PDS Group Holding AG

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PDS Group Holding AG
Type Aktiengesellschaft
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Dürrenhübelstrasse 9, Pratteln, Basel, Switzerland
Number of locations 3
Area served Worldwide
Key people Vicente Nogués
Subsidiaries PDS Pathology Data Systems Ltd.
Website pdslifesciences.com
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/pds-life-sciences/

PDS Group Holding AG—doing business as PDS Life Sciences or PDS— develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions for businesses working in preclinical science.


The company was formally founded in November 2007.[1]

On March 21, 2014, PDS announced it would be rebranding its PathData, ReproData, and ToxData products[2] as an integrated modular software suite called Ascentos.[3][4] However, it's not clear if the modules function as stand-alone software like their predecessors or as dependent modules of the Ascentos platform.

Technology and products


Ascentos is a modular, cloud-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) for pre-clinical research and reporting for the life sciences and chemical industries.[5]


Product: Ascentos
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[5]
Sample tracking?Y[5]
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?Y[5]
Multiple data viewing methods?
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?Y[5]
Inventory management?Y[5]
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[5]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[5]
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?Y[5]
Label support?Y[5]
Barcode support?Y[5]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[5]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[5]
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?Y[5]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
chemical, life sciences


Demonstration videos and other media

Additional information


  1. "PDS Group Holding AG". Commercial Register of canton Basel-Landschaft. https://bl.chregister.ch/cr-portal/suche/suche.xhtml. Retrieved 23 October 2019. "Search for PDS Group Holding AG or CHE-113.007.526" 
  2. "Products - The PDS Product Suite". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. Archived from the original on 19 November 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131119160957/http://pds-europe.com/products. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  3. "PDS Set to Launch New Products and Branding at Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. http://www.pdslifesciences.com/march212014.aspx. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. "PDS - Home". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140910190827/http://www.pdslifesciences.com/default.aspx. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 "Ascentos". PDS Group Holding AG. https://www.pdslifesciences.com/ascentos. Retrieved 23 October 2019.