Strategic LIMS Vendor Selection for Life Sciences

PCS 67 Pharma LIMS Selection

Situation A manufacturer of generic and branded pharmaceutical drugs was transitioning from paper record-keeping and a legacy laboratory information management system (LIMS) they used only for sample tracking. The client also provides analyses and long-term stability testing for other pharmaceutical companies on a contract basis. The new LIMS is needed to accommodate the rapid growth… Read More

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LIMS Selection: Clinical Stage Biopharmaceutical QC Lab and Analytical Services Lab


Situation A clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company needed to replace the LIMS in their GMP QC labs, which was reaching its end-of-life.  Management wanted to include their GLP bioanalytical services lab in the LIMS replacement project, as that area was using a patchwork of home-grown solutions to manage its workload.  Unsure if one solution would meet the… Read More

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LIMS Vendor Selection for a Tobacco Company


Situation A tobacco manufacturer used a home-grown LIMS to manage their QC and R&D laboratory data.  They began assessing their system’s capabilities after the passage of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) of 2009. This act requires tobacco manufacturers with more than 350 employees to adhere to GMP and maintain data regarding ingredients and packaging—the FDA… Read More

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Strategic Planning and LIMS/ELN Solution Selection

Strategic Planning and LIMS/ELN Solution Selection in the Chemical Industry case study

Situation A leading multinational chemical manufacturer was ready to retire a 20-year-old Honeywell LIMS that supported work requests, formulations management, and results reporting for its R&D technology centers in Canada and the United States. The company also used paper records and a variety of point solutions to complete R&D work. Capturing, manipulating, and reporting complex… Read More

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LIMS Selection at a Contract Research Organization

LIMS Selection at CRO

Situation A leading Canadian Contract Research Organization (CRO) wanted to improve client satisfaction and operational efficiency. An evaluation of existing laboratory systems made it clear that a new LIMS was needed to support a leaner, more harmonized laboratory organization. The LIMS project team chose CSols Inc. to assist with selecting a new LIMS to support… Read More

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