Wildtype LIMS Technology

Make it simple, but no simpler - Albert Einstein
Keep-It-Simple-Stupid - Programmer, Anon.

Wildtype lab tracking systems use web server/servlet architecture. This strategy allows lab technicians and analysts to see each other's changes immediately, improves performance, and simplifies LIMS deployment and administration.
Clients may be web browsers, Java Swing or .Net applications, or any network-aware client capable of sending an HTTP POST message with XML content and reading an XML-formatted reply from the LIMS server.
Data integrity is assured by a back-end JDBC/ODBC-compliant relational database management system (RDBMS, e.g. Microsoft SQL Server) hosting Wildtype LIMS core tables ('write' optimized), plus any custom tables if required to support a complex lab process or for report ('read' optimized) performance.
At each layer, Wildtype evaluates technology options for reliability, speed, and ease of maintenance for our customers. The result is rugged simplicity that works -- and adapts quickly as needs change.

What a Wildtype system is not:
A scheduler or statistical process control system, a chemical structure database, a set of robot programs, or a set of analysis algorithms. However, a custom LIMS can integrate all of these tools from other sources, making the flow of work appear seamless.
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