Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe Informatics, has published a case study describing the use of the Matrix Gemini LIMS in a major Radiological, Environmental and Analytical Laboratory.
A LIMS was needed to replace the in-house relational database of a laboratory that carries out radioanalytical analysis of environmental samples to provide support for characterisation and independent verification surveys.
The system needed to be able to handle a large volume of data and perform unique calculations to correct results.
To enable this, Autoscribe used ‘custom table mapping’, a standard technology built into Matrix Gemini LIMS. Custom tables were created within SQL Server with a series of required auditing fields along with dozens of fields specifically named and designed to contain the complex radiochemistry data.
In addition, Matrix Gemini is able to calculate the degradation of standards used in analysis using complex calculations so that an accurate value of the standard is used for each analysis, whenever it is carried out.
Autoscribe Informatics managing director John Boother said: “This was probably one of the most technically challenging LIMS projects that we have undertaken, and yet once again, the configuration tools approach which underpins the Matrix Gemini LIMS allowed us to create a system that exactly met the customer’s needs.
“This configuration approach lends extraordinary flexibility to the use of Matrix Gemini. At the same time as we were building the system for the radiological laboratory, we were working with another customer to use Matrix Gemini to manage the administration of a lottery.”