Helping to ensure quality, efficiency, and throughput of continuous processes for chemical manufacturing
Chemical manufacturers drive the innovations that make modern living possible by creating the building blocks of manufactured goods. But, innovation is not enough. Staying focused on the needs of tomorrow doesn’t free you from the business requirements of today. Are you maintaining quality across batches and ensuring efficiencies to reduce costs? Are your analysts following your standard operating procedures? Are you meeting regulatory requirements for data integrity? Are you providing the necessary safety information on hazardous substances, as required by local regulatory guidelines?
As a chemical manufacturer, you need a LIMS to ensure quality, safety, and efficacy of your discoveries. With the right LIMS, your laboratory can optimize the efficiency and throughput of continuous processes, comply with regulations and safety standards, and perform rigorous testing and continuous real-time monitoring. Most importantly, these capabilities enable your scientists to stay focused on science.
An ideal LIMS is one that supports the connected laboratory, serving as an integrated platform connecting key enterprise processes, instruments, and systems. Specifically developed for enterprise deployments, Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS software is the choice for many chemical companies because it is scalable, flexible and configurable. SampleManager LIMS software integrates easily with other applications and instruments in and out of the lab, providing one standard user-interface and enabling data sharing across the organization. With a connected laboratory solution from Thermo Fisher Scientific, your laboratory can do more than drive efficiency and ensure product quality, it can be an integral part of the production process.
LIMS designed to improve lab efficiency, speed turnaround time and enable compliance with standards such as ISO 17025. Standard ASTM methods are configured using the Laboratory Execution System (LES) to step analysts through procedures to ensure repeatable testing and quality results. Labs can rely on the LIMS security, electronic signature, and complete audit trail to enable compliance. Enterprise connectivity enables a holistic view of the organization, providing KPIs to decision makers to ensure quality, and automating actions to drive rapid product release.
Flexible integration and data visualization capabilities are the foundation of the connected laboratory. Building a laboratory ecosystem that connects people, instruments, consumables, and software requires the right capabilities and tools. Thermo Fisher combines a complete suite of integration tools with expertise in connectivity, data visualization, e-commerce, services and infrastructure, helping you uncover the hidden value of your data.
Good sample management processes are necessary to plan and execute sample testing. Automate sample point scheduling and view your sample plan via a calendar.
Insight into instrument usage and maintenance can increase lab efficiency. Monitor the status of the lab’s instruments, schedule work and maintenance. Connect data from instruments in the lab to production data. SampleManager LIMS software is tightly integrated with Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS software.
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.
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.
The Laboratory Execution System (LES) software guides 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.
Users can quickly configure workflows which map to their unique laboratory processes, automating decisions and actions. Workflows simplify the initial system configuration and deployment and enable laboratories to easily adopt new methods and process changes.
Instrument control for liquid handling and synthesis work stations including Thermo Fisher and other vendors.
Collaborative work environment
Collect and share data securely in real-time with collaborators in your lab or across the globe.
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 (CDS).
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.
Secure system access and capabilities to comply with the latest environmental and industry regulations like ISO 17025 and ASTM methods.
Cybersecurity is critical to ensure data integrity and business continuity. Ensure secure data and system access on premises or in the cloud.
A mobile LIMS application makes features via table in the lab or at a sampling point so you can take the LIMS with you to execute methods and collect and process samples. Record the GPS location of the sample and scan in the barcode using the device camera.
Dashboards and data visualization
Reports are accessible via dashboards which give an overview at a glance. Any information stored within LIMS software can be displayed pictorially or in a dashboard, providing a quick snapshot of relevant information and Key Performance Indicators.
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.