Archive | Genomics

Getting Clear on Laboratory Informatics

Laboratories rely on information to do their work. From samples to downstream analysis, all data tell a story and how those data are managed can be the most important decision any lab makes. Despite what they do, all labs have the same need to manage the information that fuels their processes, and this is typically […]

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Sample accessioning in Clarity LIMS

Sample Accessioning

Sample accessioning refers to the process of accepting samples into the lab and entering sample data into a laboratory computer system so that each sample can receive a unique identification number for tracking purposes. All laboratory procedures are important, but arguably accessioning holds a high rank: it’s what ties a sample to its patient source. […]

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Making the Case for a New Laboratory Technician

“We’re overworked!”    “We need a new lab technician!” “I think we are using too many reagents!” “I feel like we need another instrument. Do we need another instrument?” If you hear these statements in your lab, at what point do you take action?  Even scientists, known for being exceptionally logical, can make emotionally charged […]

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Clarity LIMS Integrations: 23 and Counting!

As consumers, we often take integration for granted. We open a PowerPoint presentation, insert a visual generated from Excel, and expect it to appear on the slide without issue. Likewise, when we travel, we expect to make our plane reservations online, check in at the airport, check bags, board the plane, and most importantly – […]

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Taking a Human-centered Approach to LIMS Implementation

Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) have been around for some time now, and while their reputation for streamlining lab operations has improved, their reputation for implementation has not. Due to the complexity of the lab environment and the number of technologies involved, LIMS implementations can go on for months or even years. Worse yet, they […]

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Announcing Clarity LIMS X Edition

From genomics industry-specific journals to the cover of Time magazine, our genome is a popular topic. Even the general public can fathom what it will mean when we understand our genetic makeup more precisely. And it’s no wonder: unearthing the secrets we carry in our cells and how we differ from others promises to dramatically change the […]

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Clarity LIMS Integrates with Real-time PCR

Traditional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been a vital technique for many labs since its development in the 1980s. Its advanced counterpart, real-time PCR, has also found its way into many genomics labs. As its name implies, real-time PCR, also referred to as qPCR, measures amplification as it occurs, providing even greater levels of sensitivity […]

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Insider’s Guide to LIMS Selection

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) were first developed in the early 1980s. These were clunky minicomputers primarily used for reporting. Thankfully, technology has come a long way, and there are now LIMS for nearly every type of lab and purpose. Further, most LIMS have evolved beyond manual sample tracking and management. Many integrate with instruments […]

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