Why Achiever Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)?

Get the most from your precious resources with a modern laboratory information management system that  ‘Makes Every Sample Matter’.

More than sample management, Achiever LIMS underpins your critical lab processes to completely transform the way your lab works. Making it easier for you to find and work with your samples and to use your data not just capture it!

How does Achiever LIMS help your lab?

Achiever LIMS is a web based laboratory information management system. It’s trusted by Biobanks, pharma, research and diagnostics labs and biorepositories to manage, analyse and process laboratory data accurately and securely. It helps instil good laboratory practice and automates your lab workflows to increase efficiency and productivity.

Achiever LIMS gives you traceability for compliance and quality assurance. Its comprehensive sample management functionality tracks and audits every step; from initial sample receipt through to destruction. While researchers can easily access and home in on the samples they need using detailed sample and donor profile data.

All of this is managed in line with consent and data protection restrictions – and you’re in control of access.

How does it help your lab with compliance?

Achiever LIMS helps you meet regulatory compliance including ISO, GxP, CFR 21 part 11, MHRA and the Human Tissue Act (HTA).

Compliance is all about quality. Achiever LIMS gives you quality control measures helping improve the products and services you provide. It helps improve your data quality with data management, validation and formatting.

In addition, its workflows guide you through your processes and prompt you to enter data. So, you’re accurately and consistently capturing the right data at the right time in your lab workflow.

It also integrates with other applications such as instruments to capture test results data. Plus, it can link to your electronic laboratory notebook. You’re improving the quality of your data by reducing the risk of transcription and manual data entry errors.

How has Achiever LIMS already helped labs?

Achiever LIMS has enabled Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust to introduce new lab processes to improve quality and consistency. Also it supports Leeds University Teaching Hospitals in meeting regulatory compliance. What’s more, it’s helped a global pharmaceutical centralise their sample inventory making it easier to find, locate and work with samples.

“We have more confidence in our data and what we are delivering with Achiever Medical. …The system has allowed us to standardise data as it is entered and make sure critical data is entered at the right point in the process”
University of Liverpool

Why is Achiever LIMS different to other laboratory information management systems?

All LIMS give you sample tracking functionality. However, Achiever LIMS also gives you unparalleled functionality in:


Share study data across teams. Manage sample requests from internal and external researchers.


Unrivalled configuration to update and create new fields, tables, workflows and security filters

Audit Trail

Automatic auditing of data changes and sample movement. Plus, tools to manage internal audits.


Multi-layered security at user, role, project and study level. Also, field level at-rest encryption


Manage and query disease profiles, treatment, diagnosis, consent and donor lifestyle data


Use graphical tools to analyse and interact with data within data permission and encryption rules.

Improving how your lab operates

Achiever LIMS gives you all the benefits and advantages that you’d expect from a modern, configurable laboratory information management system. In addition to sample tracking, it also helps Biobanks, pharma, research labs and biorepositories to:

  • improve compliance while reducing admin overheads
  • eliminate paper-based systems which as a result leads to efficiency gains, increased productivity and consistency
  • increase accuracy and data quality through validation tools
  • introduce quality control measures to improve overall quality
  • increase visibility of information while still protecting personal identifiable information (PII)
  • save costs as a result of automation and using dashboards to deliver insight
  • reduce costs because of using a single LIMS solution to manage the requirements of multiple teams and departments

Above all, Achiever LIMS continues to deliver return on investment. Our flexible configuration tools, optional modules and new developments help you to manage new requirements and changes.

“Achiever Medical is completely changing the way we handle samples – in a good way. It’s going to make everything much easier, save us time and we’ll be so much more productive.” – Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A LIMS that unlocks your valuable data to ‘Make Every Sample Matter’

In a busy lab it can be difficult keeping track of everything coming in and going out. This is especially true if you don’t have any laboratory information management software.

You could be buying samples that you’ve already got somewhere in your freezers. This is a double expense. Not only have you paid for samples you don’t need – you’re also paying to store samples that you could have used. Also, the longer samples sit in storage the greater the risk of them losing viability – or getting lost under the ice.

That’s why our lab information management system doesn’t just capture data – it makes it easier for you to use it. Achiever LIMS’ search tools and interactive dashboards help you find what you’re looking for quickly as well as highlight potential issues.

Also, Achiever LIMS integration capabilities allow you to import/export data from other lab applications. This includes rack and plate scanners and lab instruments. In addition, it can link to electronic healthcare records systems and e-consent software for patient profiling.

Collaboration in scientific research

In research you’re not alone. Collaboration is critical – whether this includes running studies involving multiple disciplines or making specific samples in your collection available for loan. It might also include working with customers and suppliers.

With Achiever LIMS, you can safely share information across teams, disciplines and even with external researchers. You’re also in control of what information you share with who and you can manage this at study and sample level.

If you’re a UK Biobank or biorepository you can easily send your sample holdings data to the UKCRC Tissue Directory (UKCRCTD). Our lab information management system’s link with the online Tissue Directory allows you to choose which samples you want to send. Plus, you can choose how often you want to send them.

What’s more its dynamic translation tool maps your terminology to that required by the UKCRCTD. So, you don’t have to change the way you work or spend time fiddling with your data.

As a result you’re making the most of all your valuable resources – your team, data and tissue samples.

A laboratory information management system for both small laboratories and large-scale labs

Compliance isn’t just a requirement of large-scale labs. Likewise quality and efficiency.

With its out-of-the-box functionality, flexibility and modules Achiever LIMS supports the requirements of laboratories large and small.

As a small to medium-sized lab you can be up and running quickly with Achiever Essentials. Giving you everything you need to improve your data and process quality, as well as evidence for compliance and real-time analysis. What’s more, you can configure the system and add modules as you grow and develop.

Similarly, larger-scale and global labs can also start with Essentials, rolling out the system to other teams and departments as part of a controlled release. Configuring the system and adding new modules to meet the requirements of different teams. Getting the benefits of ‘quick wins’ as a result.

Improve data quality

Effectively manage your tissue samples through every stage of their lifecycle. Data management, processes and validation improve quality and data integrity

Increase compliance

Automatically audits data entry, updates and process stage completion. Handle samples in line with consent opt-ins and manage consent withdrawals

Improve accessibility

Web-based system available in the cloud or on premise. Security levels and data encryption protect PII. Secure portals available for external access

And it’s not just what we do – it’s the way that we do it that makes Achiever LIMS different to other laboratory informatics software

Choosing and implementing business critical software can be confusing and time-consuming. You want to make sure you’ve got the best software that meets the needs of your lab. We also want to make sure that Achiever LIMS is the right software for you. So, if we don’t think it is – we’ll say. And if it is, then our team will help you to get the benefits of the software quickly.

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