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Matrix Express Teaches The Benefits of LIMS To Future Chemical Lab Technicians


company: Bidwell Training Center

solution: Matrix gemini LIMS

In a forward-thinking approach to educating the next generation of laboratory technicians, students at Bidwell Training Center are given hands-on exposure to a Laboratory Information Management System during the practical laboratory teaching sessions, reflecting the ‘real world’ environment in which they will work.

In a forward-thinking approach to educating chemical laboratory technicians of the future, Bidwell Training Center in Pennsylvania, USA has purchased Matrix Express LIMS. This gives students hands-on exposure to a Laboratory Information Management System during the practical laboratory teaching sessions, reflecting even closer to the ‘real world’ environment in which they might find future employment.

Challenges

  • Finding a LIMS that was simple to setup, teach and use yet representative of solutions in daily use in laboratories

Solution

Results

  • Standard LIMS flow as used by many industry laboratories
  • Easy to setup new sample tests e.g. soil and water
  • Students learn highly transferable LIMS skills

“Matrix Express allows us to show how businesses use modern software methods to follow a sample from the cradle to the grave. LIMS connects it all together”


Bidwell Training Center (BTC) was originally established in 1968 to provide educational opportunities for the disadvantaged and dislocated residents of the City of Pittsburgh. Although students currently come from a greater diversity of backgrounds, the Center maintains its ethos of ‘changing lives by providing career training and academic enrichment opportunities to adults in transition’. Some students are preparing for their first job from high school; others are learning job skills that will enable them to pursue a job or a new career; others to advance in their current job. Crucially, the programs are funded by the State and so are at no cost to adult residents of Pennsylvania with a high school diploma or GED, who pass a competency exam and interview.

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