Genohm has just released the latest v5.4 version of SLims, its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) + Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) platform.
When the v5.3 version of SLims was released, it contained a number of different major developments. First of all the Workflow management module was redesigned; then, other developments such as the Picklists in the Content section; the Text blocks and the Sharing Option at the ELN level and finally the Access refactor and Python API in the Setup section were introduced.
Today we release the new v5.4 version which contains a new set of features and improvements. The Tutorial that we have prepared for our customers shows the different highlights of the new SLims release. We would like to introduce here the most important of these improvements.
At the ELN level, the main feature introduced is the new design of the Simplified ELN. The design has a lighter look and feel for easier reading. In parallel, it is now also possible to execute several actions on content in this simplified module.
Regarding the Content section, the new v5.4 introduces a Super Content Grid. With this new feature, it is easy to show columns from different modules in the content grid. On top of that, on one side the order module can be used to request a content and on the other side, content can be scheduled to workflow without an order.
The Workflow module has been again the center of attention of our developers. The Global Search feature allows to use a Barcode field to search a content. For what concerns the NextSeq integration, the generation of sample sheets to trigger a run on the sequencer is supported by Slims. On top of this, comments, predefined or custom, can be added when re-queuing elements.
Finally, at the Setup level, we have added Hyperlinks in Grids. This allows the addition of links to any grid making it possible to jump to the linked record in the corresponding module. It is also possible now to make custom notifications through SLimsGate.
Beside the Tutorial, we have also put together a short video describing all the improvements introduced with the new SLims version v5.4.
The history of Genohm starts in 2002 as a spin-off of the University of Ghent (Belgium). Originally launched as a small 2 person bio-informatics shop, the company has kept building up an extensive bio-informatics consulting expertise within the life sciences R&D world. It was 8 years later, in 2010, that Genohm released SLims, its main laboratory software automation suite to enter the lab informatics market.
SLims is a digital platform providing laboratories with a seamless, integrated LIMS + ELN environment. Its features track data and samples, tests and users, results and workflows from the original material shipment down to the result from lab machines and in-silico analysis pipelines. Thanks to its flexibility, SLims is capable to fully accommodate any need of any diverse lab, from research lab to next-generation sequencing lab, service facility, biobank or QC lab.
One year after the launch of SLims, in May 2011, Genohm opened its new HQ at the Innovation Park of the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland and in January 2016 a US branch in Durham, NC, while keeping its European branch offices in Ghent where the most R&D is performed. Today Genohm proudly serves a growing set of customers in Europe, the Middle East and the US.