Draft:Autoscribe Informatics

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Autoscribe Ltd. / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc
Autoscribe Informatics
Founded1981; 39 years ago (1981) in Reading, United Kingdom
FounderJohn Boother
Reading, Berkshire
United Kingdom
Key people
  • Matrix Gemini LIMS
  • Matrix Gemini BIMS

Autoscribe Informatics develops and implements laboratory software including Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).


Autoscribe Ltd was incorporated in 1981.[1] by John Boother. It moved to its current Aldermaston location in December 2016[2]. Autoscribe gained ISO9001 certification as a 'Stockist and Distributor of Proprietary Software mainly for Laboratory Use. Design, Development, Marketing, Sales, Implementation and Support of Software.' (Certificate Number: 1329/A/0001/UK/En)[3] in 1997 which it utilises in development of its laboratory software[4]. Autoscribe Informatics is the trading name of Autoscribe Ltd.[5].

Autoscribe Informatics, Inc. was founded in late 2011[6], giving a direct presence in the US market. Zumatrix, Inc., the North American distribution and support team for Autoscribe's Matrix Gemini product, was transferred into the new U.S. entity, which began operations on January 3, 2012[7]. Autoscribe's US operation is based in Lakeville, MA. Autoscribe have also been operational in Australia since January 2017[8] with a base in Adelaide, South Australia[9], and distribute through distribution partners in other regions.

The earliest on-line reference to Autoscribe is in a discussion paper[10] for the UK National Physical Laboratory in 2001 where it is referenced as both a LIMS supplier and a LIMS Consultant. Autoscribe Informatics is cited as among the global LIMS suppliers by market analysts[11][12][13][14].

Technology and productsEdit

The Matrix Gemini LIMS solutions products are used in Laboratories and other testing environments to manage large volumes of data at the sample registration, sample tracking, result entry and validation stages of testing or research.[15][failed verification][16] The 5 products in the Matrix line have a number of features and differences. Matrix Gemini LIMS is a configurable system tailored to customer requirements[17]. Matrix Express is a version of Matrix Gemini with more basic functionality, often used by smaller laboratories or as an introductory LIMS in larger organizations[18]

Other productsEdit

Autoscribe also produce Business Information Management Systems (BIMS)[19] for wider business purposes. These include software to manage staff competencies, laboratory documentation, Corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), laboratory assets and customer feedback.


  1. ^ "AUTOSCRIBE LIMITED". UK Companies House. UK Companies House. 26 Sep 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ "UK Government - Register of Points-based System Sponsors, Page 151" (PDF). UK Government. UK Home Office. Sep 2017. Retrieved 26 Sep 2019.
  3. ^ "ISO9001:2015 Certificate" (PDF). Autoscribe Website. Retrieved 27 Sep 2019.
  4. ^ "URS ISO9001 Certificate Vailidity Check Site". United Registrar of Systems. Retrieved 27 Sep 2019.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Autoscribe Limited". Scientific Computing World. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 30 Sep 2019.
  6. ^ "Corporations Division, Massachusetts". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 30 Sep 2019.
  7. ^ "Autoscribe Launches US Operation". PR.com. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  8. ^ "Australian Company Register". Australian Securities & Investment Commission. Retrieved 30 Sep 2019.
  9. ^ "Autoscribe Informatics Pty Ltd". Australian Government Business Register. 29 Jan 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Software Support for Metrology Best Practice Guide No.9" (PDF). UK National Physical Laboratory. 1 Sep 2001. Retrieved 26 Sep 2019.
  11. ^ "Manufacturers Must Consider Scientific Domain Expertise During ELN Selection". Gartner Research. Retrieved 29 Sep 2019.
  12. ^ "Global LIMS Market Analysis 2012-2017 and Forecast 2018-2023". HTF Market Intelligence. 10 Jun 2019. Retrieved 10 Jun 2019.
  13. ^ Ltd, Research and Markets. "Global Laboratory Informatics Market Analysis 2019". Research and Markets. Retrieved 27 Sep 2019.
  14. ^ "Laboratory Information Management System/LIMS - GII". Global Industry Analysts. Retrieved 30 Sep 2019.
  15. ^ Ph.D, John R. Joyce (2007-03-31). "Pittcon 2007 Informatics Review". Research & Development. Retrieved 30 Sep 2019.
  16. ^ "Pittcon 2015 Informatics Wrap-Up". Informatics from Technology Networks. Retrieved 30 Sep 2019.
  17. ^ "Keeping on top of data samples with LIMS". 18 Jul 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Latest Version of LIMS". 7 Mar 2019. Retrieved 16 Apr 2019.
  19. ^ "Review of New Spectroscopic Instrumentation for 2016" (PDF). Spectroscopy Solutions. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 10 Jun 2019.