Applied Biosystems has developed a web browser-based LIMS. More than 1,200 organisations have realised the practical benefits of its rich, out-of-the-box functionality that is geared towards manufacturing and product development laboratories.

SQL*LIMS v5 software provides a complete, integrated web-based solution that is easy to deploy and easy to use. To save time and money, the new SQL*LIMS P4 (plug-and-play pharma pack) software provides a turnkey LIMS that is pre-installed and pre-validated on industry-leading hardware. The ready-to-use package has everything that a pharmaceutical QC/QA laboratory needs, including USP testing and ICH guideline templates, bundled with comprehensive validation documentation.

The Applied Biosystems Professional Services team follows best practices set by the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge, making it unique in the LIMS industry.

Analysis and opinion

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