Genohm SA

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Genohm SA
Type Société Anonyme
Industry Laboratory informatics
Founded 2002[1]
Headquarters EPFL Innovation Park, Building C, Lausanne, Switzerland
Number of locations 3
Area served Worldwide
Key people Frederik Decouttere, CEO
Products SLIMS
Parent Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Divisions Genohm BVBA

Genohm SA develops and distributes laboratory information management system (LIMS) software, particularly marketed towards next generation sequencing (NGS), diagnostic, and research and development laboratories as well as biobanks.


Genohm was founded in 2002 and released its SLims LIMS in 2010. Genohm opened its new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and a U.S. branch office (Genohm, Inc.) in Delaware in 2011.[1]

On October 29, 2015, Genohm announced that version 5.0 of its SLims software was being released, offering a redesigned interface, new study management tools, and an improved ELN module.[2]

In early May 2018, Agilent Technologies, Inc. announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire Genohm and its NGS, cloud-based LIMS.[3] The sale was finalized on May 14, though financial terms were not disclosed.[4][5] As of May 2018, it's not clear if Genohm will operate independently as a subsidiary of Agilent or be absorbed into Agilent, though the company declared its "intention to maintain or even expand the Lausanne-based workforce."[3]

Technology and products


SLIMS is a modular, browser-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) plus electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) "with comprehensive workflow management capabilities."[6] The software was originally marketed towards next generation sequencing (NGS), diagnostic, and research and development laboratories, as well as biobanks.[7] With its acquisition by Agilent, its use cases may have expanded into additional analytical fields. The key components of the LIMS include sample management for managing the logistics of experiments, a configurable electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) for recording experiment data, workflow management for labs, and order entry tools for internal and external management of customers and quality control.[6]


Product: SLIMS
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[8]
Sample tracking?Y[8]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[8]
Task and event scheduling?Y[8]
Option for manual result entry?Y[8]
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[8]
Data and trend analysis?Y[8]
Data and equipment sharing?Y[9]
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[8]
Query capability?Y[8]
Import data?Y[8]
Internal file or data linking?Y[8]
External file or data linking?Y[2]
ELN support or integration?Y[8]
Export data to MS Excel?Y[2]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?Y[8]
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[8]
Inventory management?Y[9]
Document creation and/or management?Y[8]
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[8]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[1]
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?Y[10]
Audit trail?Y[8]
Chain of custody?Y[10]
Configurable roles and security?Y[8]
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?Y[11]
Version control?
Automatic data backup?Y[11]
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[12]
Report printing?Y[8]
Label support?Y[8]
Barcode support?Y[8]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?Y[8]
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[8]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[8]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?Y[8]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[8]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served


Demonstration videos and other media

The following demonstration videos exist for SLims:

Case studies

Additional information




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Company". Genohm SA. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "SLims version 5.0 is here". Genohm SA. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Barraud, E. (02 May 2018). "US group Agilent enters EPFL Innovation Park by acquiring Genohm". EPFL News. École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  4. "Genohm SA closes its sale to Agilent Technologies Ltd". Kellerhals Carrard. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  5. "Agilent Completes Acquisition of Genohm". StockWatch. Canjex Publishing Ltd. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "SLIMS by Genohm". Genohm SA. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  7. "SLims". Genohm SA. Archived from the original on 09 October 2018. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 "Explore Features by Domains". Genohm SA. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "SLIMS for Research". Genohm SA. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "SLIMS for Diagnostics". Genohm SA. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "SLIMS Technical Security Policy". Genohm SA. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  12. "SLIMS for Analytical". Genohm SA. Retrieved 04 October 2019. 
  13. "SLIMS FAQ". Genohm SA. Retrieved 04 October 2019.