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Scientific Data Management System

Abbott Informatics Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) allows you to increase efficiency, promote collaboration and ensure compliance through managing the data and documents generated by your lab.

Managing documents and data

Laboratories today generate many types of documents. Documents are used to ensure that every laboratory operates to appropriate standards through SOPs and standard methods, and to communicate results to customers through certificates of analysis. Laboratories also generate data from HPLCs, GCs and many other instruments, which can be brought into the STARLIMS products. Our SDMS integrates with STARLIMS to manage instrument data and documents generated in your laboratory.

Automate file processing

The SDMS Grabber monitors designated locations and automatically picks up and processes new files. Approval workflows are then automatically kicked off, routing data to the appropriate location based on file type.

Ensure compliance

SDMS is designed to be 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, which includes record creation, audit trails, electronic signatures, data security and data storage in the original format. Configure retention, archiving, and approval processes to meet your organization's needs.

Automate data entry

SDMS’ powerful parsing engine extracts data, including keywords, values, graphs and data tables, from instruments and files stored in STARLIMS. Eliminate the need to manually key data, saving you time and reducing transcription errors.

Reduce cycle times

Flexible workflow tools reduce dependencies and ensure your data is reviewed and approved by the right people. You can also automate the review and approval of your internal lab documents, such as SOPs, test methods and product specifications.

Promote collaboration

Your users can access information from their web browser from anywhere in the world. Search by keyword, metadata and free text to find any record. SDMS empowers your scientists to collaborate wherever they are.

Customer Testimonial

Our reviewers no longer have to be on-site to review samples and data packages. Instead, the STARLIMS SDMS allows us to have all instrument files and reports attached electronically to the sample submission, and available for reviewers to review and approve on weekends and off-hours. This allows samples to be processed much faster."

Richard Caron, ImClone Systems

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We know the lab environment has faced enormous change. Increasing consolidation, policy changes, growing workloads and many other factors have fundamentally shifted the way labs operate today. That’s why our solutions are specifically tailored to your industry, with the flexibility to add or remove features as your needs evolve.

Why Abbott Informatics?

A LIMS solution is a lasting investment for your organization. That’s why we pride ourselves on being your dedicated, long-term informatics partner. For more than 27 years, we have helped labs achieve their analytical, regulatory and business objectives with our data management solutions. We’ll make sure our solutions can meet your lab goals not only today, but for years to come.

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Integrated Solution

Eliminate the need to develop and manage multiple data interfaces. Our Integrated Solution incorporates ELN functionality and an SDMS in a single LIMS platform.


Laboratory Information Management System

Our LIMS expertly handles complex processes, ensures regulatory compliance, and promotes collaboration, both within your own lab and between labs around the world.


Electronic Laboratory Notebook

Make a notable improvement in your data recording. Our ELN eliminates paper-based notebooks to increase efficiency, reduce error rates and promote regulatory compliance.