The implementation of STERIS Laboratories’ new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), scheduled to go live in 2018, will bring improvements to reporting speed, sample tracking and process efficiency.

After an intense 18 months of development focusing on improving process flows and Customer turnaround, we are pleased to report that our Analytical Pharmaceutical Laboratory in Utrecht, Netherlands will be our first site to go live on the LIMS system in early 2018.

The second phase of LIMS implementation is development of the system to support our Microbiological Laboratories closely aligned to our contract sterilization facilities in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands and United States.

This second phase of the project officially began in November 2017 with more than 20 members of the Lab Operations team participating in focused training on the capabilities of the new system and mapping our current business processes to the new system.

The second phase of the LIMS project is now progressing into system development and gap analysis, with go-live for the first of our Microbiological Laboratories planned during the summer of 2018.

We will continue to update our Customers as the project progresses.