LIMS for Agriculture Testing Environments

The LIMS for Agricultural Testing Labs

Get Results Where You Need Them

QBench helps agriculture testing labs by getting their data to internal and external customers. QBench is applicable in many agricultural settings. QBench can track sample types like soil, plant tissue, seeds, insects, feed, oils, nuts, husks, flowers, and more. The customization of QBench makes it possible to track almost any kind of sample your lab works with. Sample accessioning (ID generation) makes it easy to identify samples. ID generation also allows labs to print bar codes for expediting sample retrieval. These features also prevent costly mix-ups when performing tests.

Results from agriculture testing labs inform grower decisions in the field. They are also used to track the spread of disease in a specific region. Quality control is also a large component behind the testing. QBench has the functionality to make these processes much more efficient. Labs using QBench can log samples, assign analyses, track test progress, input data, and send results. Log samples from both external and internal sources (even from an ERP system). Technicians can track their work while Managers can get high-level insight. Customers can access results and track test progress using the QBench customer portal.

QBench has utility in agricultural settings across several disciplines with varied needs. Some labs perform microbiological analyses while others conduct PCR testing and analytical chemistry. QBench supports integration with both analytical instrumentation and liquid handling equipment. QBench's expert team of developers ensure the successful implementation of your lab's instrumentation.

Many labs in the agriculture industry are ISO 17025 accredited or seeking accreditation. The new standard (ISO 17025:2017) mentions use of laboratory information management systems (LIMS). QBench meets the requirements outlined for what a LIMS provider must do.

Key Points

  • Capable of handling many different samples types, including soil, seeds, plant tissue, animal tissue, etc.
  • Flexible and can accommodate many scientific disciplines, including but not limited to analytical chemistry, microbiology, molecular testing, physical testing, microscopy, etc.
  • ISO 17025 compatible
  • Effective for both internal QC testing labs or third-party testing labs