Features about 'LIMS'

December 2011/January 2012

Flexibility for the future

Testing the environment and ensuring that products don't damage natural systems are both highly topical and very competitive. Siân Harris finds out how a good LIMS system can help labs stay on top of their environmental data

April/May 2007

From lab to enterprise

Tom Wilkie explores how laboratory data management applications are integrating more and more with software outside the lab, including enterprise resource planning software, thereby feeding into overall business management

December 2006/January 2007

LIMS widens its reach

Laboratory Information Management Systems are coming out of the quality control lab and into some quite unexpected places, as Tom Wilkie discovers

December 2006/January 2007

Providing the backbone to research and analysis

Whether organisations are analysing specimens from a wide range of different industries - or collecting more similar samples but on a scale that was previously unimaginable, a flexible and robust LIMS is essential, discovers Sian Harris

August/September 2006

Towards off-the-shelf integration for labs

At first glance, a laboratory information management system (LIMS) might seem to sit quietly in a laboratory doing its job without really changing. In fact, the reality is far more exciting for this unsung hero of the analytical process, as Siân Harris discovers

June/July 2006

Software is key to better productivity

Commercial laboratories increasingly turn to less-skilled staff for their routine analyses, but also want to use and share their results in far more ways than in the past. The key to achieving these different goals lies in the software, writes Siân Harris

October/November 2005

Different paths to one goal

The trend in laboratory informatics is towards integration of software with instruments and with enterprise resource planning software. Different vendors have different ways of achieving this end and it has driven take-overs and mergers, according to Peter Rees

July/August 2005

Where Walmart leads, can LIMS be far behind?

Peter Rees looks at a piece of old technology that is finding new uses in laboratory information management systems

September / October 2004

Standardise, centralise, enterprise

Integrating LIMS with enterprise resource planning software is topical, but Peter Rees found that standardising and centralising are essential first steps

September / October 2004

Go with the workflow

If the trend is towards standardisation, how can LIMS be tailored to fit individual customers? The answer lies with workflows, according to Colin Thurston

July / August 2004

LIMS services on the web

Web services will offer a way for LIMS to integrate with enterprise resource planning systems, says Peter Rees

March / April 2004

Stake your life on a LIMS

Doctors depend on pathology labs for accurate diagnoses, and path labs depend on ever more sophisticated LIMS, Peter Rees reports

November / December 2003

Acquisitions and mergers take centre stage

In this final review of 2003, Phillip Hill looks at the collaborations and concentrations that have taken place in the LIMS market this year

November / December 2003

Food firm benefits from information system

J. Kelly Ganjei, Terry Smallmon and Charles Lee of LabVantage report how LIMS helped a food firm

September / October 2003

Integrated science opens the road to informatics

Annabel Sedgwick describes how Applied Biosystems is putting researchers firmly in the driving seat in managing their scientific projects

September / October 2003

Software to promote knowledge transfer

John P. Helfrich, from NuGenesis Technologies, believes that a new class of IT product can capture and manage scientific data to improve drug discovery

July / August 2003

Chromatography integrates well

The way to interface and integrate chromatography data systems is a major theme in this issue's review of laboratory information management systems, writes Phillip Hill

May / June 2003

Laboratory information faces a clinical trial

At a partnership seminar held recently at its European headquarters, LabWare set out a striking vision of the company's future development. Tom Wilkie was there

March / April 2003

Electronic impetus mounts

Once again the paperless laboratory, particularly in connection with the US Food and Drug Administration's Rule 21 CFR Part 11, is one of the main themes in the latest crop of LIMS advances and announcements. By Phillip Hill

March / April 2003

taking lims under your wing

Tom Wilkie looks at developments within Labworks as, under new ownership, it sets its sights on the global stage

January / February 2003

Information overload

Trevor De Silva and Geoff Parker, from the consultancy Scimcon, discuss the causes of the data explosion in the laboratory, and suggest ways to tame it

November / December 2002

on the paper trail

The paperless laboratory, and managing information for life sciences' researchers, are among the themes discernible during SCW's regular review of the LIMS world, Tom Wilkie writes

September / October 2002

choosing the right client

The old Latin riddle 'Quis custiodet ipsos custiodes?' ('Who guards the guardians themselves?') is a good one for scientists and managers to ponder when they are considering the integrity of data in LIMS. Alex Crawford reports

July / August 2002

Integration is LIMS inspiration

In our latest roundup of comings and going in the world of Laboratory Information Management Systems, Vanessa Spedding finds the bulk of recent activity involves an industrious few

May / June 2002

The flow of knowledge

If you think the words 'decisive' and 'fast-moving' could not appear in the same sentence as 'government-run utility lab', think again, as one large LIMS company bidding for business recently had to. Vanessa Spedding reports

January / February 2002

Scientific Information Production comes to discovery

Scott Deutsch looks beyond the traditional LIMS quality control approach to scientific information production.

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