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Type Naamloze vennootschap
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Sluisweg 2 bus 5, Gent, Belgium
Number of locations 4
Area served Europe
Parent CliniSys Group Limited
Website CliniSysGroup.com/be/
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/330724

MIPS NV (Medical Information for Professional Systems) is the subsidiary of parent company CliniSys Group Limited. MIPS develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions.


MIPS NV was founded in Flanders, Belgium in 1985.[1] In July 2005, CliniSys Group Limited acquired MIPS NV.[2][3]

In February 2011, MIPS acquired the property of Gespower SA — including its LIS GesLab — after it went bankrupt. The company planned to assist abandoned GesLab users and help them transition to GLIMS, MIPS' LIS offering.[3]

In February 2015, MIPS acquired MCS-LDS, the Germany-based laboratory information systems business unit of MCS AG, know for their products Vianova Labor and PROMED Open/X-PROMED.[4]

On October 26, 2015, Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. announced that its parent company Roper Technologies had acquired both CliniSys Group Limited and Atlas Medical.[5][6] The press release noted, however, that "[c]ompletion of the CliniSys acquisition is dependent upon receiving approval from the competition authorities in Germany and the United Kingdom," and that "[c]ollaboration between Sunquest and CliniSys will not begin until formal approval is received."[5]

On January 7, 2016, Montagu Private Equity LLP announced the completion of the sale of CliniSys to Roper Technologies[7]; CliniSys made a similar announcement on the 26.[8]

Technology and products


GLIMS is a LIMS-like laboratory information system (LIS) that acts as an "automation system for order-entry, instrument communication, results processing and validation, quality control, results communication, reconciliation and invoicing, payment follow-up and statistics."[9] The company claims GLIMS "is used by over 15,000 people across 17 countries in 10 different languages."[9]


Product: GLIMS
Experiment, patient, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[10]
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Configurable templates and forms?Y[9]
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Data mining?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[9]
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?
Project and/or task management?
Test, experiment, and/or trial management?Y[9]
Inventory management?
Document and/or image management?
Patient and case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and physician management?
Billing and revenue management?Y[9]
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[9]
QA / QC functions?Y[10]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[10]
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[10]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[9]
Synoptic reporting?
Report printing?Y[10]
Label support?
Barcode and/or RFID 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?
Third-party software integration?Y[10]
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
biobanking, clinical, clinical diagnostics, clinical research, immunology, life sciences, microbiology, pathology, public health and service, toxicology, veterinary


Additional information


  1. "About MIPS". MIPS NV. 2000. Archived from the original on 25 May 2000. https://web.archive.org/web/20000609104950/http://www.mips.be/. Retrieved 03 August 2015. 
  2. "CliniSys acquires European LIMS leader". DigitalHealth.net. Digital Health Intelligence Limited. 18 July 2005. http://www.digitalhealth.net/news/21296/. Retrieved 03 August 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "CliniSys acquires MIPS, a leading European pathology software supplier". Pathology in Practice. Step Communications Ltd. July 2005. http://www.pathologyinpractice.com/Print.aspx?Story=139. Retrieved 03 August 2015. 
  4. "MIPS strengthens presence in Germany with acquisition of MCS-LDS, laboratory information systems business unit of MCS AG". MIPS NV. 25 February 2015. http://www.mips.be/de/en/news-and-events/news/2015/mips-strengthens-presence-in-germany-with-acquisition-of-mcs-lds,-laboratory-information-systems-business-unit-of-mcs-ag/. Retrieved 04 August 2015. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Sunquest Announces Roper Technologies' Acquisition of CliniSys and Atlas Medical". PR Newswire. PR Newswire Association LLC. 26 October 2015. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sunquest-announces-roper-technologies-acquisition-of-clinisys-and-atlas-medical-300165958.html. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  6. Manning, Margie (26 October 2015). "The Sarasota tech powerhouse that just keeps growing". Tampa Bay Business Journal. American City Business Journals. http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2015/10/26/the-sarasota-tech-powerhouse-that-just-keeps.html. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  7. "Montagu Private Equity announces the sale of CliniSys to Roper Technologies". Montagu Private Equity LLP. 07 January 2016. http://www.montagu.com/news/2016/montagu-private-equity-announces-the-sale-of-clinisys-to-roper-technologies/. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  8. "Roper Technologies Acquires CliniSys". CliniSys. 26 January 2016. http://www.clinisysgroup.com/international/news-and-events/news/2016/roper-acquires-clinisys/. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 "GLIMS: The most widely-used laboratory information system in Europe". MIPS NV. http://www.clinisysgroup.com/be/en/solutions/clinical-laboratory-solutions/. Retrieved 07 May 2013. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 "GLIMS: Connecting Laboratory Information Management to the Future" (PDF). MIPS NV. http://www.clinisysgroup.com/media/58752/glims_en_final_brochure.pdf. Retrieved 03 august 2015.