SQL*LIMS Plug and Play Pharma Package
2 April 2008
Applied Biosystems has launched the SQL*LIMS Plug and Play Pharma Package, a laboratory information management system (LIMS) to help pharmaceutical companies maintain regulatory compliance and decrease the cost of managing manufacturing operations.
The pre-configured and validated LIMS has been shown to reduce costs by up to 85 per cent and to reduce deployment time by as much as 75 per cent.
The SQL*LIMS Plug and Play Pharma Package has been designed as a complete system that integrates critical functions for drug manufacturing operations with computer hardware and an Oracle database for distribution across an enterprise. Its pre-configured functionality allows system administrators to easily activate user definitions, security parameters, reporting templates and testing methods issued by national and international regulatory bodies. The LIMS incorporates industry best practices and meets regulatory requirements.
Analysis conducted by Applied Biosystems indicates that a typical LIMS implementation takes approximately eight months, with most of that time spent configuring and validating the system. The SQL*LIMS Plug and Play Pharma Package is specifically designed and validated for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, allowing customers to implement the system in as little as two months.
Kern Pharma, a pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company based in Spain, was one of the first organisations to implement the SQL*LIMS Plug and Play Pharma Package.
‘What makes SQL*LIMS Plug and Play Pharma Package unique is that it arrives ready to deploy, with the operational functionality required for managing the pharmaceutical manufacturing process,’said Albert Almajano, IT project manager at Kern Pharma. ‘We expect that the package will become an integral part of our ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and maintain regulatory compliance in our drug development and manufacturing operations.’