Vendor:The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.

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The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.
Type Limited company
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 77 Walnut Tree Close, Ste. 2, Guildford, Surrey, U.K.
Area served Worldwide

The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd. develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.


It appears that sometime in 2019, BioRails ELN and BioRails MDM stopped being offered as standalone products and are now incorporated with its BioRails DM software.[1]

Technology and products

BioRails DM and BioRails ELN

BioRails DM is a combination laboratory information management system (LIMS) and electronic laboratory notebook (ELN)—via the included BioRails ELN—designed to provide "workflow driven data management."[1] The software can be installed locally or hosted in the cloud.


Product: BioRails DM
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?Y[1]
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[1]
Data and trend analysis?Y[1]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?Y[1]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?Y[1]
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?Y[1]
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[1]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[1]
QA / QC functions?Y[1]
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?Y[1]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[1]
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[2]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
biotechnology, contract services, pharmaceutical


Per the company's website, pricing for BioRails products is as follows[2]:

BioRails DM annual license: £1,500 per user, plus tax
BioRails ELN add-on: £600 per user, plus tax

Maintenance and support for the perpetual and annual licenses price at 20 percent of list price.
Volume and academic discounts available.

Demonstration videos and other media

Additional information


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 "BioRails DM". The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd. Retrieved 29 October 2020. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BioRails - Purchase Information". The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.. Retrieved 29 October 2020.