Boston Analytical Implements Environmental Monitoring Module to Its LIMS System
We are pleased to announce the implementation of it Environmental Monitoring (EM) module to work with its LabWare™ LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). This module was a year in development with input from clients, environmental monitoring technicians and microbiologists, to make it the most functional automated environmental module available.
The EM module will streamline the process of collecting samples at client facilities and uploading them directly into LIMS for testing. It will fully replace the current paper system by utilizing tablets, laptops and scanners to collect EM samples at each location.
Microbiology specialists will be able to use tablets to pull up full floor plans for each facility, and see where sample collection sites are located, as well as Standard Operating Procedures related to the collection. Once samples are collected, offsite analysts will be able to upload them directly into LIMS for testing.
Advantages of the EM module are:
- Replaces paper EM collection
- Reduces time to set up surveys and create labels for sampling
- Automates current manual processes in LIMS
- Allows microbiology specialists to see full floor plans to assist in the collection of samples
- Clients will be able to see reports and data trending in BASIS (the client portion of LIMS)
“This module will allow clients and our microbiologists to track and report all of our environmental metrics as they happen and reduce time and potential errors for a much more streamlined process,” explained Jim Mich, Boston Analytical’s General Manager. “It will improve the quality and quantity of information gathered and allow greater insight into data to better monitor trends. Additionally, it will be an effective risk management tool to help enforce GMP and best practices.”
Boston Analytical continues to improve its facility through investment in the latest in equipment and technology for greater client service and satisfaction.