Lab Automation

File- or API-based Integrations: Which is Best for Liquid Handlers?

When you’re automating your clinical lab, one of the first things you should look for is an opportunity to integrate instruments with your laboratory information management system (LIMS). This is a great way to reduce manual processing and boost the lab’s speed, efficiency, and accuracy. Integrating liquid handlers can provide a high return on investment. These robots are commonly used […]

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Solving the “Manifold Manifest” Problem: A Case Study

Labs that perform sequencing in support of scientific research or clinical trials generally receive their samples in a batch of tens or hundreds of samples accompanied by a sample manifest. The manifest, usually a CSV or Excel file, provides the lab with the sample metadata required to successfully process samples and report results. What makes this a challenge is that […]

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How to Overcome the Technical Challenges of Lab Integrations

In our previous post, we discussed three types of lab software integrations and the value of each for NGS clinical diagnostic laboratories. In this post, we’ll look at some of the key technical challenges labs face with each type of integration and how the right integrator can help you address them. Once lab and technical leads have recognized the importance […]

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How Integrations Can Improve Your Lab’s Performance

All NGS clinical diagnostic laboratories want to run more efficiently—it’s a necessity if they want to remain competitive. They need to streamline laboratory workflows, save on labor costs, and scale their operations to meet demand, such as with the current calls for additional COVID-19 testing capacity. But it goes further than that. To keep their highly skilled employees engaged and […]

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Consultant’s Perspective of a Clinical Lab’s Software Stack

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) clinical laboratories rely on different types of software to meet their business and laboratory needs. Leading laboratories often work with experienced software consultants to make sure that each piece of software is verified and validated, and set up using the best software engineering practices, integrations, and automations. Key Clinical Laboratory Systems Fulfilled by Software The software systems […]

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