What is a LIMS?

A LIMS or laboratory information management system is a type of software designed to improve lab productivity and efficiency, by keeping track of data associated with samples, experiments, laboratory workflows, and instruments. A LIMS acts as an additional member of your team, automating workflows and tracking all the important sample information, data, workflows, and QA/QC results your lab generates each day.

A modern LIMS has evolved from a sample-based tracking system to the digital backbone of the lab. It’s a tool that helps manage efficiency and costs. A LIMS does more than just keep track of your sample information, scientific data and results. It allows you to actively manage your entire lab process from instrument maintenance and samples to people and consumables. A LIMS manages laboratory samples and associated data, standardizes workflows, reduces human error and increases efficiency.

 

A LIMS to fit your needs

 

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Research and development LIMS

Meeting your needs to define, capture and manage your R&D laboratory data across workflows

Designed for managing research and development lab data and workflows. Thermo Scientific Core LIMS software has the flexibility to evolve with new advances in science and technology including:  new instruments, techniques, data types, and tools. Core LIMS meets your needs for collecting, sharing, analyzing and archiving scientific data, but it’s also designed to be flexible and easy to change.

Process development and manufacturing LIMS

Adhere to SOPs and maintain high quality, reproducible results

Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS, SDMS and LES software is a complete, comprehensive solution for lab, data and process management. Quickly build workflows which map to actual laboratory processes. Automate decisions and actions, and reduce the need for user intervention. The software facilitates compliance with standards such as 21 CFR Part 11, GMP and ISO 17025. Labs adhering to ALCOA+ guidelines can rely on the LIMS security, electronic signature, and complete audit trail to enable compliance. SampleManager LIMS software works hand-in hand with enterprise systems including ERP, MES and other software connecting your laboratory to your business.

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Bioanalytical LIMS

Increase visibility into your bioanalytical laboratory

Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS software is designed specifically to manage bioanalytical studies, from initiation through study close out, and was designed with a deep understanding of the bioanalytical workflow and regulations. Study coordinators, scientists and technicians are able to move logically through each step in the workflow, simplifying bioanalytical support for nonclinical and clinical studies.

 

Capabilities

 

Sample
Sample management / accessioning / tracking

Good sample management processes are necessary to ensure sample integrity, data quality, and proper chain of custody. Sample management capabilities include shipment management, accessioning, and inventory management.

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Instrument management

Monitor the status of the lab’s instruments, schedule work and maintenance. Manage storage capacity and freezers across facilities to maintain environment requirements for solutions, reagents, samples, etc., to ensure that they remain in the proper conditions.

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Inventory management

Inventory and storage management functions retain where items have been stored and for how long. LIMS software manages stock supplies and reagents and can assign automatic reorder alerts.

Corporate
Laboratory management

Understanding the overhead and capacity that your team can support is key to determining timelines, reporting on turnaround times, and resourcing projects. See a complete overview of samples that are queued and their status.

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SOP compliance

Workflows guide analysts through each step of a method to ensure compliance to the SOP and captures the complete process history. Drive quality and compliance through repeatable execution of methods and processes.

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Workflow capabilities

Users can quickly build workflows which map to actual laboratory processes, automating decisions and actions and reducing the need for user intervention. Labs can easily adapt to new methods and process changes.

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Lab automation

Instrument control for liquid handling and synthesis work stations including Thermo Fisher Scientific and other vendors.

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Collaborative work environment

Collect and share data securely in real-time with collaborators in your lab or across the globe.

Data Connectivity
Integration and connectivity

LIMS software can connect to enterprise systems like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) as well as laboratory systems including electronic lab notebooks (ELN) and Chromatography Data Systems and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS).

Cloud
Cloud or on-premises deployment

The option to deploy using a Thermo Fisher managed infrastructure including servers, OS and database, backup, disaster recovery and information security monitoring, reducing initial hardware and ongoing IT costs.

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Compliance

Secure system access and capabilities to comply with the latest industry regulations and data integrity guidance documents including GxP, ISO 17025 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

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Security

Cybersecurity is critical to ensure data integrity and business continuity. Ensure secure data and system access on premises or in the cloud.

Device Friendly View
Mobile LIMS

A mobile LIMS application makes features available via tablet, wherever there is an available internet/network connection, so you can take the LIMS with you to execute methods and collect and process samples.

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Dashboards and data visualization

Data can be visualized in the system through reports and dashboards enabling laboratories to track overall laboratory performance and assigned work.

Computer
Reporting and data analytics

Information in the LIMS can be reported on, shared, analyzed, and audited. All relationships and metadata are captured, enabling users to work with data in context.

Database
Data archival

Ensure proper electronic records retention and data archival to comply with the latest regulatory requirements.

Industries

 

Academic Research

Get the most out of your laboratory with applications that help you to collect, analyze, store and share your data.

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Chemical and Petrochemical

Creating the building blocks for manufactured goods in our daily lives. Optimize your continuous processes, perform testing and monitoring, and comply with regulations and safety standards.

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Clinical Testing and Molecular Diagnostics

Delivering traceability, and visibility into study protocols, laboratory processes, and analytical results. Perform complex analyses such as next generation sequencing, pathology, microarray, and qPCR analysis.

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Contract Laboratories

Connecting contract research laboratories (CRO) and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device organizations. Enable the full integration of laboratory instruments and enterprise systems for seamless integration with external sponsors.

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Environmental

Managing sample and test data for water and environmental testing labs. Built-in functionality specific for these workflows, reduces administration overhead, cost, and implementation time.

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Food and Beverage

Improving food safety, monitoring, and production around the world. Trace all stages of production, processing and distribution to monitor quality, manage recalls, and limit product and revenue loss.

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Forensics

Effectively managing samples and testing data for certainty of results. Ensure chain of custody and minimize the potential for degradation while complying with collection and storage protocols for strict regulations.

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Manufacturing

Ensuring consistency and standardization throughout the manufacturing process from inventory management and process optimization to quality control testing.

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Metals and Mining

Integrating data from exploration to extraction and refining. Maintain process standardization across multiple labs for the testing of raw materials and for process analysis to ensure that materials meet customer specifications.

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Oil and Gas

Optimizing performance in oil and gas production by connecting critical instrumentation and data. Comply with regulations, monitor product quality, plant performance, and environmental conditions for maximum quality.

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Pharma and Biopharma

Connecting labs creating small or large molecules, peptides, or CAR-T cell therapies. For research labs such as molecular biology and preclinical as well as downstream labs such as formulation and purification, and manufacturing.

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Academic Research

Get the most out of your laboratory with applications that help you to collect, analyze, store and share your data.

Learn more 

Chemical and Petrochemical

Creating the building blocks for manufactured goods in our daily lives. Optimize your continuous processes, perform testing and monitoring, and comply with regulations and safety standards.

Learn more 

Clinical Testing and Molecular Diagnostics

Delivering traceability, and visibility into study protocols, laboratory processes, and analytical results. Perform complex analyses such as next generation sequencing, pathology, microarray, and qPCR analysis.

Learn more 

Contract Laboratories

Connecting contract research laboratories (CRO) and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device organizations. Enable the full integration of laboratory instruments and enterprise systems for seamless integration with external sponsors.

Learn more 

Environmental

Managing sample and test data for water and environmental testing labs. Built-in functionality specific for these workflows, reduces administration overhead, cost, and implementation time.

Learn more 

Food and Beverage

Improving food safety, monitoring, and production around the world. Trace all stages of production, processing and distribution to monitor quality, manage recalls, and limit product and revenue loss.

Learn more 

Forensics

Effectively managing samples and testing data for certainty of results. Ensure chain of custody and minimize the potential for degradation while complying with collection and storage protocols for strict regulations.

Learn more 

Manufacturing

Ensuring consistency and standardization throughout the manufacturing process from inventory management and process optimization to quality control testing.

Learn more 

Metals and Mining

Integrating data from exploration to extraction and refining. Maintain process standardization across multiple labs for the testing of raw materials and for process analysis to ensure that materials meet customer specifications.

Learn more 

Oil and Gas

Optimizing performance in oil and gas production by connecting critical instrumentation and data. Comply with regulations, monitor product quality, plant performance, and environmental conditions for maximum quality.

Learn more 

Pharma and Biopharma

Connecting labs creating small or large molecules, peptides, or CAR-T cell therapies. For research labs such as molecular biology and preclinical as well as downstream labs such as formulation and purification, and manufacturing.

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Deployment options

 

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Cloud – managed by Thermo Fisher Scientific                                    

Customers who contract with Thermo Fisher to manage their cloud deployment receive end-to-end support. Thermo Fisher provisions the cloud services, installs and configures software and maintains the solution.

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Cloud – managed by you

With this option, customers manage all aspects of the deployment, installation, and maintenance of the infrastructure and software products.

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On-premises

If you would prefer to manage your own environment, you can deploy our products and services in your own internal infrastructure.

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Resources

 

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Enabling high throughput drug discovery at Amgen with Themro Fisher Platform for Science Software

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Ensuring biosimilar product safety, purity & potency at Pfenex with Thermo Scientific Core LIMS Software
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Zhongxi Sunve Automates and Enhances Pharmaceutical Quality Management
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A complete laboratory solution.

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Thermo Scientific Core LIMS software

Define, capture, and manage your laboratory data across workflows

Read more ›

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Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS software

Built for bioanalysis

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A new era: smart and digital technologies

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Digital Transformation of the Laboratory

thermo-nerviano
Standardizing bioanalytical workflows at Nerviano Medical Sciences
thermo-creating-an
Creating an environment for bioanalytical excellence
thermo-integrated-biologics
Integrated biologics

Enabling high throughput drug discovery at Amgen with Themro Fisher Platform for Science Software

Read more ›

thermo-veeda
Veeda Clinical Research Implements Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS to Automate Its Bioanalytical Research Facility
thermo-pfenex
Ensuring biosimilar product safety, purity & potency at Pfenex with Thermo Scientific Core LIMS Software
thermo-zhongxi-sunve
Zhongxi Sunve Automates and Enhances Pharmaceutical Quality Management
thermo-samplemanager-complete-laboratory
Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS, SDMS and LES software

A complete laboratory solution.

Read more ›

thermo-core-lims
Thermo Scientific Core LIMS software

Define, capture, and manage your laboratory data across workflows

Read more ›

thermo-watson-lims-software
Thermo Scientific Watson LIMS software

Built for bioanalysis

Read more ›

thermo-digital-revolution
A digital revolution in the pharmaceutical industry

A new era: smart and digital technologies

Read more ›

thermo-data-integrity
Enabling data integrity from drug discovery through manufacturing
what is a lims blog
What is a LIMS?
laboratory inventory management tips blog
Laboratory Inventory Management tips
business value of a lims blog
Business Value of a LIMS
virtual services to support your lims deployment blog
Virtual services to support your LIMS deployment
when do I need a lims and how do I choose blog
When do I need a LIMS and how do I choose? A customer story
mobile lims applications in the laboratory blog
Mobile LIMS Applications in the Laboratory

Thermo Scientific LES Tutorial

Digital Transformation of the Laboratory

 

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