SLCLAB Informática SL

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SLCLAB Informática SL
Type Sociedad Limitada
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Calle Velázquez, 6, 1º, Salamanca, Spain
Number of locations 2
Area served Europe, South America, Asia, Africa

SLCLAB Informática SL develops and distributes laboratory informatics software.


SLCLAB informally began as "Salamanca Laboratorio Clínico SA" in the early 2000s.[1] After working in the informatics department of the laboratory for several years, several members of the IT staff branched off separately in 2007 and formed a new entity SLCLAB Informática to further develop software analysis tools for laboratories.[2][3][4]

A few years later Salamanca Laboratorio Clínico merged with another company[5], formally dissolving in September 2009.[6] As of 2022 SLCLAB still develops and distributes its laboratory informatics products.

In September 2016, the company began offering its cloud-based Zendo LIMS.[7] It appears to be a cloud-based version of its existing ALFA21 solutions.

Technology and products

ALFA21, Zendo LIMS, and other products

ALFA21 is a laboratory information system (LIS) for clinical analysis laboratories "designed with the aim of being easy to use and to logically follow the analysis process, from the receipt of the request to the issuing of the report."[8] SLCLAB also offers specialized versions of its ALFA21 product: ALFA21 APT for anatomical pathology, ALFA21 FQM for food & beverage and environment, and ALFA21 VET for veterinary labs. It also offers add-ons to ALFA21 like a customer results portal, electronic test requesting, SMS messaging support, and software data exchange services.[9]

Zendo LIMS is a cloud-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) for multiple industries, designed with "ease of use and the logical follow-up of the analytical process, from the sample reception request to the issuance" of the report in mind.[10] Like its on-premises predecessor ALFA21, the software comes in versions for not only clinical analysis laboratories but also anatomical pathology, chemical and environmental, and veterinary labs.[10]


Product: ALFA21
Experiment, patient, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[11]
Sample tracking?Y[11]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[12]
Task and event scheduling?Y[11]
Option for manual result entry?Y[11]
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[13]
Configurable templates and forms?Y[14]
Data and trend analysis?Y[14]
Data and equipment sharing?
Data mining?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[15]
Query capability?Y[13]
Import data?Y[14]
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[15]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Project and/or task management?
Test, experiment, and/or trial management?Y[14]
Inventory management?Y[13]
Document and/or image management?Y[11]
Patient and case management?Y[12]
Workflow management?Y[13]
Specification management?
Customer and physician management?Y[12]
Billing and revenue management?Y[13]
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[13]
QA / QC functions?Y[13]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[11]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[11]
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[11]
Data encryption?Y[16]
Version control?Y[11]
Automatic data backup?Y[11]
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[14]
Synoptic reporting?
Report printing?Y[14]
Label support?Y[11]
Barcode and/or RFID support?Y[11]
Export to PDF?Y[14]
Export to MS Word?Y[15]
Export to HTML and/or XML?Y[15]
Fax integration?Y[14]
Email integration?Y[14]
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[11]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[11]
Mobile device integration?
Third-party software integration?Y[11]
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[13]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?Y[16]
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?Y[13]
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
clinical, environmental, food and beverage, general, pathology, veterinary
Product: Zendo LIMS
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[10]
Sample tracking?Y[10]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[10]
Task and event scheduling?Y[10]
Option for manual result entry?Y[10]
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[10]
Data and trend analysis?Y[10]
Data and equipment sharing?Y[10]
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[10]
Query capability?Y[10]
Import data?Y[10]
Internal file or data linking?Y[10]
External file or data linking?Y[10]
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[10]
Raw data management?Y[10]
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?Y[10]
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[10]
Inventory management?Y[10]
Document creation and/or management?Y[10]
Case management?Y[10]
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?Y[10]
Billing management?Y[10]
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[10]
QA / QC functions?Y[10]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[10]
Chain of custody?Y[10]
Configurable roles and security?Y[10]
Data normalization?Y[10]
Data validation?Y[10]
Data encryption?Y[10]
Version control?Y[10]
Automatic data backup?Y[10]
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[10]
Report printing?Y[10]
Label support?Y[10]
Barcode support?Y[10]
Export to PDF?Y[10]
Export to MS Word?Y[10]
Export to HTML and/or XML?Y[10]
Fax integration?
Email integration?Y[10]
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[10]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[10]
Mobile device integration?Y[10]
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[10]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?Y[10]
External monitoring?Y[10]
Web client or portal?Y[10]
Online or integrated help?Y[10]
Software as a service delivery model?Y[10]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
agriculture, chemical, clinical diagnostics, environmental, food and beverage, general, life sciences, pathology, veterinary



Zendo LIMS comes in four editions: Basic, Standard, Professional, and Elite. Pricing is as follows:[17]

Zendo Version Price / user No. Users Database Storage Premium Support included
BASIC 29 € up to five users simultaneously 2GB 4GB NO
STANDARD 49 € up to 20 users simultaneously (two users minimum) 10GB 20GB NO
PROFESSIONAL 69 € up to 50 users simultaneously (three users minimum) 100GB 200GB YES
ELITE Enquiry unlimited unlimited unlimited YES


  • The company has discounts dependent on user range: 2-5 users (10% discount), 6-10 users (20% discount), 11-15 users (30% discount), 16-20 users (40% discount), >20 users (50% discount)
  • Prices are shown per user/ per month

Other services:

  • Instrument interface, per connection: €600
  • Results portal: €30 per month (max five users)
  • Training: ranges from €50 to €200 / hour
  • Premium Support: Included if the monthly fee is more than 150 €

The company includes a price calculator at the bottom of its pricing page.


ALFA21 comes in four editions: Basic, Standard, Professional, and Elite. You can compare the functionality of the packages here.

Pricing is as follows[18]:

ALFA21 Price List
Description Basic Standard Professional Elite
ALFA21 main or standalone license 695 € 995 € 1495 € 1995 €
ALFA21 additional license 350 € 550 € 750 € 850 €
ALFA21 two-pack connection to analyzers N/A 600 € 600 € 600 €
ALFA21 additional connection to analyzers N/A 850 € 850 € 850 €

Demonstration videos and other media

The vendor has 62 videos of Zendo LIMS (Spanish) available for customers only and those requesting a Free Trial.

The vendor has 38 English and 40 Spanish demonstration videos available for ALFA21, all of which can be found here:

ALFA21 - Software de Gestión para el Laboratorio

The following two demonstration videos give an introduction to ALFA21:

The following articles have been published:

Additional information

External links

Laboratory supplier directory


  1. "Salamanca Laboratorio Clínico SA". Archived from the original on 23 January 2002. Retrieved 03 March 2014. 
  2. "SLCLAB Informática". Archived from the original on 08 December 2007. Retrieved 03 March 2014. 
  3. "SLCLAB - Empresa". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 03 March 2014. 
  4. "SLCLAB Informática SL con NIF/CIF B37460938". Infocif. Retrieved 03 March 2014. 
  5. "BORME-C-2009-15119". Government of Spain. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 03 March 2014. 
  6. "BOLETÍN OFICIAL DEL REGISTRO MERCANTIL" (PDF). Government of Spain. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 03 March 2014. 
  7. Navajo, J. (19 September 2016). "Lanzamiento Zendo Lims". SLCLAB Informática SL. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 13 September 2022. 
  8. "ALFA21 - Clinical analysis". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 13 September 2022. 
  9. "ALFA21 - Products". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 13 September 2022. 
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 10.36 10.37 10.38 10.39 10.40 10.41 10.42 10.43 10.44 10.45 10.46 10.47 10.48 10.49 10.50 10.51 10.52 10.53 "Clinical Analysis - Features". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 13 September 2022. 
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 "ALFA21 - Introduction". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 06 November 2020. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "ALFA21 - Analysis Requests". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 06 November 2020. 
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 "ALFA21 - Modules". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 06 November 2020. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 "ALFA21 - Features". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 06 November 2020. 
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "ALFA21 - Medical Reports". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 06 November 2020. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 "ALFA21 NET: Check Results Using the Internet or Intranet". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 06 November 2020. 
  17. "Zendo LIMS - Prices". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 13 September 2022. 
  18. "ALFA21 - Shop". SLCLAB Informática SL. Retrieved 13 September 2022.