FDA Laboratories Install Abbott’s LIMS Technology
20 Jan 2012Abbott has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to install Abbott’s STARLIMS® software-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) as part of the agency’s initiative to enhance FDA testing laboratories.
The STARLIMS software is a high-performance, totally web-based LIMS. It provides all of the features required to manage the workflow and resources of the laboratory whilst enabling enterprise-wide access to lab data. The software is ideally suited to managing the complex processes and vast amounts of information generated by FDA laboratories.
As part of a master agreement with Dovel Technologies, a company that provides high-end software applications to government organizations, the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) will begin deploying LIMS solutions from STARMLIMS designed to enhance testing of food and drug chemistries, devices, forensics material and microbiology. The LIMS solution will provide the capability required to manage the analytical workflow operations in ORA labs for approximately 825 users. The system supports sample accountability, data analysis, document control, report generation, and other lab operation functions.
"We're looking forward to working on this important initiative," said Isaac Friedman, head of Abbott's STARLIMS business. "STARLIMS has a successful track record in implementing web-based LIMS for life sciences organizations, public health laboratories and a number of federal agencies."
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