Thermo Fisher Scientific LIMS Solution Allows In-Laboratory Workflow Design
Product News Apr 06, 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a world leader in serving science, has announced SampleManager 11, the newest, most configurable version of one of the world’s most widely deployed laboratory information management systems (LIMS). SampleManager 11 features advanced new tools and user-interface enhancements that improve laboratory process mapping, management and automation.
Laboratories increasingly face pressure to be more efficient and manage increased throughput as they strive to improve data accuracy, analysis and reporting while conforming with stricter regulations. SampleManager 11 empowers users, putting control in the hands of personnel at the point of decision. Users can now build workflows to reflect their individual laboratory processes and take ownership of workflow management, allowing them to be synchronized with the changing requirements of the lab, all without specialist IT intervention. Personnel can use the LIMS workflow to automate the logical decisions driving their activities, therefore improving throughput by saving time and simplifying user interactions. System configuration and deployment is significantly easier – and therefore more valuable – for laboratory managers and the users they support, resulting in a lower cost of ownership for the business.
“To enable today’s laboratories to be more flexible, efficient and compliant than ever, software must empower users and demonstrably improve productivity across a connected enterprise,” said Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager, informatics, for Thermo Fisher. “SampleManager 11 puts decision-making power where it belongs, in the hands of users who can make logical choices about workflow, instrument integration and data reporting for management metrics or regulatory requirements. Ideally, today’s labs aren’t only paperless; they are powerful enterprise drivers for business transformation.”
SampleManager 11 delivers workflow configurability, user-intuitive multiple sample login, point-and-click extensibility and enhanced data mining and tracking capabilities to benefit a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceutical QA/QC, oil and gas, contract labs, food producers, process industries and others. In each of these sectors, productivity and compliance must be in constant balance, even as requirements shift. Enhanced traceability features in SampleManager 11, including the ability to track aliquots and composites, enable finer control over samples and more reliable data for decision-making and compliance.