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A LIMS is a great and almost necessary tool in any modern day environmental laboratory, whether commercial, state or municipal. In a highly regulated community, the LIMS, like everything else in the laboratory, must evolve. Some evolutions are complex, however, 99% of them are very simple and in many ways, mostly a matter of proper record keeping.
Changes in regulatory limits, methods (calculations, limits, method variations, etc.), recording keeping criteria (HR and training records, instrument validation studies, case narratives) and countless other changes occur. All of these changes may be easily and effectively recorded in the LIMS and, most importantly, documented with a time and date stamp. In the case of changes to an actual method, as soon as they are entered by a user with proper authority and published, the new limits and variations go into immediate effect.
How to best stay on top of changes within the environmental laboratory community? One, your LIMS vendor should actively participate in various conferences and be a bit proactive. As a LIMS vendor, I can honestly say we do what we can but are far from perfect. Our clients are an invaluable source of information as well; particularly on the state level. Two, stay informed. There are numerous state level conferences as well as national conference such as the TNI Conference (www.nelac-institute.org) and NEMC (www.nemc.us). An easy, third way is subscribe to a newsletter such as Calibrate put out by Catalyst Information Resources, LLC (www.catalystinforesources.com). In the case of Calibrate, a new newsletter appears in your inbox every Monday morning by the time you have your first cup of coffee at your desk.
Keeping up to date in our current regulatory environment is typically not complex, it just take a bit of effort and forethought and possibly an easy tool or two. Keeping the LIMS up to date far more often than not simply requires putting the information you have gained through various sources to use in the LIMS.
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Small Laboratory TNI Standard
The NELAC Institute, in cooperation with Advanced Systems, Inc., will provide a series of (10) 2-hour webinars that show how to implement the Standard. All size laboratories can implement the TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard. The key is understanding the Standard and documenting what you do in your everyday work.
Running a laboratory is more than just performing the method. There are other operations that require management such as buying supplies, handling customer inquiries, receiving and disposing of samples, ensuring the competency of personnel, and keeping equipment running, plus others. What is needed and how these operations are performed is up to you.
Do you want to make sure you have considered all parts of the operation? Then use the TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard as your road map.
Programmer/Developer – LIMS
Full-time position for an established IT professional to support and improve its Best-In-Class software product marketed as Omega LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). This product is used by commercial and government laboratories to handle all phases of lab operations such as sample management, scheduling, analytical results, QA/QC, reporting and invoicing among others. This position entails design, development, testing and implementation of new features and functionalities as well as fixing issues reported by clients. The physical location of this job is in Livonia, Michigan and cannot work remotely.
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About Khemia Software:
Khemia Software is a premier provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for the environmental, water/wastewater, food & beverage, manufacturing and chemical industries. Founded in 1995, the company has successfully implemented its LIMS in numerous laboratories across the United States and internationally. Our professionals have extensive experience working within laboratories and understand the challenges that clients face. Combining this background with over 20 years of product development has culminated in Omega 11, our most feature-rich and configurable LIMS to date.Read More
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