I wanted to learn more about laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and how they impact the cannabis lab testing space, so I met with Kyle Kershner, an account manager for LabWare. LabWare, the multi-award-winning laboratory solution, was founded in 1987 by Vance Kershner, the current president and CEO. Although it is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, it now has offices in fifteen different countries and serves customers all across the globe. The company delivers off-the-shelf, best-practice laboratory automation solutions to a vast array of industries, such as food and beverage, forensics, nuclear power, environmental, and water testing. Their software is also used to test for water, soil, food, and air quality in the US, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa.
Kyle later shared that for more than thirty years, LabWare has provided a wide range of industries with cutting-edge and state-of-the-art automated laboratory informatics solutions. He further attested to its esteem and respect in the industry—LabWare is committed to being a solution in an industry that is proven complex and needs meticulous attention to detail. The company develops, markets, and supports a single, well-planned suite of products that put laboratories at ease when deciding which laboratory informatics solution is right for them.
When I asked about the services LabWare currently offers, he described two different programs available to LabWare customers: laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN). LIMS automates the hum-drum clerical duties involved in processing a lab’s analytical results or processes. Whereas ELN serves as a digital lab notebook and is replete with the necessary functions for labs to succeed, such as search capabilities, a duplication function, collaboration applications, and a platform in which users can upload images or other multimedia at their leisure.
Kyle’s excitement and passion for the company in which he works were infectious; he shared, “As the global leader in laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN) for over thirty years, LabWare drives data integrity and laboratory automation within the cannabis industry. Through long-lasting customer partnerships and market-leading functionality, we stand ready to help your laboratory cultivate compliance, ensure product purity, and make results count!”
Kyle also shared LabWare’s newest business venture—helping one of the most prominent, up-and-coming industries on the market today: cannabis. LabWare is paving the way with its quintessential LIMS, and a LIMS specifically catered for cannabis testing facilities: Labware Cannabis SaaS. LabWare Cannabis SaaS is an intuitive program that appropriately scales to fit a business’ needs—however that may change. With the largest team in the industry, LabWare helps both cannabis-based product manufacturers and cannabis testing laboratories automate analytical workflows and regulatory compliance requirements. LabWare Cannabis SaaS is an easy-to-use, subscription-based product that incorporates the best practices seen within LabWare’s extensive global customer base. With its ready-to-use pharmaceutical, clinical, or water testing workflows, sample receipts, reporting, and invoicing have never been more accessible or easier. And, its cannabis analysis library provides a wealth of knowledge and information available at the customer’s fingertips.
With its comprehensive approach and award-winning programs, it was without question to me that LabWare provides unparalleled automation and support services. With the support and expertise LabWare offers, any business can be confident that they will have the functionality, know-how, and competence available to navigate the sometimes confusing analytical testing that is required to ensure compliance and consumer safety.