PRLog - July 29, 2011 - RUNCORN, U.K. -- As Aquakem / Konelab instruments are largely a ‘walk away’ design with easy loading of reagents and samples, they are popular choices for busy laboratories especially as they offer low cost per analysis and very rapid analysis times.. They are also clearly prime candidates for integrating with LIMS in most companies. Doing so generally provides huge benefits in terms of analytical quality, cost per reported result and many other areas.
However as the instrument is self optimizing, analysis is conducted in a different order to that scheduled by the operator / LIMS making interpretation of any electronic result file extremely complex. CSols’ Links for LIMS software readily solves this issue making life significantly easier for the analyst and results in improved efficiency, turnaround time and result quality.
Attractive results print outs are created for completed runs and with the volume of results generated per sample there are significant financial and quality benefits from using CSol’s Links for LIMS to link these instruments electronically to a LIMS or other IT system. A high degree of automation is included by implementing Links for LIMS.
A surprising range of automation and integration requirements can be met with CSols’ fully configurable standard product, Links for LIMS which requires absolutely no user programming to implement. Links for LIMS is a highly configurable, easy to implement and simple to use instrument interfacing and integration product. Some similar applications require the user to utilize embedded scripting tools (languages such as Basic) to create usable solutions. It is important to consider the onerous validation issues created when allowing users to generate such custom programs.
As a ‘rule of thumb’ CSols’ experience shows that it is almost always financially worth integrating with LIMS if the instrument reports more than 100 results per day (20 samples by 5 components is 100 results). In addition to cost benefits there is demonstrably improved analytical quality, faster turnaround and better analyst job satisfaction.
About CSols With customers around the world in a wide variety of industry sectors and over two decades of experience, CSols is recognized as the leading supplier of laboratory integration software. CSols has a wide range of laboratory software and handheld solutions which help laboratories reduce their costs and improve both efficiencies and result quality.
For further information please contact CSols (details below) or visit our website at http://www.csols.com/
CSols Ltd, The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QX, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1928 513535
Fax +44 (0)7006 061106
CSols Ltd is registered in England and Wales.
Company Registration Number 3918227. VAT Number 539 6933 95.
CSols provides software and services to help laboratories reach ‘Beyond the Technology’ to improve efficiency and result quality.
# # #
CSols is a laboratory informatics company, formed in 1990, whose dedicated passion is to maximize your return on investment by improving the effectiveness, productivity and quality of laboratories of all types. In order to deliver those goals we’ve distilled our knowledge and expertise into a range of software products and solutions that go ‘Beyond the Technology’ that is commonly used in today’s sophisticated laboratories to help you. Our products help form a seamless link between sophisticated instruments or laboratory information systems (LIMS) and the laboratory scientist, analyst or technician. CSols solutions help remove the tedium and error rates associated with manual transcription and so maximize the investment in the instrument itself, the reagents used as well as all the laboratory personnel.