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Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

SG Systems is delighted to announce it’s latest software module available for Profession and Enterprise Versions (click here for versions).  The LIMS System (or ‘Lab Testing’ Software) allows manufacturers of products to perform a configurable set of attribute testing routines (often referred to as LIMS or Laboratory Information Management systems) in order to generate a Certificate of Analysis.

Lab Testing Made Easy!

Ensuring compliant formulations and products, V5 Lab Test System forces automatic quarantine of selected finished goods, pending the results from your laboratory testing process.

Standard Functionality

  • Ensures all LIMS testing is performed according to product specification.
  • Co-ordinate the approval of materials where multiple samples and approvals are required.
  • Prevent usage of expired or unapproved materials.
  • Create Certificates of Analysis from test results and store results for easy retrieval.
  • Testing of in process samples (WIP batches), finished goods or pass through raw materials.
  • Customized list of testing parameters, questions and responses.

Laboratory Information Management System

V5 allows batches to be sampled multiple times (or once), tracks the results and generates a Certificate_Of_Analysis for all your testing parameters.

Laboratory Information Management System 

From the main tile menu, a simple user interface presents the user with a choice of produced products and batches which require lab testing.

LIMS System Screen

Once the product is selected for lab testing, the user will be presented with a product image and a selection of questions with Pass / Fail or variable (numeric) input parameters.  Questions can be optional or mandatory

Products may be tested once or multiple times (See Certificate_Of_Analysis_Detailed Report.  The samples average and standard deviation is calculated automatically.  Successfully tested products are released from quarantine (hold) and cleared for shipping.  COA’s are available to print or email and automatically archived. What is a COA?  Find out here

LIMS Sample Hold Labels

Labels can be printed to identify samples currently in Lab Testing mode with the option to place on hold (auto quarantine) and suspended from shipping.  Several pre-formatted options exist which satisfy the majority of  customer installations.  Data matrix symbology is robust and allows multi directional scanning (perfect for industrial applications).

Laboratory Information Management System

Printing options exist for direct serial, usb and networked printing (wifi or hardwired) and support existing for ZPL (Zebra), IPL (Intermec) plus FTP printing for use with print servers such as Loftware & Bartender.

Lets take a step back – What is LIMS?

A laboratory information management system (LIMS) is a software-based solution with features that support a laboratory’s operations. Key features include — workflows and data tracking support, flexible architecture, and data easy to use exchange interfaces, which fully “support its use in regulated environments”. The software features in LIMS have evolved over the years from simple sample tracking to an enterprise resource planning tool that manages multiple aspects of laboratory informatics.

There is no definition of the term “LIMS” as it is used to encompass a number of different laboratory informatics components. The spread and depth of these components is dependent on the LIMS implementation itself. All LIMS products have a workflow component and some summary data management facilities but beyond that there are significant differences in functionality.

Laboratory Information Managment System Software

Historically the LIMS, LIS (Laboratory Information System, and process development execution system (PDES) have all performed similar functions. The term “LIMS” has tended to refer to informatics systems targeted for environmental, research, or commercial analysis such as pharmaceutical or petrochemical work. “LIS” has tended to refer to laboratory informatics systems in the forensics and clinical markets, which often required special case management tools. “PDES” has generally applied to a wider scope, including, for example, virtual manufacturing techniques, while not necessarily integrating with laboratory equipment.

Modern LIMS functionality has spread even further beyond its original purpose of sample management. Assay data management, data mining, data analysis, and electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) integration have been added to many LIMS, enabling the realization of translational medicine completely within a single software solution. Additionally, the distinction between LIMS and LIS has blurred, as many LIMS now also fully support comprehensive case-centric clinical data.

For more information, contact SG Systems [email protected]