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Return Release Report on Global Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Industry

Published: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012
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A new industry report has been released about the state of the Global Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Industry has announced that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Industry

The global outlook series on Laboratory Information Management Systems provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry with an on-the-fly focus on LIMS application in pharmaceutical industry. Key insights are provided for other end-use segments such as clinical laboratories, biorepositories, forensics, environmental, public health, manufacturing and food and beverage industries, The report details trends such as, growing popularity of Enterprise-Wide and Commercial Off the Shelf LIMS solutions and increased demand for Pharmaceutical LIMS from Contract Research Organizations. Additionally, interoperability issues of LIMS solutions and longer implementation time for commercial LIMS solutions are also covered. The reader stands to gain macro-level insights into recent industry developments such as product launches, and noteworthy strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 130 major companies worldwide.

1. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW 1Information Management Systems (IMS): A Prelude 1Major Applications 1Laboratory Information Management Systems: A Quick Primer 1Definition 1History and Evolution 2LIMS: A Peek into the Industry's Changing Landscape 3Global Market Metrics 3Emerging Markets to Drive Future Growth 3Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forLaboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual RevenueFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 4

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Laboratory

Information Management Systems (LIMS) by Geographic Region

Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2011 and

2015 5

Unraveling the Business Case for LIMS 5

Measuring the Benefits Offered 6

What Does It Take to Survive in the Marketplace? 6

New Service Delivery Modules & Technology Advancements Drive

LIMS Market 7

Emergence of SaaS as an Effective Distribution Model for LIMS 7

SaaS Model in Pharmaceutical Industry 8

LIMS in the Cloud - The Latest Trend 9

Addressing Needs of Small & Mid-Sized Customers 9

Concerns over Regulatory Compliance & Security Hamper Adoption 10

Noteworthy Market Trends & Issues 10

Dispersed Laboratory Facilities Heighten the Need for

Integration of Local & Central Laboratory Functions 10

Enterprise-Wide LIMS Rise in Popularity 11

Fragmented Implementation of LIMS in Life Science Companies 12

Vendors Eye New Opportunities in Enterprise LIMS 12

Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Solutions: The New Flavor 13

Early Stages of Drug Discovery: An Unmet Niche Area 13

Pharmaceutical Industry: The Largest End-User 13

Enterprise-Level LIMS for Pharma Sector 14

Increased Demand from CROs Augurs Well for LIMS Market 15

Workflow Automation and Data Storage Needs 15

Need for Electronic Pharma Labs 15

Customization - Essential for Standard LIMS Products 16

Web Services Enable LIMS Integration 16

Integration with ELNs and SDMS 16

Challenges 17

LIMS Face Competition from ELNs 17

Interoperability: A Major Challenge 17

Efforts to Develop Open Standards 18

2. LIMS: TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATION OVERVIEW 19LIMS: A Definition 19Advantages 19Investment Criterions 20Key End-Use Sectors 20LIMS for the Life Sciences Industry 21Life Sciences Research & Development (R&D) 21R&D in the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Special Focus 22Life Sciences Manufacturing 22Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: A Special Focus 22Clinical Trials 23Opportunities in the Life Sciences Industry 24Pharmaceutical Industry: A Haven for Mining Opportunities 24Challenges Posed by the Regulatory Environment 25LIMS in Clinical Laboratories 26Biorepository: A Potential Laden End-Use 26Forensics: An Emerging End-Use Sector 27Scientific Information Explosion in the Field ofBiotechnology Offers a Strong Business Case for LIMS 28LIMS for General Non-Life Sciences 28Environmental Industry 28Manufacturing Industry 29Food and Beverage Industry 29Public Health 29




Market Overview 44

Information Systems in Healthcare Sector 44

Electronic Medical and Health Records (EMR/EHR) 45

Legislative and Regulatory Reforms 45

A Sneak Peek into Select End-Use Sectors 45

Public Health 45

Overcrowding Makes Vendor Choice a Daunting Task 46

Environmental Industry 46

Competition 46

2. EUROPE 47A Primer 47Pharmaceutical Industry: The Largest End-User 47LIMS Witnesses Growth in the Pharmaceutical Industry 47Tightening Pharmaceutical Regulations Rakes in Design Challenges 48Pharmaceutical R&D: An Attractive Sub-Sector 48Regional Dynamics 48Market Structure 49A Peek into Survival Strategies 49Challenges 50

3. INDIA 51

Emergence of LIMS in India 51

Market Scenario 51

Competition 51

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