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LIMS Beyond the Basics: Wireless Monitoring, Positive ID, Customer Portals, and Mobile Sampling

  • Session Number: P118
Monday, March 08, 2021: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM


Stacey Brewer
Accelerated Technology Laboratories


For many laboratories, a LIMS is an essential tool in maintaining accurate and reproducible sampling data, and in supporting compliance with many regulatory agency requirements. Additionally, a LIMS helps to minimize dependence on paper forms such as Chains of Custody and Bench Sheets. What many organizations may not realize is that LIMS offer enhancement solutions to improve functionality substantively. Wireless environmental monitoring of laboratory equipment, namely refrigerators, freezers and incubators, is of paramount importance to ensure the integrity of laboratory samples and other valuable contents. Implementing electronic monitoring provides real-time alerts for out-of-spec conditions, enables calibration of sensors and supports regulatory compliance requirements. Implementing a Positive ID (1D/2D/RFID) solution offers laboratories a way to streamline entry of pre-logged samples via scanning of bar-coded labels. Additionally, it is an effective way to manage Chains of Custody, including storage location transitions, and to track inventory items. Access to results and reports is critical to laboratory operation, whether for internal or external clients. Many organizations still share this information in print form, including mailing reports to their external customers. The cost of labor and materials may be a significant part of the budget for larger entities with hundreds of customers, and a strain on staff in smaller labs. Deploying a customer web portal is an effective way to minimize these costs. Using a mobile application to support field operations enables staff to log sampling data and synchronize it into the LIMS via wireless or data connection, minimizing the need for paper documents and data transcription. This presentation will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing enhancements such as Mobile Applications, Positive ID, Equipment Monitoring and Customer Web Portals in laboratory operations.

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