Read this short case study to learn how Otogenetics uses Clarity LIMS to offer fast turnaround times for customers
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Otogenetics provides a one-stop solution for targeted gene capture, next generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics data analysis. The company prides itself on making NGS affordable and delivering high quality results with quick turnaround for all of their customers. In fact, each sample comes with a written guarantee that it is of the highest quality. Processing over 10,000 samples with these standards means that Otogenetics tenaciously pursues methods to process samples more quickly, accurately, and efficiently. One way they achieve this is through their use of Clarity LIMS.
Like many labs, before Otogenetics decided it was time to purchase a LIMS, they were using a system of spreadsheets and a file database on their server. Although this was functional, they knew that the transition to a LIMS would help them achieve CLIA compliance. As COO Tim Schwartz puts it, “Having gone through the compliance process before, I understand the importance of having a system that can manage and track all data from sample receipt to data analysis.”
Otogenetics looked at several LIMS but ultimately chose Clarity LIMS because its out-of-the-box integration with Illumina® instruments makes it quick and easy to implement. According to Schwartz, it was the one LIMS made specifically for NGS workflows, when all of the other LIMS seemingly lagged behind.
Implementing Clarity LIMS was uncomplicated. The six week process involved ensuring that the preconfigured workflows for the Illumina instruments in use by Otogenetics corresponded to their existing SOPs. Otogenetics integrated several other instruments, and this process was straightforward as well.
As part of the implementation process, GenoLogics provided several training sessions that got lab staff up-to-speed with the software. Otogenetics also leverages the support model from GenoLogics to keep its IT costs low on an ongoing basis.
Now, Clarity LIMS is in full use at Otogenetics, and lab staff have already realized several benefits: