Astrix is a laboratory informatics company that has a specialized practice in managing science informatics evaluations, selections and implementations as well as providing services that integrate the systems into the infrastructure of the organization.
Astrix specializes in the scientific market and has performed informatics services for multiple organizations over the last 30+ years. Our focus is assisting organizations that are engaged in R&D and regulatory testing with developing the information management infrastructure necessary to service the organization today and well into the future.
Astrix’s is a full-service LIMS service firm with expertise in a variety of areas including:
- Business process mapping
- System evaluation, selection, and implementation
- Data management
- Custom development
- System integration
- On-premise, hybrid and cloud data storage systems
- Legacy system migration
- Data migration
- System validation
- User training
An Independent Expert
Our focus is on implementing the correct technologies to solve each client’s unique problem. We implement solutions using a technology and process agnostic approach. No two problems are the same and this approach has been an underpinning of our 25+ years of delivering successful projects for our clients.
Selecting the Right Technology
The Astrix team will develop a comprehensive list of vendors to consider for the customer’s LIMS project. Through an extensive evaluation process, we will review all vendors that fit the customer’s requirements and budget, examining every potential option. Our vendor-agnostic approach means that our selection is impartial and unbiased, allowing us to provide objective advice on which vendors should be considered. Furthermore, we will provide a rationale for each selected vendor to ensure that the customer fully understands why specific solutions may be more beneficial than others. We are committed to delivering an informative and thoroughly researched list of vendors that includes all viable options within the confines of the customer’s project requirements and budget.
The technology selection process includes the following:
- Request for proposal (RFP) development
- RFP response scoring and review
- Vendor demonstration script/agenda preparation
- Vendor demonstrations
- Vendor selection discussion
World Class Partners
Astrix is partnered and works with the Who’s Who in Laboratory Informatics Technology globally. We bring decades of unique application-specific expertise that helps ensure we recommend, implement and support the right technology for your laboratory.
Astrix has a stellar reputation in the LIMS community as being the “Go To” services partner when a LIMS system needs to be installed the right way…the first time.
System Implementation and Deployment With your Unique Needs in Mind
We understand how important it is for systems implementations and deployments to go smoothly, so we take care in every step of our process – from requirements gathering through final deployment – to ensure success. Our team of experts includes engineers, developers, testers, and consultants who have extensive experience with implementing business solutions. They bring technical insight and knowledge about industry-specific regulations or other standards that may need to be followed for successful delivery.
Astrix is committed to delivering a successful system implementation and deployment that aligns with the client’s processes and procedures. Successful implementations are based on extensive planning, testing, and stakeholder communication. Our methodology is tailored to each specific client but typically involves four key steps: discovery & assessment; design & build; test & optimize; and launch & support as outlined in the program milestones below:
- Project Initiation
- Requirements Analysis
- Gap Analysis
- System Configuration and Integration
- Master Data Management and Migration
- System Testing
- System Deployment
- Go-Live Support
Some of our Clients Include
More about Laboratory Information Management Systems
A laboratory information management system or LIMS per the acronym, can also be sometimes referred to as a laboratory information system or LIS or laboratory management system, is a premise or cloud-based software solution with features that support a the R&D operations of a life science company, most typically, the core functions of a modern laboratory. Soime of the key features of a LIMS include automated workflows and data tracking support, flexible data architecture, and data exchange interfaces, which support its use in regulated environments. The features and uses of a LIMS have evolved over the years from simple sample tracking to an enterprise resource planning tool that manages multiple aspects of laboratory informatics. Astrix has been working with most of the major LIMS software vendors for upwards of 25 years and we are considered by many to be the defacto services experts in this space.