Posts Tagged ‘Laboratory Information Management System’

The Evolving Landscape of Therapeutic Registration

Chemical Registration Made Easy Possibly the most pressing question that synthetic and medicinal chemists face is “what shall I synthesize next?” and that will be the topic of another blog posting. But once the chemist has synthesized, purified and characterized his or her next compound, the likely next step in the R&D process will be…

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Laboratory Information Management Systems for Mid-Size Biopharmaceutical Companies

A Flexible LIMS Designed for Growth In previous blog posts, we have discussed the informatics challenges facing both ends of the biopharma company spectrum. Informatics Challenges:  Pharma nad Biopharma R&D considered the concerns of R&D and IT managers in the top 30 so-called “big pharma” companies, and Laboratory Management Software for Biopharma Start-ups looked at the particular issues that…

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Implementing a New NGS System in a Clinical Lab

This is part three of our series on life in a CLIA lab. The previous two blogs in this series explored the transition from working in a research-based facility to moving to a CLIA lab and bringing NGS into a Sanger Lab.  In a Bringing Next-Generation Sequencing into a Sanger Lab, I discussed implementing NGS workflows in a Sanger sequencing…

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Working in a CLIA Lab

Moving from Research to Working with CLIA Lab Regulations Moving to a CLIA lab after working in a research-based facility involved a steep learning curve. My attention was split between sequencing and learning CLIA and HIPAA rules and regulations, learning how to validate tests, software, and instruments, as well as learning the ropes of new documentation.  Needless to say,…

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Top 10 Ways to Make Your IT Team Love You

Let’s face it. You have a complicated relationship with your organization’s IT team. Both your laboratory R&D Team and the IT team are under stress. You may be facing smaller budgets and smaller staffing levels, but with increased expectations for production and efficiency. Sometimes it seems like you can’t live together, but you both know…

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The CLIA-Certified LIMS Misconception

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has made genetic information part of mainstream medical practice. Labs that have delivered common clinical tests from routine blood draws to pathology work ups now also perform genetic testing. In addition, hospitals are building dedicated labs, like the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory, to meet clinical and research sequencing needs. Clinical Laboratory…

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Informatics Challenges in Pharma and Biopharma R&D – Collaboration and Externalization

In a recent Core Blog, we identified five major challenges facing R&D and IT managers in pharma and biopharma companies as they strive to equip their researchers with modern, flexible and responsive laboratory information management systems: Managing New Science Dealing with Change Integrating Old and New Systems Collaboration and Externalization Harmonization and Simplification This post is the…

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Informatics Challenges in Pharma and Biopharma R&D – Integrating Old and New Laboratory Information Management Systems

In a recent Core Blog, we identified five major challenges facing R&D and IT managers in pharma and biopharma companies as they strive to equip their researchers with modern, flexible and responsive informatics tools: Managing New Science Dealing with Change Integrating Old and New Systems Collaboration and Externalization Harmonization and Simplification This post is the third…

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Informatics Challenges in Pharma and Biopharma R&D – Managing New Science

In a recent Core Blog, we identified five major challenges facing R&D and IT managers in pharma and biopharma companies as they strive to equip their researchers with modern, flexible and responsive informatics tools: Managing New Science Dealing with Change Integrating Old and New Systems Collaboration and Externalization Harmonization and Simplification This post is the first in a…

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Implementing NGS, Industry Tip #1: Operationalize Processes

Labs seeking to adopt next-generation sequencing (NGS) learn quickly that the technology requires them to think differently about how to conduct lab work and organize themselves for success. That’s because NGS processes are not just complex, but constantly evolving with the introduction of new instrumentation and sequencing methodologies. Add to that the data management challenge…

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