Third Wave Analytics, Inc.

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Third Wave Analytics, Inc.
Type Corporation
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 7 Joost Ave., Ste 201, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Number of locations 2
Area served U.S.
Key people Savitra Sharma
Products Lockbox LIMS

Third Wave Analytics, Inc. develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions. The company focuses primarily on the genomics research market, though it has stated a desire to branch out to other industries in the future.[1]


Third Wave Analytics, Inc. was founded in June 2014.[2] In May 2015, the company released its Lockbox LIMS — a paid app for the customer relationship management platform.[3] Company head Savitra Sharma has stated the software was "developed in response to a perceived need in the community for more user-friendly, cloud-based solutions for managing and running data, samples, and laboratory inventory."[1]

Technology and products

Lockbox LIMS

Lockbox LIMS (also referred to as "Lockbox Suite") is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) developed on the customer relationship management platform. According to a published report on GenomeWeb, "[r]esearchers don't need to be Salesforce customers nor do they need to have the broader Salesforce system implemented internally. Also, current Salesforce customers who want to use Lockbox can add the tool to their existing accounts."[1] The software is built natively and hosted in the cloud (SaaS), and it includes several modules such as sample tracking as well as workflow/protocol, submission, and inventory management modules.[4]


Product: Lockbox LIMS
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[4]
Sample tracking?Y[4]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[5]
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?Y[5]
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[4]
Inventory management?Y[4]
Document creation and/or management?Y[4]
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[4]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[4]
QA / QC functions?Y[5]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[5]
Chain of custody?Y[3]
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?Y[5]
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[4]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?Y[5]
Export to PDF?Y[5]
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?Y[5]
Email integration?Y[1]
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[4]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[1]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[1]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?Y[4]
Web client or portal?Y[6]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[4]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
biobanking, biotechnology, high-throughput sequencing, life sciences, manufacturing and R&D


Per the company website, the following can be said about pricing[6]:

  • "The average LIMS price for most Lockbox subscriptions is ~$225/user/month."
  • "The first module purchased is $175/user/month. Each additional module is $25/user/month."
  • "There is a one-time up-front implementation fee that is based on the modules purchased and complexity of your lab’s requirements and workflows."

Additional feature pricing (add-ons):

  • Next-generation sequencing capabilities: $75/user/month
  • Extended field audit trail: 10% of total subscription fees
  • Platform encryption: 20% of total subscription fees
  • Limited use licenses: $75/user/month

Demonstration videos and other media

The following demo videos are available for Lockbox LIMS:

Additional information