of modules and tabs in a collapsible side menu.
  • New Unit Configuration: You now have the option to add new units of measurement, over what’s already available, for numeric data fields in CloudLIMS.
  • Set Default Unit: You can set a unit of your choice as the default for numeric data fields, resulting in faster and convenient data entry.
  • Extended Attribute Copying Capability From Parent to Aliquot: The list of attributes to be copied from a parent sample to its aliquot now includes the Study ID as well, helping you avoid associating study ID with aliquots manually each time you create them.
  • Other GUI improvements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.64 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Client Management: This new module in CloudLIMS helps clinical, environmental and cannabis testing labs manage client information comprehensively. You can easily configure details of clients and associate them with the existing patient and sample entries to record client transactions and offer a personalized service.
  • Reflex Test: If you have a clinical, environmental or cannabis sample that is tested for one analyte, and would like to order another test based on the test result obtained, you can now do so using the Test module. You can easily order another test for a sample, based on the outcome of a previous test, for further profiling, confirmation or analysis using the Reflex Test functionality.
  • Test Chronology: You can track the order in which various tests are performed on a sample in your lab.
  • Sample Batch IDs: This functionality allows you to create a batch of samples, which could have been obtained at different time points from patients, or from analytical testing processes, quality control workflows or production lines in a manufacturing unit. You can assign a batch ID to every batch to quickly identify the samples on the basis of an attribute such as surgery date, collection date, manufacturing date etc.
  • Flexible Sample Addition: Customize your sample addition process by setting a default for the number of samples you would like to add at a time in CloudLIMS.
  • Enhanced Authentication for Dispose Action: Configure digital signature with reasons to authenticate the dispose action in Storage module.
  • Extended Search Functionality: You can now run an Advanced search using multiple search values for attributes.
  • E-mail notification improvements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.63 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Multi-analyte Testing: This functionality now facilitates the analysis of clinical, environmental and cannabis samples, where a number of analytes are tested using the same sample in the same test run. With CloudLIMS, you can now configure multiple analytes for a test and create flagging sets for each. The specially designed results entry dialogue enables result entry for the analytes tested in a sample. You can also publish professional test reports with the test results for your clients.
  • Enhanced Stock Depletion Alerts: Set stock depletion alarms for your vital laboratory supplies, reagents and consumables. Receive timely alerts within the application or as email notifications and schedule re-orders to replenish depleted stock.
  • Stock Quantity Calculation: You can now easily calculate stock level of the required samples to keep track of the quantity.
  • Improved Search Functionality: You can now configure a set of attributes you would like to use to look up records in CloudLIMS using the context search. These attributes can be set as default, so you can quickly select the search criteria.
  • GUI and performance improvements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.62 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Improved Digital Signature Authentication: Configure predefined set of reasons and set them as default for digital signature authentication for the different activities performed under each module.
  • Editable Defaults: Quickly edit the existing default attributes from the application interface and control when to mandate the attributes across all the modules of CloudLIMS.
  • GUI and performance improvements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.61 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Extended Report Customization: Create professional data reports easily and include digital signatures. You can also adjust the text formatting and alignment for a custom view. Include additional information such as Limitations, References, Disclaimer etc. for comprehensive and succinct reporting.
  • Enhanced PHI Audit Trail Functionality: Record and track the “view” and “reporting” actions performed by users for masked Protected Health Information (PHI) by using the PHI Audit Trail.
  • Bug fixes, GUI and performance enhancements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.60 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • XML Format for API-Data Retrieval: The CloudLIMS API (via REST services) which was released recently for easy data retrieval from Samples, Subjects, Studies & Lab Inventory modules, now supports XML format as well.
  • Automated Aliquot Data Entry: The new version enables copying of information from parent samples to aliquots/derivatives for selected attributes, avoiding the need to enter data that is already available in the system.
  • Expanded ModuleID Preferences: You can now use a “hyphen” character in the ModuleID prefix to designate module specific data.

CloudLIMS Version 1.59 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • CoC in Test Module: While you transfer a test to another user, you now have the option to receive/send notifications, include a digital signature for authentication, and assign rights to users for the transferred tests. This functionality helps manage the Chain of Custody (CoC) for qualitative and quantitative tests.
  • Virtual Storage Creation: To create storage units of a defined capacity or shape, you can now disable certain wells while assigning storage locations to samples. This functionality is also useful for reserving space for incoming samples.
  • Archival of Samples based on Status: You can now archive and store less frequently used sample data separately, based on their status (such as shipped etc.).
  • Multi-select/ List Attribute Creation: To have more than one value for an attribute, you can now configure a list from which multiple values can be selected while entering data in a form.
  • CTRL+SHIFT Selection: You can now simply use standard keyboard strokes such as CTRL+SHIFT keys for selecting multiple records, just as you do in a spreadsheet.
  • GUI enhancement for a more intuitive interface and other minor improvements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.58 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Improved Context Search Functionality: The context search functionality is now extended to all subject selection windows enabling faster & easy subject selection.
  • Extended Subject Import Functionality: You can now import subjects with multiple samples associated to them. You can directly associate samples with subjects by entering the sample IDs against the subject information in an xls or csv file format that is being imported.
  • Enhanced Storage Module Functionality: By selecting samples from the Storage module, you can now cart samples and update sample barcodes. This functionality was previously available only from the Samples module.
  • API Release: The CloudLIMS API (via REST services) is now available. It supports data retrieval from the Samples, Subjects, Studies & Lab Inventory modules.
  • Larger file Attachments: You can now attach larger files of sizes up to 20 MB to save any relevant laboratory data, informed consents, protocols, SOPs etc.

CloudLIMS Version 1.57 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Improved Batch Editing Functionality: The batch editing function is now extended to aliquots and derivatives, wherein, you can edit a selected set of attributes for multiple records at once.
  • Centralized Storage: Manage all sample operations from the Storage module, centralizing sample and storage management.
  • Barcode & Label Generation for Lab Inventory: Use barcodes and labels to define your labware—in addition to samples—for traceability.

CloudLIMS Version 1.56 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Merged Samples & Aliquots: Manage samples and their corresponding aliquots and derivatives all in one place using the Samples module.
  • Subtype Form Duplication: Copy a subtype form with all the attributes, saving time on creating similar forms.
  • Improved Import Functionality: Import samples along with their storage locations updating the records in the product as well.
  • Enhanced Search Capability: Perform a context search in all the dialogues for sample selection.
  • Modularity Selection: Selection of modules is now possible, hiding the modules not in use.
  • Other minor improvements and interface enhancements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.55 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • LDAP Support: For enhanced user authentication, LDAP server credentials can be used for logging-in.
  • Easy Data Import: Now map data attributes to the fields configured in forms during data import using spreadsheets.
  • Improvements In Reports for Easy Customization.

CloudLIMS Version 1.50 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Testing Module Extension: Configure qualitative and quantitative tests and associate them with the existing patient and sample records. Generate reports for test results.
  • Extended Access Permissions: Now, assign access permissions to various studies carried out in your laboratory to avoid unauthorized access to confidential data in line with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Sub-sections in the Data Forms: Create sub-sections to organize your your data collection better.
  • Batch editing related improvements, functional revision, basic bug fixes and other minor enhancements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.40 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Testing Module: Configure quantitative tests and associate them with the existing patient and sample records.
  • Batch Editing: Edit multiple sample records at the same time to enable speedy edits.
  • Attribute Uniqueness Check: Ensure all attribute values are unique with the system's improved validation check for uniqueness.
  • RFID Support: The system now supports RFID using BioTillion Box Mapper to identify and track tags attached to your lab inventory.
  • Ziath Integration: Supports XML file for seamless integration with Ziath scanner.
  • Label Generation: Generate custom label designs and export them to PDF for printing.
  • Show/Hide Functionality: Enable Show/ Hide function for selected attributes (such as Subject Id and External Subject ID in Sample Module etc).

CloudLIMS Version 1.39 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Drag & Drop Functionality: Shuffle storage units within or among storage units using a drag and drop function, making it easy to move around data with visual aids.
  • Improved Graphical User Interface: New icons for sample types, their status and sample activities make your work even more engaging.
  • Electronic Signatures For Reporting: Add electronic signatures, organize reports and insert logos to add value to your professional reports.
  • Generate Packing Slips: For outgoing packages, generate packing slips to verify the contents of the box.
  • A bunch of improvements to improve user experience.

CloudLIMS Version 1.38 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Serial Lot ID: Provide a prefix to this ID and use it to name the samples in a serial order.
  • Print Graphical Location: Print the graphical representation of the storage unit/box showing samples along with their Sample IDs to share information among colleagues.
  • Report Template Configuration: Generate meaningful reports and save them as templates for future use. You can also add your company logo to customize the report.
  • Sample Pick List: Select samples and group them for batch processing of tests or packaging.

CloudLIMS Version 1.37 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Icons for Default Sub-types: CloudLIMS now has an improved interface with graphical icons for different sample types, storage container types and action buttons in each module that enable a visually intuitive user interface.
  • Sample-Study Association: You can now maintain the Sample ID association with a study as long as it exists in the database, even if the sample is dissociated or checked-out until it is disposed of.
  • Sample Import by Scanning Storage Units: The feature enables you to import samples by scanning the tube and vial barcodes (what does within freezers mean? The tubes are being stored at this time). You can also check-in and check-out the individual samples or the complete box containing the samples. CloudLIMS currently supports flat-bed and handheld scanners.
  • Enhanced Sample Storage Capability: You can now associate samples to a storage location based on similar barcode IDs.

CloudLIMS Version 1.36 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Streamlined Request Processing with Automatic Notifications: You can now configure automatic alerts and notifications for authorized users for activities such as request approval/rejection/assignment through its life cycle and thereby, speed-up its processing. Also, upon processing the request, the request ID is associated with sample, aliquots, and packages.
  • Alerts for Sample Functions: You can now configure automatic alerts for sample/aliquot depletion, expiry, sample/aliquot counts and their freeze-thaw cycle counts. This feature helps you stay notified in a timely manner to replenish your stock.
  • User interface (UI) Improvements.

CloudLIMS Version 1.35 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Diversified Data Type Configuration for Attributes: This enhancement provides users with greater configurability, scalability, and standardization. You can now configure attributes and make data entry easier using pre-loaded radio buttons, check boxes, spinners, combo-lists options. You can also define an attribute type with a minimum and maximum character length.
  • Enhanced Sample Form Configuration: This feature allows you to configure forms specific to each sample type, just as a template, so that samples can be added using the form over and over again.
  • Edit Sub-Type Functionality: Using this feature you can now edit the newly added or existing sub-type labels in CloudLIMS.
  • Attribute Sharing Across Modules: The subject module attributes such as Subject ID and Subject ID [External] are now made available in Samples & Aliquots module. For every sample/aliquot, by clicking the subject ID, the associated subject information is made available from the Samples & Aliquots module, without the need of switching to the Subject module to access the information.
  • HIPAA Compliance: You can configure attributes and enforce view restrictions for users in the Subjects and Samples modules. This will prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data.
  • Improved Storage ID Pattern Configuration: You can now associate the storage path with the storage ID and view it on the sample information page upon hovering the mouse over the storage ID. This provides a quick snapshot of the storage path for a sample enabling quick retrieval from your freezer inventory.
  • Improved Request Module: An enhanced level of validations required in the request processing workflow further streamlines your laboratory operations. You can now attach documents or related project files to requests for referencing.
  • Extended Sample & Aliquot Creation Capability: You can now directly add samples to the subject record and create aliquots instantly. The newly created samples and aliquots are automatically linked to the subject record facilitating quick data entry.
  • Advanced Search Functionality: You can now run a search using multiple attributes belonging to different modules, all at once using the Advanced Search. You can thereby obtain a filtered list without having the need to search each module separately. You can also save the search query as a template and use it whenever required.
  • User Interface (UI) improvements to improve user experience.

CloudLIMS Version 1.30 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Batch Import: You can now upload multiple samples, subjects, storage units etc in a batch into CloudLIMS by using this import functionality. The mapping template facilitates automatic mapping of similar column headers from the import file (.xls or .csv) with the attributes in CloudLIMS. You can also map the headers with different names manually and save the mapped settings as a template for future use. After uploading the data, all the corresponding meta-data is linked. Also, your imported data file log is maintained for future reference. A detailed error log enables you to reprocess your import file, in case the import fails.
  • Improved Subject Form Configuration: This configuration allows for storing of patient data or any source of sample such as plants, animals etc as needed by your laboratory workflows. You can now create new sections and configure attributes in each new section in the subjects form to store and logically organize more information as per your collection system.
  • Audit Trail Configuration: This feature helps the admin user to enforce electronic signatures for individual users while performing various laboratory operations in the program.
  • Units Configuration: You can now configure new units of measurement and define the measurement parameters and conversion formula for the units entered in CloudLIMS.
  • Barcode Generation, Label Designing, Printing & Scanning: CloudLIMS enables you to generate barcodes for samples by encoding a specific set of sample data. You can also design barcode labels, adjust the printer and page setting options and print the labels, without having the need to purchase a separate software tool for label design and barcode generation. Samples can be entered into CloudLIMS by scanning the barcodes from the printed labels for easy data entry.
  • User Interface (UI) improvements to improve user experience.

CloudLIMS Version 1.20 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Chain of Custody (CoC): Laboratories transfer samples from one lab user (custodian) to another, while tracking the complete custodial information such as who possesses the sample, when did he/she take possession, where is the sample etc. Detailed COC records can now be maintained for all the samples that move through your lab right from login to disposal, thereby helping you meet legal and regulatory requirements with ease.
  • Genealogy: You can now associate the aliquots and derivatives with the parent samples and automatically record the parent-child relationship, thereby, maintaining the complete genealogy for each sample.

CloudLIMS Version 1.15 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • View Rights: This feature allows you to control who can view your laboratory data within the application and access it. It helps follow HIPAA compliance and restricts unauthorized data access.

CloudLIMS Version 1.1 Released

The new version includes the following:

  • Advanced Search and Reporting: This new module enables quick searching using multiple attribute filters to query data of interest from CloudLIMS with just a few clicks. The powerful search functionality allows for interrogating the data in order to receive inputs on the results of studies being conducted. You can generate a PDF report of the search results for sharing them with colleagues.
  • Derivatives: Create derivatives of a new type from an existing sample or an aliquot type.
  • External Module IDs: You can now define your own Module ID to be associated with the data and can use it as a criterion while performing a search across the database. CloudLIMS assigns it own ID anyways.


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