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  Case Study Shows the Versatility of Matrix Gemini LIMS in a Veterinary Laboratory

Agrihealth Case StudyThe Agrihealth Group of companies has utilized the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autsocribe Informatics to accommodate two different aspects of its business. A new case study (www.autoscribeinformatics.com/resources/case-studies) shows how Matrix Gemini is managing the requirements of Agrihealth’s laboratory services and has also streamlined the company’s veterinary services processes...

 

  Thinking about buying a LIMS? Pick wisely!

A great LIMS fits seamlessly into your current lab systems, allows staff to be more productive and enables sophisticated real-time reporting which drives laboratory profitability quality and efficiency. But if you are thinking about buying a LIMS how can you differentiate a great LIMS from the mediocre? The flexible and easy to use from those that need a computing degree to setup and use? With experience of thousands of LIMS projects Autoscribe Informatics can help make your LIMS selection a success...

 

  LIMS for Contract Laboratories

Contract LabThe Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics can offer contract laboratories much more than the day to day management of laboratory workflows. It also provides the functionality for management of a variety of activities essential to running the business, such as the creation of quotations, order booking, allocation of appropriate prices, generation of results and customer reports and the production of invoices, either directly or...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Releases Advanced AQC and Multi-Sample Visualization

Autoscribe Informatics has announced release of v5.4.6 of Matrix Gemini LIMS. New features include improved visualization of data and information, especially hierarchical data structures and storage locations including freezers, well plates and other storage types and advanced analytical quality control (AQC) functions. The new ‘Container View’ allows container types to be represented in the LIMS including well plates, storage racks, cryogenic storage boxes and chemical inventory storage facilities....

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  Australia’s Largest Provider of Equine Veterinary Services Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS

Laboratory at Scone Equine HospitalScone Equine Group has chosen the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics to handle the workflow and test management of the samples for its veterinary laboratory at the Scone Equine Hospital located in Scone, New South Wales in Australia.The order follows a LIMS configuration requirements workshop held on-site for Scone staff by Autoscribe Informatics, which included detailed discussions of their actual workflows and the benefits that a LIMS could bring....

 

  Autoscribe Informatics To Show Biobank Management Solution At ABNA Conference

Matrix BiobankThe Art of Biobanking, Pullman Mercure Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, October 18–19, 2018. Autoscribe Informatics will be demonstrating the Matrix Gemini Biobanking Management System at the ABNA Conference. Matrix Gemini Biobanking provides a highly configurable environment for all aspects of biobank, biorepository and clinical trials management. It provides an ideal and proven solution for managing bio-samples (such as blood, tissue, DNA etc.) to assist with compliance to regulatory requirements....

 

  Autoscribe Informatics to Show Enhancements in Analytical Quality Control Functions to Maximize Laboratory Throughput

Autoscribe Informatics will be demonstrating the latest version of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at Lab Innovations 2018. New features shown for the first time include advanced analytical quality control (AQC) functions to better reflect modern practices, drive improved efficiency and maximize the use of resources across the laboratory...

 

  Matrix Gemini LIMS Improves Efficiency in Biomass Laboratory

BEL case studyBiomass Energy Lab (BEL) is an independent global service provider offering specialized services comprised of inspection, logistics and certification of biomass and biofuel products. A new case study from Autoscribe Informatics shows how the introduction of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) has transformed the efficiency of the laboratory...

 

  LIMS Business Expert Joins Autoscribe Informatics’ Board

Jim AurelioJim Aurelio, who has a long and successful track record in the Lab Informatics business, has joined the Autoscribe Informatics’ Board of Directors. Aurelio, who is based in North America, will work closely with Autoscribe’s Executive team to strengthen strategic and operational plans with a key emphasis on serving the North American Markets....

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Expands Distribution Network

autoscribeAutoscribe Informatics, a specialist provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), has expanded its worldwide distribution network. Corporación Científica Venezolana, CA has been appointed to cover South America, while V*I*Production sp z.o.o. will represent Autoscribe in Germany and Poland. Corporación Científica Venezolana, CA (CCV) has more than 30 years of experience of...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics to Show Environmental Monitoring Solution

Environmental MonitoringAutoscribe Informatics will be demonstrating the Matrix Gemini Environmental Monitoring solution at the IFT18 Food Expo.This extension of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) allows control of environmental testing across all food preparation and storage sites, dramatically reducing costly product recalls and...

 

  New Case Study From Autoscribe Informatics Highlights Use Of Matrix LIMS Over 20 Years

Matrix Case StudyA new case study from Autoscribe Informatics discusses the use of the Matrix LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) in the Cereal, Milling and Baking Science Laboratory at Allied Technical Centre (ATC). It illustrates how a flexible, configurable LIMS can be adapted by the users themselves to meet changing requirements....

 

  Key Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Next LIMS

autoscribeChoosing a new LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) or upgrading an existing one can be quite a challenge. A recent webinar from Autoscribe Informatics entitled ‘Key Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Next LIMS’ can now be viewed...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Pty Ltd Australia now in Operation

Autoscribe Informatics is delighted to announce the formation of Autoscribe Informatics Pty Ltd based in Adelaide, South Australia. The new operation has been created to better service the needs of our current and future customers in Australia and New Zealand. Heading up the operation is Bob Blunden, Director, who has over 35 years’ experience in Information Technology and Laboratory Informatics...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Announces Laboratory Execution System Module for Matrix Gemini LIMS

Autoscribe Informatics will be demonstrating the new ‘Laboratory Execution System’ (LES) module for Matrix Gemini LIMS at Pittcon 2018. Rigorous conformance to standard operating procedures for every analysis is an essential requirement in highly regulated industries and QA/QC laboratories. Utilizing the highly flexible graphical configuration capabilities of Matrix Gemini, the LES module allows standard operating procedures to be captured in a workflow and enforced according to the specific method...

 

  Matrix Gemini LIMS Chosen By The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Biobank

graphicThe Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Biobank is part of a multi-million pound project to transform cancer care in Merseyside, UK.

A  new case study has been published by Autoscribe Informatics which describes how the newly established Biobank is using the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for complete tracking of all of its samples. The CCC Biobank will act as a major resource for academic oncologists....

 

  Easy Scheduling of LIMS Activities

Matrix Scheduler is an optional module for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics.

SchedulerUsers can automatically schedule reports, worklists, registration of samples and more. In this way activities can be managed more efficiently and significant savings in staff time can be made. An easy to use interface allows flexible scheduling in a number of ways, based on dates, times, days of the week and other parameters.....

 

  iPlanner Module For Matrix Gemini LIMS Allows Optimisation Of Laboratory Instrument Usage

Matrix iPlanner is an optional module for Matrix Gemini LIMS that optimises laboratory instrument usage by taking into consideration the booking of pre-requisite tests, the test order, sample availability dates, available instruments and their capacities.

autoscribeMatrix iPlanner is another example of how Autoscribe Informatics has enhanced the Matrix Gemini LIMS to further facilitate laboratory management and automation. The pre-allocation of instrument time to waiting samples allows laboratory equipment to be used with maximum efficiency and automatically....

 

  Australian Institute of Marine Science Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has chosen the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics to monitor workflow across its three operations sites.

AIMS laboratoryAIMS has a unique set of laboratories to support various marine research activities, with sites in Townsville, Perth and Darwin. The Townsville headquarters is home to 10 laboratories specialising in advanced analytical chemistry, biomolecular analysis, biology, chromatography and symbionts culture....

 

  Matrix Gemini LIMS Configurability Provides Unparalleled Flexibility

Booth H4, Lab Innovations 2017 NEC, Birmingham, UK, 1 - 2 November 2017

autoscribeVisitors to Booth H4 will be able to see how the built-in configuration tools in Autoscribe Informatics’ Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) allow the software to be readily configured for any type of laboratory....

 

  Further Expansion for Autoscribe Informatics in US

Autoscribe Informatics, a leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and other database management applications, has moved into larger premises in Lakeville Corporate Park, Lakeville, MA.

Autoscribe Informatics US OfficeThis expansion of the US operation follows a similar move by the UK headquarters of Autoscribe Informatics into bigger offices in December 2017. Kristine Joyce, Operations Manager for Autoscribe Informatics in the US, explained....

 

  Nigerian Public Heath Initiative Chooses Matrix Gemini LIMS to Manage Blood Sampling and Testing

APIN Public Health Initiatives Ltd/Gte will be using the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics to manage the collection and testing of blood samples at 4 different sites in Nigeria.

APIN WorkflowAPIN is a leading non-government organisation in Nigeria in the provision of prevention, care and treatment services to patients with HIV/AIDS and other diseases of public health significance. The testing of blood samples is the fundamental method for the diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and for monitoring the effectiveness of ART (Anti Retroviral Therapy) treatments....

 

  Further Software Upgrades for Matrix Gemini LIMS

The latest software release for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics provides greater bulk sample registration flexibility and enhanced features for visualisation and communications for users.

Bulk Sample RegistrationThese include the ability to define the location of a sampling point on an image, record a screenshot with a single button and add attachments to e-mails generated within the LIMS. These useful new features have all been introduced in response to suggestions from Matrix Gemini users....

 

  New Web Portal for Matrix Gemini LIMS

Autoscribe Informatics has announced the availability of a web portal for the Matrix Gemini LIMS.

sample statusThis allows third parties who do not use Matrix Gemini directly, but have a legitimate need to access relevant data, to be able to view and download reports and metrics produced in Matrix Gemini. integrated web portal will be of particular interest to contract laboratories and multi-site organisations, to allow customers and remote personnel access...

 

  New Field Analytics System for Matrix Gemini LIMS Extends Use to the Field

The new Matrix Gemini Field Analytics System from Autoscribe Informatics extends the use of the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) to the field.

Matrix Gemini Field Analytic SystemFurther enhancing remote access capabilities for Matrix Gemini, the new Field Analytics System allows test data to be recorded off-line and uploaded to the LIMS when an internet connection can be re-established....

 

  Monitoring Laboratory Instrument Calibration and Maintenance Status

The Instrument Calibration & Maintenance System (ICMS) from Autoscribe Informatics keeps a computerised record of all instruments within a laboratory and a history of calibration and maintenance events for audit purposes.

ICMSThis helps to ensure only properly calibrated and maintained instruments are available for use. ICMS is available as an option within the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System or as a standalone product. The instrument details, calibration and maintenance information are recorded in ICMS in order to allow the instrument status to be tracked automatically....

 

  Matrix Gemini LIMS Purchased By Agrihealth Veterinary Laboratory

The Agrihealth Group of companies, a leading provider of services that directly support the agricultural and food production industries across a number of countries, has purchased a Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics.

AutoscribeThe LIMS will be used by the Group’s veterinary laboratory. Agrihealth veterinary laboratory is a busy facility based in County Monaghan, Ireland and specialises in the analysis of various types of agricultural and food samples. Much of the analysis carried out is for salmonella and campylobacter for the poultry industry....

 

  Guy’s and St Thomas’ Bioresource Uses Matrix Gemini LIMS

The Biorepository at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Bioresource stores a variety of samples, including whole blood, plasma and sera.

GuysAndStThomas_Case_StudyWith some 30,000 samples from 5,200 volunteers and patients now collected, a Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics has been implemented to manage all aspects of sample handling and allow the most efficient use of freezer storage space. System actions include sample tracking, location recording and chain of custody reporting with full audit trails of all activities...

 

  New Functionality for Remote Usage of Matrix Gemini LIMS

Booths #3016, 3017, PITTCON, Chicago, IL, USA, March 5th – 9th 2017

Matrix Gemini Field Analytic SystemAutoscribe  Informatics will be showcasing two new capabilities for remote usage of its Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at PITTCON 2017. The Matrix Gemini Field Analytics System extends the use of the LIMS to the field, allowing data to be recorded off-line and uploaded to the LIMS when an internet connection can be re-established....

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Expands into New UK Premises

Autoscribe Informatics, developer and supplier of the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), has moved to larger premises in the UK.

autoscribeAs from 21st November, 2016, the company’s headquarters are located in Aldermaston, near Reading in the UK. This is a seamless transition for customers as the telephone number, e-mail addresses and website URL all remain unchanged. John Boother, President of Autoscribe Informatics, said: “This expansion is the latest phase in a period of sustained investment into Autoscribe’s worldwide business....

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Appoints Distributor for France, Italy & Switzerland

Autoscribe Informatics has appointed Ritme as its distributor for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in France, Italy and Switzerland.

autoscribeRitme has been selling scientific software and offering software support since 1989, with the prime objective of helping its customers make the best use of their software solutions. John Boother, President at Autoscribe Informatics said: “Following on from our recent successes in the USA, we are also keen to expand...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Announces Record Growth in USA

Autoscribe Informatics is delighted to announce a record order intake for its Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) in the USA.

AutoscribeResults for the 6 months to April 2016 showed a total increase of orders of 161%, with April itself showing the highest ever order book for a single month. Autoscribe Informatics President, John Boother, said: “This is the latest step in a period of sustained growth for the company. It is a just reward for the effort we have put in to growing the business in the USA. We have increased our sales and support team there...

 

  Matrix Gemini EM Facilitates Environmental Monitoring in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or Medical Device Manufacture

Environmental Monitoring is an essential part of any pharmaceutical, medical device or biotechnology manufacturing process in order to show that the microbial and particulate content of all clean room air and work surfaces is below acceptable levels.

Matrix Gemini EMMatrix Gemini EM from Autoscribe Informatics provides all the functionality to define a complete environmental monitoring protocol. It can be used in an FDA regulated environment and fully supports the requirements of 21CFR Part 11. Matrix Gemini EM is a specific configuration of the very successful Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). It will support a typical EM workflow “out of the box”...

 

  Matrix Gemini LIMS Tracks Entire Dairy QC Process

The Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics allows QC laboratories in the dairy industry to accurately record, evaluate and trace test results throughout the production process.

Typical dairy production flowMatrix Gemini LIMS can be used to automate the logging of samples, expedite the QC tasks, collate and merge all the data and extract management information quickly. Samples for analysis can be taken at any stage in the production process from ad hoc sampling at the farmyard, through transportation of the milk to shelf-life tests for the final product and at almost any point in between. Managing data for a wide range of...

 

  Best of Both Worlds for LIMS Deployment

The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics can be deployed in a variety of ways to meet the costing and data security requirements of different users.

Multipurpose LIMS This versatile software can be deployed either as enterprise software, or on remote servers to change the costing model. The dual web/desktop user interface provides the level of flexibility needed to accommodate most requirements. The well-established enterprise deployment model sees the software installed on the customer’s own server, for a one-off perpetual licence fee with data also held on the...

 

  Business Information Management Further Enhances LIMS Capabilities

In many laboratory environments it is essential to ensure that staff are trained to use specific instruments and/or to conduct specific tests before the work is scheduled.

Competency TrackerCompetency Tracker is a module that integrates seamlessly into the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics to allow monitoring of the training status and needs of staff. Competency Tracker is a component of the Matrix Gemini Quality Management Suite that forms part of Autoscribe’s Business Information Management System (BIMS).  This means that the system can not only be used as part of a LIMS but...

 

  See What Your LIMS Could Look Like at PITTCON 2016! Booth #4063, Atlanta GA USA, March 7th – 10th 2016

The ease of configuration offered within Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) will be showcased at PITTCON by Autoscribe Informatics.

autoscribeVisitors to Booth #4063 can see a sample registration/submission screen tailored to their exact requirements. Visitors simply need to stop by Booth #4063 with a sketch of how they would like the screen to look and let Autoscribe Informatics staff configure it before their very eyes! This real-life demonstration highlights how easy it is to modify any workflow, screen or report to the exact needs of any laboratory and see the...

 

  Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory LIMS Case Study

Autoscribe Informatics has published a new case study on the use of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at a multi-site veterinary diagnostic and clinical pathology laboratory.

 Matrix Gemini LIMSMatrix Gemini is being used by NationWide Laboratory Services to co-ordinate sample tracking, management and reporting across laboratories in four different UK locations. NationWide Laboratory Services is a UKAS accredited independent multi–disciplinary veterinary laboratory providing diagnostic and clinical pathology services for veterinary surgeons throughout the UK, Europe and...

 

  Editing of LIMS Data Made Faster and More Efficient in Matrix Gemini

The latest version of the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics now provides faster and more efficient editing of LIMS data by eliminating the need for a second editing screen.

EditableListBox The new ‘editable list box’ feature combines the data selection and editing screens into one, reducing the number of clicks required to enter or update data in the database, thus saving time and streamlining the informatics process. Users can list and update a wide range of data in edit tables. These include sample details, batch information, substances and tests, instrument information, user information and more. Edits are automatically...

 

  LIMS in Action at a Radiological, Environmental and Analytical Laboratory

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe Informatics, has published a new case study describing the use of the Matrix Gemini LIMS in a major Radiological, Environmental and Analytical Laboratory.

custom table mappingThe laboratory carries out radioanalytical analysis of environmental samples to provide support for characterisation and independent verification surveys. A LIMS was needed to replace its in-house relational database which could no longer be supported. The system was required to handle a large volume of data and perform unique calculations to correct results. In order to facilitate this, ‘custom table mapping’, a standard technology...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Opens Office to Support Expanding BioHub

Autoscribe Informatics celebrated the opening of a new office facility in the UK in October.

 BioHub in Alderley ParkBased in Alderley Park in Cheshire the office will supply and support laboratory and business information systems management to customers across the north of the country. Established by AstraZeneca the BioHub in Alderley Park acts as a bioscience incubator for over 100 pharmaceutical and life science Companies. It allows them to take advantage of the world class facilities at Alderley Park including laboratories with access to high...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics Adds New Charting Capabilities to Matrix Gemini LIMS

An extensive range of new charting capabilities has been added to the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics.

Unspecified Chart A comprehensive range of generic charts has been added to help with reporting and QC, together with enhancements to SPC (Statistical Process Control), Gantt and DB Gantt chart control. The new comprehensive charting function provides a wide choice of chart displays. These include: line, bar, area, pie, funnel, doughnut, radar, bubble, stock, histogram and XY scatter charts.  Two sets of X, Y values can be independently configured and displayed on...

 

  Database Management Systems Provider Reports Record Sales

Autoscribe Informatics, a leading provider of database management systems, has reported record sales for the first quarter of the 2014-15 financial year.

autiscribeAutoscribe’s flagship product, Matrix Gemini, is used in database management applications ranging from Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to Quality Management Systems. Managing director, John Boother, said: “This is a superb start to the year for us and reflects the benefit of having a global presence in a number of market areas. This quarter has seen particularly strong orders from the UK with sales of...

 

  Matrix Gemini LIMS and Matrix Express On Show At Pittcon

Booth #3859, PITTCON, Chicago, IL, USA, March 2nd - 6th 2014

Autoscribe Informatics

Autoscribe Informatics, a leading provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) will be showing its flagship Matrix Gemini LIMS as well as the entry level ‘Out of the Box’ Matrix Express LIMS at Pittcon 2014. Matrix Gemini is a desktop and web-based platform that provides a highly configurable LIMS environment. This allows exact user requirements to be accommodated in terms of workflows, screen designs, menu designs, terminology, report designs and much more, without the need for custom coding....

 

  LIMS versatility showcased at Pittcon 2013

Autoscribe Informatics will be showcasing Stability Management options for pharmaceutical and food applications, the Environmental Monitoring system and Matrix Express, Autoscribe’s low cost entry level LIMS for smaller organisations

Autoscribe InformaticsIn addition, the Quality Management Suite provides a comprehensive business data management capability and facilitates compliance with ISO 9001 (2008) and ISO/TS 16949 (2002).Matrix Gemini is characterised by its powerful suite of configuration tools and a desktop/web-browser user interface. This provides quick and easy set up of the system according to the specific terminology and workflows of the laboratory without the need for custom coding or scripting, to give comprehensive tracking and monitoring of samples from booking-in through testing to result reporting and sample disposal...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics success at Pittcon Autoscribe InformaticsAutoscribe Informatics Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Autoscribe Ltd, appeared at a conference for the first time at Pittcon 2012 in Orlando. It is pleasing to report that we had the busiest Pittcon for several years with an increase in enquiries for the new Matrix Gemini software solutions...

 

  Autoscribe Informatics exhibiting at Pittcon 2012 Autoscribe InformaticsAutoscribe Informatics Inc. will be showcasing its laboratory and business management solutions at Booth 1758 during Pittcon 2012, being held March 12 -15 in Orlando, Florida. As the world's premier Conference and Exposition on laboratory science, Pittcon is the perfect event for promoting Autoscribe's extensive range of LIMS and tracking solutions and presenting new solutions as part of its continuing success within many market sectors such as water, environmental, food and health sciences in the US and Canada...