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Maine Laboratories adopts WeLIMS.

Maine Laboratories has achieved a major milestone in its commitment to providing high-quality laboratory services by becoming the first lab in Maine accredited to test for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Additionally, the company has partnered with WeLIMS, a cloud-based laboratory information management system (LIMS), to streamline their workflows and ensure the accuracy and reliability of their test results.

PFAS are a group of synthetic chemicals used in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, and firefighting foam. These chemicals have been linked to a range of health issues, including cancer, thyroid disease, and immune system suppression. As such, there is an increasing need for reliable testing services to detect and quantify these substances in various samples.

Maine Laboratories has responded to this need by investing in state-of-the-art testing equipment and hiring a team of highly skilled scientists and technicians. The company's PFAS testing services comply with regulatory standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). They can test for a wide range of PFAS substances in various matrices, including water, soil, and tissue.

To support their PFAS testing services, Maine Laboratories has partnered with WeLIMS to streamline their workflows and ensure the accuracy and reliability of their test results. WeLIMS is a cloud-based LIMS that helps laboratories manage their data and workflows more efficiently. With WeLIMS, Maine Laboratories can track samples and tests throughout the testing process, ensuring that data is captured accurately and in a timely manner. This helps to minimize errors and improve the accuracy of test results, which is critical for clients in industries such as environmental testing and public health.

With their expertise in PFAS testing and their partnership with WeLIMS, Maine Laboratories is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for reliable and accurate testing services in Maine and beyond.