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Nova Biologicals has implemented an integrated Thermo Scientific laboratory information management system (LIMS) and Nextdocs document management system (DMS) solution.

The solution automates time-consuming, paper-based laboratory data management processes, ensures compliance with industry regulations and enables the company to deliver excellent customer service, according to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

In the wake of more stringent regulations for environmental testing introduced by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recent years, Nova required stronger compliance through record keeping, demonstration of capability (DOC), document control, reagent and standard traceability and reporting.

As its manual, paper-based system could no longer support this, Nova selected the Thermo Scientific Samplemanager LIMS integrated with the Nextdocs DMS.

Nova offers diagnostic testing for the presence of infectious disease organisms, processing around 10,000 water samples each month to ensure compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

In addition to helping the company to comply with regulatory requirements, the Samplemanager LIMS has also improved laboratory efficiencies and sample throughput, delivering significant cost and time savings in Nova’s laboratory by automating previously lengthy, manual document management processes.

Dr Pearce, chief executive officer and founder of Nova, said: ‘Since its introduction into our laboratory, the Samplemanager and Nextdocs DMS solution has been instrumental in helping Nova to maintain its NELAC accreditation in the state of Texas.

‘The solution has also refined work processes and improved reporting to customers in terms of both quality and speed,’ added Pearce.

The Thermo Scientific Samplemanager LIMS is offered in combination with the Nextdocs DMS, creating a fully integrated and highly configurable solution.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, via Thermo Scientific Connects, offer comprehensive informatics solutions for laboratories, consisting of a combination of Thermo Scientific instruments, LIMS solutions and chromatography data management (CDS) software and services.

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