Positron Emission Tomography LIMS From LabLogic

LabLogic is a market leader in the field of LIMS (laboratory information management system) software, and they now build on their 25 years of experience in the field with PETra - a complete process management solution for positron emission tomography (PET) facilities.

Recognising the heavily regulated environment in which many PET facilities operate, LabLogic's PETra system offers a thorough and intuitive laboratory management solution that makes it easy to ensure full compliance with regulatory guidelines, while also providing flexibility for facilities that function in the less regulated research and investigational environments.

This is partly made possible by using automated data acquisition, gathering critical data wherever possible directly from key instruments - including cyclotrons, synthesis units, dose calibrators, mobile handheld devices etc. 

This helps reduce the requirements for manual transcription of data.  The LIMS also incorporates complete management of audit trails, multi-level security and electronic signature tracking to ensure compliance with GxP, FDA and similar regulatory frameworks for positron emission tomography environments.

PETra's signature tracking capabilities for key events are robust and fully configurable.  Administrators are able to disable signatures where appropriate, or set single or double signature requirements for events.  The LIMS will, by default, electronically record the printed name of the signer, along with the date and time and the signature meaning (e.g. approval, review, responsibility or authorship).

PETra effectively allows PET facilities to remove the need for paper record-keeping of production processes.  Instead, production methods for each individual PET radiotracer can be easily stored in the LIMS software itself and retrieved by any user with appropriate access rights, allowing consistent and straightforward production of radiotracers such as [18F]FLT, [18F]FDG, [18F]FDOPA, [18F]fluorodopamine, [11C]acetate and [11C]Choline.

A sophisticated but user-friendly stock control system combined with barcode-based inventory tracking allows for straightforward and time-efficient management of raw materials, reagents, solvents and custom kits in any positron emission tomography environment.  The capabilities of PETra's management system shouldn't be underestimated. 

Among the powerful features included are:  chain of custody tracking, from point of order right through to an item's final use in a batch; automatic dating and expiry notification; raw material quality control data; automated stock reordering; and customised label generation with tracking barcodes.

Date added: 2015-05-25 11:57:49