Instrument connectivity is often the most time consuming and technically challenging component of a laboratory setup or laboratory information management system (LIMS) implementation. For laboratories on the front line of the COVID-19 fight, time spent connecting instruments and software is time lost fighting the disease. When time is critical to the success of your laboratory’s mission, you need proven solutions that connect seamlessly and support your end-to-end workflow. Whether you are running an academic research laboratory, a laboratory focused on developing a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, or a laboratory supporting the vaccine manufacturing process, an end-to-end solution can improve lab speed, quality, and productivity.
Preconfigured Solutions for Accelerated Testing
For laboratories looking to accelerate testing, a preconfigured LIMS solution can help speed throughput without the lengthy implementation time. A preconfigured LIMS solution can connect your workflow from sample preparation to final result, integrating your robotics, qPCR and other laboratory equipment. This enables your samples to move seamlessly from one step to the next, and allows scientists to track where samples are in the process. Preconfigured LIMS solutions can be deployed in a fraction of the time required for a traditional LIMS implementation, and will help increase your throughput by eliminating data management bottlenecks, human errors, and reducing the total turnaround time.
Preconfigured LIMS solutions from Thermo Fisher Scientific are designed to fit the needs of any size lab, from laboratories running a few hundred samples a day to organizations running thousands.
Connectivity Solutions for COVID-19 Testing Instruments
Integrating your COVID-19 testing instruments to your existing LIMS or laboratory information system (LIS) is critical to automation. With the right integration capabilities, you can bridge the gap between your IT and instrumentation. Integration capabilities enable you to orchestrate your testing process from sample preparation through results. Data generated by any of your organization’s instruments, services, or third-party applications can be collected electronically and stored centrally, regardless of the individual output formats produced by each instrument. Integration capabilities connect sample information from the collection site with plate maps from the automation equipment and instrumentation, ensuring complete sample tracking.
For laboratories using Applied BiosystemsTM TaqPathTM Assay technology with the company’s 7500 Fast Dx Real-time PCR instruments, integration capabilities can connect your instruments to your existing LIMS or LIS. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s integration capabilities can facilitate experiment creation and results export, providing a seamless connection to your LIMS or LIS.
Visit our Vaccine R&D and QA/QC or our Clinical Testing and Molecular Diagnostics website for more information on the LIMS and integration solutions available to meet your COVID-19 testing and vaccine manufacturing needs.