Elysia-raytest GmbH

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Elysia-raytest GmbH
Type Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Benzstr. 4, Straubenhardt, Germany
Number of locations 9
Area served Worldwide
Key people Francois Moonen, Thilo Walker (CEO)
Website elysia-raytest.com

Elysia-raytest GmbH develops and distributes laboratory informatics software.


In October 2015, French start-up company Elysia acquired raytest Isotopenmessgeraete GmbH, which reportedly was suffering financial difficulties due to investment into animal scanners, a market with strong competitors.[1] raytest was allowed to continue operations, including the development and distribution of its specialized Raphaela RS laboratory information management system (LIMS) software.[2]

In September 2017, Elysia announced that it had merged all of raytest's assets into its own to create Elysis-raytest, with what used to be raytest operating as Elysia Germany GmbH.[3] In November 2017, the raytest website began forwarding to Elysis-raytest.com.[4]

Sometime in 2021, the page for the Raphaela RS LIMS[5] began forwarding to a page about SARA LIMS, with similar features. Presumably this was a name change and refresh of the Raphaela software.

Sometime in early 2023, even more changes appeared on the company website, with Argus RPS and SARA disappearing and a LIMS called BioTrax appearing.[6] It's possible that BioTrax is the successor to Argus RPS.

Prior offerings

Argus RPS was a specialized laboratory information management system (LIMS) for radiopharmaceuticals, "covering the complete laboratory process including the laboratory execution, the data visualization and the lab management itself."[7]

SARA (formerly Raphaela RS[5]) is a specialized laboratory information management system (LIMS) designed "for the digital data transfer and reporting of all relevant data" associated with "complete documentation of radio-pharmaceutical production, covering raw materials, production process, quality control and aseptic processing."[8]

Technology and products


BioTrax is "the paperless laboratory information management system solution for radio pharmacies," which " combines the benefits of an electronic inventory tracking system with a batch record maintenance system."[9]


Product: BioTrax
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[9]
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?Y[9]
Document creation and/or management?Y[9]
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[9]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[9]
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[9]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[9]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
chemical, manufacturing and R&D, pharmaceutical


Additional information


  1. "Elysia, the start-up that is taking off". Wallonia.be. 3 January 2016. http://www.wallonia.be/en/news/elysia-start-taking. Retrieved 11 January 2019. 
  2. "Raphaela - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Radiopharmaceutical Production". raytest Isotopenmessgeraete GmbH. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150218130752/http://www.raytest.de/nuclear-instruments/lims-database.html. Retrieved 11 January 2019. 
  3. "raytest and Elysia - A strong partnership serving the Nuclear Medicine and PET market". Elysia-raytest GmbH. 19 September 2017. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171029203128/http://www.elysia-raytest.com:80/en/news/3_raytest-and-elysia-a-strong-partnership-serving-the-nuclear-medicine-and-pet-market. Retrieved 11 January 2019. 
  4. "Elysisa-raytest". Elysia-raytest GmbH. Archived from the original on 20 November 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171120125410/http://www.raytest.com/. Retrieved 11 January 2019. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Raphaela - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Radiopharmaceutical Production". raytest Isotopenmessgeraete GmbH. Archived from the original on 29 October 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20201029111356/http://www.elysia-raytest.com/en/cataloglight/c29~raphaela-acg. Retrieved 01 October 2021. 
  6. "Elysia Raytest". raytest Isotopenmessgeraete GmbH. Archived from the original on 29 October 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20230205072050/https://www.elysia-raytest.com/en/. Retrieved 01 October 2021. 
  7. "Argus RPS LIMS". Elysia-raytest GmbH. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. https://web.archive.org/web/20220926162138/http://www.elysia-raytest.com/en/cataloglight/c28~argus-rps-lims. Retrieved 02 June 2023. 
  8. "SARA - Smart Automatic Report Analysis". Elysia-raytest GmbH. Archived from the original on 29 January 2023. https://web.archive.org/web/20230129083210/https://elysia-raytest.com/en/cataloglight/c29~sara-smart-automatic-report-analysis. Retrieved 02 June 2023. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 "BioTrax LIMS Solutions". Elysia-raytest GmbH. https://www.elysia-raytest.com/en/cataloglight/c68~biotrax-lims-solutions. Retrieved 02 June 2023.