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MSC-LIMS Product Summary

MSC-LIMS is an affordable Windows-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) for small to mid-sized analytical laboratories. MSC-LIMS is available in both single-user and multi-user versions for small workgroups of up to twenty concurrent users. MSC-LIMS is suitable for labs processing up to 75,000 samples per year and up to 300,000 analyses per year. Current MSC-LIMS installations include water/wastewater, commercial environmental, food testing, and petrochemical applications. The system is available under a Full System license which includes all source code or under a low-cost non-source code Annual Subscription license.

MSC-LIMS allows even the smallest lab to realize the benefits of LIMS automation. Start with a single-user version and upgrade to a multi-user license when your needs change. MSC-LIMS is easily customized to meet lab-specific requirements.

MSC-LIMS version 4.x was developed using Microsoft Access 2010. View the MSC-LIMS Demo for a complete overview of the system's capabilities.


Check mark  Single Sample or Batch Login

Log individual samples by selecting a project, location, sample type, customer, etc. To speed login of repetitive samples, define a login batch with any number of samples with various characteristics. Use dynamic batch login to quickly log a group of samples with similar characteristics.

Check mark  Results Entry by Sample or Analyte

Scan a barcode on a container label, work sheet, or bench sheet and enter results for all analyses for a single sample. Select an analyte and enter sample query criteria to enter analysis results across samples and to create analytical batches for QC data entry.

Check mark  Integrated Excel Interface

Import sample data and analyses to log samples. Import results from instrument data files, create custom reports from data in any LIMS report, and create custom analyte-specific data entry screens to calculate and import final results and associated QC data. See the Excel interface examples in the MSC-LIMS Demo for more information.

Check mark  Integrated Messaging

Use MSC-LIMS Messaging to automatically send an email or fax with sample information when a sample is logged or completed. Message styles range from plain text to attached files in rich text, Excel, HTML, PDF, and XML formats. Configure message recipients by customer or project.

Check mark  Sample Tracking and Warning

To prevent lost or expired samples, the system automatically warns when a sample has an analysis due. Tracking features include quick location of incomplete samples and samples with warnings.

Check mark  Sample Scheduling

Schedule samples to be logged by a specific date and optionally repeat at a given frequency (e.g. weekly, monthly, etc.). The system automatically generates a warning when a scheduled sample is due.

Check mark  Quality Control

Log QC samples and generate QC control charts. Define QC data types by analysis. Create analytical batches, enter QC data by batch, and print associated QC data with sample results.

Check mark  Reports, Charts and Statistics

Use an extensive list of reports to collect, present, and analyze lab data. Generate chain-of-custody reports, bench sheets, and worksheets. Use the report generator to design and create your own application-specific reports. Export report data to spreadsheets for further analysis.

Check mark  Billing Module

Maintain customer lists and assign costs by analysis, project and customer. Generate detail and summary invoices.

Check mark  Method Development

Develop and document analysis methods.

Check mark  Instrument and Procedure Lists

Maintain instrument and lab procedure records and generate calendars with instrument maintenance, calibration, and procedure schedules.

Check mark  Personnel Records

Record laboratory personnel training and certification histories.

Check mark  Integrated Barcoding

Automatically generate barcoded container labels when logging samples. Speed results entry by scanning sample containers or barcoded worksheets or sample lists. Select the appropriate label style for sample projects.

Check mark  Data Access Security

Whether running standalone or in a multi-user environment, control system and data access using a multi-level security structure. Add user login accounts to one of four security roles with different system privileges: ReadOnly, Samplers, Technicians, and Administrators.

Check mark  Audit Trail

Track data modifications using the integrated sample audit trail.

Check mark  Powerful Queries

Query sample data for viewing/printing using any combination of available criteria such as project, location, sample type, sampler, collection date, etc. using an intuitive query-by-example form. Use structured query language (SQL) for additional capabilities.

Check mark  Productivity Aids

Use numerous productivity aids to speed data entry. Double-click on any date field to select the date from a popup calendar. Double-click on pick lists to open a setup form to add new items to the list. Double-click on the results value field to review result specifications for the analysis. Double-click on an analysis name to view the analysis' method.

Check mark  Data Archiving

Use MSC-LIMS Archiving to keep the production database fast and efficient by moving older data to an archive database. The system's full complement of reporting, querying, and data exporting functions can still be used with archived data.

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