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IT, health and science expertise for best practice patient care

CliniSys Group is the market-leading provider of Laboratory Information Systems and Order Entry & Result Consultation Software in the UK and Europe.

With Clinisys headquartered in England, Clinisys | MIPS headquartered in Belgium and local offices in six European countries, we have the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to support your organisation, wherever you are based.

Speaking your language

People are at the heart of our business. Our team is made up of experienced biomedical scientists, software innovators and healthcare experts, so we understand the complexities of your work and the priorities you face. We have the proven technical expertise to develop solutions which save you time and enhance the service you provide to patients. 

But we also appreciate that different regions have different needs. That’s why we’ve invested in building local teams across all our territories that speak your language – both linguistically and technically. Our local experts understand the different ways regional laboratories and health systems work and have developed solutions in your native language that work for your region.

Our values


We care for our customers – courageously, completely and with all our hearts and minds.


A simple solution is a beautiful thing. In a world of increasing complexity, we take joy in striving for and achieving simple excellence.


Each of us has great potential, and coming together gives us the unique opportunity to surpass our own potential. We can be amazing together.


We keep them. Big and small. We talk a big game, and we walk that talk every day.

MIPS really takes into account the wishes of the customers. They realize solutions in a relatively short term. That is quite unique.

Juul Boes, clinical biologist and laboratory director,
Laboratory AZ Turnhout and AZ Herentals, Belgium

Our story


The beginning

CliniSys’ story began when William Woodard Associates was founded in the UK by William Woodard and a group of pathology specialists who were passionate about offering better software for the pathology service. The company that would become known as CliniSys from 2008, began here.


The start of our NHS partnership

First full NHS site goes live with our specialist LIMS, building on dominance of the private sector pathology market, BUPA (now Spire), Nuffield Health, BMI, Ramsey, and previous adoption at NHS department level. 
Starting as we mean to go on, our system adheres to all statutory requirements and continuous innovation is embedded in our approach, leading to ongoing improvement and enhancements to our software – something we remain committed to. 


First Windows LIMS System

A big leap forward with the launch of our first Windows LIMS System, providing our users with a simpler and familiar user interface, alongside other new developments and tools to enhance productivity.


Working with NHS networks

CliniSys secures its first NHS network, connecting three hospitals – including a large teaching hospital – and delivering standardisation across the county. This proved to be the first of many multi-site solutions, which has grown further with the advent of NHS Pathology networks in the UK.


MIPS joins the CliniSys family

CliniSys acquires MIPS, the company that developed GLIMS and CyberLab, to become the largest European LIMS supplier, bringing our customers the combined benefits of broader expertise while retaining specialist local solutions.
CliniSys also acquired Torex Laboratory Systems, the company that owned and supported LabCentre, earlier the same year. 


Logistics and Point of Care

2011 saw the launch of Logistics Management Solution for end-to-end sample traceability. 
Also the year we formed our partnership with Siemens to deliver Point of Care Testing. 


Growth of MIPS Germany

MIPS strengthens presence in Germany with the acquisition of MCS-LDS, one of the major laboratory information systems providers in Germany. This acquisition is the platform to expand our products and services in the German speaking countries.


CliniSys acquired by Roper

CliniSys is acquired by Roper Technology, whose healthcare division includes Sunquest and Data Innovations. We then merged Sunquest’s ICE business to become the market leading Order Communication Software supplier in the UK.
MIPS acquires Belgian Anapath LIS market leader Fresco Consult.
And, in what was clearly a busy year, CliniSys and form a partnership to deliver a unique pathology relationship management solution, offering an innovative platform that enables labs to deliver the highest level of service to our customers. 


New markets and services

MIPS acquires Cointec, a Spanish market leader of laboratory information software.
CliniSys plays a major role in supporting England’s primary HPV screening service, after securing contracts to provide its requesting and reporting software (ICE) to seven out of eight new laboratory hubs. 


Supporting Covid-19 testing

CliniSys Group develops innovative solutions to increase test capacity across the UK and Europe to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Continuous innovation also sees us launch GLIMS Genomics in France and the UK and provide Tissue Typing and Newborn Screening LIMS Solutions in the UK.


A fresh look for the CliniSys brand

CliniSys Group launches new website and branding. One brand and voice whilst delivering the same high level of localised support to our customers through the combined strengths and experience of the CliniSys and MIPS teams. 


Sunquest Information Systems and HORIZON Lab Systems join the family

CliniS‎ys acquires HORIZON Lab Systems and combines with Sunquest Information Systems to create one of the world’s largest organisations dedicated to diagnostics and laboratory informatics. The combined group will enable better public health outcomes through innovation in diagnostics and laboratory informatics technology.

Meet our executive leadership team

Michael Simpson

President and CEO

Richard Craven

SVP, Managing Director, UK & Ireland

John Lebon

SVP, Managing Director,

Mark Spencer

SVP, Global Strategy

Eric Dingfelder

SVP, General Manager

Michael Robinson

SVP, Customer Experience

Anthony Ventress

SVP, Product Engineering


SVP, Chief Marketing Officer


VP Human Resources


SVP, Sales


SVP, Chief Financial Officer

Le Roux

VP, Chief Information Officer

Paul Van Overmeire

Finance Director

Bart De Meulder

Sales Director

Jesús Angel Garcia Zarco

General Manager Spain

Joffrey Willem

Support Director

Pieter De Smet

Customer Services Director – Northern Europe

Thierry Ginod

Customer Services Director – Southern Europe

Gunther Desmedt

Software Development Director

Chris Bruggeman

Development Director GLIMS

Marit Vervaet

Middleware Development & Product Director

Working at CliniSys | MIPS

Your partner in improving healthcare

Investing in our software is just the start. We develop long term partnerships with our customers, and work with your team to deliver quality outcomes for your organisation and your patients.

CliniSys | MIPS has the proven capability to support organisational change, modernisation and process efficiencies. Our experience in enabling and driving IT process change delivers measurable improvements in diagnostics performance.

Our software and services are developed through close collaboration with service users and in consultation with clinical advisors, ensuring we stay at the forefront of clinical innovation.

Our locations

CliniSys Group is headquartered in the UK, with local offices in several European countries, supported by a distributor network to support your organisation, wherever you are based. Please click below to find your local office.

Collaborative solutions for a
global pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has touched every corner of the globe, and with all eyes on finding solutions, our teams across the UK and Europe have been working together to build rapid solutions to support the battle against COVID-19.