Matrix Laboratory Execution System (LES) Module

Published On: February 23rd, 2018Categories: News, News & Events

The detailed methodology enforced by the Matrix Laboratory Execution System (LES) Module creates a precise environment, eliminating many of the opportunities for errors in manual systems. Using LES ensures operating procedures and test methods are followed the same way every time avoiding short cuts and variance (through repetition or lack of knowledge); and drives standards and GxP compliance with ease.

Matrix Laboratory Execution System (LES) Module

Analysts working in a regulated laboratory need to follow a sequence of steps every time they perform a test. Process variability from preparing the reference standards and aliquoting samples to using the laboratory equipment, recording the raw data and calculating the final results can completely undermine the validity of the test performed.

The detailed methodology enforced by the Matrix Laboratory Execution System (LES) Module creates a precise environment, eliminating many of the opportunities for errors in manual systems. Using LES ensures operating procedures and test methods are followed the same way every time avoiding short cuts and variance (through repetition or lack of knowledge); and drives standards and GxP compliance with ease.

And best of all the Matrix LES module is completely integrated into Matrix Gemini LIMS allowing the complete flexibility for management to enforce the use of LES, or for more generic test methods or when experimenting, to use the standard preparation and result entry flow. And of course, the LES module is configured using Autoscribe Informatics’ unique graphical configuration tools.

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The Matrix LES module drives precise execution, reduces dependence on paper documentation and ensures staff follow operating procedures.

Process

The precise methodology enforced by Matrix LES creates a right-firsttime environment, across the entire laboratory, eliminating many of the  opportunities for errors in manual systems. Using LES ensures operating procedures and test methods are followed the same way every time avoiding short cuts and variance (through repetition or lack of knowledge); and drives standards and GxP compliance with ease. This structured approach helps busy laboratories execute complex test methods correctly every time, avoiding costly rework of products or raw materials that don’t meet prescribed standards.

Work More Efficiently

Matrix LES enables analysts to work more efficiently without compromising the quality of their work. Instrument calibration logs, inventory records and training records may be automatically accessed allowing analysts to work more efficiently. Capturing test and calculated data directly into the
LIMS helps to further reduce analyst’s workload. The LES flow ensures steps within a test method are always followed, whether staff are familiar with that test or not.

Opening the Laboratory Execution System workflow shows the defined methods. Unlimited methods may be defined. Predefined templates may be used to save time when creating new methods. Each method consists of an unlimited number of steps that must be completed in order. Each step may consist of an unlimited number of prescribed sub-steps including preparation, runsheet creation and result entry which the analyst works through. The case narrative screen enables text and database information to be flexibly merged to form an easily readable narrative for later review.

If enabled for their username LIMS users may use the standard preparation and result entry screens instead of the LES flow. This is useful when experimenting, or setting up a new test method in the laboratory when more flexibility may be required.

Reports

Built-in reports enable the elimination of paper notebooks and allows everything to be electronically recorded within the LES flow. Reports may then be created automatically. The typical Matrix LES method report provides a complete history of each run of that method, capturing the method, preparatory steps, sample data, the runsheet and results of each sample. Matrix LES reports are a powerful tool to provide proof of compliance against the standard operational procedures to which a laboratory is operating.

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