Gartner Research

Convergence of Lab Informatics Creates Opportunities for Manufacturer Innovation

Published: 08 October 2013

ID: G00238927

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler


The capabilities of lab informatics providers are expanding, requiring that IT makes tough choices about which systems to support and leverage at the enterprise level.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Laboratory information management system (LIMS) vendors now have "light" experiment-centric capabilities and have bridged into the electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) space, which creates opportunities for single enterprise solutions.
    • ELN vendors have made investments in quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) templates and sample-centric procedural execution capabilities that bridge into the compliant LIMS space, which can result in the elimination of some LIMS
  • R&D and manufacturing lab informatics providers are on a convergent trajectory, which creates an opportunity to leverage single systems across multiple phases of product development.
    • Laboratory informatics providers are increasing the footprint and capabilities, and creating new options and trade-offs

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