Come visit Labtopia in booth #522 at the Gulf Coast Conference January 18th and 19th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Four of Labtopia's experts will also provide Technical Presentations during the conference.


Cloud LIMS...Is it the right choice for my laboratory?

1/19/2018 - 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM 
Jeanne Mensingh - Labtopia

Abstract: In the past, smaller laboratories had to choose between a manual system with spreadsheets or a low cost LIMS solution with limited functionality. Now many of the larger LIMS vendors are providing full featured LIMS as a “software as a service” solution or Cloud LIMS to meet the needs of small to medium sized laboratories. However, during the cost analysis process it is still important for the laboratory to develop their requirements and choose the right LIMS solution for their laboratory. This presentation will provide insight on the hosted LIMS solution and the questions every regulated laboratory should ask the LIMS vendor(s) providing the service. The laboratory should perform due diligence including a risk assessment for the vendor,  for the server, network, database, and LIMS application... Read More


Driving Value in the Laboratory from ISO 9001/17025 Certification

1/18/2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
Gretchen McAuliffe - Labtopia

Abstract: Many companies are transitioning to new ISO standards. Have you wondered what the whole purpose is to ISO accreditation?  Is your lab guilty of “the certificate on the wall” syndrome? Many labs miss the mark on how ISO can improve performance!  ISO is meant to be a framework for continual improvement.  The emphasis on leadership, planning and risk in the new standards ensure the focus is on what matters most to business sustainability. The presentation will discuss how a lab’s leaders can use the principals of ISO to drive initiatives and focus on the most critical tasks to improve performance... Read More


Got Risk? ISO Quality Risk Assessment

1/19/2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 
Karen Olson - Labtopia

Abstract: Is your facility prepared for the new ISO standard requirement to perform risk assessments? This presentation will provide insight on risk-based thinking to prepare for ISO 9001:2015 and the upcoming ISO 17025:2017 standards and why managing risks is important to a quality management system... Read More


Preparing Your Lab for a LIMS

1/19/2018 - 10:40 AM - 11:25 AM 
Michelle L.Z. Carpenter - Labtopia, Inc.

Abstract: Implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) will be more manageable if the laboratory begins preparation prior to software purchase. This presentation will discuss ways to align the technical, business, and operational requirements at the start to ensure a laboratory is fully prepared for the LIMS.  Taking the time with Labtopia Informatix early in the process will identify critical and inter-related laboratory processes, develop clearly defined expectations and goals for the LIMS, and set benchmarks to demonstrate the value in time and labor LIMS automation will provide.  All of which will streamline your implementation process and safeguard your LIMS investment... Read More