Khemia Case Study
North Pole Lab Selects Omega 11 as its LIMS
Omega 11 Benefits
When exploring the gorgeous landscape of interior Alaska, one would never expect that in a nondescript building in a suburb of Fairbanks is a thriving environmental laboratory. Kelley Lovejoy, the Laboratory Director, has successfully built Alaska Analytical Laboratory (AAL) from the ground up to cater to a variety of clientele with a multitude of needs. It is a fact that all professional laboratories require the ability to produce reports, as well as to have the proficiency of maintaining accurate records.
Kelley has done extensive research on different recording systems and in her professional experience has found that Khemia’s Omega 11 Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is the best for her small business needs.
Alaska Analytical Laboratory, founded in 2008, is a well-established company for environmental consultants, waste treatment centers, and for many others to test soil and water samples. Along with the Omega 11 LIMS, the lab uses top-of-the-line instrumentation to obtain the best results possible.
When testing volatile and semi-volatile samples, AAL utilizes the Dionex ASE® 200 system and a Thermo Scientific TRACE™ Ultra Gas Chromatograph instrument. The laboratory provides quality analytical testing for a reasonable price and a quick turnaround time. The location is important since interior Alaskan residents and corporations take pride in, and support their small businesses.
When Kelley started the laboratory she knew the type of information that her clients wouldneed and wanted to provide them with the most efficient, easy to interpret reports. One decision she made early on was in choosing the LIMS. She used an earlier version of the Omega LIMS in Hawaii and was pleased with its functionality. Kelley said, “Out of all of the companies I contacted to purchase the latest version Omega 11 LIMS, I found the only company that really understood the needs of a small lab and offered me an extremely competitive price was Khemia Software.”
Kelley’s recent addition of an Analytical Chemist, Janine Peterson, has proven to be a valuable asset to AAL as Peterson brings a wealth of lab experience from the pharmaceutical field.
In the winter, although the laboratory’s clients can brave the elements and bring in samples, it often uses this time to prepare for the upcoming busy season that comes quickly with the spring. With winter breakup (spring thaw), the lab soon enters into the busy season. When testing large amounts of samples in the summer, the laboratory’s busiest season, the sun staying out helps motivate and encourage the employees to work around the clock to get the results to their clients on time.
Thanks to Khemia Software’s Omega 11 LIMS system’s ease of use,and fast, accurate reporting, both Kelley and Janine have time to explore the wonders of Alaska while helping AAL continue to grow as an industry leader. Visit www.alaska-analytical.com to learn more about the AAL.
- Easy to interpret reporting
- Flexible functionality for labs of all sizes
- Competitive price
- Ease of use
- Report creation is simple and takes little time to complete
Kelley Lovejoy (left) and Janine
Peterson at the Alaska Analytical Laboratory.