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LIMS and ELN All in One

It can be a daunting task to keep track of all the information generated in your lab, from experimental protocols and results to instrument calibration and maintenance records. That’s where the functionality of an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) or Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) comes in.

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Rapid Informatics Implementation and Minimal Administration

Our Informatics Platform contains many functionalities, including that of ELN and LIMS. Our digital solution allows you to organize, store, and share your laboratory data in a secure, centralized location. By implementing the SciCord Informatics Platform, you can not only streamline your workflow, but also improve the accuracy, integrity, and accessibility of your data.

The key to rapid implementation and minimal administration is effective no-code configuration. SciCord leverages a spreadsheet paradigm to offer you the best no-code engine on the market and provide rapid implementations and minimal ongoing overhead. Our customers see at least a 30% efficiency improvement.
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Increased Data Accuracy and Integrity

Easily input and retrieve data, minimizing the risk of errors that can occur with manual data entry. Additionally, the system can automatically timestamp and store data, providing an auditable record of who made changes and when. Data integrity and accountability is maintained for maximum regulatory compliance.

Improved Data Accessibility

Store all lab data in one centralized location, making it easy for authorized users to access and share. Improve collaboration and teamwork within your lab and with external partners or customers. Additionally, search and filter data to quickly find what you need.

Streamlined Workflow

Streamline your laboratory operations with sample tracking and inventory management, helping you to keep track of your samples and reagents. Integrate with other lab equipment, such as chromatography or mass spectrometry instruments, to automate data transfer and reduce manual data entry.



Access Control

Data security features, such as user roles and permissions define access and protect sensitive information.

Cost Savings

By streamlining your workflow, reducing errors, and automating manual entry tasks, you can increase productivity and reduce labor costs.
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Better Data Analysis

Perform statistical analysis and create reports and graphs, which can help you identify patterns, trends, and outliers in your data. Make more informed decisions about your research and communicate your results more effectively.

Better Management of Laboratory Resources

Log usage of equipment, reagents, samples, etc. Track expiration dates and get automated reports of items that will require attention soon. Schedule and assign maintenance tasks to keep everything in working order.

Compliance and Regulatory Support

Facilitate adherence to regulatory requirements and standards, making it easier to prepare for audits and inspections. Electronic records and electronic signatures meet regulatory requirements, including GxP and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines.



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Introduction


No-code Config

The SciCord LIMS leverages a unique spreadsheet paradigm, eliminating the need for code in solution configuration. This approach provides an intuitive interface, speeds up implementation, reduces administrative overhead, and seamlessly integrates with your existing spreadsheets used for managing work processes, calculations and reporting requirements.


Improve your compliance using validated formulas to eliminate calculation errors and assure adherence to SOPs.

Compliance

Compliance is at the core of our platform, ensuring adherence to GxP regulations and guidelines. Our platform excels at streamlining the review and approval life cycle, delivering a minimum 30% increase in turnaround efficiency. Furthermore, we offer validated work processes, IQ/OQ packages, and PQ drafting services that effectively accelerates your time to value.

  • Defined lists to assure adherence to SOPs.
  • Automatic entry verification to flag potential Out-Of-Specification situations.
  • Restrictions to avoid use of expired solutions or assure use of equipment by trained individuals.
  • Intelligent scans alert reviewers of potential issues with precision, unstable balance, uncalibrated equipment, un-validated process.
  • Fully compliant with CFR 21 Part11 including electronic signatures and audit trails.
  • Improve your compliance using validated formulas to eliminate calculation errors.

Comprehensive

In addition to a full featured LIMS, SciCord platform includes support features used across the entire Development organization such as LES, MES/EBR, SDMS, and ELN. This comprehensive toolset eliminates the need for multiple niche solutions. SciCord combines the flexibility needed for early development with the structured processes essential for later phase manufacturing and analysis.




Calculations & Statistics

The Spreadsheet calculation engine is integral to the SciCord Informatics Platform and formulae are leveraged to perform calculations or statistics.

  • The rich Microsoft Excel feature set is leveraged and most Excel functionality is supported.
  • Calculations may also be pre-defined, locked, and validated in templates to increase efficiency and compliance.
  • Calculations may be defined and performed ad hoc while documenting work.

Connectivity



Instrument Interface

  • Instruments with RS232 or IP output are connected and record directly into your experiment.
  • Instrument files on file shares or PC hard drives are attached to SciCord experiments for secure storage.
  • Printed instrument reports are captured using the SciCord printer driver and stored securely in the SciCord Informatics Platform.
  • Custom parsing on attached files extracts data from instrument files and records the data in SciCord experiments for additional calculations, statistical analysis, and/or summarization.

Data Repository

Attach files in the context of your experiment or notebook

  • Consolidate instrument raw data and report files and eliminate the use of file shares, local PCs, and hardcopy.
  • Copies of your files are created in secure storage with full context and cannot be changed (if updates are required, attach the updated version and the older version(s) will be maintained).
  • Attached files of standard types may be viewed directly in SciCord or downloaded to be opened in third party software

Data Mart

Dynamic, customer-specific database tables, which can be customized and optimized according to the user’s needs – without any changes required to the Core application or Templates. Produced data can then be consumed by any generic visualization tool, third data application or external interfaces.

  • Query laboratory data using your tool of choice (example: Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft Power BI®, Tibco Spotfire®, SaS JMP®, etc.) to generate Metrics, Protocol Reports, or perform statistical analysis.
  • DataMart transforms data into customer specific tables for easy access by scientists.
  • Write custom reports against DataMart tables using Microsoft Excel.
Inhalation results are organized and visualized automatically when imported from Empower (or other programs/manual entry if desired).

Users


Messaging

Workflow is facilitated by a configurable messaging system.

  • Messages are automatically generated based on user-defined events or may be initiated manually.
  • Messages targeted to individual scientists, reviewers, and approvers are automatically generated at appropriate steps in the sample or document lifecycle.
  • The system supports messaging both internally to the solution or via email.

Roles and Permission

Enforce your organizations policies and compliance commitments using a comprehensive set of configurable SciCord roles and permissions.

  • SciCord provides a standard set of roles predefined with permissions to implement pharmaceutical best practices.
  • Organizations can configure permissions and create custom roles where needed to implement local practices.


Document Control



Views and Directories

Views and Directories are a powerful tool designed to organize the oftentimes complex world of laboratory documentation.

  • SciCord Informatics Platform users create individually customized and persisted desktops to quickly perform daily activities such as “My Documents”, “My Review”, or group documents and samples by project.
  • A supervisor may create a team view displaying active work. A project lead could persist a view of work requests for a project.
  • Views are used to organize the complex world of laboratory documentation.

Document Workflow

Each Document (experiment/notebook) is subject to a managed/controlled review and approval cycle.

  • Workflows are automatically assigned based on the document type.
  • The assigned workflow may be upgraded or downgraded at any time in the lifecycle by persons having an appropriate role.
  • A document can be completed for a non-compliant purpose and later subjected to a compliant workflow to ensure the work is suitable for regulated purposes.


Samples



Sample Management

Manage internal or external samples with configured sample types to define the different samples across your organization.

  • Work requests support assignment of sample related tasks to individuals or groups.
  • The sample interface consolidates sample results and provides status at a glance.
  • Sample Inventory includes sample requests, transactions, and amounts on hand.

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Sample Lifecycle

Each sample is subject to a managed/controlled review and approval cycle.

  • Workflows are automatically assigned based on the sample type.
  • The assigned workflow may be upgraded or downgraded at any time in the lifecycle by persons having an appropriate role.
  • A sample can be completed for a non-compliant purpose and later subjected to a compliant workflow to ensure the work is suitable for regulated purposes.


Sample Custody

Document transactions involving controlled or toxic substances.

  • Inventory transactions such as location change, fill, pick, custody change, and disposal are recorded.
  • Transactions can be signed for accountability.
  • Sample amounts are automatically reconciled.

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Labels

Customized barcoded labels are generated for samples, standards, solutions, and chemicals.

  • Save time using Barcode scanners, which are fast and reliable, rather than manual data entry.
  • Labels for any laboratory item may be customized with necessary details and may be printed on a variety of label stocks (sizes/shapes)..

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Review

Visual review interface and links to resources and attachments increases review efficiency by 30% over a typical hardbound notebook review process.

  • The review session visually indicates content which requires review and differentiates between initial entries and content which has been modified. An audit history is available to determine what was changed, who made the change, when the change was made and why.
  • Proforma information defined in templates including calculations does not require review greatly reducing reviewer effort.
  • Links to resources facilitate review of samples, standards, solutions, instrument logs, and materials referenced in the document.
  • Joint review is supported where several individual review sections of a document. Each reviewer can visually determine what has/has not been reviewed.
  • Multiple review sessions where two or more individuals review the entire document. The effort is coordinated and the document can only be completed when all reviewers have finalized review sessions.
  • Calculations are typically verified/validated in templates to eliminate time consuming verification by the reviewer. If calculations are performed ad hoc, the calculation is visually flagged for verification.
  • Intelligent Alerts aid reviewers and indicate situations which can require additional scrutiny. Situations such as instruments out of calibration, expired materials, and template not yet verified are listed.
  • “Sticky” Notes provide informal communication between the reviewer and scientist. The notes increase efficiency of rework and review.
  • A controlled workflow is applied to each document and manages the review and approval cycle.
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“Not a day goes by where I don’t reflect on how much easier your system makes this job.”
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“The implementation was quite smooth. The team came onsite and worked in parallel with our IT team.”
“Really cool to have data and CofA in the same system. I’ve used other solutions which require access to multiple systems to get the full picture.”
– Radu Mihaila, Director CMC at GBT & Pfizer
“[After sales support is] consistently excellent. They respond quickly, investigate thoroughly, and they can explain everything in a way that we understand and can convey.”
“My experience with the entire team (US & Europe) has been amazing. They are just a phone call away. My work has never suffered because of the lack of the support from their team.”
-Indu Chowdhary, PhD
“In a head to head competition, SciCord was 3x more efficient at documenting a typical work process than [competition]. A complete ‘Assay’ work process required 60 minutes in [competition], while only 20 minutes in SciCord!”
“Very impressed with the Demo. We actually had a call with another vendor just after your demo and they didn’t have half of the capabilities that SciCord was able to show.”
“We can scale our production up to 40% thanks to [SciCord].”
“Other LIMS systems are more challenging to implement”
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