Enterprise Level LIMS – Reaping the Benefits of Integration
Dave Champagne, Vice President and General Manager, Informatics, Thermo Fisher Scientific
With drug development times of approximately 15 years and subsequent costs approaching $2 billion by 2010, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly in search of processes that can help them consistently deliver a return on investment during the patent life of a drug. Enterprise level laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are key contributors in this effort. Delivering advanced functionality that is specific to each stage of the drug development process, sophisticated, purpose-built LIMS streamline processes and costs and present organizations with unique integration opportunities. These LIMS provide superior capabilities by delivering real-time analysis and reports, facilitating regulatory compliance and product quality, integrating with the company’s broader network and providing secure access to key data throughout the organization.