Original Broadcast Date: Tuesday July 31, 2012

Historically, laboratory information management systems (LIMS) have been designed to manage experimental results that relate primarily to quality testing, sample characteristics, and tracking. Raw data management, instrument integration and the ability to connect original data to final reports has been lacking. A comprehensive laboratory execution system (LES) can manage laboratory data and processes, integrate readily with analytical instruments, and serve as a data feeder to other informatics solutions. Adoption of an LES solution can facilitate data flow from laboratory to business systems and document bench-level workflows; reducing overall waste and variability in scientific data management.

Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • Sample and laboratory inventory management with an electronic laboratory notebook
  • Automating sample testing SOP’s with a laboratory execution system
  • eRecord lifecycle management – managing data from creation to retirement
  • A pathway to standardization – capturing data from multiple techniques and vendors with a central data repository

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Schmidt works as a senior product manager at Waters. He received his chemistry education at the University of Bonn, Germany. After earning his Ph.D., he worked for CreonLabControl as a software developer. In 2002, he moved to marketing and had responsibilities as a product manager for E-record managment and laboratory workflow management systems at Waters. Thomas' current focus is on NuGenesis ELN, the Electronic Lab Notebook for analytical laboratories.