Produce reliable results more quickly

With a LIMS, your lab can automate workflows, integrate instruments, and manage samples and associated information

What is a LIMS?

A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is software that allows you to effectively manage samples and associated data. By using a LIMS, your lab can automate workflows, integrate instruments, and manage samples and associated information. Additionally, you can produce reliable results more quickly and can track data from sequencing runs over time and across experiments to improve efficiency.

Modern genomics generates an unprecedented amount of data. Faced with increasing data volumes and sample throughput along with frequent changes in technology, labs must modernize their approach to managing, tracking, and centralizing genomics data.

Although the primary purpose of a LIMS is to track and manage samples, it can do so much more. It can:

  • Enable workflow automation which can in turn reduce human error
  • Centralize access and storage of quality control data
  • Support compliance efforts
  • Track reagents and lots
  • Perform instrument run monitoring
  • Initiate downstream data analysis
  • Integrate with instruments or other in-lab systems to improve lab efficiency
What is a LIMS?

Learn five key things a LIMS can do in addition to tracking samples.

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BaseSpace Clarity LIMS is designed for genomics labs and optimized for next-generation sequencing (NGS) studies. As a key component in the BaseSpace Informatics Suite, it helps laboratories track samples, and optimize procedures and workflows. Our LIMS solution integrates with Illumina instruments and other mission-critical laboratory tools.

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We offer guidance to sequencing labs on selecting a LIMS. These include the key features to look for, and considerations around the types of instruments you’ll need to integrate. Managing and sequencing samples are particularly beneficial in a high-throughput environment due to the efficiency and accuracy a LIMS provides.

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Small Research Lab Increases Efficiency with LIMS

Beck’s Hybrids, a family-owned seed company, uses BaseSpace Clarity LIMS to benefit farmers through enhanced sample tracking.

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Large Genome Center Places LIMS at the Center of Their Large Sequencing Operations

New York Genome Center efficiently implemented BaseSpace Clarity LIMS to support their complex sequencing operations.

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Implementing LIMS Helps with Sample Volume

The Science for Life Lab implements Clarity LIMS to cope with increasing sample volume in multiple labs.

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Additional Resources

Build vs. Buy a LIMS
Build vs. Buy a LIMS

Learn why labs new to LIMS purchased a commercial system instead of building one in-house.

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Implementing LIMS Helps with Sample Volume
Implementing LIMS Helps with Sample Volume

The Science for Life Lab implements Clarity LIMS to cope with increasing sample volume in multiple labs.

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LIMS for Consumer Genetics
LIMS for Consumer Genetics

Find out how Imagene Labs uses Illumina BeadChips and BaseSpace Clarity LIMS to streamline its genetic testing operations.

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Illumina Builds Portfolio of Consulting Services
Illumina Builds Portfolio of Consulting Services

We offer services to help labs implement and scale NGS quickly and easily.

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