When logging in samples, laboratories must verify the conditions under which the samples were received. The most efficient way to do this is a checklist within the LIMS. This not only helps automate the process, it also records the checklist automatically, adding to the necessary paper trail for audits. Several common components for these checklists […]
There are a lot of peripheral devices for pipetting robots and all of them have a few things in common. In this post, I want to list a few of them, without going to much into detail. I know this is a huge field, and there are different ways of looking onto this topic. I`ll […]
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This one is kind of tricky. You want to have a closed computerized system in your laboratory. But on the other hand, you want to be able to have USB access to your system, in case a service technician has to save documents on a flash device. And here exactly starts the problem…
Have you ever tried to use any of the IKEA software that help their costumer configure their own furniture? Get the optimal configuration for your application is more or less the same than buying your personalized closet from the Swedish furniture company: lots of options, modules and components, each one with different functionalities that you […]
The Paperless Lab Some scientists keep experimental records on sticky notes. Some groups maintain ordering information in the head of a single technician. But for researchers looking for more stable, searchable, and sharable records, digital options such as electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs) and laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are readily available. Scientists can start with […]
My life could be so easy if barcoding always were made the right way!
As diagnostic lab managers consider implementation of process automation to achieve improved results, there are a number of common factors that can complicate or prevent a successful transition from manual handling/processing. Lab staff often performs “corrective” tasks without formal recognition, resulting in many processing steps being left out of the documented workflow. Engineering an automated […]
To set the door lock settings of a Hamilton STARline machine, you need to have an administrator account for the Venus User Interface and a working service software installed. The service software you can get from your favorite service technician. Please note: Be careful with the service software as you could crash your robot by mistake.Only use […]
At the moment, we are constructing a 3d printed “Hamilton STARline Doorlock override” and you will definitely read more about the result, as soon as we have a final product. But in the meantime just follow this link and check out what is already possible with 3d-print and laboratory equipment.