At LabAnswer We Develop Strategies to Assemble, Curate & Synthesize the Data From These Disparate Systems to Glean Actionable Insights from the Combined Data.
The traditional, paper-based laboratory required row upon row of filing cabinets that stored the laboratory notebooks containing record of the experiments that were run, samples taken, and tests performed. The sheer volume of data contained in these archives, and the complex numbering and filing system required to be able to store and then retrieve a particular notebook, would make the US Library of Congress or the Great Library at Alexandria look like a small corner bookstore in comparison.
Today’s laboratories are supported by a plethora of systems designed to manage all of the data that once resided on paper – Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to manage and track samples, tests and results through the lab, Laboratory Execution Systems (LES) to enforce laboratory workflow and compliance, Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) and other instrument data systems to execute test runs and store the raw instrument data and calculated results, and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN) to replace the classic paper lab notebook for documenting research experiments and their results. The modern laboratory is good at getting data into these transactional systems.
The challenge is that these systems have often been introduced into the laboratory at different times, with little or no thought to the tremendous value that may be derived from integrating the data contained within each system to gain insights from the resultant longitudinal data. At LabAnswer we develop strategies to assemble, curate and synthesize the data from these disparate systems to glean actionable insights from the combined data.
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