The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to install Abbott's Starlims software-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) at its testing laboratories.
FDA will use the software to manage complex processes and the analysis of the vast amounts of information created by its laboratories.
As part of a master agreement with Dovèl Technologies, a company that provides software applications to government organizations, the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) will begin deploying LIMS solutions from Starlims, designed to enhance testing of food and drug chemistries, devices, forensics material and microbiology samples.
The ORA operates mainly five types of laboratories in 14 separate locations.The LIMS solution will provide the needed capability to manage the analytical workflow operationin ORA labs for approximately 825 users supporting sample accountability, data analysis, document control, report generation and other lab operation functions.
Abbott Starlims business head Isaac Friedman said they are looking forward to work on this important initiative.