Pathology Data Systems Ltd.

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Pathology Data Systems Ltd.
Type Limited
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Lettenstrasse 9
, Switzerland
Number of locations 3
Area served Worldwide

Pathology Data Systems Ltd. (PDS) develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions for businesses working in preclinical science.


On March 21, 2014, PDS announced it would be rebranding its PathData, ReproData, and ToxData products[1] as an integrated modular software suite called Ascentos.[2][3] 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 LIS-like software suite (marketed as a pre-clinical LIMS) "built to make laboratory information management as efficient as possible, so you can report information that drives insightful decisions."[4] The suite has specialized modules for toxicology, toxicokinetics, developmental and reproductive science, pathology, and clinical pathology. Those modules are based off of PDS' previous offerings PathData, ReproData, and ToxData.[3] Each module has a specialized set of features.


Product: Ascentos
Experiment, patient, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[5]
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?Y[6]
Multiple data viewing methods?
Configurable templates and forms?Y[5]
Data and trend analysis?Y[5]
Data and equipment sharing?
Data mining?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[5]
Query capability?Y[5]
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[4]
Inventory management?
Document and/or image management?Y[6]
Patient and case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and physician management?
Billing and revenue management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[4]
QA / QC functions?Y[5]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[5]
Data encryption?
Version control?Y[6]
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[6]
Synoptic reporting?
Report printing?Y[4]
Label support?Y[4]
Barcode and/or RFID support?Y[4]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[4]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[4]
Mobile device integration?
Third-party software integration?Y[4]
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?Y[4]
Software as a service delivery model?Y[4]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
chemical, clinical research, contract services, pharmaceutical, public health and service, toxicology


Additional information


  1. "Products - The PDS Product Suite". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. Archived from the original on 19 November 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. "PDS Set to Launch New Products and Branding at Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "PDS - Home". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 "Ascentos Preclinical Software". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "Ascentos - Clinical Pathology". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Ascentos - Pathology". Pathology Data Systems Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2014.