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September 21, 2021

The Life Science Facility Monitoring Handbook

No two life science facilities are alike. As some offices are converted to lab space and other labs are built to purpose, each facility has a unique layout for its specific processes. Learn how to ensure stable and secure environment in this facility monitoring eBook. read more

Blog
September 7, 2021

Lab Monitoring: Wires? Wireless? The Choice is Clear.

Most of us are today conditioned to think “wireless = good; wired = bad”, but that’s not always the case. A lack of connectivity in the lab can have dire consequences of lost sample data, R&D, and costs. read more

Blog
July 14, 2021

Critical Lab Parameters for Healthy, Safe, Successful Fertility Clinics

Fertility Clinics: in many ways, their work is life itself. But how do you ensure ambient conditions are controlled and stable throughout the entire IVF process? Learn how to monitor, what to look for, and where, when, and how to respond to events. read more

eBook
June 30, 2021

Lab Equipment Monitoring - The Ultimate Guide

Best practices for monitoring lab equipment means more than just responding to alarms when something goes wrong. Read the ultimate lab equipment monitoring guide to ensure security, efficiency, and compliance (CAP, CLIA, GxP, and more) read more

Blog
June 15, 2021

Water Quality in the Lab

Water isn’t just water. Just like the water being used in a facility’s irrigation system is unlike what’s in its water coolers, the water in a facility’s plumbing systems is rarely (rather, never) the water being used in its labs. Take a deep dive in all there is to know about TOC, water types, and water quality in this blog post. read more

Blog
May 27, 2021

Modern Gas Manifold Management: What You Don't Know Can Ruin You

With the sole purpose of regulating the supply of critical gases to ensure the safety of vital lab assets, gas manifolds are an integral component to the “health” of your lab. While most lab facility manifolds have some level of automation, there are still a myriad of ways things can go awry, and the damage can be immeasurable. read more

Blog
April 27, 2021

What's Your IAQ IQ? What's in (or out of) Your Control?

In the lab, as in life, there are events within your control, and events outside of it. However, in the lab (but not necessarily always in life), external events can have an internal impact, especially concerning the internal air quality (IAQ) in a lab.  read more

Webinar
April 14, 2021

I3 Webinar: Remote Management of Fertility Clinics

COVID-19 has put a higher pressure on clinics to be able to function and run with a smaller number of staff on-site. Hear from Dr. VerMilyea, VP of Scientific Advancement for Ovation Fertility, how he manages his facilities remotely. read more

Blog
March 15, 2021

Keeping your Lab’s Cleanrooms Clean

Validation is an important process to ensure cleanrooms meet specific standards to be classified according to the ISO. A comprehensive cleanroom monitoring strategy that combines data acquisition, analysis, and reporting supports validation and ongoing compliance efforts, and protects valuable scientific work. read more

Webinar
March 4, 2021

Part 2: Successful Implementation of a 2-Stage Process Validation Program

In the last webinar of a two-part series with KenX, we hear from Dr. Vincent, CEO of VTI Life Sciences, about how to successfully implement a 2-stage process validation program in accordance with current international regulations. read more

Webinar
February 18, 2021

Part 1: Successful Implementation of a 1-Stage Process Validation Program

In the first webinar of a two-part series in collaboration with KenX, we hear from Dr. Vincent, CEO of VTI Life Sciences, about how to implement process validation programs and the benefits associated with taking a science and risk-based approach. read more

Blog
January 28, 2021

Disaster Planning for the Lab: How to Prepare, Respond, and Recover

Can your lab predict and prevent disasters? Learn how to prepare, respond, and recover in the event of a disaster occurring. read more

Blog
January 23, 2021

Hard Cold Facts Behind Vaccine Storage

Proper vaccine storage has become a hot topic after several reports of freezer failures related to the storage of COVID-19 vaccine. Whether it's for storing vaccines in -70°C or only in "refrigerator" cold temperatures, the importance of proper vaccine storage remains. read more

Case Study
January 10, 2021

XiltriX Laboratory Monitoring for Vivariums

One specific area XiltriX innovation has an immense impact is with monitoring vivariums. Safeguarding and ensuring proper vivarium conditions is extremely important for animal safety and well-being, as well as experiment reproducibility. read more

White Paper, Brochure
January 7, 2021

Product Overview

Building on over 30 years of experience and expertise in life science industries, XiltriX has developed the most reliable, real-time environmental monitoring solution to meet any life science facility’s needs. read more

White Paper
December 5, 2020

Critical Parameters for Cleanrooms

Validation is an important process to ensure cleanrooms meet specific standards to be classified according to the ISO. A comprehensive cleanroom monitoring strategy combines data acquisition, analysis, and reporting supports validation and ongoing compliance efforts, and protects valuable scientific work. read more

Webinar
November 4, 2020

Data-driven Approach to Standardize Disparate Facilities

The multiple IVF freezer failures in 2018 resulted in hundreds of women losing their chance to have biological children. Hear from John Whitney, Senior Manager at Ovation Fertility, why real-time monitoring of IVF incubators and cryotanks is crucial to preventing this kind of disaster at their facilities. read more

Webinar
October 21, 2020

Data-based Process Monitoring, Control and Improvement: A Systematic Approach

This session addresses how to create a data-based system to enhance the use and effectiveness of integrated tools for continued process monitoring, control, and improvement. This is illustrated with case studies including pharmaceuticals. read more

Webinar
October 21, 2020

Next Generation Approaches to Lab Monitoring

When laboratories are forced to shut down or operate with fewer staff, it can expose severe limitations in their ability to monitor critical assets. This session explores next generation approaches to remote lab monitoring and increased reliability, efficiency, and safety of equipment. read more

Blog
October 14, 2020

Monitoring Relative Humidity & Temperature in Real-time for Your Lab

A sizable amount of work done in laboratories requires temperature-controlled spaces. Despite the persistent need to also monitor and control the relative humidity of these spaces, many facilities put themselves through a frustrating maintenance process involving HVAC systems and dehumidifiers. read more

Webinar
September 17, 2020

Integrating Multiple Data Sources for Meaningful Laboratory Insight

Hear from Stephen Tierney, President at XiltriX North America, and Han Weerdesteyn, CCO at XiltriX International, about steps laboratories can take to prevent disasters from occurring, and outlining a risk-based approach for data trending and analysis of lab equipment and ambient parameters to ensure your facility is protected from a catastrophe.  read more

Blog
August 23, 2020

Making Data Meaningful with a Real-time Facility Monitoring Application

For life science organizations, real-time facility monitoring provides critical insight on equipment functionality and environmental conditions. This insight allows for deviations to be dealt with in a timely manner, ensuring that no catastrophic losses occur. read more

Webinar
July 29, 2020

Best Practices for Lab & Environmental Monitoring

This webinar covers an overview of different lab environmental monitoring systems with examples of data and discusses the different decisions that need to be considered when implementing a monitoring system. read more

Blog
July 28, 2020

Temperature Mapping in Real-time for Your Facility

High-quality temperature monitoring is critical to life science organizations due to the strong influence that temperature can have on environmental conditions. These environmental conditions can make or break the quality of an organization’s research, development, and production if they do not remain stable. read more

White Paper
July 28, 2020

What is Your CO2 Incubator Telling You?

Incubators require the perfect synergy between conditions such as temperature, humidity, and CO2/O2 concentrations, each of which can greatly affect the cells if not monitored carefully. Therefore, a crucial element of an incubator’s stability is being able to accurately measure the relevant conditions inside in real-time. read more

Blog
June 22, 2020

7 Common Problems with Data Loggers - and How Data Acquisition Solves Them

Data logger users have likely experienced problems related to memory capacity, missed alarms, disparate data points, battery life, hidden costs, and system management. Overall, data loggers create a false sense of security. Here are the 7 common problems that users face and the ways in which a real-time data acquisition system solves them. read more

Webinar
May 30, 2020

Lab Asset Management & Preventive Maintenance

This webinar covers topics and key areas where life science facilities and operations managers should focus for life science asset and facility monitoring and management. read more

Blog
May 29, 2020

Safeguard Specimen Integrity with Real-time Laboratory Monitoring

Specimen integrity is dependent upon proper performance of pre-analytical processes as poor execution can give erroneous results and compromise the care of the patient. This article covers key steps in handling patient samples for optimal testing and how automated real-time data-acquisition systems safeguard specimen integrity. read more

Video
April 6, 2020

Lab Monitoring 101: Safeguarding Valuable Scientific Equipment and Assets

Safeguarding valuable scientific equipment and assets from deviations in ambient conditions 24/7 is challenging. Watch this educational video to learn what needs to be monitored, as well as the common challenges faced in lab monitoring. read more

White Paper
March 24, 2020

Secure Critical Life Science Assets

When life science facilities are forced to shut down, or operate with fewer staff, it exposes a severe lack of capabilities to monitor critical assets and environments. This white paper states critical parameters in a lab or life science facility that should be monitored by a 24/7 real-time data acquisition system. read more

White Paper
March 23, 2020

Keeping Your Science Safe With Laboratory Monitoring

Working in a busy, fast-paced laboratory setting, it is easy to overlook systems and equipment running in the background. However, these systems and instruments are critical for safe sample storage and successful experimental outcomes. read more

White Paper
March 10, 2020

When Freezers Fail

Freezers may fail for any number of reasons. There may be a facility-wide power outage. Compressors may break down. Temperatures may be slow to stabilize if the freezer door is frequently being opened. The list goes on. But when failures occur, damage to, or loss of stored samples is not inevitable. read more

Webinar
March 5, 2020

Future of Pharma Facility Monitoring & Management

This webinar covers key challenges of pharma monitoring, how to make data meaningful and actionable, single monitoring system vs multiple systems, and a review of our system from Mark Narcy, Senior Facilities & Operations Manager at Crinetics Pharmaceuticals. read more

Blog
February 19, 2020

Importance of CO2 & O2 Monitoring

There are many CO₂ sensors on the market, but two of the most common types are chemical or optical sensors. XiltriX uses industrial-grade sensors that are fully calibrated and compensate for both temperature and humidity. read more

White Paper
January 16, 2020

Safeguarding Sample Management

Sample management and inventory management are common terms used in this practice, and they are often seen as synonymous even though this assumption may not be correct. Sample management includes inventory management, but the latter does not necessarily include all of the former. read more

Blog
November 20, 2019

The Difference Between a Data Acquisition System and a Data Logger

How is a data acquisition system different from a data logger? The main difference is how data is collected and reported. read more

Blog
October 17, 2019

Streamlining Laboratory Equipment Management

In order to ensure the future success of managing maintenance contracts for life science assets and equipment, opting to implement a laboratory asset management and equipment monitoring solution helps save time and lower costs. read more

Blog
September 18, 2019

Freezer Storing Rare Samples Fails Setting Research Back Decades

Freezer failure results in 14 years of brain sample loss estimated to set autism research as far back as a decade. read more

Blog
September 12, 2019

Monitoring Increases Laboratory Equipment Value

It is safe to say that most, if not all, life science organizations have concerns with maintaining and maximizing equipment functionality while mitigating and minimizing any equipment downtime. read more

Case Study
August 15, 2019

XiltriX Monitoring Helps Protect Scientific Assets at San Diego Pharma

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutics. After a recent transition, Crinetics decided to implement XiltriX to help safeguard their facility, equipment, and valuable research. read more

Blog
August 15, 2019

Have you Been Left to Your Own Devices?

Many laboratories must follow strict regulations from various agencies and organizations to remain within quality and compliance standards, but what are the best means for monitoring? read more

Blog
July 18, 2019

Best Practices for Lab Monitoring - Before, During, After Implementation

With developing and implementing laboratory and environmental monitoring programs, determining the appropriate balance between an efficient allocation of resources and a sufficient frequency of monitoring data in order to derive meaningful conclusions is very important. read more

Blog
June 18, 2019

The Future of Lab Asset Monitoring & Management

At pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, facility and laboratory operations managers have to look after many different areas. The monitoring and management of laboratory assets and equipment is often one of the most important and time consuming aspects on a daily basis. read more

White Paper
June 10, 2019

Implementation, IT, & Security

When life science organizations adopt new technologies, there are many challenges to address. One example is the time and resources taken away from primary job functions of several departments. In any event, companies that want to remain innovative and competitive must look to digital transformation to ensure they do not fall behind. read more

Blog
May 28, 2019

3 Areas Automated Reporting Makes Labs More Efficient

With increasingly fast-paced competition to innovate in life science industries, constantly improving laboratory operations is not just a good idea, it is a necessity. read more

Blog
May 14, 2019

Is Your Lab Prepared for a Power Outage

Loss of power in electrical equipment has the potential to produce dangerous situations for employees in the area and destroy research. Toxic chemical vapors or flammable materials might leak out of refrigerators and freezers if chemicals warm up, not to mention loss of samples. Here's how to be prepared for outages. read more

Brochure
May 10, 2019

Value Protected with XiltriX

Save time and money for your laboratory with XiltriX. With 30+ years of real-time monitoring experience and 0 samples lost in XiltriX-monitored facilities, we protect our members’ critical life science assets and environments 24/7 so they can sleep at night with peace-of-mind. read more

Brochure
May 10, 2019

Is Your Science at Risk?

Loss of critical life science assets exceeds far more than just high costs. If an IVF facility loses embryos it means families can lose their chances of having biological children. The good news are that there are ways to prevent them. Here are five overlooked challenges for life science organizations and how to solve them. read more

Blog
April 30, 2019

5 Ways Lab Monitoring Improves Quality & Compliance

Having a comprehensive laboratory monitoring solution to closely monitor equipment functionality, facility conditions, and ambient parameters is an important tool for not only proving quality and compliance but also performing root-cause analysis after an incident occurs. Here are 5 ways lab monitoring improves quality and compliance. read more

Blog
April 16, 2019

How Environmental Monitoring Keeps Labs From Failing

Environmental monitoring in life science industries is an important component in overall processes to ensure products are fit for the market and that quality standards for regulatory compliance are met. read more

Blog
April 2, 2019

The Challenges of Choosing a Laboratory Monitoring Solution

There are many companies that provide solutions for monitoring laboratory equipment and ambient parameters, but understanding the difference between such offerings can be difficult to do. read more

Video
March 26, 2019

XiltriX: Laboratory Monitoring Solutions Overview

XiltriX North America was established to leverage 30 years of experience and continuous development of real-time monitoring technologies for life science industries around the world. read more

Blog
March 26, 2019

Does your Lab Have a SafetyNet?

Cold storage devices and laboratory equipment are in every life science organization and used daily by researchers to make breakthrough discoveries. An organization’s valuable and sensitive samples are stored in this equipment, making it absolutely necessary to maintain constant control over laboratory and equipment conditions. read more

Brochure
March 22, 2019

XiltriX History

Founded in 1980, XiltriX has been keeping a pulse on quality, regulatory, and compliance of life science facilities for +30 years. read more

Blog
March 12, 2019

10 Things About Lab Monitoring That Keep You up at Night

It is often difficult to determine the best methods and practices for implementing and maintaining a robust monitoring platform, especially considering the need to do so 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With a laboratory’s valuable research and reputation on the line, it is important to acknowledge all challenges of monitoring your lab’s equipment and ambient parameters. read more

Blog
February 26, 2019

What can go Wrong in a Laboratory?

Without implementing proper monitoring and quality control programs, common errors and failures can occur in a laboratory. Understanding these errors and failures, why they occur and how to perform the proper root-cause analysis is the first step to safeguarding your laboratory. read more

Brochure
February 20, 2019

What Can Go Wrong in a Laboratory?

A life science organization's value and reputation resides in the laboratory. With the average cost of a drug development program being more than $2.6 billion, having proper safeguards and reporting systems compliant with the highest US and International standards are key to prevent sample loss and delays. read more

Blog
February 12, 2019

Manage Your Lab's Sample Inventory

Managing your inventory and equipment is necessary to keep your lab running efficiently. This requires utilizing workflows and processes to ensure the lab is working at peak efficiency. Here, we’ll review some of the ways you can proficiently manage your inventory and track your lab materials. read more

Blog
January 31, 2019

How to Learn From Lab Errors

Errors in medical labs can be extremely costly, causing physical and mental harm to patients who receive inaccurate test results. Mistakes in research labs are also important to avoid, as they can skew results and waste reagents and samples—some of which may be irreplaceable—as well as years of careful work. read more

Blog
January 17, 2019

Dangers of Manual Records on Refrigerators and Freezers

From illegible handwriting, to misplacing or accidentally destroying records, there are many dangers related to manual record-keeping of cold storage temperature logging. Paper-based records also only indicate information for specific points in time for equipment that is used frequently throughout the day. read more

Blog
January 15, 2019

Benefits of Paperless Monitoring

Manual, paper-based reporting is hard to manage and provides no control over monitoring your lab equipment. Using a real-time data acquisition monitoring solution automates reporting while providing instant insight to all of your facility's parameters. read more

White Paper
January 11, 2019

Pharmaceutical Drug Development

When monitoring valuable samples, assets and equipment, pharmaceutical manufacturers must focus on ensuring internal and external quality and compliance. Implementing fail-safe procedures that ensure samples or assets are handled in appropriate conditions throughout their lifecycle is critical to a well-functioning manufacturing facility. read more

White Paper
January 11, 2019

Predictive Analytics

A critical factor in optimizing efficiencies and control is to ensure that a life science laboratory is both safe and predictable. Safeguarding a state-of-the-art, innovation-based laboratory is no easy task and requires foresight, experience, and attention to detail. With this in mind, many pharmaceutical companies opt for a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to monitoring and protecting valuable life science facilities, assets and equipment. read more

Video
January 8, 2019

XitriX Protecting your Science

Meet Xander. A laboratory professional working in a biotech research organization. Xander's workdays are hectic as he constantly needs to monitor his equipment to ensure everything is witjhin normal parameters. Other problems are false alarms and dissonance of data reports between different departments. Hear why Xander decided to use XiltriX for lab monitoring. read more

Blog
January 8, 2019

Preventive Maintenance for Lab Equipment

Laboratory equipment failure can be both costly and devastating to operations. Equipment typically does not undergo catastrophic failures without earlier indications or signs of underlying issues. Discover how to detect anomalies or deviations before equipment fails. read more

Case Study
January 4, 2019

XiltriX SafetyNet Team Helps Prevent Catastrophic Failure During Power Outage

A biotech company located in San Diego that focuses on clinical stage pharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing, recently implemented XiltriX's 24/7 monitoring solution to protect their valuable scientific assets. read more

Blog
January 2, 2019

What to do After a Catastrophic Freezer Failure

As with all laboratory equipment, cold storages may fail, which can lead to heavy financial losses if valuable samples are destroyed. This is what do after a catastrophic freezer failure... read more

Blog
December 18, 2018

Your Biotech Startup Just Received Funding: What's Next?

Startups are often risky ventures, and the majority of them fail... Despite these risks, there are huge potential rewards to be gained from a successful biotech startup, Here's what do to if your biotech startup receives funding. read more

Blog
December 11, 2018

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Laboratory Facility

There are many options when it comes to laboratory upgrades, such as moving to a larger facility or optimizing your floor plan for maximum productivity and efficiency. Implementing new digital solutions is also an important consideration in order to stay current and compliant with quality and regulation standards. read more

Blog
December 4, 2018

How to Mitigate Risks in Your Cryotank Storage

Cryogenic tanks, or cryotanks, are storage systems used to store frozen biological materials and offer a number of unique benefits. Cryogenic storage tanks are also used for gasses such as liquefied natural gas, carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide, that need to be kept at slightly higher temperatures. read more

Blog
November 27, 2018

How to Safeguard Against Employee Errors

Nobody likes to make mistakes, but we’re all human and mistakes can, and do, happen. Sometimes is something as simple as breaking an easily replaceable beaker - or it could be as serious as overlooking an error that leads to ruining critical samples. That's why implementing SOPs are crucial for any laboratory. read more

Case Study
November 14, 2018

XiltriX Joins the Affiliate Program at UCSD

XiltriX has joined UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) as an industry affiliate to safeguard valuable samples. read more

Case Study
November 14, 2018

XiltriX Real-time Monitoring Solution Provides Complete Peace-of-mind

Since 2018, the XiltriX solution has been instrumental in monitoring, maintaining and safeguarding the laboratory and equipment conditions at ORM IVF, ensuring eggs and embryos are safe at all times. read more

Blog
November 13, 2018

The Importance of Particle Counting

Particle counting is a key feature of air quality monitoring in any laboratory where there are products or processes that are in any way sensitive to environmental contamination. The use of particle counting instruments, which are also often used for particle sizing, is therefore necessary to monitor air quality parameters in the modern laboratory setting. read more

White Paper
November 12, 2018

Protect Valuable Life Science Assets and Equipment

The myriad samples, assets and equipment utilized in Life Science research organizations require constant monitoring, maintenance and other preventive actions to remain compliant and ensure optimal productivity. read more

White Paper
November 12, 2018

Storage for Life Science Organizations

The storage of highly sensitive materials is an intrinsically important facet for Life Science industries. Whether an organization is storing samples or assets for hours, days, weeks, months, or years, alerts are required for any deviations or anomalies involving out-of-range temperatures or other controlled conditions. read more

Blog
November 6, 2018

What You Should Know About FDA Laboratory Regulations

The FDA has regulatory oversight during a medical product’s entire product lifecycle. One of the major challenges for pharmaceutical companies is to keep track of and stay up to date with the frequently changing FDA laboratory regulations. read more

White Paper
November 2, 2018

Challenges for Life Science Manufacturing

Implementing a reliable and auditable monitoring program for life science samples, assets and equipment is an important step in enabling an organization’s success. When monitoring valuable samples, assets and equipment, life science manufacturers must be much more focused on ensuring compliance. read more

Blog
October 25, 2018

5 Ways to Streamline Biopharma Labs

Today’s modern biopharmaceutical lab must operate in a complex and ever-changing regulatory environment. The stringent rules applied to the drug development process demand that meticulous records be maintained, and that quality assurance (QA) and quality compliance (QC) are demonstrated to the highest level. read more

Video
October 12, 2018

XiltriX: Real-time Lab Monitoring

With 30+ years of real-time monitoring experience and 0 samples lost in XiltriX-monitored facilities, we protect our members’ critical life science assets and environments 24/7 so they can sleep at night with peace-of-mind. XiltriX's software can be integrated with a vast number of different sensors to provide an in depth overview of everything happening in your facility. read more

Blog
October 5, 2018

The Role of IVF Regulations

Over the past several years, life science industries have seen a steady increase in regulatory oversight, but IVF/ART is one sector where major regulations have not been implemented at a nationwide level. Unfortunately, incidents resulting in major losses of eggs and embryos have impacted the industry’s image and have led to increased calls for higher governmental regulation. read more

Brochure
March 17, 2018

SafetyNet - 24/7 Tech and Customer Support

The XiltriX SafetyNet Team monitors all XiltriX-protected facilities 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure lab equipment is protected, no false or missed alarms, maintenance time is reduced, and automate reports to protect against audits. read more

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