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Analytical Database Systems was founded in 1994, endorsed by the Sheffield Technical Enterprise Council. Limathon Limited was formed in 1995, specifically to market ADS products. The two original ADS products, HPLC Column Log and Instrument Manager, have both evolved into todays market leading products, known as HPLC Column Manager, and LIMA, and are now both at Version 6 of their release.

Originally Limathon produced databases for the analytical science industry, to securely store audit trail data for GLP / ISO compliance. However, more recently the company has specified and designed databases for clients to store information on other aspects of clinical, industrial  and commercial importance.

 In 1997 ADS branched into Project Consultancy, providing Programme Office services including Project Planning, Project Finances, Risk and Issue Management and Change Control, while also developing software solutions in this area for major utilities companies.

In 1998, after two years in development, ADS announced their first release of a clinical database for assessing Lupus patients. BLIPS was developed originally as a software solution for the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) who had developed a clinical scoring system known as the BILAG Index.

Later in 1998, and ADS and Limathon were brought together and ADS-Limathon Limited was founded. The company is still privately owned and run by its founding directors.

In early in 1999 ADS-Limathon Limited's quality approach was officially recognised when the company was accredited ISO9001:1994 for software design, development, manufacture and support, and was subsequently accredited to ISO9001:2000.

In 1999 ADS-Limathon developed their first Project Mangegement Tool, Issue Manager, for managing Risks, Issues and Change Control. This has been customised for many different customers and is also known to many as 'RAID' (Risks and Issues Database)

In 2003 another major milestone was reached when Limathon™ software, BLIPS™,  was used for the first time in a pharmaceutical clinical trial. Since then several further lupus clinical studies have been undertaken using BLIPS.

From its base in Sheffield, using Limathon™ as it's trademark, ADS-Limathon Limited now develops and markets a range of database solutions for the IT, Clinical, Pharmaceutical and Analytical industries. The company also offers database consultancy, project management, and programme office services to these and all other sectors of industry and commerce.

Limathon™  software is already used in over 30 countries around the world by major companies and research centres including :-

Amgen, Astra Zeneca, Aspreva, Astec,  Bayer, British Biotech, Boeringer, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Ciba-Geigy, Courtaulds, Esso, Glaxo-SmithKline, Genzyme, Heineken, Hoechst-Marion-Roussel, General Electrics, HiChrom, Hypersil, International Atomic Energy Agency, Lonza, London International, MSD, Nestle,  Network Rail, Procter & Gamble, Pharmalytic, Pfizer, Roche, Rhone-Poulenc, Sanofi, Schering-Plough, Searle, Unilever,  Upjohn-Pharmacia, U.S. Navy,  Whitehall International, Wyeth, YMC GmbH, .

ADS-Limathon have also provided major IT Programme Management consultancy services to:

Crown Castle Telecoms; ESIS, National Grid, National Savings, Network Rail, NorWEB,  

North West Water, Pearson, Railtrack, Siemens, United Utilities,Vertex


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Last modified: August 20, 2008