Once only affordable for large companies, LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) has rapidly grown in usage the last 10 years. An essential feature of a wide range of industries, such as biotechnology, chemical, food, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and more, LIMS has implemented by the laboratories of companies of all sizes.
LIMS’ great advantage is its integration of the majority of laboratory processes, decreasing time, effort, and cost. Two LIMS features have swiftly grained traction during the past few years, keys to even more user growth.
Following the exploding use of apps on smartphones, LIMS is joining the worldwide mobile trend. LIMS providers have begun to provide solutions that are compatible with both iOS and Android. A smartphone platform increases efficiency by providing access to data and applications whenever and wherever laboratory personnel are working. Moreover, lab workflows can be maintained even when staff is off premises because co-workers will remain connected.
EQMS (Enterprise Quality Management System)
To remain competitive in an ever evolving industry, big organizations must deploy several management applications for adequate quality control. Unfortunately it became very difficult to oversee these systems and obtain the metrics needed. This is particularly the case for life science fields because their labs perform autonomously from the remainder of the company. Fortuitously, a solution was found by integrating EQMS in LIMS, and big data can now be accessed and analyzed throughout the enterprise, decreasing risk and improving quality. Below are the main advantages of EQMS.
- Affordable implementation
- Data sharing within several departments
- Improved time management
- Increased compliance with GMP, GDP, and GCP
- Optimization of process for entire organization
- Tracking and reporting of inventory, resources, and more
STARLIMS Integrated Solution
Implementing state-of-the art technology, STARLIMS provides a totally integrated solution that incorporates LIMS, Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), Scientific Data Management System (SDMS), Advanced Analytics, and Mobile within a single application.
Alpha Engineering LIMS Implementation Alpha Engineering Associates, Inc. has been involved with the implementation of over 50 LIMS systems ranging in size from small, “off-the-shelf” software systems to very large, highly customized, multi-functional systems, including STARLIMS, for both governmental agencies and private enterprises. For affordable client-focused network consulting services and solutions, please call Alpha Engineering Associates today at (410) 295-9500.