Abbott Introduces New Laboratory Information System Software to Help Users Access Data from Anywhere

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 23, 2013 – Abbott today announced the global launch of version 11 of the company’s STARLIMS software-based laboratory information management system (LIMS). The new version expands user functionality to include mobile device applications, advanced analytics, and HTML5 compatibility, enabling users to access LIMS information anywhere on any screen.

"Abbott helps laboratories organize and analyze vast amounts of data across multiple industries, and the new software enables customers to build their own apps and start up quickly," said David Champagne, divisional vice president, Informatics Solutions, Abbott. "Clinical, industrial, and research labs can leverage the advantages of mobile devices to secure on-the-spot access to lab test results and reports, which may help them to make decisions faster."

Advanced Analytics

The STARLIMS v11 software also offers users advanced analytics capabilities with out-of-the-box dashboards that can have an immediate impact on laboratory operations by allowing labs to optimize workflow and identify bottlenecks. Viewing data from the powerful visualizations that are provided by advanced analytics offers users insights and trends to help laboratories make better decisions.

Some additional advantages offered with STARLIMS v11 LIMS software include: forms that can be created by users to run system wide on Chrome, Safari and other browsers for tablets and smartphones; two new control libraries, one for desktop computers and another for mobile devices; touch controls that comply with specifications for iPad and iPhone devices; and existing Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL) forms running on Internet Explorer will continue to be the primary platform, and users can create proprietary HTML5-based forms to run on alternative browsers.

About Abbott Informatics Solutions

Abbott Informatics Solutions (AIS) provides leading Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) solutions that have served customers around the world for more than 27 years. The AIS solutions improve the reliability of laboratory sampling processes, support compliance with global regulatory requirements and industry standards, and provide comprehensive reporting, monitoring and analysis capabilities. With 12 development and support centers throughout the world, AIS solutions are used in labs across multiple industries and disciplines including medical diagnostics, forensics, food safety, manufacturing, petrochemical, public health, and life sciences.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.

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