The Elephant in Your Laboratory

By November 3, 2014

huge elephant walk in modern officeIt’s a critical part of your laboratory. It contributes to the overall productivity and is the foundation to simplify your overall operations. Everyone is acutely aware of its day-to-day challenges, has common concerns, and can recognize the potential risks, but nobody wants to talk about it. No, it’s not the newly installed coffee machine in the break room. It’s your Chromatography Data System (CDS). A CDS is an integral component of any analytical laboratory. Yet over time, it may no longer address a laboratory’s scientific application/regulatory needs for a number of reasons:

  • Compatibility with current informatics technology—such as PC operating system
  • Support limitations by the vendor—resulting in limited access to software updates
  • Mismatch of several brands and sizable inventory of disparate instruments/systems—resulting from mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring of organizations

Is it time to replace your Chromatography Data System?
The CDS now in your lab may be operating as originally designed, but if it is no longer able
to meet your needs and not equipped to adapt to your future growth, then you should consider replacing it. A laboratory can realize tremendous value by selecting a CDS most appropriate for its needs. Improved workflows, increased operational efficiency, and enhanced asset utilization are clear examples.

Replacing a CDS offers the opportunity not only to equip your laboratory with a technologically advanced chromatography control and data management system; but also to establish a new business relationship and interactive partnership with a vendor that has knowledge of market trends, application needs, and regulatory changes; and that can support your lab by providing consultation, education, products, training, and services.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
One way to boost the productivity of your laboratory is to simplify operations. The ability to unify and standardize laboratory operations and make full use of current and historical data will increase the return on investment of implementing a new CDS and provide business benefits such as:

  • Enhanced efficiency
  • More accurate results and better collaboration
  • Ease of maintenance and servicing
  • The ability to rely on a trusted vendor’s knowledge and support
  • Improving CDS related data collection, mining, and reporting; administrative operations; and regulatory compliance
  • Developing and releasing product faster

In addition to the many benefits, there are three main drivers for considering a new CDS. This informative white paper entitled, Is It Time to Replace Your Chromatography Data System?, outlines these key drivers and provides practical “factors to consider” that address the most common concerns.

It’s time you make an informed decision to replace your existing Chromatography Data System— consider all the facts and quit ignoring the elephant.

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