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Developer(s) Marko Milisavljevic
Initial release July 8, 2009 (2009-07-08)[1]

1.0  (July 8, 2009; 14 years ago (2009-07-08))

Written in PHP, Javascript
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Laboratory informatics software
License(s) GNU General Public License v3

LAMA—or the Laboratory Animal Management Assistant—was a free, open-source browser-based application used to track large laboratory mouse colonies. It boasted a simple user interface with robust search capabilities to make tracking breeding cages and weaning litters an easier process.

Product history

In need of a more streamlined solution to tracking new mouse strains, researchers at the Pleiades Promoter Project developed LAMA for their large functional genomics program. Development occurred in close collaboration with the facility's mouse technicians "to ease the transition from paper- or Excel-based management systems to computerized tracking, allowing data export in a popular spreadsheet format and automatic printing of cage cards."[2]

A project was set up on Launchpad by developer and researcher Marko Milisavljevic on February 26, 2009. The first—and only—public release occurred as version 1.0 on July 8, 2009.[1] As of May 2021, nothing else has been done with the project, and it is presumed abandoned.


Basic features included[2]:

  • user accounts
  • user-based security
  • user-indicated preferences,
  • saved searches
  • comments
  • tags
  • reports
  • cage cards
  • automatic tracking of lineage and pedigree data
  • customizable naming scheme
  • export to Excel

Hardware/software requirements

According to the research paper associated with LAMA, the installation requirements were[2]:

  • Apache version 2.2.3
  • MySQL version 5.0.45
  • PHP version 5.1.6
  • Zend Framework version 1.7.4
  • Dojo Toolkit version 1.2.3

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Entities using LAMA

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "LAMA 1.0 series". Launchpad. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Milisavljevic, Marko; Taryn Hearty; Tony Y. T. Wong; Elodie Portales-Casamar; Elizabeth M. Simpson; Wyeth W. Wasserman (2010). "Laboratory Animal Management Assistant (LAMA): a LIMS for active research colonies" (PDF). Mammalian Genome 21 (5–6): 224–230. doi:10.1007/s00335-010-9258-6.