SampleManager LIMS for mining industry use
5 August 2008
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific's SampleManager LIMS offers efficiencies, improved productivity and regulatory compliance for the modern mining industry.
LIMS are a key component in the day-to-day management of a modern mining operation, not only to monitor the quality of the mine’s output, but also to drive increased productivity and help the mining operations comply with myriad regulatory requirements related to everything from documentation and instrument calibration to environmental monitoring.
Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS offers the modern mining industry a centralised system to access data and extract information, enabling effective management of laboratory operations. The LIMS provides evidence and documentation to support laboratory compliance with ISO 17025, allowing full traceability of personnel and procedures entered and facilitating the review of all incidents, corrective actions, non-conforming results and other events. SampleManager LIMS also includes built-in functionality to handle environmental monitoring. Within SampleManager, environmental monitoring of key areas of the laboratory can be scheduled, and validation of methods allows laboratory managers to achieve continuous compliance with ISO 17025.
The future of mining depends on the industry’s capacity to maintain a balance between profitability and preservation of new environments, human capital and the surrounding communities. This requires assessment of risk at all stages to ensure that impacts on the environment and on humans are always understood. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS addresses these requirements, serving as a tool to manage mining data, which enables laboratory and mining operations managers to obtain faster results, improved efficiencies, increased margins, and certification of the end product. An automated information management system can ensure secure documentation and compliance with the many requirements imposed on the industry. Modern mining operations realise these benefits and deliver increased value to their shareholders when they automate their laboratories with world-class LIMS.