Category: LIMS

Streamlining Data Migration for LIMS

Data Migration For LIMS

Data migration can be a daunting task for laboratories looking to transition to a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The process of transferring data from one system to another requires careful planning, execution, and validation to ensure that all data is accurately transferred and accessible in the new system. In this blog post, we will dive into the data migration for LIMS. 


One of the most challenging aspects of data migration is its potential to disrupt laboratory operations. This disruption can occur due to the complexity of the process, the risk of data loss or corruption, and the need to ensure data security and compliance. 


At OnQ Software, we understand the challenges laboratories face during data migration, which is why we have developed a comprehensive approach to help streamline the process and minimise disruptions to your operations. Our team of experts works closely with you to assess your data migration needs and execute the migration process efficiently.

QLIMS has partnered with qcKen from ZIFO Rnd, a groundbreaking tool designed to meet your needs completely. QLIMS and qcKen are dedicated to making your lab’s digital transition as seamless and painless as possible.

By leveraging qcKen, OnQ Software ensures a smooth and efficient data migration process for its customers. qcKen offers several benefits, including the ability to import, screen, and check large volumes of data, migrate data from handwritten documents, and migrate directly from other LIMS databases.

40 days to 2 days 

Our tool allows you to easily integrate and transfer data from multiple sources, no matter the format or location, ensuring that all your valuable information is included in the migration process. qcKen can import data directly from any source documents such as Certificate of Analysis, Analysis Reports, Product Specifications, Worksheets, General Test Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures.

Analysts can easily examine and correct anomalies as needed by reading documents to create an RPA specification. The service uses machine learning to continually learn and improve conversion accuracy, and once the RPA is analyst-validated, qcKen’s Object Creation Engine takes over and creates objectives in QLIMS. So, our approach to implementation gives analysts an opportunity to focus on performing analysis.

But it’s not just about data transfer, qcKen also guarantees a smooth and fast transition, reducing the disruption to your lab operations. Previous research has demonstrated that qcKen can significantly decrease the duration of migrations from a typical timeframe of 40 days to only 2 days.

With qcKen, you can focus on what really matters:
running your lab efficiently and effectively.

If you also would like to learn more about the implementation of a LIMS, you can read our other blog post here

If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about QLIMS, please don’t hesitate to contact us. QLIMS goes beyond data migration to provide comprehensive solutions for your laboratory needs, designed by scientists for scientists. 

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    Unlocking the Power of AWS for LIMS

    AWS For LIMS

    Cloud computing has transformed the way organisations and laboratories manage their data, providing online access and storage that eliminates the need for local computer storage, especially recently. This innovation has been particularly beneficial for laboratories, offering a secure, scalable and cost-effective solution for managing laboratory data. Let’s dive into AWS for LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) together. 

    Understanding Cloud Computing and AWS

    Cloud computing has brought a significant change in the way businesses operate. Among the top players in this domain stands Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides a complete set of services covering software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS) solutions. These services enable faster server access, a diverse range of storage options, and advanced security features.

    AWS’s Impact on Laboratory Management

    AWS has significantly influenced laboratory management, providing numerous advantages such as effortless data access, advanced computing resources, and reliable security features. Laboratories can use AWS to seamlessly scale up, efficiently manage massive datasets, and comply with regulatory standards.

    As an Example: QLIMS Runs on AWS

    By hosting QLIMS on AWS, laboratories can access their data from anywhere, at any time and using any device that has an internet connection. AWS’s robust infrastructure ensures high availability and reliability, while its security and compliance features help laboratories meet regulatory requirements. 

    Enhanced Security and Compliance

    AWS provides several security and compliance features, including encryption, access controls and audit logging. This ensures that laboratory data remains confidential and meets regulatory standards. This level of security is crucial for laboratories handling sensitive data and guarantees integrity of their data. 

    Scalability and Flexibility

    QLIMS can easily scale to accommodate the growing need of laboratories, whether they are small or large, thanks to AWS. AWS’s flexible pricing model allows laboratories to pay only for the resources they use, making it a cost-effective solution for laboratory data management. 

    AWS Qualified Software

    In addition to all of the benefits, QLIMS became an AWS Qualified Software solution this year, beyond enhancing its credibility and reliability. 

    In Closing 

    The future of AWS and cloud computing looks promising with continued innovation and advancements expected. The more businesses and laboratories embrace the cloud, the more pivotal AWS will become in shaping technology’s future. 

    To learn more about QLIMS and AWS, contact us here

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      The Ultimate Guide to Implementing LIMS

      Implementing LIMS in a laboratory

      Implementing LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) can be a game-changer, because there might be resistance and reluctance to the new routines which require significant adjustments. In this blog post, we will dive into implementing a LIMS to prevent the challenges beforehand.

      The laboratory management plays an important role here to support and encourage this transition. While these challenges may occur, the long-term benefits in terms of effectiveness and efficiency can be substantial. (1)

      Achieving these benefits requires the laboratory to dedicate sufficient time and resources to planning, selecting, and implementing the new system. Also, the LIMS must align with the quality and objectives of the business, ensuring compatibility and integration. (1)

      Key points in this blog post:

      • What is a LIMS? 
      • Why do you need a LIMS? 
      • When is the best time for a LIMS? 
      • Steps for Implementing a LIMS 

      What is a LIMS? 

      A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is a software platform enabling users to effectively manage the flow of samples and associate data to support laboratory operations and enhance efficiency.


      Through the use of a LIMS, laboratories can automate workflows, tests and procedures, integrate instruments, provide a complete record of all samples, tests and results in the system via secure and comprehensive audit trails. LIMS helps labs streamline operations by making the move from paper to a digital environment, with the goal of saving time, money and reducing errors. 


      To learn more you can click here

      Why do you need a LIMS? 

      There are many reasons and benefits to implement a LIMS. However, if we have a look at the top of the list, it streamlines the data management, enhances efficiency, offers quality controls, simplifies regulatory compliance, and provides sample traceability. 

      1. Data Centralisation and Accessibility: A LIMS centralises all laboratory data, making it easily accessible to authorised personnel. This reduces the risk of data loss and ensures that all information is available when needed.

      2. Improved Productivity and Efficiency: By automating manual processes, a LIMS can significantly increase the productivity of your laboratory. Tasks that once took hours or days can now be completed in a fraction of the time. 

      One of our dairy industry trailblazers shared their experience:  “QLIMS has been a real time-saver for us, giving us an extra 3 hours every day! Instead of spending time on data management and manual work, we now focus on what truly matters – production and innovation.”

      3. Enhanced Quality Control: A LIMS helps maintain high levels of quality control by standardising workflows, reducing human error, and ensuring that all processes are followed consistently. You can explore a case study here to see how a LIMS led to a 20% increase in quality assurance productivity.

      4. Regulatory Compliance: Laboratories are subject to strict regulatory requirements. A LIMS can help ensure compliance with these regulations by providing a secure and auditable system for managing data. 

      For instance, QLIMS is used in a wide range of laboratories and industries standing up and supporting:

      • 21 CFR Part 11/Annex 11 conformance for auditing, e-signature and security for manufactured items under GMP.
      • ISO 17025
      • Industry standards such as GAMP.
      • Security and data privacy to meet HIPAA, GDPR, CAP, CLIA, Privacy Shield and others
      • Support for Right of Access and Right to be Forgotten requests under GDPR.

      5. Sample Traceability: With a LIMS, you can easily track the movement of samples throughout your laboratory. This is crucial for maintaining the integrity of your samples and ensuring accurate results.

      6. Cost Savings: While implementing a LIMS requires an initial investment, the long-term cost savings can be substantial. By improving efficiency and reducing errors, a LIMS can help lower operating costs and improve the overall profitability of your laboratory.

      7. Scalability: A good LIMS is scalable, meaning it can grow and adapt to the changing needs of your laboratory. Whether you’re a small lab or a large enterprise, a LIMS can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.

      8. Data Analysis and Reporting: A LIMS can provide powerful tools for data analysis and reporting, allowing you to extract valuable insights from your laboratory data. This can help drive decision-making and improve overall performance.

      When is the best time for a LIMS?

      Determining the right time to make this transition is crucial for a successful implementation. First of all, the test volume conducted by the laboratory is an important consideration. A general guideline is to have a minimum of 500 tests per month before considering the implementation of a LIMS. This indicates that the laboratory has a significant workload to warrant LIMS adoption.

      Even though test volume is important, the size of the laboratory/company should also be taken into account. Sometimes a laboratory conducts 500 tests per month, but it may be relatively small. In such cases, it is advisable to wait until the maximum capacity reaches around 300-350 tests per month

      One crucial factor to consider is the Return On Investment. Determining ROI is an important step in justifying an investment in LIMS. This evidence-based approach allows laboratories to make informed decisions. By evaluating the expenses incurred in the lab operations, laboratories can estimate the potential cost savings and efficiency gains that a LIMS can bring. 

      If you would like to calculate your estimated ROI with LIMS, you can click here.

      Determining the best time for a laboratory to transition to a LIMS involves careful consideration of various factors. While having a minimum test volume is a general guideline, the laboratory size and ROI are equally important aspects to assess. 

      Steps for Implementing a LIMS

      After understanding the importance of implementing a LIMS, the next step is to outline the key steps involved. 

      Here’s the key steps based on our implementation process for QLIMS:

      1. Understand the business and their requirements
      2. Create an implementation plan using Asana
      3. Deploy a test environment
      4. Train the core project team
      5. Configure QLIMS to meet your specific needs
      6. Perform User Acceptance Testing
      7. Deploy the system in a production environment
      8. Onboard laboratory staff and ensure they are familiar with the new system.

      Have questions about any step in the LIMS implementation process? We’re here to help. 


      You can schedule a demo and see how QLIMS can streamline your operations, enhance efficiency, and improve the quality of your laboratory’s work. Let’s embark on this digital transformation journey together! Contact us with your queries and our team will be happy to assist you every step of the way. 



      1. Avery, G., McGee, C., & Falk, S. (2000). Product Review: Implementing LIMS: A “how-to” guide. Analytical Chemistry, 72(1), 57-A.

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        AI Trends in Laboratories

        AI trends in laboratories

        Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way laboratories operate, offering new capabilities that improve efficiency, accuracy, and innovation. From automation to predictive analytics, AI is transforming every aspect of laboratory workflows. Let’s explore some key AI trends that are reshaping the field of laboratory science.

        Here are the AI trends in Laboratories

        1. Automation for Efficiency


        One of the most significant impacts of AI in laboratories is automation. AI-powered systems can handle routine tasks such as sample processing, data analysis, and report generation. This not only speeds up processes but also reduces the risk of human error, leading to more reliable results.

        2. Predictive Analytics for Informed Decision Making


        AI’s ability to analyse large volumes of data has made predictive analytics a powerful tool in laboratories. By predicting outcomes such as equipment failure or experiment results, labs can make better-informed decisions and optimise their workflows.

        3. Personalised Medicine and Genomics


        In the field of personalised medicine, AI is playing a crucial role in analysing patient data to develop personalised treatment plans. AI algorithms can analyse genomic data to identify genetic markers and predict the effectiveness of specific treatments, leading to more targeted therapies.

        4. Accelerating Drug Discovery


        AI is also revolutionising the drug discovery process by analysing vast amounts of data to identify potential drug candidates. This has the potential to significantly accelerate the development of new drugs and reduce costs associated with traditional drug discovery methods.

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        5. Quality Control and Assurance


        AI is improving quality control processes by analysing data from sensors and monitoring systems to detect anomalies. This helps ensure that products meet quality standards and reduces the risk of defects.

        6. Image Analysis for Diagnostics


        AI algorithms can analyse images from microscopes and other imaging devices to identify patterns and anomalies. This is particularly valuable in diagnostics, where AI can aid in the early detection of diseases.

        7. Internet of Things (IoT) and Connectivity


        IoT devices in laboratories enable the collection of real-time data from various sources, such as equipment and sensors. This data can be analysed by AI systems to optimise processes and improve decision-making. Connectivity solutions streamline data transfer,  integration,  and  interoperability between different laboratory automation platforms and informatics systems (Mana Àbdaulh Ali Al Zamanan, 2023). 

        8. Natural Language Processing for Data Extraction


        In the realm of scientific literature and patient records, AI’s natural language processing (NLP) capabilities are invaluable. NLP enables AI to extract relevant information from vast amounts of text, aiding in data analysis and decision-making.

        9. Robotics for Lab Automation


        AI-driven robots are increasingly used in labs for tasks such as sample handling and experiment conduction. These robots improve efficiency and safety by reducing the need for human intervention in potentially hazardous environments.

        10. Regulatory Compliance


        AI can help labs ensure compliance with regulatory requirements by analysing data to identify areas of non-compliance and suggesting corrective actions. This reduces the risk of regulatory issues and ensures that labs operate in accordance with relevant standards.

        In conclusion, AI is transforming laboratory operations in ways that were previously unimaginable. From automation to predictive analytics, AI is enhancing efficiency, improving accuracy, and driving innovation in laboratories around the world. As AI continues to evolve, its impact on laboratory science is only expected to grow, leading to exciting new possibilities in research, diagnostics, genomics and healthcare.

        Did you know that OnQ Software and COMPUTD are hosting an interactive workshop at Analytica in Munich that focuses on the integration of AI in labs to enhance efficiency and innovation. Whether you are new to AI or have some experience, there will be something for everyone. Visit us at Analytica, or contact us. 



        Ahmad Barnawi, A., Al Otaibi, M. J., Alhashash, S. Y., Alfouzan, M. S., Alotaibi, M. B., Alduways, A. H. B. M., … Alaqeel, M. A. M. (2023). Trends in Laboratory Automation and Robotics. Journal of Namibian Studies, 36(S2), 1993-2004. ISSN: 2197-5523 (online).

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          Trends in LIMS

          Trends in LIMS

          LIMS are evolving rapidly, driven by technological advancements and the changing needs of modern laboratories. Keeping up with these trends is crucial for laboratories looking to enhance their efficiency, data management, and compliance. In this article, we’ll explore some of the trends in LIMS.

          To begin with, understanding the fundamental role of LIMS and its significance for laboratories is essential. Laboratories across the globe use a management system to manage data, inventory, and user permissions and this system is known as the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). LIMS provides seamless access to data, which can then be categorised and structured into various reports as required. A comprehensive LIMS can handle a wide range of laboratory data, from initial log-in procedures to result reporting. Let’s have a look at the latest trends in LIMS together.

          1. SaaS LIMS

          First trend could be SaaS, or Software as a Service. It has emerged as a leading trend in the LIMS industry, transforming the way laboratories manage their data. With SaaS-based LIMS, laboratories can enjoy the benefits of easy access, seamless scalability, and reduced IT infrastructure costs. This trend reflects a shift towards more agile and cost-effective solutions, allowing labs to focus on their core activities without the burden of managing complex IT systems. As more laboratories embrace the cloud-based model, SaaS LIMS is poised to revolutionise data management in the industry. 

          SaaS LIMS

          2. Integration with IoT and Automation

          Integration with Internet of Things (IoT) devices and automation systems is transforming how data is collected and managed in laboratories. LIMS can now seamlessly integrate with IoT devices and instruments, enabling real-time data monitoring and analysis. This integration improves efficiency, reduces manual errors, and accelerates decision-making processes.

          3. QR Codes

          QR codes are revolutionising sample tracking and management in laboratories. By incorporating QR codes into their LIMS, laboratories can easily track samples throughout the testing process. QR codes enable quick and accurate identification of samples, reducing the risk of errors and improving traceability. With the ability to store a wealth of information in a compact format, QR codes are enhancing data management in labs, making workflows more efficient and improving overall productivity. 

          4. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Trend in LIMS

          The potential applications of AI in laboratories are extensive and can work alongside human efforts. Labs rely on extensive data use and constant analysis, and integrating AI and machine learning can significantly benefit these operations. AI algorithms can process large amounts of data quickly and accurately. In laboratories, this means accelerated data analysis, allowing researchers to obtain meaningful results in a fraction of the time it traditionally takes. 

          To learn more about AI in labs, read our blog here

          5. Compliance and Data Security

          With increasing regulatory requirements, compliance and data security are top priorities for laboratories. Modern LIMS solutions offer robust features for ensuring compliance with regulations such as FDA, ISO, and GLP. They also provide enhanced data security measures, such as encryption and access controls, to protect sensitive information.

          Data security is paramount in laboratory settings, and cloud-based solutions like AWS offer advanced security features to protect sensitive information. AWS provides a secure environment for data storage and transmission, utilising encryption and access control mechanisms to safeguard data from unauthorised access or breaches. Additionally, AWS offers compliance certifications, ensuring that data management practices align with industry standards and regulations. By leveraging AWS services, laboratories can enhance their data security posture and mitigate potential risks associated with data management. 

          Did you know QLIMS has these features? From cloud-based convenience to seamless automation and QR code integration, QLIMS is your gateway to enhanced efficiency and data security. Want to see it in action? Fill the form below, or send an email today and experience firsthand the difference QLIMS can make in your laboratory. Let’s embark on this journey together towards smarter, more efficient lab management!

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            How to Improve Core Lab Operations

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            Optimising Core Lab Performance:
            Omics Challenges Meet LIMS Solution

            In the dynamic realm of core labs, where the focus is on unravelling the mysteries of omics—proteomics, genomics, and sequencing—the quest for groundbreaking discoveries is ceaseless. Core labs play a pivotal role in revealing new drug targets, diagnostic methods, and personalised drug therapies, driving the advancement of medical science. This brings to mind the big question “How to improve core lab operations?”.

            However, to be effective partners to their customers, core labs must navigate the challenges of being better, faster, and more cost-efficient. The cornerstone of success in this quest lies in turnaround time—a critical factor that defines customer satisfaction. To elevate their commitment, core labs are adopting a bold approach: guaranteeing their work with strict deadlines. If a deadline is not met, a discount on the project becomes a testament to their accountability.


            The key to achieving excellence is the use of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). LIMS plays a crucial role in improving efficiency and innovation in core labs. It offers a strong foundation for automation, helps address key challenges, and provides a range of benefits.

            Maximising Efficiency through LIMS Automation

            A LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) helps laboratories to ensure the quality and integrity of their results by managing the details and necessary elements of conducting work in a core lab. The best LIMS generally come with pre-built workflows that are compatible with common instrumentation, so labs can start managing runs in the system from the get-go. 


            Additionally, LIMS can offer powerful application programming interfaces (APIs) based on familiar and standard scripting tools that lab staff can use to create custom workflows specific to their needs.


            By standardising workflows and vocabularies and integrating systems for seamless data transfer, LIMS virtually eliminates data entry errors that may occur due to manual entries.

            In essence, LIMS emerges as the catalyst for progress in core labs, offering a holistic solution to the challenges posed by the omics revolution. As core labs strive to strike the delicate balance between being good, fast, and cost-effective, LIMS stands as a technological ally, propelling them toward new frontiers in scientific exploration.


            Join us on a journey where the convergence of omics and LIMS reshapes the landscape of core labs, fostering innovation, efficiency, and excellence. Stay tuned for more insights into the dynamic interplay between technology and scientific discovery! 

            To learn more how we can improve operations and run your core lab like a business fill the form below, contact us today!

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              Mastering the Data Maze: LIMS in Action

              Data Management with LIMS

              As laboratories continue to grapple with an increasing volume of data, implementing a solution becomes a necessity. LIMS is a solution designed to help laboratories manage their data effectively. With the increasing volume of data generated in labs, LIMS offers advanced features to streamline workflows and improve data accuracy. From sample collection to analysis, LIMS ensures seamless integration of data across the entire laboratory workflow. By adopting LIMS, laboratories can improve their efficiency and pave the way for scientific breakthroughs. In this blog article, we will dive into how LIMS optimises data management in laboratories.

              Data Management Benefits with LIMS

              Let’s Move Beyond Traditional Notebooks

              Navigating through the maze of lab data stored in notebooks can be a challenging task. While it may seem easy to jot down numbers or attach result printouts, the real challenge arises when you need to retrieve that information months later without any hassle. This becomes crucial when compiling reports or facing audits. Managing lab data often involves manual transposition into spreadsheets or databases, followed by constructing control charts and turnaround time calculations, which is a time-consuming and error-prone process. However with the introduction of a cutting-edge Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), these inefficiencies can be transcended.


              LIMS not only takes the hassle out of data management but also enhances control and accessibility. No longer do you need to manually transfer results; LIMS can seamlessly integrate with instruments and other systems. This integration brings forth a wealth of functionalities, significantly reducing the likelihood of manual data errors. Moreover, it fosters interdepartmental collaboration by providing convenient access to manufacturing data for easy comparison with lab data. In essence, LIMS doesn’t just simplify; it revolutionises lab data management, freeing your team from tedious manual tasks and empowering them to focus on what matters most—accelerating scientific progress.

              Understanding the Data Lifecycle

              Successful data management begins with a thorough understanding of the data lifecycle. LIMS takes a comprehensive approach, starting with the initial stage of sample collection. The system facilitates the seamless entry of sample data, ensuring accuracy and eliminating the risk of manual errors. As samples progress through various stages of processing, LIMS maintains a detailed and traceable record, capturing every step in the laboratory procedures.

              Automating Workflows

              A key strength of LIMS lies in its capacity to automate workflows, addressing the challenge of diverse laboratory processes. By optimising tasks such as sample preparation and analysis, LIMS not only reduces manual effort but also minimises the potential for errors, contributing significantly to enhanced data accuracy.

              Upholding Data Integrity

              Data integrity is of paramount importance, especially in regulated laboratories. It involves protecting and ensuring the compliance of data and records with regulatory standards. LIMS plays a crucial role in upholding these principles by providing a solid foundation for adhering to industry regulations and ensuring quality assurance. It ensures data integrity by meticulously documenting sample journeys and implementing strict quality control measures, making it an essential component of the laboratory workflow.

              Did you know QLIMS has been at the forefront of lab management for a quarter of a century? You can read one of our case studies with Comvita, one of the largest honey companies, here and discover how QLIMS revolutionised their processes, making data-driven decisions a breeze and boosting productivity by 20%.

              Our extensive experience has empowered numerous laboratories, transforming their data management and accelerating scientific progress. If you are ready to revolutionise your lab’s efficiency, just fill the form above to learn more!

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                Future-Proofing Your Lab with SaaS LIMS

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                In the constantly evolving world of laboratories, it is crucial to adapt to the future to maintain excellence. Laboratories that adopt Software as a Service (SaaS) LIMS are at the forefront of innovation. Unlike traditional on-premises installations, SaaS LIMS is a flexible solution that ensures laboratories remain future-proof. Let’s delve into the transformative capabilities of SaaS LIMS and explore how it revolutionizes the way labs operate and evolve.

                First things first… What is SaaS Installation?

                Software as a Service (SaaS) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is a modern approach to laboratory information management. Unlike traditional LIMS that are installed on local servers, SaaS LIMS is hosted in a cloud-based environment. In this model, an external service provider manages and maintains the LIMS software on their servers. Laboratories can access and use the LIMS software through the Internet, which eliminates the need for extensive local infrastructure and maintenance. SaaS LIMS offers benefits such as scalability, flexibility, and real-time collaboration, which makes it an ideal solution for modern laboratories looking for streamlined operations and efficient data management.

                Agility in Software Updates

                You can experience the power of agility with SaaS LIMS as it brings regular and seamless software updates to your laboratory. Adopting an agile development process, SaaS LIMS offers frequent upgrades—approximately every 3-4 months—ensuring that your lab stays ahead with the latest features and functionalities. It’s not just about the updates; it’s about providing you with new capabilities that can transform your workflow. LIMS company must ensure that the information about the new features is delivered to the customers at the right time, allowing them to understand their impact on their lab’s operations effectively.

                Dynamic Functionality Enhancements

                SaaS LIMS, unlike static on-premises solutions, offers dynamic functionality enhancements that respond quickly to user inputs and industry trends. This means that your lab software evolves organically, adjusting and expanding alongside the changing needs of your laboratory. With SaaS LIMS, you’re not just receiving updates; you’re experiencing a system that is intelligently designed to grow and adapt. This ensures that your laboratory stays at the forefront of technological advancements and industry best practices.

                Effortless Error Fixes

                You can ensure smooth software operation and optimised lab processes with SaaS LIMS. In the operational realm, software defects or bugs are inevitable, but SaaS LIMS simplifies the process. Any reported issues are promptly categorised by the supplier, from critical to cosmetic. The resolution, often in the form of a software patch or hotfix, is swiftly released to users, ensuring that your lab operations remain smooth and uninterrupted. 

                Operational Simplicity

                SaaS LIMS redefines operational simplicity for laboratories. Routine updates and maintenance are seamlessly managed by the LIMS company. It allows your team to focus on groundbreaking research, not IT management. 

                Did you know that QLIMS is a SaaS LIMS? To harness all the advantages mentioned above and future-proof your laboratory, reach out to us today by filling out the form below! 

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                  Why Next-Generation Genomics Labs Need LIMS

                  Next Generation Genomics and LIMS

                  DNA, the code that governs all life on Earth, has fascinated scientists for decades. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have revolutionised genomics by enabling faster and more accurate reading of DNA. This has opened up new avenues for research and insights into the complexities encoded within our genes. This is where the indispensable role of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) comes into play. Why do Next-Generation Genomics laboratories need LIMS? By combining cutting-edge sequencing technologies with advanced data management solutions, genomics and LIMS are paving the way for unparalleled discoveries.

                  Why Next-Generation Genomics Labs Need LIMS

                  Here’s why the next generation of genomics labs can’t afford to overlook the transformative power of LIMS:

                  1. Efficiency Redefined

                  NGS laboratories operate at a fast pace that demands efficiency. LIMS seamlessly integrates with NGS workflows, streamlining processes from sample intake to data analysis, significantly boosting operational efficiency. By automating tasks and reducing manual errors, LIMS helps researchers focus on their core work, thereby increasing productivity, saving time, and reducing costs.

                  2. Taming the Data Deluge

                  In the era of NGS, data volumes are staggering, making data management and organization a significant challenge. LIMS takes the lead in managing and organizing vast genomic datasets, ensuring accessibility and maintaining data integrity with unparalleled precision. LIMS also offers data analytics tools that help researchers make sense of the data deluge, enabling them to derive meaningful insights and drive research forward.

                  3. Traceability Ensured, Quality Secured

                  High-throughput NGS requires meticulous sample traceability to ensure data quality and accuracy. LIMS provides a robust system for tracking each sample’s journey, from sample intake to data analysis, coupled with stringent quality control measures, guaranteeing the reliability of results. With LIMS, researchers can be confident that their results are accurate and reproducible.

                  4. Multi-Omics Harmony

                  Genomics research extends beyond sequencing. LIMS seamlessly integrates multi-omics approaches, harmonizing genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics data under one cohesive umbrella. This integration enables researchers to gain a comprehensive understanding of biological systems, providing insights into complex diseases and driving breakthrough discoveries.

                  5. Collaboration Centralised

                  Collaboration is pivotal in genomics. LIMS acts as the centralized hub, fostering collaboration among researchers, enabling secure data sharing, and facilitating collective insights that drive groundbreaking discoveries. With LIMS, researchers can work together seamlessly, sharing data and insights in real time, accelerating research progress.

                  6. Compliance with Confidence

                  Genomics deals with sensitive data, and compliance is non-negotiable. LIMS ensures adherence to regulatory standards, safeguarding data integrity and confidentiality, and meeting the stringent requirements of genomics research. With LIMS, researchers can be confident that their data is secure and compliant with industry regulations.

                  7. Towards Precision Medicine

                  The collaboration between NGS labs and LIMS propels us towards the goals of precision medicine. LIMS plays a crucial role in managing patient data, ensuring privacy, and translating genomic insights into personalised therapeutic strategies. With LIMS, researchers can analyze patient data and derive insights that help develop targeted treatments and therapies, making precision medicine a reality.

                  Are you looking to unlock the full potential of genomics research? If so, you’ll be excited to hear that Next-Generation Genomics Labs have found a powerful ally in LIMS. LIMS isn’t just about managing data; it’s about enabling transformative discoveries that will shape the future of genomics. Stay tuned as we dive into the compelling reasons why LIMS is the cornerstone of the next generation of genomics labs. Contact us today to learn more about our QLIMS!

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                    How LES Complements LIMS for Seamless Lab Operations

                    LES and LIMS

                    The integration of LES (Lab Execution Systems) and LIMS has become increasingly popular. This powerful combination can help to boost efficiency, accuracy, and compliance across a wide range of laboratory processes. By working together, LES and LIMS can revolutionise the way labs operate. Let’s take a closer look at some of the key benefits of this integration.

                    Enhanced Data Accuracy

                    In the pursuit of data accuracy, LES plays a pivotal role by capturing real-time data during lab processes, minimising the risk of manual errors. This data seamlessly integrates with LIMS, ensuring a consistent and accurate flow of information throughout the laboratory workflow.

                    Workflow Automation

                    LES automates diverse laboratory processes, optimising workflow efficiency from sample preparation to analysis. Integrated with LIMS, it aligns automated processes with the comprehensive data management and reporting capabilities of the broader system.

                    Comprehensive Data Tracking

                    LES meticulously monitors and records every step of lab procedures, offering a detailed and traceable history of sample processing. LIMS leverages this detailed information, creating a comprehensive database for easy retrieval and analysis when needed.

                    Regulatory Compliance

                    LES often incorporates features designed to help labs adhere to industry regulations and standards. When paired with LIMS, it seamlessly ensures compliance with regulatory requirements related to data management and reporting.

                    Sample Lifecycle Management

                    Managing the complete lifecycle of a sample, from collection to disposal, is a forte of LES. LIMS integrates this information, providing a holistic view of sample data, including storage conditions, usage history, and relevant analytical results.

                    Real-time Monitoring

                    LES enables real-time monitoring of ongoing experiments and processes, while LIMS utilises this live data feed to offer instant updates on sample status, experiment progress, and any deviations from expected outcomes.

                    Increased Efficiency

                    By automating routine tasks and data entry, LES reduces the time and effort required for manual work. Integrated with LES, LIMS capitalises on these efficiency gains, ensuring a smoother and more streamlined laboratory operation.

                    Data Integrity and Security

                    LES contributes to data integrity by minimising human errors and ensuring accurate information recording. LIMS, as the overarching data management system, maintains the security and integrity of the entire dataset, safeguarding against unauthorised access or data corruption.

                    Reporting and Analysis

                    LES generates real-time reports on ongoing experiments, and LIMS consolidates this data for comprehensive analysis. Together, they provide a robust platform for generating insightful reports, aiding decision-making processes within the laboratory.

                    In essence, the combination of LES and LIMS creates a powerful and cohesive system that not only enhances the efficiency of laboratory processes but also ensures the accuracy, security, and compliance of the data generated.


                    QLIMS goes beyond the traditional LIMS experience by seamlessly incorporating LES functionality. This innovative integration significantly reduces the time required for lab processes, allowing your team to focus on more critical tasks. It also reduces operational costs by automating routine tasks, minimising manual errors, and optimising resource utilisation.

                    Choosing QLIMS means choosing a solution that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of modern laboratories. Elevate your lab operations, save costs, and ensure the highest standards of data accuracy and compliance. Contact us today to learn more. 

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