Is Chromatography Ready for the Cloud?

Webcast

***Part 1*** Airing 1: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9am EDT | 2pm BST | 3pm CEST*** Airing 2: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10am PDT | 1pm EDT | 7pm CEST*** Part 2 *** Airing 1: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 9am EDT | 2pm BST | 3pm CEST*** Airing 2: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10am PDT | 1pm EDT | 7pm CEST*** *** Should you move your regulated analytical data to the cloud? What are the technical considerations, and what do the regulations say? Join us for this two-part webcast to understand the issues and get your questions answered. ***On demand available after final airing until July 22, 2022***

Register Free: https://www.chromatographyonline.com/lcgc_w/cloud

Event Overview:

Traditionally a chromatography data system (CDS) has been installed and operated as an on-premise application. Over the past 10 years, cloud-hosted GxP applications such as QMS (quality management system software) have become available, and use virtual IT infrastructure located in an off-site data center operated by a service provider. Alternately, a software-as-a-service provider (SaaS) will use a data center for hosting their GxP applications. Before a laboratory decides whether to use cloud applications or hosted services, they need to interpret the applicable GxP regulatory requirements and understand the technical advantages and limitations of cloud deployments.

In this two-part webcast we will answer the question: Is chromatography ready for the cloud?

21 CFR 11 regulations have allowed the use of electronic signatures in regulated labs for more than 20 years. Yet today, many organisations still rely on paper-based processes. Technology continues to evolve—and so should lab operations. The time has come to harness advances in laboratory informatics and automate analytical processes. The question is how. What are the key considerations in adopting automated, all-digital workflows? What are the primary obstacles today? Which solutions have the potential to streamline workflows and compliance processes? This two-part webcast addresses these questions and more.

Part 1 looks where we are now. It summarizes how and why laboratories continue to operate with hybrid systems, spreadsheets, and manual tasks. This is followed by an overview of the various informatics tools available, e.g. LIMS, ELN, LES etc., and the issues of implementing and using these solutions correctly. Part 1 also examines the business case for automation, considering both the tangible and intangible benefits for the organisation.

Part 2 discusses how to develop a digitalization and automation strategy for the laboratory. It reviews the key steps for implementing applications and automating processes in ways that add maximum value to the laboratory, then discusses the stages of a typical project to demonstrate how automated processes can help maximize lab efficiency, productivity, and compliance operations.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the cloud and interpret applicable GxP regulations
  • Understand the two main cloud service models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) and the implications of both for a regulated laboratory
  • Review why companies are moving the lab to newer deployment models
  • Learn why cloud deployments are becoming more relevant in today’s environment
  • Discover how an Agilent Chromatography Data System (CDS) can be deployed and operated in the cloud both now and in the future
  • How to validate a CDS in the cloud

Speakers: Bob McDowall, Director, R D McDowall Ltd.

Sean O’Byrne, Product Manager for Cloud Informatics, Agilent Technologies

Times and Dates:
Part 1­

Airing 1: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9am EDT | 2pm BST | 3pm CEST

Airing 2: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10am PDT | 1pm EDT | 7pm CEST

Part 2 ­

Airing 1: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 9am EDT | 2pm BST | 3pm CEST

Airing 2: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10am PDT | 1pm EDT | 7pm CEST

Sponsor: Agilent Technologies

Register free: https://www.chromatographyonline.com/lcgc_w/cloud