Future Laboratory Informatics Blog

Abbott introduces configurable molecular workflows within its Starlims Life Sciences Solution


Abbott announced the launch of a laboratory information management system, STARLIMS Life Sciences Solution 11.1, to help manage complex sample and testing workflows, as well as help drive data safety and integrity throughout the entire lifecycle. STARLIMS Life Sciences Solution 11.1 is designed for the following industries: Pre-clinical, clinical research, biorepository, animal health, molecular, specialty diagnostics and academic research, which manage and test clinical samples. This new offering is built on the latest version of the STARLIMS Technology platform 11.7.

Abbott announces the launch of Starlims Environmental Sciences Solution ES 3.1


Abbott Informatics is pleased to announce the launch of the STARLIMS Environmental Science Solution ES 3.1. This new release brings forward over 20 new or enhanced features, developed in concert with customers across the globe to help increase laboratory productivity, efficiency, and traceability for all certified testing laboratories, especially those that must adhere to the rigorous requirements of ISO 9001, ISO17025, EPA, and/or NELAP accreditation programs. 

Global Trends in Laboratory Data Knowledge Management Investment


Pharma IQ surveyed lab informatics from key pharma and biotech companies to understand their key investment areas and plans from 2015 to 2018. Here are the results from the survey which highlights some of the key technologies and strategies they are looking to employ.

Addressing Key Challenges

    • 38% of respondents were concerned with integrating the systems
    • 30% of respondents were concerned with inter-departmental and inter-company accessibility of data
    • 12% of respondents were concerned with maximising data analytics
    • 10% of respondents were concerned with change management 
    • 10% of respondents were concerned with manipulation of data

    Abbott Informatics launches a modernised Starlims Html5 QM solution


    Abbott, a proud sponsor of the Future Laboratory Informatics Forum, announced the launch of a laboratory information management system, STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Solution QM 12.0, to support integration with various types of platforms and manage data from product concept to consumer.

    STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Solution QM 12.0 is designed for the global manufacturing and R&D sectors including pharmaceuticals/biotech, chemicals and petrochemicals, oil and gas, food and beverage, contract services, consumer products and general manufacturing. This new offering is built on the latest version of the STARLIMS Technology platform 11.7.

    How informatics and data management can transform the digital laboratory


    Preclinical development is a vital period of data and information collection, where a number of specific scientific domains are essential.

    From pharmacology, drug metabolism and bioanalysis, each offers important data needed for the investigation and regulatory submission of new drugs.

    This data must be captured in the most effective and robust manner possible, with a system that both maintains accessibility and integrity.

    An end-to-end data management and informatics software platform is one of the clear ways to achieve these objectives.

    In this whitepaper, IDBS explain how to optimize data management across the different preclinical domains.

    The Evolution of Laboratory Informatics


    Kate Thysse, Scientific IT Specialist at Lonza, speaks to Pharma IQ about the evolution of laboratory informatics. Thysse also reveals her top 3 tips for overcoming challenges relating to regulatory compliance within the world of lab informatics.

    Pharma IQ: In your opinion, how has laboratory informatics changed and evolved in the last few years?

    I see laboratory informatics have changed the way they are offering software packages and rather than having just one software that will solve everything, they’ve moved to having more of a modular approach to it, so that customers can pick and choose what sections sort of fit in with their own requirements.