Learn how to safely annotate microscopic findings such as drug efficiency or toxicity in the dark. Complement your image recognition software and smoothly transition from R&D feasibility to commercialization in regulated industries with user-based Audit Trails.


Introducing Microscopy and GXP with Lab Twin. Safely annotate microscopic findings, such as drug efficiency or toxicity, in low-light conditions and seamlessly transition from R&D to commercialization in regulated industries.

LabTwin’s user-based Audit Trails ensure compliance, enabling real-time documentation without pen and paper—experience uninterrupted, compliant experiments with LabTwin’s digital lab assistant. Unlock this case study today!


Envision the Lab of the Future with an AI-enabled Digital Lab Assistant

February 15, 2023

Interconnected systems and data are what the future lab will run on. If you want to bring your lab into the future, an AI-enabled and voice-powered digital lab assistant like LabTwin can be a foundational step. LabTwin’s 95% accuracy with voice capture means that you can be confident that your data is accurately transcribed. LabTwin understands how much a single error can damage the scientific team’s trust. The safety and efficiency gains are a bonus. In this blog post, you’ll learn how the AI features in LabTwin can help when you adopt a digital lab assistant to bring your organization closer to the Lab of the Future today.

The Role of an AI-enabled and Voice-powered Digital Lab Assistant

The LabTwin digital lab assistant is revolutionizing laboratories and preparing organizations for the future with automation and enhanced collaboration. LabTwin enables hands-free, real-time data capture and structuring to automate previously manual routine tasks. These automations help to streamline laboratory processes, improve data accuracy, and eliminate human errors.

The large language models (LLMs) behind LabTwin can turn spoken data into structured data tables and then automate the transfer from the lab bench to your ELN or LIMS. This way, the LabTwin digital lab assistant facilitates collaboration between scientists and their teams. Anyone with access to the system can easily find results from any lab in the organization within a few hours after the end of the experiment.

The LabTwin digital lab assistant leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance laboratory operations and decision-making processes. The wireless internet capabilities of LabTwin can support remote and virtual work, enabling scientists to collaborate from anywhere for seamless workflow continuity.

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Increasing Productivity in the Lab of the Future with AI

The AI-enabled and voice-powered LabTwin digital lab assistant boosts efficiency and productivity in the lab of the future. LabTwin is built on scientific and technical LLMs that can enable AI-powered optimized data structuring and answer lab-specific questions that include
• safety information,
• material properties like molecular weights and dilutions,
• instrument status,
• and inventory information.

LabTwin can also help scientists execute experiments more efficiently by providing real-time access to experimental procedures, which can prompt the user through steps and data capture. Users can ask for calculations or timers while experimenting.

A useful feature of LabTwin lies in the ability to make voice-powered inquiries about protocols at the bench that leverage the underlying LLMs and integrations. These inquiries can talk you through existing protocols or help you develop new ones based on the stored methods in its library.

Another useful AI capability of the LabTwin digital lab assistant is that it can help your lab optimize resource allocation and inventory management. The locations of commonly used reagents, consumables, or raw materials can be monitored and identified as you walk from the bench to the storage area. The quantity remaining can also be tracked, and items that need to be replenished can be added to a supply list, making it easier to reorder when supplies are low.

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Overcoming Challenges and Maximizing ROI with the LabTwin Digital Lab Assistant

The AI-enabled and voice-powered LabTwin digital lab assistant can be a wise business investment because it helps organizations overcome logistical, analytical, or innovation challenges and will maximize their return on investment. Overcoming resistance to adopting new technologies is always a challenge and will continue to be in the lab of the future. The LabTwin digital lab assistant makes adoption easier because it is an intuitive product that learns your processes as it captures and structures your lab data. The LabTwin deployment model includes ample support for change management and training to ensure a successful implementation. Organizations can measure the return on investment (ROI) of implementing LabTwin as your digital lab assistant because there are immediate impacts on reduced human error and increased efficiency


Would you like to see the AI-enabled and voice-powered LabTwin digital lab assistant? Reach out today to schedule a demo.

To compete in the era of Industry 4.0, laboratories must leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The use cases in this white paper will show you why working with LabTwin can accelerate your organization’s realization of value from AI and ML. 

Request this white paper to read the presented use cases for situations familiar to many in biotechnology and pharmaceutical labs:

  • Converting protocols
  • Querying information at the bench
  • Automatic data structuring
  • Anomaly detection

 


The most significant drawback to an electronic lab notebook (ELN) is that it lives on a desktop computer and is often far from the lab bench. The risk of data loss or corruption is high when humans must remember to transcribe results correctly.

Request this white paper to learn how LabTwin’s accurate, hands-free voice capture functions as your digital lab assistant at the bench. 

  • Reduced human error
  • Increased access to methods, protocols, and scientific information
  • Increased interfacing with the ELN and instruments


LIMS Wizards Unveils New Features of LabTwin and SampleVision 3.1 at Pittcon 2024

February 08, 2024

Visit Booth 940 in San Diego, February 26 to 28, for Hands-on Demonstrations

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NEWARK, Delaware –LIMS Wizards, LLC, a global scientific software solutions provider, will exhibit LabTwin and SampleVision at Pittcon 2024. Both products have made technological advances to provide the end user with increased functionality across various industries. These features will be on display at booth 940.

Recent breakthroughs in AI technology are set to revolutionize laboratory operations, and LabTwin’s AI-powered, voice-activated digital lab assistant is at the forefront of this transformation. The latest advances in artificial intelligence for streamlining workflows and enhancing productivity are now available to life sciences organizations in the United States and Canada.

LabTwin has harnessed machine learning to enable hands-free data capture in the lab through natural language. Integrating with the recently released Large Language Models, LabTwin is a round-the-clock virtual companion for scientists, providing hands-free scientific or company-specific information retrieval. Through integration with instruments and external or internal data sources, LabTwin can answer specific questions from users while at the bench, including reagent location, instrument status, scientific knowledge such as molecular weights, and safety information.

LabTwin will soon be able to support GxP clients, allowing them the flexibility to meet their compliance and validation needs. LabTwin’s voice-recognition software works in English and German and can recognize a variety of accents in both languages. Michele Zelk, Director of Delivery for LIMS Wizards, explained: “LabTwin continually refines its product to bring additional features and efficiencies to scientists at the bench. We are excited to offer its AI-enhanced capabilities to life sciences customers in the U.S. and Canada.”

The latest version of SampleVision will also be on display. Configured for Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical/GxP Manufacturing, and Chemicals/Petrochemicals, version 3.1 includes expanded interfaces to any LIMS or no LIMS (exporting directly to CSV). SampleVision 3.1 offers full regulatory compliance via audit trail, electronic signatures, and desirable features like geolocation services, dashboards, configurable reports, image capture, and barcoding. Stop by booth 940, February 26–28, to see how it works. The SampleVision™ mobile app runs on Apple iOS or Android smartphones and tablets. SampleVision is currently available with English, Spanish, and French language capabilities. It is supported on Chrome, Firefox for Windows and Android, and Safari for Apple iOS devices.

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LIMS Wizards, LLC, a global scientific software solutions provider, develops intuitive products that fulfill unmet needs at the interface of the lab and the rest of the organization. Our products encourage organizational digital transformation and improve scientific data integrity, visualization, and analytics. Our solutions are designed for simple implementation, so those who use scientific data can be guided to wise business decisions.

Streamlining Your Sample Tracking Process

December 21, 2023

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Any laboratory that handles seemingly endless quantities of samples knows the pain of mishandling one (or a whole batch). In some industries, sample mishandling can get you sued or run out of business. If you’re working with lots of samples from lots of sources, you should know that there are ways to streamline your sample tracking process to avoid those scenarios. This blog post will show you how SampleVision works with your organization’s laboratory information management system (LIMS) or laboratory information system (LIS) to keep track of samples and streamline many common laboratory workflows. SampleVision users don’t necessarily need a LIMS license, either, which can save costs.

Understanding the Importance of Streamlining Your Sample Tracking Process 

In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective sample tracking is crucial for success. By streamlining your sample tracking process, you can ensure that samples are efficiently managed, monitored, and accounted for throughout their lifecycle. This not only saves time and resources but also improves data integrity, stakeholder satisfaction, and overall lab productivity.

Working to streamline your sample tracking process gives you a clear understanding of the sample journey from request to results delivery. Mapping each As-Is workflow enables you to identify bottlenecks, track sample and consumable usage, and make data-driven decisions. By developing a streamlined To-Be sample tracking process with SampleVision, you can begin to eliminate manual errors, reduce duplicate efforts, and enhance collaboration and data access among team members.

Moreover, a well-defined tracking process lets you easily comply with regulatory requirements and maintain accurate records. This is especially important in industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, or food and beverage, where sample integrity and traceability are critical. Once everyone understands the importance of streamlining your tracking process, you can take the necessary steps to optimize your sample management workflows with SampleVision.

Exploring the Features of SampleVision’s Sample Tracking Workflow

SampleVision offers a simple, eight-step sample tracking process for organizations of all sizes, in any industry. With its user-friendly mobile or desktop interface and advanced features, SampleVision works with your LIMS to efficiently manage and monitor samples across multiple collection sites and testing labs, from request to delivery.

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The basic workflow involves sample collection, sample logging, submission to the central testing lab, notifying the lab staff that samples are incoming, testing the samples, logging results in the testing lab’s LIMS, and notifying the submitters that results are available. One of the key features of SampleVision’s sample tracking workflow is that the samples are immediately posted into LIMS for tracking. You can easily track the status and location of each sample, ensuring that nothing gets lost or misplaced. The system also allows you to set up automated notifications and alerts, keeping you informed about when sample results are ready. You also have a choice of reporting formats.

You can define custom fields, create unique sample identifiers, and configure sample login and test assignments that align with your existing LIMS and its processes. This flexibility ensures that the system seamlessly integrates into your operations, enhancing efficiency, and accuracy.

Furthermore, SampleVision’s sample tracking workflow provides comprehensive reporting and analytics capabilities when interfaced with a LIMS. You can generate detailed reports on sample usage, turnaround times, and other key metrics from the LIMS. These insights enable you to identify areas for improvement, optimize resource allocation, and make data-driven decisions.

By taking advantage of SampleVision’s sample tracking capabilities, you can unlock the full potential of your sample management process and streamline your operations.

Implementing SampleVision’s Sample Tracking Process in Your Organization

Implementing SampleVision’s sample tracking process is a straightforward and seamless process. With the help of SampleVision’s implementation team, you can quickly set up the system to interface with your LIMS.

SampleVision’s sample tracking workflow can be configured to work with your organization’s unique requirements. There are several points in SampleVision’s default workflow where adjustments can be made so that your version of SampleVision is industry specific. Some of the adjustments that are possible include the ability to change field names and add different data capture field names depending on the template setups in the LIMS, establishing user roles and permissions, and configuring any necessary integrations with LIMS.

The following are some examples of how this might look:

  • In a food and beverage setting, a technician might collect a sample for microbial contamination testing at a grocery store. The technician uses the SampleVision app on their mobile device to capture the location information with global positioning system (GPS) data, then takes a photograph of the location for reference. This information accompanies the sample submission so the testing lab can access it.
  • In a pharmaceutical setting, the tablet press operator can pull samples out of the press, document the press settings in the notes field of the mobile app, and use the camera in their mobile device to scan a barcode for the shipping container. The sample is logged in to LIMS by a central lab staffer, and when the hardness and dissolution testing results are ready, the submitter gets a push notification.
  • In a clinical setting, specimens are collected at the point of care. Using a mobile device, the clinician submits the specimen orders with the SampleVision app and uses their camera to scan printed barcodes that will label each specimen for shipping. Specimens are sent to the central lab, where other clinicians perform the required testing. Results are logged into the lab’s LIMS or clinical LIS, and those results are pushed to SampleVision. The submitting clinician receives a push notification that the results are ready. Using the mobile app, the submitter can view a report of the results.
  • In a chemical manufacturing setting, a technician can access sampling ports at any point in the vast refinery. When sampling is complete, the technician can access the SampleVision app with their mobile device to log the sampling port location by GPS. Then the sample is logged and transferred to the central testing lab. When results are available, the submitter gets a push notification. A results report can be emailed to relevant stakeholders using the Share functionality in the mobile app.

SampleVision can streamline any sample management workflow, improve collaboration among team members, and ensure accurate and efficient tracking of samples throughout their lifecycle.

Maximizing Efficiency and Accuracy through Automation, Integration, and Reporting

Automation and integration play a crucial role in maximizing the efficiency and accuracy of your sample tracking process. By automating repetitive tasks and integrating SampleVision’s sample tracking workflow with your LIMS or LIS, you can save time, reduce errors, and enhance overall productivity.

SampleVision’s sample tracking workflow offers various automation features that simplify your daily sample management tasks. For example, submitters can track sample requests, approvals, and results or send digest reports by email to relevant stakeholders, so that crucial information from the LIMS remains at the fingertips of your organization’s decision makers. These types of automations eliminate the need for manual follow-ups and ensure timely actions.

SampleVision’s reporting tools enable you to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. You can generate audit reports that document sample integrity, traceability, and adherence to industry standards. This not only ensures compliance but also instills confidence in your customers and stakeholders. When SampleVision is integrated with a LIMS, the reports provide comprehensive visibility into sample status, turnaround times, and other key performance indicators. You can highlight trends, identify bottlenecks, and measure the effectiveness of your sample management strategies.

By analyzing your LIMS reports, you can identify areas for improvement and take proactive measures to enhance tracking accuracy and laboratory efficiency. For example, if you notice a delay in sample delivery, you can investigate the root cause and implement corrective actions to prevent similar delays in the future. Similarly, if certain samples are frequently misplaced, you can modify your tracking process to ensure better traceability.

Maximizing efficiency through automation, integration, and reporting not only saves time and effort but also reduces the risk of errors and improves end-user satisfaction. It allows your laboratory staff and sampling technicians to focus on value-added tasks instead of manual data entry and administrative work, ultimately driving business growth. By leveraging SampleVision’s mobile capabilities and easy reporting, you can continuously improve your tracking accuracy, optimize your sample management process, and achieve better outcomes for your organization. 

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How could using SampleVision’s sample tracking workflow simplify operations in your organization? Reach out to us to find out how soon you could be using SampleVision.

LabTwin Client Testimonial: Envalior

Envalior, a global engineering materials organization, is using LabTwin to build its Lab of the Future. Hear how the use of a hands-free, AI voice-enabled digital assistant has allowed Envalior to achieve efficiency and safety in the lab. The increased data capture and accuracy that LabTwin provides is helping their organization as they adopt AI tools for better business decision making.

The Power of LabTwin

  • LabTwin can connect to your lab informatics ecosystem.
  • LabTwin enables real-time, hands-free, accurate data access remotely.
  • LabTwin provides advanced voice technology trained on a large natural-language processing model. It is 95% accurate with its digital dictation.
  • Data captured with LabTwin is automatically processed and structured to facilitate downstream FAIR data integration and wise business decisions
  • LabTwin enables better documentation and makes regulatory compliance easier

Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns of Apps in the Lab

November 08, 2023

Address Privacy and Security Concerns of Apps in the Lab

As hands-free lab note-capturing technology becomes more prevalent, it is crucial to address the privacy and security concerns associated with voice recognition and mobile or wearable devices. Although hands-free technology offers convenience and efficiency, it also raises concerns about data privacy and security. In this blog post, you’ll read about the different data privacy and security concerns you may face and how LabTwin, the leading voice-powered digital lab assistant, has addressed them.

Protecting Sensitive Data in the Lab

Protecting patient data is at the forefront of most life sciences research. Measures for protection have evolved along with technology, from double-blinded study files stored in locked filing cabinets, through today where those double-blinded studies are digitized and maintained in a laboratory information management system (LIMS) or laboratory information system (LIS). 

Clinical trials of today often collect patient data through the use of wearable technology or voice recognition, which carry specific risks to ensuring patient data security. 

To address the rising concerns about data security, LabTwin uses various measures to protect the sensitive data collected through hands-free lab note taking, including encryption, user authentication, and data access controls.

There are numerous international standards for data security including those of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), that are considered the international gold standards for information security. LabTwin has obtained the ISO/IEC 27001:2017 and ISO/IEC 27017:2015 certifications, recognizing LabTwin’s compliance with these standards. ISO/IEC 27001 is a set of more than 100 requirements for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) developed by ISO and IEC, encompassing data security and data processes, risk management, and appropriate user training. As an extension to ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27017 includes standards for information security in cloud-based systems.

Data Security

To ensure adherence with the ISO/IEC standards and with the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 21 Part 11, LabTwin uses the proven and well-tested cloud-based infrastructure of Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS security is itself verified by compliance certifications, including ISO/IEC 27001 and AWS-independent third-party system and organizational controls (SOC) reports 1, 2, and 3. This means that all data sent over the Internet to LabTwin servers and between services is encrypted over transport layer security/secure sockets locator (TLS/SSL) connections. It will be very difficult for any bad actor to penetrate these layers of security.

Mobile Security

The device level encryption offered by Apple or Android operating systems secures the data stored on the device, combined with a mobile device management (MDM) system to control the device itself. This creates a secure and controlled environment for the LabTwin app. LabTwin can also provide an extra level of security by deploying a User Management System for an added fee.

Ensuring Compliance with Data Privacy Regulations

Data privacy regulations, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), govern the treatment of patient data during hands-free lab note taking. LabTwin ensures compliance with its built-in access controls and the security measures described previously, while maximizing the benefits of the technology. The aspect of LabTwin that receives the most attention with respect to data privacy assurance is the AI-powered voice recognition software in the mobile app. 

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Voice Recognition and Data Privacy

LabTwin’s voice recognition technology works by drawing on its large data set of scientific terminology to capture the technician’s words accurately. The storage of voice data carries specific risks in the era of deep fakes. An individual’s voice is almost as unique as their fingerprints and if voice recordings fall into the wrong hands, a person’s identity could easily be stolen. It’s critical to take appropriate steps, such as documented adherence to the applicable regulations, to protect user privacy and intellectual property when using hands-free devices. 

Balancing Convenience with Security

We humans are starting to grapple with the trade-offs between convenience and security. For example, using an E-ZPass for toll collection or a transit pass means that the transportation authorities can gather data about your movements, but these have become accepted privacy intrusions for the convenience (and price discount) received in return. The convenience of secure hands-free devices in the lab is also becoming recognized, and that convenience is increasingly supported by legislation to protect user privacy and ensure that hands-free devices can be deployed safely in research settings.  

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Use LabTwin With Confidence

Researchers shouldn’t need to sacrifice convenience in the name of security. With LabTwin, you can enjoy the accessibility of voice-powered data capture while being assured that patient data and your research findings are stored securely.


 Reach out if you’d like to learn more about LabTwin and its built-in data privacy and security features.

How to Submit Samples for Testing Without a LIMS License

October 19, 2023

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Laboratory information management system (LIMS) licenses are expensive, and when you work in a distributed organization with a central lab and many collection points, it isn’t feasible to provide all potential submitters with their own LIMS license. We’re here to tell you that there is an easier way. It is possible, and even easy, to submit samples for testing without a LIMS license using SampleVision and its sample tracking app.

Background on SampleVision

SampleVision is an innovative, purpose-built platform that automates sample test requests and results retrieval. It seamlessly integrates with your LIMS or LIS, can be used when there is no LIMS, and also can be used to submit samples to clinical HL7-based systems. It is an indispensable sample tracking tool to simplify any sample submission and management workflows.

The intuitive SampleVision portal interface can be accessed anywhere, anytime, on any device. Whether you’re using a desktop in the lab or an office; from your mobile phone or tablet in the field or on the go; or your laptop at home—the SampleVision app can tell you instantly where your samples are in the testing process. Its capabilities open up the potential of better decision making to far more stakeholders in your organization, without needing to invest in a LIMS license for each of them.

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Guide to Sample Submission and Tracking in SampleVision

Of course, the sample submission process in SampleVision isn’t available to just anyone. Because SampleVision takes data integrity and sample chain of custody security seriously, anyone who submits a sample must have an account. Accounts are assigned levels of permission so that some activities and reports can be access controlled. Our SampleVision team can get your lab set up quickly to submit and track samples remotely. With the appropriate SampleVision login credentials and permissions, your remote sites and technicians can log samples without needing a LIMS license, and your decision makers have all of the necessary information at their fingertips, whenever they want it.

Sample Tracking and Management Without a LIMS License

One of the most convenient features of SampleVision is the dashboard that helps you track your samples during the testing process and manage them efficiently. The dashboard windows are updated automatically (with a refresh rate you can customize) to inform users where their samples are at all times. A ;LIMS license isn’t needed to view the SampleVision dashboard. SampleVision can be configured to provide real-time updates via push notifications about the status and location of your samples. These features help SampleVision streamline the organization and storage of your sample data.

Collaboration with Sample Testing Facilities

A significant pain point within organizations that use a central lab for testing is the limited visibility into sample results due to the cost of LIMS licenses. With SampleVision, remote sites and central labs can easily collaborate and share results through the portal. Access to SampleVision anytime, anywhere, through the mobile app facilitates effective communication and feedback between all interested parties. Shared data makes for better scheduling and decision making across the organization.

Ensuring Data Security and Confidentiality

Rest assured that your sample data is safe and confidential with SampleVision. The data integrity of sample statuses and results is maintained by SampleVision’s secure socket locator (SSL) encryption to allow central labs to securely share sample details with collection sites, and vice versa. SampleVision adheres to industry regulations to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your samples. Cloud hosting options include the ability to partition your data within the server for complete autonomy.


How would the ability to submit samples without a LIMS license improve your lab’s operations? Contact us to learn more.