CloudLIMS Version 1.64 Released!
September 06, 2017
CloudLIMS is an intuitive SaaS LIMS developed on the cloud platform to accelerate research and diagnosis by ensuring the alignment between laboratory processes and its data management. With the release of version 1.64, CloudLIMS further extends its capabilities for streamlining client and test data management. This release features a number of additional improvements that include:
- 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.
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Enhancing Laboratory Efficiency Using Cost Effective LIMS for Biobanks and Testing Laboratories
March 09, 2017
Modern day labs are under constant pressure to reduce expenses, improvise lab efficiency and constantly enhance the quality of results. To begin with, it is important to understand what lab efficiency exactly means. In simple terms, lab efficiency is all about how a lab effectively manages time and available resources to
improvise data quality, eliminate manual errors, improve laboratory results turnaround time, and streamline lab operations. Many labs are interested in improvising their lab efficiency; however, are not keen to invest in cost-intensive Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to manage their laboratory data. They continue to use paper based systems, spreadsheets, customized in-house developed data management tools, or a combination of these to manage their data. Such labs do not realize the adverse effects of using these outdated data management practices on their lab efficiency.
This white paper underlines the challenges faced by biobanks, clinical research, and diagnostic labs and how switching to a cost-effective cloud based LIMS can help in improving lab efficiency by automating various lab processes.
To learn more, please visit the white paper section.