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Benefits and Best Practices for Integrating Laboratory Instruments with LIMS

Posted on Lab Informatics. 12 December, 2019

Due to technological advances in laboratory instruments and higher throughput processes, data […]

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Evaluating Legacy LIMS Part 2: LIMS Migration

Posted on Lab Informatics. 5 December, 2019

Whether due to increases in data volume, regulatory constraints, M&As, globalization, outsourcing, […]

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LIMS Master Data Best Practices Part 2: Extrapolation of Master Data from Your Current Records

Posted on Lab Informatics. 3 December, 2019

As we mentioned in part 1 of our LIMS Master Data Best […]

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Evaluating Legacy LIMS Software Part 1: Re-engineering Your System

Posted on Lab Informatics. 20 November, 2019

The first laboratory information management systems (LIMS) were designed as simple tracking […]

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Reducing the Cost of Computer Systems Validation Efforts Through Risk Assessment

Posted on Lab Compliance. 13 November, 2019

Computerized systems have been widely adopted by the pharmaceutical industry and are […]

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The Essential Capabilities of a 21st Century CHRO

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 8 November, 2019

Change is clearly a dominant theme in the 21st century. With modern […]

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Utilizing the BIOVIA ELN with Pipeline Pilot to Enhance R&D

Posted on BIOVIA. 1 November, 2019

The BIOVIA ELN is a crucial technology that works with Pipeline Pilot […]

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Cultivating a Strong Corporate Culture to Attract and Retain Talent

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 25 October, 2019

The booming economy and record low unemployment in the United States has […]

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LIMS Master Data Best Practices Part 1: Defining the Terms

Posted on Lab Informatics. 25 October, 2019

Globalization and outsourcing trends, along with technological advancements that have dramatically increased […]

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How the UK Biobank is Revolutionizing Precision Medicine

Posted on Lab Informatics. 17 October, 2019

In the last decade, there has been a paradigm shift in the […]

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Strategies for Surviving an FDA Audit

Posted on Lab Compliance. 10 October, 2019

As part of its mission to ensure public safety, the FDA inspects […]

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Best Practices for Integrating LIMS with Empower

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 8 October, 2019

In the recent past, scientific laboratories utilized multiple separate informatics systems, lots […]

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Future Proofing Your Lab to Match the Pace of Innovation

Posted on Lab Informatics. 30 September, 2019

The 21st century has seen a rapid increase in the pace of […]

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Best Practices for Utilizing Personality Assessments in Hiring

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 27 September, 2019

Retiring baby boomers combined with economic growth has resulted in the number […]

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Why Strategic Planning is Critical for Developing an Effective Laboratory Informatics RFP

Posted on Lab Informatics. 12 September, 2019

Data has become ubiquitous in modern scientific laboratories. In order to turn […]

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Selecting an ELN to Maximize IP Protection

Posted on Lab Informatics. 9 September, 2019

In the race to patent or publish in life sciences, time is […]

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Best Practices for Integrating Laboratory Instruments with Empower

Posted on Lab Informatics. 18 August, 2019

Modern analytical laboratories have experienced massive growth in data volumes over the […]

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Enhancing Data Integrity in Clinical Research with Blockchain Technology

Posted on Lab Compliance. 8 August, 2019

Verification of data integrity is a critical part of the FDA’s mission […]

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Enhancing Drug Discovery with BIOVIA Pipeline Pilot

Posted on BIOVIA. 1 August, 2019

The chances for a drug candidate entering a preclinical trial to eventually […]

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Why a Third-Party Informatics Consultant Should be Part of Your Cloud Strategy

Posted on Managed Services. 1 August, 2019

Cloud computing is the 21st century’s version of the industrial revolution. In […]

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Benefits and Best Practices for LIMS Implementation in Cannabis Testing Labs

Posted on Lab Informatics. 17 July, 2019

Cannabis (aka hemp or marijuana) is a wind-pollinating genus of flowering plants […]

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Best Practices for Implementing Informatics Systems for R&D Collaborations

Posted on Lab Informatics. 15 July, 2019

In today’s global economy, scientific organizations in many different industries are turning […]

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Unlocking the Power of Deep Learning in Drug Discovery

Posted on Lab Informatics. 25 June, 2019

Drug discovery is a challenging endeavor. The first step – finding compounds […]

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Best Practices for Instrument Validation and Qualification

Posted on Laboratory Compliance. 17 June, 2019

Analytical instruments provide important scientific data about manufactured products that serves to […]

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Accelerating Drug Discovery and Development with Artificial Intelligence

Posted on Lab Informatics. 17 June, 2019

With the rate of data generation increasing exponentially in today’s technology-driven R&D […]

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Creating an Effective Validation Master Plan

Posted on Lab Compliance. 11 June, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with protecting the public […]

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Moving Your LIMS to the Cloud: What You Need to Know

Posted on Lab Informatics. 5 June, 2019

Modern laboratories in all industries are under intense pressure to reduce costs […]

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Data Integrity: The Importance of a Quality Culture

Posted on Lab Compliance. 14 May, 2019

Verification of data integrity is a critical part of the FDA’s mission […]

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Meeting the Challenges of a Multi-Generational Workforce

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 6 May, 2019

Due to the 75 million strong Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age, […]

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Highlights from the 2019 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Posted on Lab Informatics. 29 April, 2019

Boston, MA. April 16-18, 2019 Since its inception in 2002, the annual […]

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Why Your Laboratory Needs a Strategic Informatics Roadmap

Posted on Lab Informatics. 23 April, 2019

The digital revolution is rapidly changing the landscape for R&D companies by […]

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Improving Laboratory Efficiency with Application Portfolio Rationalization

Posted on Lab Informatics. 25 March, 2019

Industry-leading enterprises have tended to invest heavily in laboratory IT initiatives to […]

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What the FDA’s New Guidance on Data Integrity Means for Pharmaceutical Companies

Posted on Lab Compliance. 19 March, 2019

Data integrity is an important consideration in today’s pharmaceutical GxP laboratories. Compliance […]

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Guiding Principles for Building a Smart Laboratory

Posted on Lab Informatics. 16 March, 2019

Building a Smart laboratory involves a multi-disciplinary approach and a commitment to […]

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LIMS Selection for Genomics Labs

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 4 March, 2019

Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a parallel DNA sequencing technology that is […]

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Tips for Maintaining Laboratory Data Security

Posted on Laboratory Compliance. 25 February, 2019

On June 27th, 2017, a massive ransomware attack infiltrated computer systems and […]

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Introducing Biotech Laboratory Informatics as a Service (LIaaS)

Posted on Lab Informatics. 19 February, 2019

Biotechnology research and development organizations are finding themselves under pressure from many […]

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Tips for working with Master Data in LabWare

Posted on LabWare. 19 February, 2019

LabWare’s Enterprise Laboratory Platform (ELP) provides a Laboratory Informatics Management System (LIMS) […]

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Six Tips to Optimize Your LabWare Implementation and Upgrades

Posted on Lab Informatics. 11 February, 2019

LabWare’s Enterprise Laboratory Platform (ELP) is a leading laboratory informatics system that […]

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Chemical Inventory Management Best Practices for BIOVIA CISPro

Posted on BIOVIA. 6 February, 2019

Companies that use chemicals in a lab or their manufacturing process need […]

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Ensuring Data Integrity with the Allotrope Framework

Posted on Lab Compliance. 22 January, 2019

Data integrity is a hot topic as we move into 2019 and […]

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Your LIMS Project Manager

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 16 January, 2019

IT projects are notorious for high failure rates. Cloud portfolio management provider […]

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Addressing Data Management Challenges in Genomics Research

Posted on Lab Informatics. 26 December, 2018

With the successful completion of the Human Genome Project on April 14, […]

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FDA’s Guidance on Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know

Posted on Laboratory Compliance. 19 December, 2018

In traditional medical care, diseases are typically detected via chemical changes associated […]

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Between an On-Premise, Managed Hosting, or SaaS LIMS

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 11 December, 2018

Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) capabilities have expanded dramatically in recent years […]

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Why System Requirements are an Essential Part of Your Informatics Project

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 7 December, 2018

Laboratory informatics projects can be extremely complex and costly. LIMS projects, for […]

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Common Mistakes in Computer System Validation

Posted on Laboratory Compliance. 3 December, 2018

Modern scientific laboratories increasingly rely on computerized informatics systems (e.g., LIMS, ELN, […]

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Highlights from the 2018 LabVantage Customer Training and Education Conference

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 15 November, 2018

Astrix Technology Group was pleased to be the Platinum sponsor for this […]

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Recommendations for Addressing Preclinical Staffing Challenges

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 2 November, 2018

Biopharmaceutical companies are under intense pressure to improve both the efficiency and […]

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How Business Process Analysis Can Benefit Your Lab Informatics Project

Posted on Lab Informatics. 25 October, 2018

In a recent survey, over 50% of IT professionals revealed they had […]

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Using Electronic Batch Records (EBR) to Optimize Manufacturing Efficiency

Posted on Lab Informatics. 22 October, 2018

In an effort to ensure product quality and patient safety, the pharmaceutical […]

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Integrating Instruments with Your STARLIMS System

Posted on STARLIMS. 19 October, 2018

Integrating laboratory instruments with a LIMS (laboratory information management system) such as […]

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Tips for Extending the Functionality of Your STARLIMS System

Posted on STARLIMS. 4 October, 2018

STARLIMS is a leading laboratory information management system (LIMS) that supports laboratories […]

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Best Hiring Practices for Contract Manufacturing Organizations

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 14 September, 2018

Outsourcing drug manufacturing to contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) has become an increasingly […]

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Utilizing Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for Lab Automation

Posted on Lab Informatics. 5 September, 2018

In many scientific laboratories, routine laboratory operations are still carried out using […]

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Utilizing Social Media Recruiting to Attract Talent

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 28 August, 2018

The reality is that most communication today happens online. The digital age […]

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Using Third Party Applications to Enhance Your LIMS Data Visualization and Analytics Capabilities

Posted on Lab Informatics. 27 August, 2018

The digital revolution is rapidly changing the landscape for scientific laboratories. Digital […]

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Utilizing Vendor Scripts for Successful User Acceptance Testing

Posted on Lab Informatics. 8 August, 2018

Computer system validation (CSV) is a documented process which helps to ensure […]

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Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best LIMS for Your Organization

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 8 August, 2018

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) have become an essential workhorse in modern […]

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Achieving Success in Hiring and Retaining Millennials

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 8 August, 2018

According to recent figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, millennials have […]

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Using Automated Tools to Regression Test LIMS

Posted on Lab Informatics. 30 July, 2018

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are an important part of any modern […]

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Using ETL Tools for LIMS Data Migration

Posted on Lab Informatics. 23 July, 2018

For today’s scientific organizations, a laboratory information management system (LIMS) is necessary […]

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Maintaining and Upgrading LabWare LIMS

Posted on LabWare. 16 July, 2018

LabWare LIMS is an industry leading laboratory informatics system that combines the […]

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Best Practices for Electronic Laboratory Notebook Implementation in R&D Labs

Posted on Lab Informatics. 30 June, 2018

In today’s highly competitive global economy, innovation is mission critical for research […]

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Integrating Multiple LIMS into a Single System

Posted on Lab Informatics. 22 June, 2018

In today’s global economy, mergers and acquisitions have become a dominant strategy […]

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Best Practices for Computer System Validation

Posted on Lab Compliance. 17 June, 2018

Computer system validation (CSV) is a documented process that is required by […]

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What the New FDA Guidance for ICH GCP E6 R2 Means for Sponsors and CROs

Posted on Laboratory Compliance. 8 June, 2018

FDA Guidance for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international quality standard […]

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Commmon Causes of LIMS Implementation Failures

Posted on Lab Informatics. 5 June, 2018

Due to the complex processes and technologies utilized in labs, and the […]

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Highlights from the 2018 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 24 May, 2018

Boston, MA. May 15-17, 2018 Since its inception in 2002, the annual […]

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Navigating Global Regulations and Guidance Around Data Integrity

Posted on Lab Compliance. 8 May, 2018

Data integrity provides assurance that data records are reliable and accurate. Regulations […]

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SampleManager LIMS™ Matrix Components

Posted on SampleManager. 10 April, 2018

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s SampleManager LIMS™ offers an extensive array of features and […]

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Career Advice: Good Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 18 March, 2018

Towards the end of every job interview, the interviewer will turn to […]

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The Astrix Approach: Practical Enterprise Architecture for the Laboratory

Posted on Lab Informatics. 7 March, 2018

Industry-leading enterprises invest heavily in laboratory IT initiatives to drive improvements in […]

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SampleManager LIMS Best Practices – Criteria Builder

Posted on SampleManager. 1 March, 2018

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s SampleManager LIMS™ is a fully integrated laboratory platform encompassing […]

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Highlights from the Smartlab US Exchange 2018

Posted on Lab Informatics. 28 February, 2018

San Diego, CA.  February 20-21, 2018 Over 80 senior lab informatics professionals […]

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Sample Manager LIMS Best Practices – Personal Folders

Posted on SampleManager. 17 February, 2018

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s SampleManager LIMS™ offers an extensive array of features and […]

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The Astrix Approach: Business Process Analysis

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 17 February, 2018

As Intel’s CIO, Kim Stevenson, recently commented, “There are no IT projects, […]

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Ensuring the Success of Your Lab Informatics Project with the Astrix Approach™

Posted on Lab Informatics. 20 January, 2018

The failure rate of Lab Informatics Projects is notoriously high. A recent […]

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Tips for SampleManager LIMS™ Instrument Integration

Posted on Lab Informatics. 26 December, 2017

The following blog will detail SampleManager LIMS Instrument integration best practices and […]

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Tips for Implementing or Upgrading Core LIMS

Posted on Lab Informatics. 20 December, 2017

Core Informatics provides a state of the art laboratory information management system […]

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Tips for Using Pipeline Pilot as an Integration Platform

Posted on BIOVIA. 11 December, 2017

Whether part of a large enterprise software implementation or a project to […]

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Creating Validation Documentation for BIOVIA Applications

Posted on BIOVIA. 5 December, 2017

Computer systems have produced significant changes to business processes in every industry […]

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The Risks of Accepting Counter Offers

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 30 November, 2017

The modern workplace has become very different from what our parents experienced. […]

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Workplace Etiquette – Modern Trends to Avoid When Wanting to Make a Good First Impression

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 7 November, 2017

People generally decide how they feel about you within the first few […]

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Driving Innovation with the Allotrope Framework

Posted on Lab Informatics. 27 October, 2017

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology company laboratories generate an enormous amount of experimental data […]

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SampleManager LIMS Version 11 Stability Module: What You Need to Know

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 23 October, 2017

The SampleManager LIMS Version 11 provides a crucial capability for drug discovery […]

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Creating an Effective Offboarding Program with Exit Interviews

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 5 October, 2017

Most companies understand the importance of effectively interviewing job candidates and creating […]

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What the New FDA Guidance on Electronic Records and Signatures Means for Clinical Trials

Posted on Lab Compliance. 28 September, 2017

The digital age is upon us. The FDA has acknowledged the increasing […]

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Tips for SampleManager Implementation and Upgrades

Posted on Sample Manager. 20 September, 2017

Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager LIMS™ is unique in that it delivers laboratory management, […]

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What the FDA’s Quality Metrics Reporting Program Means for Your Lab

Posted on Lab Compliance. 1 August, 2017

Quality metrics are utilized throughout the pharmaceutical industry to assure product quality […]

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Driving Innovation and Efficiency in the Lab Through Digital Continuity

Posted on Lab Informatics. 21 July, 2017

Companies involved in product development rely on R&D innovation and process efficiency […]

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Working Interviews: The Astrix Guarantee

Posted on Interviews. 17 July, 2017

Choosing which job candidate to hire is one of the most important […]

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How to Choose the Best Interview Format

Posted on Interviews. 12 June, 2017

Job interviews can occur in many different formats. Interviews can be conducted […]

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How to Conduct a Good Interview

Posted on Interviews. 1 June, 2017

Recruiting and hiring quality employees is a foundational part of running a […]

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How to Evaluate and Hire a Staffing Firm

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 25 May, 2017

In today’s challenging economy, smart companies are utilizing quality staffing firms to […]

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Why Temporary Work Could be Great for Your Career

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 13 May, 2017

While recovery from the 2008 economic downturn has been slow, there is […]

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What the FDA Guidance on Data Integrity Means for Your Lab

Posted on Blog. 11 May, 2017

Regulatory agencies worldwide are increasingly focusing their efforts on data integrity in […]

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Moving your Lab IT Infrastructure to the Cloud? Consider Nearshoring

Posted on Managed Services. 9 May, 2017

Although many think of cloud computing (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) as a 21st […]

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Outsourcing your Next Laboratory Informatics Project

Posted on Lab Informatics. 8 May, 2017

As the complexity of the global R&D environment has grown over the […]

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The Importance of Sending a Thank-You After a Job Interview

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 4 May, 2017

Although many candidates don’t do it, sending a thank-you after a job […]

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Astrix Sponsors Biovia User Conference

Posted on Blog. 26 April, 2017

Astrix Technology Group is a proud sponsor of this year’s Biovia User […]

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8 Principles for Successful LIMS Implementation

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 25 April, 2017

The modern laboratory produces vast amounts of data from a wide variety […]

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Internet of Laboratory Things – Coming Soon to a Lab Near You

Posted on Lab Informatics. 12 April, 2017

The Internet of Laboratory Things – a disruptive set of technologies that […]

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The Internet of Laboratory Things – Continuing the conversation from the Paperless Lab Academy

Posted on Lab Informatics. 12 April, 2017

The 2017 Paperless Lab Academy just wrapped up in Barcelona, concluding two […]

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The Advantages of Creating a Flexible Workforce

Posted on Scientific Staffing. 7 April, 2017

The economic downturn in 2008, which began with the bursting of an […]

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How to Master the Technical Interview – Part II

Posted on Interviews. 28 February, 2017

How to Master the  Technical Interview – (Part 2 in our 2-part series) […]

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Academic Institutions and Regulatory Compliance in the Labs: Why it Matters

Posted on Lab Compliance. 27 February, 2017

Partnering and the Challenge of Research Compliance Major research institutions and academic […]

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How to Avoid the Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in LIMS Selection

Posted on LIMS Implementation. 26 February, 2017

LIMS Selection is no small task. A laboratory information management system (LIMS) […]

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IT Project Managers: Don’t Just Execute, Engineer Value

Posted on Lab Informatics. 25 February, 2017

The project management landscape is changing.  With an increased emphasis on efficiency […]

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How to Master the Technical Interview – Part I

Posted on Interviews. 23 November, 2016

How to Master the Technical Interview (Part 1 in our 2-part series) […]

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Why Your R&D Externalization Strategy Needs Laboratory Informatics Strategy

Posted on Lab Informatics. 21 January, 2016

For the last several years, a rebounding global economy combined with a […]

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