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Argentine water company turns to LIMS for improved QC

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Aguas y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA), a water and wastewater company serving Buenos Aires and its suburban areas, has implemented LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) software to improve quality control processes in its local and regional laboratories. Thermo Fisher Scientific's SampleManager LIMS will help manage the quality control processes and data generated by the company's central laboratory and its six operating plants, ensuring potable water quality and sanitation system safety.

AySA carries out more than 900,000 laboratory tests each year, analysing in excess of 240,000 samples to ensure the quality of its drinking water and environmental compliance of treated wastewater. SampleManager LIMS will play a significant role in this process, automatically capturing sample data and reporting on out-of-specification results. The LIMS will also be instrumental in assembling the critical data generated in AySA's laboratories into a variety of report formats, ensuring water supplied to its customers complies with strict government regulations and reporting requirements for the water industry.

AySA, together with the national government of Argentina, is engaged in the task of updating and improving the treatment and distribution systems for both potable water and sanitation. According to Alberto Chiari, technical and geographic systems manager at AySA: 'The system will improve productivity and increase accuracy in the company's laboratories, enhancing efficiency and the quality of service provided by AySA. SampleManager LIMS is a critical tool in our laboratory infrastructure that enables us to efficiently manage a wide variety of results and provides for the consistent and reliable delivery of data that is required to ensure the quality of drinking water.'

Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS is a flexible, scalable enterprise LIMS for companies seeking a corporate standard for quality control operations. The complete testing routine is managed by the LIMS, from sample login to testing, re-testing, and final reporting. Data is automatically and securely captured from instruments, eliminating potential manual transcription errors and improving the flow and management of laboratory data.