As discussed in Part 1, the STARLIMS Solution offers a laboratory informatics platform that provides full integration, supporting laboratory digitization, automation of workflows and processes, and system interconnectivity. Part 2 will discuss several key features of STARLIMS, including Scientific Data Management System (SDMS), Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), and Advanced Analytics.
Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)
21 CFR Part 11 compliant, SDMS collects, routes, and stores documents, files, and instrument data while operating in the background. Automatically collecting and intelligently parsing instrument data and documents, SDMS initiates file approval workflows. It then properly maps data onto STARLIMS data fields. Offering Word and Outlook add-ins, users are able to utilize familiar programs.
Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)
ELN allows labs to replace paper notebooks and eliminate handwritten entries. Promoting compliance, the STARLIMS ELN eases the process of locating test sample results and their process documentation for both lab supervisors and reviewers. The solution can also be configured to replicate a laboratory’s operating practices that are already in place, along with its standard formulas and procedures. Users of an ELN can be guided through each step of a methodology or workflow, ensuring that each is completed before proceeding. Data gathered by an ELN is directly stored and processed by the SDMS.
Advanced Analytics allows users to review and analyze stored business and laboratory data on-premises or remotely. The solution allows users to view information in context, create plans, find bottlenecks, and prevent production, quality, or test problems. Improved comprehension of lab operations and trends lets organizations optimize the use of resources by better matching staffing, stock, and instrument and material purchases stocks with demand. Helpful visual tools are provided through configurable dashboards that provide charts, graphs, and tailored searches.
STARLIMS Integrated Solution
Implementing state-of-the art technology, STARLIMS provides a totally integrated solution that incorporates LIMS, Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), Scientific Data Management System (SDMS), and Advanced Analytics within a single application. This innovation makes building and maintaining custom interfaces required by third party tools unnecessary.
Alpha Engineering LIMS Implementation
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