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Posted in Bioinformatics, L7 Informatics News

There is no doubt that well-managed commercial software platforms can be costly from a licensing standpoint. Therefore, many labs elect to build their own data management and provenance systems. However, the teams tasked with developing these tools almost never include the head of the laboratory, who is the single[...]

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Posted in Big Data, Education, White Paper, Bioinformatics

The democratization of data-intensive technologies such as next-generation sequencing, mass spec-driven multi-omics workflows, and high-resolution imaging systems is making bioinformatic analysis a required function. In the vast majority of labs, a dedicated staff of highly trained computer scientists handles[...]

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Posted in Big Data, Education, White Paper, Bioinformatics

After reading our previous posts on inefficiency, you might be thinking, “I have a LIMS that takes care of transitioning from the wet lab to analysis for me.” While it is true that you have a LIMS in place, can you think of any LIMS that manages data through bioinformatics and reporting, while maintaining[...]

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Posted in Big Data, Education, White Paper

As mentioned in our previous blog post, Stop Managing Your Instruments and Software Platforms Independently, scientific labs are resorting to using a variety of manual methods for data management and collation. As a result, labs often experience poor record keeping regarding the “who, what, when, where, and how” of[...]

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Posted in Big Data, Education, White Paper

We thought that we'd use these middle-of-summer weeks to revisit one of our earlier topics. In this case, it's the first of the list of salient items from our our "Five Strategies to Improve the Efficiency of Your Lab" white paper...

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Posted in Big Data, Education, White Paper

The latest installment of our blog posts on the Lab7 Systems team features our Principal Software Engineer, John Eargle, Ph.D. John was the 4th Lab7ite, having joined about 3 months after the company was founded. Since then, John has toiled away making sure that the Enterprise Science Platform (ESP) not only[...]

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Posted in L7 Informatics News, Education

Bio-IT World 2017 Recap

Lab7 Systems was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year's Bio-IT World Conference and Expo, which took place May23-25, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The best part was that our booth #563 was right next to the bar...I mean...The best part was seeing the exciting advances in utilization of cloud[...]

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Posted in Bioinformatics, Big Data, L7 Informatics News

Lab7 in 7 Questions: Alexandra Hubbard

As Lab7 Systems grows and more people become aware of what we do and what the Enterprise Science 

Platfo rm (ESP) is, we’d like to share some insight into the team that helped get us here. To this end, we’re starting a new blog series called “Lab7 in 7 Questions” (we are Lab7 after all, not Lab4 or Lab5). In the[...] Read

Posted in L7 Informatics News

Is Your Head in the Cloud? (Part 1)

Alphabet Soup: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, OpEx, CapEx, oh my!

Over the last few years, cloud computing has become an integral element of the IT landscape. It's impossible to discuss new IT deployments without considering how cloud services may play a role. In the Life Sciences, especially with next generation sequencing[...]

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Posted in HPC