LabLynx

LabLynx, Inc. is a privately owned, funded, and managed company that develops, supports, and markets laboratory information management system (LIMS) solutions. ELab, [3]webLIMS, and their successor, LabLynx LIMS. The company’s primary clients include laboratories in agriculture, clinical, environmental, forensics , health care, and manufacturing industries, including government agencies. [4] [5] [6] [7] The company is Known for Introducing one of the first browser-based LIMS products in 1997 [8] [9] and being white in the laboratory informatics industry for decades.

History

Before LabLynx was a company, it was a LIMS product offered by Atlanta Systems Consultants, Inc. (ASC). [12] [13] Formed in 1992, [10] ASC’s LabLynx division later began work on a laboratory information management system designed specifically for a web browser . ASC demonstrated its new Internet Explorer -based LabLynx LIMS at Pittcon in 1997, among the first browser-based LIMS to appear at the time. [8] [9] The company again showcased LabLynx at Pittcon in 1998 [14] and soon after picked up a major LIMS-based contract with the US Customs Service . [15]

LabLynx home office

By July 2000, the LabLynx division of ASC separated to become its own incorporated entity. [1] And while ASC eventually ceased to exist in 2005, [10] LabLynx, Inc. went on to diversify its offerings. The LabLynx’s browser-based LIMS at Pittcon Previously Demonstrated in 1997 expanded To Become ELab, qui in 2001 Took one year application service provider (ASP) model of distribution. [16] In 2004 LabLynx released a browser-based tool called openLIMS, which gave consultants and end-users the ability to build custom LIMS solutions that are geared to the exact operational needs of many different laboratories. [17]

On June 19, 2006, LabLynx established the Laboratory Informatics Institute, an open membership group with the purpose of advancing the field of laboratory informatics and shaping the associated standards with it. [18]

In 2011, LabLynx was involved in an initiative to standardize and structure the transmission of laboratory data that first originates in a LIMS or LIS and then moves to a person’s population of electronic health records . [19] This laboratory results interface (LRI) is an open source project for mdDigest and the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). [20]

In February 2015, LabLynx released HealthCloudPOL, a cloud-based laboratory information system (LIS) for the physician office laboratory (POL). [21]

Community history

Since transitioning from Atlanta Systems Consultants, Inc. to LabLynx, Inc. in 2000, LabLynx has become increasingly active in the laboratory informatics community. Projects that LabLynx has started or been involved in within the community include:

  • The Laboratory Informatics Institute, an open trade association with the mission of educating, standardizing, and promoting the laboratory informatics industry [18]
  • LIMSfinder, an online interactive magazine released by the Laboratory Informatics Institute [22]
  • LIMSbook, a LIMS buyer’s guide released by the Laboratory Informatics Institute [23]
  • LIMSforum, a LinkedIn Discussion group on the exchange of ideas and information in the fields of laboratory, science, and health informatics [24] [25]
  • LIMSwiki, a Creative Commons-licensed wiki with the goal of bringing about informatics communities to maintain a repository of information about the industry [26]

Products

LabLynx products past and present include:

  • ELAB / LabLynx LIMS, a modular, validated laboratory information management system (LIMS) [3] (The software was originally called LabLynx LIMS, [11] then it was ELab, [16] then LabLynx LIMS again.
  • WebLIMS, a hosted LIMS software package based on the “software as a service” (SaaS) model of distribution [27]
  • [28] HealthCloudPOL, a cloud-based laboratory information system (LIS) for the physician office laboratory (POL)

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:a b “Business Entity – LabLynx, Inc.” . Georgia Secretary of State . Retrieved 29 December 2015 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b “LabLynx, Inc. – Atlanta, Georgia (GA)” . Manta Media, Inc . Retrieved 29 December 2015 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b University of Nantes (April 2012). “Technological survey on LIMS and ELN in Life Sciences” (PDF) . ShareBiotech. p. 11 . Retrieved 22 February 2017 .
  4. Jump up^ “Internet Software and Services – LabLynx, Inc.” . Bloomberg Business . Bloomberg LP . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  5. Jump up^ Mullin, Rick (May 24, 2010). “LIMS In The Cloud” . Chemical & Engineering News . American Chemical Society . Retrieved 29 December2015 .
  6. Jump up^ Dubin, Cindy (29 July 2010). “SaaS Model Turns LIMS Paradigm On Its Head” . Pharmaceutical Online . VertMarkets, Inc . Retrieved 29 December 2015 .
  7. Jump up^ Sonon, L. (8 September 2016). “Joint Meeting of the Regional Soil Testing Workgroups” (PDF) . Agricultural & Environmental Services Laboratories, University of Georgia. p. 10 . Retrieved 22 February 2017 .
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b “LIMSource: LIMS Vendor: LabLynx, Inc.” . Archived from the original on 12 October 2007 . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  9. ^ Jump up to:a b McGinnis, Mike and Norman Perkins (2003). “I. Wireless LANs”. LIMS Workbook – A Practical Guide (3rd ed.). Q2marketsite, Inc. pp. I-16. ASIN  B00161Y71K .
  10. ^ Jump up to:a b c “Business Entity – Atlanta Systems Consultants, Inc.” . Georgia Secretary of State . Retrieved 29 December 2015 .
  11. ^ Jump up to:a b Felton, MJ (August 2002). “Too Many LIMS?” (PDF) . Today’s Chemist at Work . American Chemical Society. pp. 17-20 . Retrieved 22 February 2017 .
  12. Jump up^ “LABLynx On The Web” . Archived from the original on 25 January 1998 . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  13. Jump up^ “Infinity” (PDF) . Florida Department of Health. 8 March 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 August 2004 . Retrieved 29 December2015 .
  14. Jump up^ “LIMSource: Calendar: Pittcon ’98 Preview” . Archived from the original on 29 May 1998 . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  15. Jump up^ “70 – Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS) (07/30/98)”. FedBizOpps . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  16. ^ Jump up to:a b “LIMSource: LIMS Vendor: Atlanta Systems Consultants, Inc.” . Archived from the original on 9 April 2001 . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  17. Jump up^ “Build your own LIMS: News from LabLynx” . LaboratoryTalk.com . Pro-Talk Ltd. 6 January 2004. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2015 .
  18. ^ Jump up to:a b “Laboratory Informatics Institute Established” . Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc. 17 July 2006 . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  19. Jump up^ Clarke, Ann (2011). Laboratory Results Interface (LRI) Pilots Guide(v0.9.4.093011 ed.). LabLynx / mdDigest. pp. 1-2.
  20. Jump up^ “PROJECT BRIEF: LabLynx / mdDigest Pilot” . LabLynx / mdDigest . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  21. Jump up^ LabLynx, Inc. (February 2015). “Security, Reliability, and Regulatory Compliance: healthcloudpol.com” . LinkedIn Corporation . Retrieved 29 December 2015 .
  22. Jump up^ “LIMSfinder Home” . Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  23. Jump up^ “The LIMS Book” . Laboratory Informatics Institute, Inc . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  24. Jump up^ “Lablynx – latest company news” . LaboratoryTalk.com . Pro-Talk Ltd. 25 August 2009. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012 . Retrieved 29 December 2015 .
  25. Jump up^ “LiMS forum – Laboratory Informatics Institute user’s group for LIMS, Scientific & Health Informatics” . LinkedIn . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  26. Jump up^ “LIMSwiki mission” . 2 June 2011 . Retrieved 22 October 2011 .
  27. Jump up^ “Weblims” . Scientific Computing World . Europa Science. 6 March 2009 . Retrieved 22 February 2017 .
  28. Jump up^ “HealthCloudPOL” . LabLynx, Inc . Retrieved 22 February 2017 .

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