Find Friends and Groups

  • Share colony information with lab members
  • Set up user roles and permissions
  • Assign tasks to lab members

Stay in Touch

  • Receive email reminders about events
  • See your colony data in real-time
  • Set up experiments in advance

Follow Your Mouse's Timeline

  • Track all activities from birth to end point
  • See all mating and litters
  • View measurements

Use Tools to Do More

  • Track pedigree automatically
  • Plot experimental data
  • Save time with breeding tools

See Whereabouts of Friends

  • Visualize cage layout in the lab
  • Print cage cards with 1D/2D barcodes
  • Scan cage cards on iPhone

Make Lots of Friends

  • Over 9000 researchers are using mLIMS
  • Millions of mice have their "MouseBook" pages
  • Your mice won't feel lonely
  • See who is using mLIMS
Follow your mice anywhere
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mLIMS is a web-based animal colony management system. It helps researchers to improve efficiency and save animal costs dramatically. mLIMS comes with real-time summaries, auto-reminders for animal events, powerful search function, and advanced tools for cage cards, pedigree, mating and litter operations. It's 100% web-based, easy to use, and perfect for managing animal data within a research group.

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  • Easy group sharing with role-based access
  • Permanent and secure data storage with daily backup
  • Consistent data not affected by personnel changes
  • Convenient reminders for animal events
  • IACUC protocol and overcrowded warnings
  • Navigate and search by age, genotype, owner, etc.
  • Batch functions and advanced tools cut time on daily record keeping.
  • Real-time statistics help control colony size and remove unwanted cages
  • Barcodes, auto-pedigree and cage cards improve productivity
  • Instance access to animal data from any computer, smart phone or tablet.
  • No investment needed for new hardware, software or IT support.
  • Biologist-friendly interface requires no learning curve
mLIMS can save your lab >$10,000 a year! It helps you eliminate the following costs:
  • One computer with backup for software installation and data management, ~$1,000.
  • Extra time working on paper or Excel spreadsheets. Each person typically saves ~2 hrs per week, and a lab with three animal researchers can save 300 labor hours a year, ~$3,000.
  • Cages wasted due to inefficient, delayed, or incorrect animal information. If on average three cages were reduced with mLIMS, the total savings for annual animal care costs would be ~$1,000.
  • Time and money wasted to re-generate animal colony and/or experimental data when someone leaves the lab and the data is lost, $500 - $5,000.
How mLIMS can help a research lab (from real mLIMS Users):
Case Study #1: Extra Rack
We have mice in two separate animal facilities. We didn't realize that we had a full rack of animals not being used until we received a big bill from the animal facility. Now we have started using mLIMS, we know in real-time how many cages we have and where they are, and we never have to pay for unnecessary cages.
Case Study #2: Empty Cage
A technician forgot to discard a cage after the animals had been transferred to other cages. We got billed five times for that empty cage before we discovered and discarded that cage. Now with mLIMS, we can see warnings for empty cages right at the home screen and we will never get billed for empty cages again.

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mLIMS is used by thousands researchers worldwide. Find out if someone nearby is using it.

mLIMS Family

Product Description
mLIMS Standard Animal colony management for individual research labs
mLIMS Enterprise Group license for multiple research labs in a department or institute.
mLIMS Facility Special version for managing animal colony at a core facility; it provides accurate animal census reporting, task management and billing capabilities.
Key Features   -   Comparison Chart   -   Screenshots   -   Videos

New Features

We continuously improve mLIMS based on researchers' feedback. Check here to see what's new in mLIMS 2014.


Key Features

 

Easily Accessible Web-Based System

 

All you need is a browser to access mLIMS. No setup or installation, no maintenance or synchronization needed. Access mLIMS anywhere, 24/7 from any internet enabled device (PC, Mac, mobile devices with iOS or Android).

   
 

Permanent and Secure Data Storage

 

Keep track of all animal information and operations permanently; data securely stored at server with daily backup; full audit trail of user actions. Easily import from or export to spreadsheets.

   
 

Dynamic Summaries and Daily Reminders

 

Display real-time summary statistics for animals and cages. One click to view animals/ages by owner, age, strains etc. Daily reminders and warnings for mating, tagging, weaning, overcrowded cages and other events. Email and calendar reminders are setup automatically based on typical animal workflow (e.g. check pups 21 days after plug date, tag pups 14 days after DOB).

   
 

Biologist-Friendly Workflow to Boost Productivity

 

Add animals in batch by incremental tag numbers; Generate cage cards with barcodes; Scan barcodes to view animal info on a smartphone; Powerful search engine and filter tools to identify animals and cages quickly; Track pedigree information automatically; Support unlimited gene and genotypes; Straightforward workflow for mating and litter setup; Create experiments, record measurements and generate data plot.

   
 

Group Tools

 

Easily share animal information within the research group with role-based access; track all animals in the lab at a single page; group manager can add or remove accounts and configure access rights for individual account.

Comparison Chart

Comparison of mLIMS features with other products

 
  Spreadsheet Most Standalone Programs mLIMS
Record animal and cage information
Record experiments and measurements, plot data automatically
100% web-based, no software installation
Mobile ready, support iPhone, iPad, Android and other smart phones and tablets.
Access the data anywhere, anytime
Automatic daily backup, permanent and safe storage
Easy data sharing between group members using multiple computers
Real time summary and synchronization
Event notifications and warnings
Pedigree tracking and display
Assign unlimited genotypes
Get started instantly, no need for database and network knowledge
Store and search all animal information easily
Add or remove users, full audit trail
Cage card printing

Screenshots

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Video: Mouse in the Cloud

mLIMS Overview

Please go to mLIMS Help Page to see more screenshots, videos and tutorials on how to use mLIMS.

New Features

Since its creation in 2005, we have continually made improvements to mLIMS. We release new features regularly, based on the feedback of our users. Since mLIMS is web-based, our users do not need to install any updates, patches, service packes etc. They simply log in to mLIMS and enjoy the new features.

Unlike other products, all new features of mLIMS are available immediately at no additional cost to paid users, and trial users have full access to all the features.

We continuously improve mLIMS based on researchers' feedback. Check here to see what's new each month.

Who Is Using mLIMS?

Pioneer Researchers

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Labs:

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United States

Cornell University

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Duke University

Harvard Medical School

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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MD Anderson Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

NYU

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UCLA

UC San Deigo

UC San Francisco

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

Washington University in St. Louis

Yale University

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Amgen

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Millennium (Takeda)

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St. Jude Children's Hospital

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Yale University

Canada & International Users

Canada:

McGill University

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Testimonials

"...there are very few programs available like mLIMS, and these other few are either too complicated or simple..."

Haluk Yuzugullu, PhD,

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University

"We have been using mLIMS for over a year and are very pleased with our choice. The user-friendly features of this software program have been especially helpful in the transition from our old mouse colony maintenance system. Also, the customer service from BioInfoRx has been excellent!"

Chan Bouribon

Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Northwestern University School of Medicine

"We have more than three transgenic mice colonies in our lab. We had a hard time managing each colony well. It is a challenge for us to consistently record data. In the last 5 months, we have been using mLIMS mouse colony software. It is very easy to enter and display mice data. The developer responded very promptly to resolve our questions. I love to use it every day. Thank you for mLIMS; my colonies are secure."

Sung-Hyeok Hong, DVM, PhD,

Georgetown University

"I tried different colony management software and it was extremely difficult to manage. I am very happy with the services from mLIMS and the customer service."

Cassandra Roeske,

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

"BioInfoRx mLIMS is simply the best mouse colony management program that we have ever used. It has a simple structure and intuitive interface that are in accordance with real environments in a research laboratory. It is also cloud based, and provides easy access and team collaboration. While there are still more features to expect, I believe mLIMS has the potential to become the best program of its type on the market."

Yuhang Zhang, PhD,

University of Cincinnati

"As our lab and animal colony grew, it became clear we needed to get organized and mobile, with users at multiple sites. mLIMS has an easy user interface, great on-the-go updating ability, and helpful output in the form of printable cage cards and facility maps. Most importantly, Derrick at mLIMS has helped us so much - from entering and importing data to tweaking the database to best fit our needs. mLIMS is a great organizational and time-saving tool!"

Martha Zeeman

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

mLIMS Family

Product Description
mLIMS Standard Animal colony management for individual research labs
mLIMS Enterprise Group license for multiple research labs in a department or institute.
mLIMS Facility Special version for managing animal colony at a core facility; it provides accurate animal census reporting, task management and billing capabilities.

mLIMS Enterprise is a web-based mouse colony management tool designed for a group of mouse research labs within the same university or research institute. Each individual lab will enjoy the same tools as standard mLIMS, and the institute will have access to these additional features to facilitate centralized management:

Your institute can manage animal information across many labs centrally on a single domain using mLIMS Enterprise. This is control panel view for the administrators.

  • Your institute's own domain for mouse colony management
  • System tailored to your institute's specific needs for cage cards, naming scheme, login methods, etc.
  • Administrator roles to add or remove labs and users
  • Super user roles enabling one user to work with multiple labs' animal records
  • Advanced animal project tools for easy collaboration
  • One flexible annual subscription based on actual usage
  • Local or remote hosting options, all with full IT support

Role-based access in mLIMS Enterprise. While each group have access to their own animal data, administrators and super users can access multiple labs, and administrator can add or remove users and labs.

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See how a typical lab can save $10,000+ a year with mLIMS

mLIMS can save your lab >$10,000 a year! It helps you eliminate the following costs:
  • One computer with backup for software installation and data management, ~$1,000.
  • Extra time working on paper or Excel spreadsheets. Each person typically saves ~2 hrs per week, and a lab with three animal researchers can save 300 labor hours a year, ~$3,000.
  • Cages wasted due to inefficient, delayed, or incorrect animal information. If on average three cages were reduced with mLIMS, the total savings for annual animal care costs would be ~$1,000.
  • Time and money wasted to re-generate animal colony and/or experimental data when someone leaves the lab and the data is lost, $500 - $5,000.

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"A technician forgot to discard a cage after the animals had been transferred to other cages. We got billed five times for that empty cage before we discovered and discarded that cage.

Now with mLIMS, we can see warnings for empty cages right at the home screen, and we will never get billed for empty cages again."

 

Steve C.,

Harvard University

mLIMS Standard

Once you become a registered mLIMS user, you can start using the system instantly. A web browser is all you need.

mLIMS Standard Academic Price Plans:
Category * Yearly Subscription Cost Per User Per Day
Single User $359 $1.00
Group (Up to 5 Users) $599 $0.33
Group (Up to 10 Users) $839 $0.23
Group (Up to 20 Users) $1500 $0.21
Large Group (21 Users or more) Please contact us for pricing information.

This price is for academic users only. For commercial users, please contact us for details.

* Single User: In this mode, only one user can access the system at a time. It is good for labs with only one researcher responsible for animal information tracking. It is not advised to share single user account with multiple group members, because there will be no way to track who performed specific animal tasks and recorded data.

* Group User: In this mode, multiple users can access the system simultaneously. Each user has an independent account. Whenever a record is updated, the system will show who made the last change. Also, the system can summarize the number of cages and animals for each user. It is perfect for team work.

mLIMS Enterprise

Please contact us. Please provide information regarding hosting, number of labs, number of users, etc. to help us provide accurate pricing.

mLIMS Facility

Please contact us. Please provide information regarding number of users in the facility, number of cages and animals, and other special requests your facility need.