How to Buy a LIMS - the Definitive Guide
The requirements in laboratory testing continue to increase, and spreadsheet- or paper-based systems are not proving to be adequate long-term approaches. A dedicated PC-based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is required, suitable for everything from small individual laboratories to global organisations, offering audit trails, time and date stamping of all actions, version control of all reference data such as test definitions, and features to help with 21CFR Part 11 compliance.
Start your progression to professional data and records management with this free LIMS selection guide, based on over 60 years of practical experience in the chemical, food, energy, environmental, medical, pharmaceutical and forensic sectors. You'll get honest information that will help you avoid common pitfalls and get your company the system that it needs.
You should use this guide from the day you start thinking of a new system up to and even beyond the time of placing the order for a new system. This might be a few months or a few years. If your company already has a system which does all you want, you can stop reading. If you are unfortunate enough to have bought a system that isn't quite right, it might show where things went wrong.