STARLIMS Corporation
Type Corporation
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Presidential Building, 4000 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 333, South Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
Number of locations 49
Area served Worldwide
Products
Parent Francisco Partners Management LP
Website starlims.com

STARLIMS Corporation develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions.

History

STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. was founded by Itschak Friedman and incorporated under the laws of the State of Israel in May 1986. In November 1993, STARLIMS completed an initial public offering of its ordinary shares, which traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.[1] The company made a public offering in the United States in May 2007 and was introduced to the NASDAQ under the Stock Market under the symbol LIMS.[1][2]

In August 2008, the Company announced the establishment of STARLIMS Europe as a result of the May 2008 acquisition of its United Kingdom partner Lab Data Management Ltd., based in Bolton, Greater Manchester.[3]

In late 2009 it was revealed Abbott Laboratories, Inc. would acquire all outstanding equity of STARLIMS Technologies.[4]The deal was finalized on March 22, 2010 for a published cost of $123 million.[5] STARLIMS Corporation continued to act as a subsidiary of Abbot Labotatories.

On May 30, 2014, STARLIMS Corporation officially changed the name of its Florida-based headquarters to Abbot Informatics Corporation.[6] However, it wasn't until October 2015 that the company shifted its web presence, dropping the STARLIMS Corporation name in full.[7][8]

On July 7, 2021, Francisco Partners Management LP announced that it had "signed a definitive agreement to acquire the STARLIMS informatics product suite and related business assets from Abbott."[9] The company noted that "STARLIMS has thrived within Abbott’s informatics business, and we are excited to partner with the employees and customers[9]," suggesting Abbott Informatics Corporation and its personnel may be involved in the acquisition.

The company officially changed its legal name to match its doing business name, finalizing the use of its prior name "STARLIMS Corporation" on February 7, 2022 with the state of Florida.[10]

Technology and products

STARLIMS ELN, SDMS, and LIMS

STARLIMS ELN is an electronic laboratory notebook "that maximizes your lab’s efficiency and ensures compliance by allowing execution of test workflows without interruption."[11]

STARLIMS SDMS is an Scientific data management system that "makes it easy for users to access and share information across the organization."[12] Features include data extraction, support for multiple file types, data archiving, and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance as well as automated creation, review, and approval tasks.[13]

STARLIMS LIMS is a web-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) "that improves quality and safety throughout the entire product lifecycle."[14] The LIMS is also available as a SaaS offering under "Abbot Informatics Cloud Services."[15]

Features

Product: STARLIMS LIMS
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[16]
Sample tracking?Y[16]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[16]
Task and event scheduling?Y[16]
Option for manual result entry?Y[16]
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?Y[16]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?Y[16]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[16]
Inventory management?Y[16]
Document creation and/or management?Y[16]
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[16]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?Y[16]
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[16]
QA / QC functions?Y[16]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[16]
Chain of custody?Y[16]
Configurable roles and security?Y[16]
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[16]
Data encryption?
Version control?Y