Case studies: Pharmaceutical

Improving Pharmaceutical QC Laboratory Efficiency

Solution: LIMS

Thornton & Ross

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Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratories have an important function in raw material evaluation and in production and can significantly impact overall manufacturing performance.

Enhancing laboratory productivity leads to improved manufacturing efficiency, and information management in laboratory operations is essential to improving laboratory efficiencies. At Thornton and Ross, the need was identified for a LIMS.


  • To organize and collate large, and increasing, volumes of laboratory test data that were overwhelming existing practices




  • Thornton & Ross now have much more efficient reporting, product evaluation and generation of validation documents. All achieved under the original budget estimate.

“We have had great assistance from the Autoscribe IT help desk. The Matrix Gemini Configuration Tools are easy to use”

Thornton & Ross

Thornton & Ross Ltd (Huddersfield,UK) has introduced the Matrix Gemini LIMS system to improve efficiencies in the quality control laboratories for raw materials and finished products.

Thornton & Ross Ltd is the largest independent pharmaceutical manufacturer in the UK. The company develops, manufactures and supplies a growing portfolio of healthcare products including over the counter pharmacy brands such as Covonia, Hedrin, Setlers, Transvasin, Care+, Radian B and Mycota as well as prescription products. Thornton & Ross saw the introduction of a LIMS system into the QC laboratory as a key step forward.