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Enterprise Decision Support Software for Pharmaceutical & Chemical Product Development

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Luminata® Overview

The Only Software That Brings Together All of Your Team’s Process and Analytical Data in One Place

The future of science is collaborative

Modern pharmaceutical and chemical development teams must share information between many scientists, who are often spread across many locations, using different instruments.

Your data should be useful

More sources of data mean more spreadsheets, incompatible files, and time spent tracking down results. Information becomes siloed and data management gets in the way of research.

Make your data work for you with Luminata

Luminata lets your team store, search, map, process, and reuse all your chemical, analytical, and process data in one application. Streamline your chemical and pharmaceutical development with Luminata’s digital environment.


Let Scientists Focus On Science

Accelerate Your Development

  • Reduce time spent assembling, processing, and sharing data
  • Stop repeating experiments because of lost data

Seamless Sharing

  • Access all the chemical and analytical data across the project
  • Use visualization tools to quickly review results without graphing software

Chemically Intelligent

  • Search by structure or substructure
  • Integrates into data science and artificial intelligence initiatives

Data Integrity

  • Connect data to the original experiments for simplified verification and review
  • Reduce the risk of transcription errors and using outdated data

The Data Management Solution for Your Entire Team

Analytical Chemistry

  • Consolidate analytical data in one application that supports >150 data formats and connect your analytical and process data

Process Development and Control

  • Simplify reaction planning, impurity management, and control strategy development with process maps

Team Leads and Management

  • Track project progress across locations, assess batch data, and accelerate regulatory submissions with report building tools

Create a comprehensive process map for your project including starting materials, intermediates, impurities, and API

Chromatographic data for step 1 of an API synthesis is graphed to view consistency of the product and impurity trends

Assemble a degradation map and kinetic plot that capture stress test results, including corresponding LC/UV/MS data

Visually track the composition of crystallization results by appending images to the Batch Description Table during formulation development

Track each batch for a given process by creating a complete family tree, with associated analytical data for each batch

Import LC/UV/MS data and chemical structures to compile complete route schema for multi-stage reaction processes and share information easily using the web-based client

Customer Reviews
“Having a set of tools that is specific to the work that we do is incredibly powerful.”

Jordan Stobaugh
Principal Research Scientist, AbbVie, discussing Luminata with European Pharmaceutical Review

“[Luminata] facilitates rapid decision making within CMC, across process development, forced degradation and stress testing, batch genealogy, excipient compatibility and formulation development.”

Hannah Davies
Principal Scientist, Pfizer

“Using Luminata one person in two weeks did what would normally take 4 people 3 months to do.”

Senior Research Scientist
Top 20 Pharmaceutical Company

“Luminata provides a versatile platform which enables efficient collaboration between our toxicology and process chemistry teams during product development.”

Sr. Research Toxicologist
Top 5 Pharmaceutical Company

Product Features

Features of Luminata

Consolidate all your process development information in one location. Connect analytical data with route schema to ensure a complete understanding of multi-stage process routes.

  • Build comprehensive maps for your evolving process
  • Link analytical data to each chemical in your scheme
  • Create process maps by importing LC/UV/MS datasets or select existing compounds from the reference dictionary
  • Categorize entries in the process scheme as Starting Materials, Intermediates, APIs, Impurities, Degradants, Solvents, or Reagents
  • Auto-populate output tables by linking attribute maps (process, formulation, stability, etc.) with analytical data

Establish effective process and analytical impurity control strategies based on live spectral data and route knowledge, in an environment built for Quality by Design (QbD) in pharmaceutical drug development.

  • Use an impurity map to automatically track fate and purge data
  • Auto-calculate impurity carryover from analytical results
  • Access data from in-process control experiments during scale-up
  • Build control strategies using the filters and searching functionality of impurity master mode
  • Avoid errors and save time using built-in reporting tools

Assemble degradation maps that cover complete drug substance and drug product forced degradation studies.

  • Import and process forced degradation HPLC and MS datasets
  • Make formulation decisions based on kinetic plots automatically created from analytical data
  • Search for impurities by structure across forced degradation experiments
  • Automatically process time-point datasets to create forced degradant maps and kinetic plots
  • Add theoretical degradants to the process scheme (e.g., through import of a *.sdf file) and store them with observed degradants

Luminata’s drug formulation tools accelerate the transition from drug substance to drug product by integrating analytical and process data in one place.

  • Perform drug-excipient comparability studies, test formulations, and excipient case studies
  • Use accelerated stability simulation tools to predict degradant formation
  • Ability to add elemental impurity meta data
  • Include data from formulation studies such as dissolution rates
  • Build comprehensive formulation maps
  • Append micrograph images to visually track the composition of batches during crystallization experiments

Use Luminata’s supply chain data management tools to attach analytical data to each batch for real-time decision-making and batch genealogy tracking.

  • Create a comprehensive family tree of every batch
  • Identify irregularities by comparing analytical data to a reference batch
  • Use structure search to quickly find where an impurity or entity appears within the supply chain
  • Do batch-to-batch comparison with analytical data
  • Register and integrate all batches created internally and externally
  • Create a custom report per project and/or supply chain record

Luminata is built on the Spectrus platform, allowing you to import, process, and store your analytical data.

  • A single standardized and harmonized data format for the analytical techniques used to characterize compounds and formulations in your labs. LC/MS, GC/MS, NMR, Chromatography, Raman, IR, UV, Visible, and more
  • Native support for >150 data formats including major instrument vendors, open-source formats, and emerging standards (e.g., AnIML, JCAMP, and ADF from Allotrope)
  • Luminata will detect the type of data you’re importing and offer tools for processing and analysis
  • Export your data in machine-readable formats (e.g. JSON) that are ready for data science and artificial intelligence applications
  • Connect and assign full chemical and biochemical structures, structure fragments, Markush structures, or atoms to spectra and chromatograms
Deployment/Integration Options

Conveniently Share Data through a Web Client

Use the Luminata browser-based client to access your data from anywhere and share project data with colleagues. No need to be tied to the instrument lab or office computer.


Unparalleled Compatibility with Analytical Instruments

ACD/Labs is the leader in vendor-agnostic chemistry software. We partner with dozens of vendors, supporting >150 file types, and thousands of instruments, so you can continue using the equipment you need.

Connect Your Analytical Results with Process or In Silico Data

Luminata can manage more than analytical chemistry data. Link experimental results with laboratory reactor data, forced degradation simulations, and in silico predictions.


Tailored to Your Process & Environment

When it comes to complex data management, one-size solutions rarely fit. We work with you to design the deployment of Luminata to serve your data, instruments, and workflow. Get the custom fit of an in-house solution with the quality and upkeep of a commercial product.

Compatible with All Your Instruments and Techniques

  • JEOL
More Reasons to Use Luminata

Transcend the Spreadsheet

Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets are made for balancing a household budget, not discovering the next pharmaceutical breakthrough, or mapping a chemical supply chain. So why do scientists still rely on spreadsheets to manage their data? A 2022 survey conducted by ACD/Labs found that 68% of research scientists still use Microsoft programs to store and share their data.

Luminata is built to meet the needs of chemical and pharmaceutical research teams:

  • Chemically Intelligent—Does your Excel spreadsheet understand chemistry? Luminata’s chemically intelligent software enables structure searches and reaction mapping.
  • Validation—Speed-up regulatory submissions by connecting each piece of data to an ELN entry. No more hunting for files when compiling reports.
  • Rich Analytical Data—Peak tables only tell half the story. Get more insights out of your experiments with analytical data that is interactive, usable, complete, and connected.
  • Quality by Design (QbD)—Apply QbD principles to your research using dynamic process and impurity maps.
  • Collaborate—Seamlessly share results straight from the benchtop to the boardroom. Luminata is the drug development software that brings everyone together.

Are You Luminata-Ready?

50% of the world’s top 15 biopharma companies are using Luminata to enhance their development work. Luminata changes the way scientists access and share data, leading to better, more efficient product development.

Is your organization ready for Luminata? If you answer yes to any of the following, you may benefit from Luminata:

  • Do you have difficulty finding all of the associated project documents?
  • Are you storing analytical, process, and chemical data in multiple data silos that cannot communicate?
  • Does your research team spend significant time preparing fate and purge or process control justification reports?
  • Does your research take place at multiple sites or involve contract organizations?
  • Are you working to digitally transform your development activities?
  • Would team leaders or management benefit from more information about the progress of your project?
  • Do you have the necessary IT infrastructure to deploy an advanced chemical data management solution?
What's New!

What’s New in Luminata v2023

  • Add or change the compound associated with peaks at a given retention time for multiple chromatograms within the same project
  • New tables and an improved Control Chart allow you to review and compare analytical results from across multiple experiments
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