Every Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is software-based and supports the operations of every modern laboratory. The three key features of a LIMS include:
Ever evolving, LIMS has transformed from being a simple sample-tracking tool to a complex enterprise resource planning system that manages the informatics of an entire laboratory. Recently, the functionality of LIMS has expanded into assay data management, data mining and data analysis. In addition, the integration of electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) has been implemented by many LIMS, allowing the concepts of translational medicine to be encapsulated within a single software solution.
As discussed above, LIMS undergoes a perpetual process of evolution because the demands of a laboratory change over time while there is also technological progress. In any case, LIMS is defined by a base functionality divided into these five phases of laboratory processing:
As a result, the LIMS core functionality features associated with the above laboratory processing phases include the items below:
An experienced LIMS software development company will provide laboratory operations with superior software automation techniques and custom software support services that are not available in-house. They will provide expertise in the following areas:
Choosing an experienced LIMS software development company is an important decision for every laboratory. Alpha Engineering Associates has been a trusted partner of many companies in the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis areas since 1990. For affordable client-focused LIMS solutions, please call Alpha Engineering Associates today at 410-295-9500.