Two big shifts in the focus of Lab informatics software are posing a challenge for the pharma industry. The first shift is due to the rise of the web and cloud-based services and their consequences regarding data management. The second axe of transformation is the increasing interest in process-analytic quality assurance as opposed to the end-product quality control that was predominant in the past.
This was one of the conclusions reached during the Paperless Lab Academy held in Amsterdam in 2014, as Tom Wilkie reports in his third Scientific Computing World article entitled "Is the end of the QC lab and its LIMS in sight?".
Laboratory management: from quality control to quality assurance
As the aforementioned article explains, the consequences of the current shift from end-of-line quality control to in-line quality assurance are important, both for the laboratory and for the vendors of lab informatics software. Jan Verelst from Siemens conveyed these implications through an eloquent question addressed to the Paperless Lab Academy audience: ‘Do we need to stay with the traditional QC laboratory?’.
Is the end of the QC lab and its LIMS in sight?
Alongside the Paperless Lab Academy® plenary session, renowned for the quality of its rich and non-commercial content, is the Lab Informatics Showcas
Post-pandemic, the increase in digitization of clinical trials has allowed for radical changes within the industry, such as remote access to
The Paperless Lab Academy® (PLA) is a leading laboratory automation event in Europe, launched 10 years ago. In 2020, PLA was all set to launch the ve