Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that Analab Chile SA a leading South American analytical testing laboratory, has selected SampleManager LIMS (laboratory information management system) for use in its laboratories in Chile
Analab Chile S.A. is a contract testing laboratory for microbiological and chemical quality control and food safety. Located in Santiago, Chile, Analab was founded in 1988 to focus on analysis and certification of products for export and domestic consumption including human and animal food products, wine and alcohol, drinking and waste water, agricultural chemicals and fertilizer.
As part of a major investment program, Analab is installing an enterprise resource planning system (ERP) across its organization and a LIMS in its laboratory. The LIMS implementation is intended to automate the processes from sample collection and results to report generation for Analab's customers. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS is also being used by Analab to facilitate its quality control tasks. Since Analab Chile SA is accredited to ISO 17025, SampleManager LIMS will facilitate the documentation and compliance requirements for ISO 17025, providing further value to Analab's customers.
Luz Maria Espinoza, IT manager from Analab Chile SA, comments: "The decision to invest in a major IT project during 2009 allows Analab to continue to expand the best-in-class service offering to existing and future customers. Analab has been partnering with Thermo Fisher Scientific for many years and has relied on many of the company's technology solutions in its laboratories. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS is the latest installation which, with the help of the company's skilled services consultants, will help us streamline Analab's operations. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS will deliver benefits by automating the laboratory process and will allow us to continue to demonstrate compliance for customer projects."
The implementation project includes integration of Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS with the ERP system and a range of Thermo Scientific laboratory products including two gas chromatographs, one LC/MS system, one HPLC with fluorescence and DAD detectors, atomic absorption and UV-Vis instruments. Following the implementation, Analab will be able to give customers direct access to the LIMS via the Internet, whereby they can track samples and access historic data.
This integration of a Thermo Scientific LIMS solution, various laboratory instruments and an ERP system is a vivid example of Thermo Scientific CONNECTS in action. Thermo Scientific CONNECTS is a set of offerings that leverage Thermo Fisher's breadth of LIMS and chromatography data systems (CDS) capabilities, as well as expertise in enterprise systems integration that helps streamline and improve the transfer of knowledge between laboratory-generated data and enterprise-level information systems. CONNECTS assists organizations in integrating application-specific workflows, thereby transforming laboratory data into relevant business information and maximizing a company's enterprise system investments to better support critical management decisions in today's resource-constrained environment.
Dave Champagne, vice president and general manager for Thermo Fisher's Informatics business, says, "We're very excited to be able to work with Analab, which represents the strong and growing CRO sector in this region. SampleManager LIMS is a natural choice for a company like Analab that is investing in enterprise systems and integration of the laboratory with their ERP system. This type of integration will provide Analab management with a company-wide view of their key business metrics, a critical need for any company managing costs and productivity in the current economic climate."
To learn more about Analab Chile SA, please call +1 562 713 15 00.
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