CloudLIMS’ New Document Management Module Enables Testing Laboratories to Gain ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation
Wilmington, Delaware – April 18, 2019, CloudLIMS, a leading laboratory data management informatics provider, announces the release of the Document Management Module for its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), CloudLIMS.
The Document Module is for food and beverage, cannabis, water, and soil testing laboratories, enabling them to meet ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation requirements. The module helps laboratories manage, and track documented processes as part of ISO 17025, and provide access to these documents to laboratory personnel.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the international standard for accreditation of testing laboratories to assure quality. It requires all the laboratories to support the internal and external documents, and make them available to designated personnel. Additionally, it enables the laboratory to exercise version control over all documents, in order to avoid using invalid or obsolete documents. With CloudLIMS' document module, a laboratory can track, store, and share all the documents from a central location. Version control of documents provides a full audit trail enabling the laboratories to manage and track the history of revised documents for internal and external auditing and reporting. Key benefits of the document module include:
1) Manage and track documents in any format (PDF, MS Word, images)
2) Version control for full audit trail and historical record for traceability
3) Track version history of revised documents for internal and external auditing and reporting
4) Associate documents with tests for technicians to refer the standard test processes while conducting tests
"To ensure that testing laboratories maintain a quality management system that provides a framework for laboratory operations, such as assessing data integrity, managing all test methods, and documents pertaining to quality assurance, the LIMS's document module is critical," said Arun Apte, Chief Executive Officer at CloudLIMS.
CloudLIMS’ New Kits Module Facilitates Sample Collection from Multiple Collection Sites for Clinical Studies
Wilmington, Delaware – March 19, 2019, CloudLIMS, a leading laboratory data management informatics provider, announces the release of a Kits module for its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), CloudLIMS. The Kits module is for clinical research and testing laboratories, enabling them to create kit templates, construct kits, ship them to collection sites and track kit supplies. With the Kits module, your laboratory can ensure that the collection kits and supplies are sent on-time to collection sites to collect samples and tracked efficiently to identify samples and maintain their integrity. Inadequate tracking and identification compromises the samples quality and may compromise a clinical study.
Collection kits play a significant role in meeting the specifications of a clinical study. Collection kits simplify and streamline the collection process for single and multi-site clinical trials. The samples collected using the kits are returned to the testing laboratory for analysis. With CloudLIMS' Kits module, a laboratory can easily customize collection kits (collection supplies, labels, and shipping materials) based on the specific study protocol established for the trial. Key benefits of the Kits module include:
1) Create kits using pre-defined study specific inventory templates
2) Design barcode labels for kits
3) Manage inventory used to create kits
4) Track the kits shipments
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"Collection kits facilitate clinical trials by designing study-specific kits and by standardizing the components used for collection, a critical factor in assuring pre-analytical variation," said Arun Apte, Chief Executive Officer at CloudLIMS. "Through the kits module, CloudLIMS gives testing laboratories an efficient method to manage kits and in turn, run successful clinical trials by following established SOPs," he continued.
CloudLIMS Launches New Instrument Module to Meet ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Requirements
Wilmington, Delaware – January 17, 2019, CloudLIMS, a leading laboratory data management informatics provider, announces the release of an Instrument Module for its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), CloudLIMS. The Instrument Module is for testing laboratories such as food and beverage, cannabis, clinical, and environment, enabling them to achieve ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation. Additionally, it helps a laboratory monitor the status of its equipment and assure that an instrument is properly calibrated and ready to use for conducting tests.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the international standard for accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories. It defines the requirements for proficiency, impartiality, and consistent operation of such laboratories, assuring high-quality test data. Compliance with this quality standard proves that the laboratory has an established a systematic method to assure performance standards. One of the technical requirements of ISO 17025, instrument management and calibration, requires a testing facility to maintain and calibrate their instruments and ensure that instruments, outside their calibration/maintenance dates, are not used till their status is updated. With CloudLIMS' instrument module, a testing laboratory can maintain a record of all instruments and a history of calibration and maintenance, eliminating the need of paper instrument logbook. Besides, it enables the use of only properly calibrated and maintained instruments for conducting tests and generating test results that can be relied on. Laboratories have all the data properly recorded which is particularly useful for audits. Key benefits of the instrument module include:
1) Manage instruments and their parts/components
2) Record instrument calibration
3) Schedule and monitor instrument maintenance
4) Set reminders of pending calibration and maintenance
CloudLIMS’ New Client Portal Enhances Customer Service Capabilities of Biobanks and Testing Laboratories
Wilmington, Delaware – April 10, 2018, CloudLIMS, a leading laboratory data management informatics provider, announces the release of a web-based client portal for its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), CloudLIMS. The client portal is designed for biorepositories and testing laboratories -such as clinical, cannabis, and environmental- facilitating quick and easy online access to sample purchase, sample storage, testing services, etc. Additionally, it provides self-service facility to customers enabling seamless access to sample data, test results, test reports, and invoices. The testing laboratories and biorepositories can configure the client portal to grant controlled access to their customers.
With laboratories striving to enrich customer satisfaction and reduce operational costs, the client portal enables the staff to concentrate on laboratory tasks rather than on responding to routine customer service requests. With CloudLIMS' client portal, the customers are able to access requisite information in real-time. They can place service requests, check their status, view test results, and download invoices instantly. Biorepositories and testing laboratories can add unlimited numbers of client portal users, each having unique login credentials. The client portal keeps a track on all transactions between the laboratory and their customers. All the communication and data sharing is encrypted, and therefore, secure. Key benefits of the client portal include:
1) Place purchase order for samples, storage, and tests
2) View the status of samples sent for testing in real-time
3) View and download sample test results
4) Download invoices
"To cater to the increasing demand of testing laboratory customers to access test reports in real-time, the client portal has become an essential part of LIMS," said Arun Apte, Chief Executive Officer at CloudLIMS.