Wilmington, Delaware – January 17, 2019, CloudLIMS, a
leading laboratory data management informatics provider, announces the
release of an Instrument Module for its Laboratory Information
Management System (LIMS), CloudLIMS. The Instrument Module is for
testing laboratories such as food and beverage, cannabis, clinical, and
environment, enabling them to achieve ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation.
Additionally, it helps a laboratory monitor the status of its equipment
and assure that an instrument is properly calibrated and ready to use
for conducting tests.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the international standard for accreditation
of testing and calibration laboratories. It defines the requirements
for proficiency, impartiality, and consistent operation of such
laboratories, assuring high-quality test data. Compliance with this
quality standard proves that the laboratory has an established a
systematic method to assure performance standards. One of the technical
requirements of ISO 17025, instrument management and calibration,
requires a testing facility to maintain and calibrate their instruments
and ensure that instruments, outside their calibration/maintenance
dates, are not used till their status is updated. With CloudLIMS'
instrument module, a testing laboratory can maintain a record of all
instruments and a history of calibration and maintenance, eliminating
the need of paper instrument logbook. Besides, it enables the use of
only properly calibrated and maintained instruments for conducting tests
and generating test results that can be relied on. Laboratories have
all the data properly recorded which is particularly useful for audits.
Key benefits of the instrument module include:
- Manage instruments and their parts/components
- Record instrument calibration
- Schedule and monitor instrument maintenance
- Set reminders of pending calibration and maintenance
Please visit the upgrades page for release notes.
"The instrument module will enable testing labs to easily meet
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation standards and to assure that the
laboratories have conducted all the standard tests using calibrated test
equipment", said Arun Apte, Chief Executive Officer at CloudLIMS.
"Through its instrument module, CloudLIMS gives laboratories an
efficient way to manage their instruments, in turn increasing the trust
of their consumers in the test results reported by them," he continued.
Established in 2013, CloudLIMS is an energetic team of
professionals producing cutting edge laboratory software solutions, such
as sample tracking software and LIMS. For more information, please visit: www.cloudlims.com.