One more week till ANALYTICA in Munich.
There is no need for extend budgets, long implementation projects or old technology within your LIMS project.
Visit us at booth Hall B1-536 and discover the QLIMS approach.
Today we are bring to you a special in focus article about the journey to releasing the QLIMS platform. The interview was with our General Manager, Jonathan Gannoulis, and steps through the thought process to revolutionise laboratory informatics:
The interview provides a fantastic insight into the values and thought process to empower an organisation to make significant change.
To learn more about how you can benefit from this approach please feel free to contact our friendly team.Learn More
In keeping with the theme for the upcoming Analytica conference in Munich, Lab 4.0: digital laboratory for greater efficiency, we want to re-share our recent white paper; Building the QA Lab of the Future
For those who are new to the Lab 4.0 concept it is marked by innovative automation concepts and digitalisation in the laboratory.
Subsequently vendors and service providers to laboratories are challenged to be equally innovative to support this digital transformation. Hence why at OnQ Software we created this white paper to highlight our commitment to innovation and our knowledge of what is required from an informatics side to enable digitalisation and Lab 4.0.
Our Managing Director, Nick, will be presenting at the upcoming Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s symposium, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Laboratory Quality, on May 25th in Sydney.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Laboratory Quality has been designed to serve the needs of laboratory personnel and end-users of analytical data. It endeavours to address many commonly encountered quality assurance issues at a grass-roots level covering such topics as calibration, measurement uncertainty, method validation, quality control, reference materials, traceability, reporting, auditing, and total quality management. Presenters are drawn from National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), National Measurement Institute, academia, government and regulatory bodies and industry. A session will also be dedicated to the role of laboratory automation and parameters required to maintain high quality.
Those interested in attending an informative and well organised event with many other fantastic speakers can do so through the RACI website.Learn More
Have you wanted a cost effective, secure, and flexible way to integrate laboratory instruments and other systems?
The QLIMS Bridge is exactly that and for GMP certified laboratories it provides a streamlined way for validation.
The QLIMS Bridge is a powerful service which monitors folders on a server/computer, then automatically and securely transfers files and maps their associated data to the QLIMS in the cloud.
Running in parralell to the core LIMS it will process large volumes of data from multiple sources in near real time without impacting performance of the LIMS. All the while logging and reporting successes and exceptions.
It is vendor agnostic and very flexible so can be used with a wide range of instruments, file formats and data structures.
The QLIMS Bridge is another service on the QLIMS platform which brings laboratories a step closer to being fully automated. In line with Lab 4.0 it connects the physical workplace to the digital allowing laboratory staff to focus on value add work. Traditional integrations simply reduce manual data input which is important, but the true power of the Bridge is that from there it can then trigger further business logic.
For our second post in the QLIMS as a Platform series we will be discussing one of the core components, the Application Programming Interface (API).
When we talk about APIs, we’re referring to interfaces that allow developers to access and modify the data and functions of the LIMS. APIs are most commonly associated with websites and web services. For example, when you log into Facebook, you’re using their API to access and modify your data within their system.
APIs are a powerful tool for developers because they allow them to access data and capabilities on an as-needed basis without needing to build everything from scratch. For example, instead of building an external sample submission module from scratch, a developer can use an API from QLIMS to build an app or portal integration that uses the data and capabilities of our API.
Just like end users interact with an application through the graphical user interface to perform their day-to-day work, a developer can interact with the application by writing commands through the API.
As mentioned above QLIMS has a comprehensive REST API encompassing the entire application which is well documented, with technical support available from the OnQ support team and our regional certified partners.
This is a core pillar of our platform approach, as it allows for multiple applications to be developed and integrated with QLIMS. As such,customers get a more flexible, scalable and integrated approach to the LIMS platform with a wide and growing list of ready integrations to help your lab achieve maximum efficiency.
March of 2022 is a special month for us as we celebrate our 30th year of business in the LIMS and scientific industry.
We’d like to take this chance to thank all our customers, business partners and staff who have been a part of the journey and made it all possible.
Throughout the past 30 years our core philosophies of developing innovative software that can scale and integrate while empowering scientists has never wavered and continues to this day as evident by our most recent release of QLIMS version 9, LIMS as a Platform.
We are certainly excited for the next 30 years has in store.
For some more information about our history please read the letter from our founder on the About Us page of our website.Learn More
On March 9 and 10 at the Hilton Hotel in sunny Sydney’s CBD we will be attending the 2022 Future Labs Conference.
With the theme of, “Adapting Lab Operations to the Changing Industrial Climate and Streamlining the Transition Towards Automated and Digital Infrastructure”, we look forward to demonstrating how a true digital LIMS platform like QLIMS fits in and furthermore enables the process.
Come visit our team at booth #1 to discuss your lab informatics goals and enjoy some chocolate.
In this blog series we will be re-introducing our well renowned LIMS, QLIMS, and how it enables our philosophy for lab informatics, the concept of LIMS as a Platform. Benefits it can enable include:
For those who haven’t read our recent white paper, Building the QA Lab of the Future, we spoke about the tools you need today, to be ready tomorrow. The key word there being tools, because although we sit firmly in the laboratory it doesn’t mean we lose sight of the overall business having a cohesive strategy.
The goal is to ensure your LIMS can not only meet your requirements today, but also the requirements of the future which you do not know yet.
By definition an application is designed to help a user perform specific tasks. A platform is an architecture and software framework that allow many applications to run and connect.
We start on the platform of course with LIMS, QLIMS, as this is our history and where we have had much success. From there we have additional services and applications which run alongside QLIMS helping your lab run as efficiently as possible allowing for less administrative work and more science.
Here is an example:
From sample registration to reporting, quality management, project management, resource planning, instrument and systems automation, workflow and specifications management, notifications, data import, business intelligence reporting and lab execution the QLIMS platform is infinitely scalable.
QLIMS is completely API based. API is an acronym for Application Programming Interface. Just as you have a fully functional and easy to use interface for the laboratory users, an API is the set of toolkits which exist for those with software development expertise to enable applications to talk together.
OnQ Software provide fully documented API’s for your internal IT team and/or systems integrator of choice. Alternately via our Certified Developers Program we can connect you with trained partners to help.
Here are some of the 3rd party applications which we have available on the QLIMS platform designed to make a scientist’s life easier and empower the business:
Instrument integration, scheduling, data import mapping, bulk reporting, repository management are some examples of the many OnQ developed services embedded within QLIMS.
This is the future of technology and about time that laboratories are brought up to this level.
Start with one of the QLIMS SaaS packages to be up and running in weeks, not years and always on the latest version. From here you can scale on demand.
For other vendors interested in having their application on our platform, please make contact via our website.Learn More