Making LIMS RFPs Effective

Selecting the right Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for your current and future needs is a nontrivial endeavor.  Learning about LIMS and what particular LIMS solutions provide and support, as well as the capabilities and culture of the prospective LIMS supplier can be done in a myriad of ways.  Personal experience, internet research, advice from… Read More

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Who are the Top LIMS Vendors?

Whether you are looking for your first LIMS or replacing your current LIMS, you will eventually find yourself trying to determine which LIMS vendors are the top vendors so you can evaluate their solutions.  However, determining who the Top LIMS Vendors are is not so simple.  There really is not a list somewhere on the… Read More

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Justifying a New LIMS When You Already Have One

Previously we had discussed how to justify the purchase of a LIMS (Justifying a LIMS: The Two Q’s).  In that blog we explored the Quantitative and Qualitative categories of LIMS justification focusing on organizations that were purchasing a LIMS to automate a paper-based sample and data management process.  In that scenario, justifying a LIMS based… Read More

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The Best ELN – Revealed!

The adoption of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) in both academic and commercial labs continues to grow in the market.  In fact, the ELN market growth rate has been clearly outpacing that of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in many market segments.  Informatics systems vendors have noticed this for some time and have moved to… Read More

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What is a LIMS

Captain Jack Sparrow once said, “Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That’s what a ship needs. But what a ship is…what the Black Pearl really is…is freedom.” This too can be said about a… Read More

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