About Our Laboratory

Here you will find out how we manage samples, their relationship to instruments and the laboratory Quality Control.

Inter-connected Workflow

Sample Management

Manage heterogeneous samples from a single place, either if they belong to different clients or require different types of tests. Custom IDs, Priorities, Sample Types, Attachments, Statuses (due, received, etc.) and much more.

Worksheets

Assign and plan the work across the laboratory. Group analyses by type from different samples and clients, add Quality Control tests (blanks, controls and duplicates), map them to instrument runs. 

Batches

Group samples by projects and/or clients and keep track of them easily. Generate results reports per batch. Allow Clients to create their own batches of multiple samples at once.

Partitions, Aliquots

Generate partitions and aliquots from samples at will and assign different types and containers while you keep the relationship amongst them. Detach partitions from their parents as required.

Profiles and Templates

Create analysis profiles to boost the registration of samples at the same time you simplify the catalogue of available services. Use sample templates for auto-partitioning on reception.

Instruments management

Keep track of the instruments calibration certificates, maintenance. Do internal calibrations automatically with instruments results import and take advantage of Quality Control tests to monitor them.

Audit Log

SENAITE records and generates snapshots of your data on any modification, including the user name, IP and datetime when the Electronic Record was changed. All changes in the system can be easily inspected and traced back.

Analysis and Calculations

Create powerful calculations using either custom parameters or results from other tests as input values. Embed your own python scripts with calls to additional libraries (numpy, scipy, ...) for complex calculations.

Security policies

Roles and groups with different permissions for each ER's status: client contact, lab clerk, sampler, preserver, analyst, verifier, publisher, lab manager, regulatory inspector and system administrator.

 

The Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS) system is designed to connect and manage all the attributes necessary to perform an analysis, from sample collection to instrument data collection and final presentation in a standard format. A collection of the different tests translates into an Analysis Profile, a Product Specification Sheet and ultimately an analysis Template; this means that every sample submitted by a client is treated exactly the same.

Management For Performance & Control

Performance

Eliminate manual or repetitive tasks to increase the efficiency. 

Process Automation

Amongst other functionalities, SENAITE comes with highly-customizable workflows to drive users through the analytical process, easy-to-use UI for data registration, automatic import of results, data validation and transition constraints.

Equipment Integration

SENAITE can be easily integrated with instruments by using off-the-shell interfaces for data import and export. Custom interfacing is supported too. Import instrument results and avoid human errors in the carrying over process.

Turnaround Time

Reduce the turnaround time on results reports delivery. Assign priorities to samples and due dates for tests, plan and assign the daily work by using worksheets and keep track of delayed tests immediately.

Control

Inspect data flows and gain valuable insights

Compliance

SENAITE is ready for use in an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant environment, if setup and run properly in an appropriate infrastructure. Although SENAITE by itself can not be certified by its own, we can help review and validate your compliance.

Audit and Traceability

SENAITE records and generates snapshots of your data on any modification, including the user name, IP address and datetime when the electronic record was changed. All changes in the system can be easily inspected, analysed and traced back.

Data Insights

SENAITE provides a powerful dashboard to visualize the performance of the lab on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannually and yearly basis. Business Intelligence tools can be connected to SENAITE through the use of its JSON API

 

Technology

Trustable, robust, secure, independent

Industrial Strength Security

SENAITE is based on the Content Management System Plone, that has the best security track record of any major CMS. Besides that, SENAITE comes with several mechanisms to prevent members or business associates making accidental or intentional changes that improperly alter or destroy electronic records.

Reliable Architecture

SENAITE can be run on Linux servers together with high availability web servers, load balancers and proxy servers. It can be easily deployed in virtualized environments. Thanks to Plone CMS, SENAITE connects and plays well with your infrastructure and is adaptable to your business needs today and 10 years from now.

Centralized System

SENAITE works in the web browser, which improves the information flow and lowers the hardware expenses. This gives IT departments better control and reduces maintenance tasks, which leads to a reduction of costs, increase of productivity and helps to meet industry regulations, as they usually require varying degrees of IT system centralization.