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Joe Liscouski

Labs In Transition: Externalization, Virtual Labs, and Lab Managements Role

The interest in virtual labs may be the catalyst for driving the development of data interchange standards for lab instrumentation and informatics systems.

by: Joe Liscouski
Published: September 9, 2013
Tags: lab automation, pharma informatics, pharma technology, LIMS, ELN


Joe Liscouski

Labs In Transition: Moving beyond the Lab IT function

There is a gap between the experience of both lab and IT professionals when it comes to the details of planning, implementation, project management, etc. that is needed to successfully exploit the capabilities of modern lab technology. Joe Liscouski describes the need for a new discipline of Laboratory Automation Engineering

by: Joe Liscouski
Published: July 17, 2013
Tags: Lab engineering, labroratory automation, Joe Liscouski, ELNs, LIMS


Joe Liscouski

Labs in Transition: The Digital Face of Laboratory Science

The problems facing modern laboratories in informatics are significant, with the regular implementation of new software and hardware labs can quickly find themselves overwhelmed. Our columnist Joe Liscouski guides you through the planning required for an implementation.

by: Joe Liscouski
Published: May 21, 2013
Tags: informatics, LIMS, ELN, laboratory automation, Change Management


Joe Liscouski

Lab Automation: What we need to accomplish in 2013

If we accomplish one thing in 2013 it has to be a change in mindset, from “lab automation/computing is about products” to “lab automation/computing is about systems design”.

by: Joe Liscouski
Published: February 21, 2013
Tags: laboratory automation, informatics, systems design, LIMS, ELNs


Joe Liscouski

Elements of Laboratory Technology Management

If lab automation is going to advance to the level of a discipline, which it needs to if we are going to take advantage of the capabilities available, it needs structure.

by: Joe Liscouski
Published: October 3, 2012
Tags: lab automation, Laboratory Technology Management


Joe Liscouski

Why the view from 30,000 feet is important

Given the rapid development of products and technologies for lab work, we need to spend a lot more time above the details of implementation, doing lab work, planning for technology use and the impact of changing corporate priorities

by: Joe Liscouski
Published: August 2, 2012
Tags: lab automation, informatics, Lab Technology, Systems-level planning, Lab IT


Joe Liscouski

Where will the Industry be in 5 Years?

If we address some basic issues, labs can be transformed into more effective and productive facilities where people can be encouraged to do their best work. Getting there has less to do with technology and more to do with people’s ability to put that technology to work.

by: Joe Liscouski
Published: May 29, 2012
Tags: laboratory informatics, Joe Liscouski, lab automation, IT Support


Joe Liscouski

Smooth the Path to Integration in Informatics

With an increasing emphasis on informatics and the potential to better organize and manage data / information, there is an increasing interest in integrating the sources of laboratory data with the tools used by scientists to analyze, interpret and develop reports based on experiments and instrument measurements.

by: Joe Liscouski
Published: May 29, 2012
Tags: informatics, laboratory informatics, Automation, Joe Liscouski, Standardisation, Implementation