Computerized Systems in the Modern Laboratory: A Practical Guide

Mar 2015
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Hardcover: 17329 | Digital: 18003
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The Bio/Pharmaceutical industry is at an interesting crossroads regarding the use of electronic technologies in laboratories. Laboratory management and staff must often evaluate tools that they don't completely understand, while facing pressure from vendors trying to make a sale. Furthermore, regulatory agencies are requiring senior management to justify the application of scientific electronic technology. Computerized Systems in the Modern Laboratory will provide laboratory staff and managers a solid understanding of the tools available, how to successfully purchase and implement the technology, and how to develop a plan for application and evaluation in order to meet regulatory requirements.

Book written in March, 2015

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

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  1. Introduction
  2. The Laboratory Bench
  3. Laboratory Support
  4. Laboratory Informatics/Departmental Systems
  5. Laboratory Informatics/Departmental Systems: Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
  6. Laboratory Systems: Current State, Paperless, Integration, and Technology Planning
  7. Laboratory Technology Planning and Purchasing
  8. What's Next?

Appendix 1
Connecting The Real-World To Computers

Appendix 2
Process and Considerations for their Automated Implementations

Appendix 3
Technology Planning: Product Life Cycles

Appendix 4
Laboratory Automation Engineering

Appendix 5
Barcodes in the Laboratory

Appendix 6
Integration and Standards

Appendix 7
Automated Sample Preparation Considerations

Appendix 8
Notes on Validation and Regulations

About the Authors

About the Authors

Joe Liscouski, Executive Director, Institute for Laboratory Automation has more than 30 years of experience in the field of laboratory automation to include the design and development of automation systems, LIMS, robotics and data interchange standards. He has held symposia on validation, presented on technical material and taught courses on laboratory automation and computing in the U.S., Europe and Japan. His publication portfolio contains several authored books and specialized chapters, more than 30 technical papers on computing and automation, and an editorial defining the need for Laboratory Automation Engineering as a means of advancing the subject matter. His most recent work centered on the development of a new approach to technology planning and management for automation and computing in laboratories.