Results are in: Revenue will grow robustly as busier downstream labs streamline operations

Over the past five years, the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) industry has exhibited robust growth. As laboratories have grappled with an uptick in sample volumes, partly due to more demand for diagnostic testing from the burgeoning elderly population, many have purchased LIMS software. Over the five years to 2021, industry revenue is forecast to grow, as industry operators will increasingly offer LIMS software that can be integrated with multiple applications and devices, such as tablets, mobile phones, personal computers (PCs) and electronic lab notebooks (ELNs)...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$426m
Annual Growth 11-16
4.8%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
2,202
Businesses
481
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  • As laboratories have grappled with an uptick in sample volumes, many have purchased LIMS software
  • Many laboratories have demanded LIMS software to assist with regulatory compliance
  • New LIMS software will likely feature the ability to seamlessly transfer data between devices
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Laboratory Information Management Systems industry has a moderate level of technological change. The industry has helped to increase the availability of platform access by providing three options, thick-client LIMS, thin-client LIMS and web-based LIMS (see Products and Services for more information) that operate in different manners. Thick-client provides access only to users on computers with the necessary software, thin-client enable access from any computer through the internet and web-enabled programs provide users with a hybrid experience. While the industry has not experienced any ground-breaking innovations over the past five years, operators have had to adapt their products and technologies to client demands. Cli...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry are

  • Undertaking research and development
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Company's product is user friendly
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from diagnostic and medical laboratories and Corporate profit in the Laboratory Information Management Systems industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry?

    Companies in this industry develop laboratory information management system (LIMS) software. LIMS software is designed specifically for industrial and medical laboratories to help manage data and information. This industry does not include manufacturers of laboratory equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Client/server LIMS
  • Web-based LIMS
  • Standalone LIMS
  • Thin-client/server LIMS
  • Industry Activities
  • Development of thick-client laboratory information management systems
  • Development of thin-client laboratory information management systems
  • Development of web-based laboratory information management systems
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from diagnostic and medical laboratories
  • Corporate profit
  • External competition
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Research and development expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Regulatory framework
  • Employment and enterprises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry landscape
  • Employment and enterprises
  • Table: Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Client/server LIMS
  • Web-based LIMS
  • Standalone LIMS
  • Thin-client/server LIMS
  • Other
  • Chart: Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Sample management
  • User reporting
  • QA/QC
  • Workflow automation
  • Instrument connection
  • Regulatory management
  • Other
  • Invoicing
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases and research and development
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Laboratory Information Management Systems

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Abbott LaboratoriesThermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Table: Abbott Laboratories - financial performance
  • Table: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Laboratory Information Management Systems Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Private investment in computers and software (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Lims
  • Acronym for Laboratory Information Management Systems
  • Thick-Client
  • Refers to a LIMS model that only allows access to users on computers or devices that have the required software downloaded
  • Thin-Client
  • Refers to a LIMS model that allows users to access a central server from any device over the internet.
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