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Welcome to i-BLIPS.com


BLIPS™ was designed and developed by ADS-Limathon, in collaboration with the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group, (BILAG). BLIPS is the only computerised version of the BILAG Index which is approved and validated by BILAG. Please note that BILAG in paper format is free to use, but the electronic version is exclusively licenced to ADS-Limathon Limited by BILAG. To use BILAG in any electronic format requires a licence.

In 1997, the original BLIPS™ product was released, as desktop software, exclusively for two UK lupus clinics. Over the course of the last 25 years, BLIPS iteratively evolved from a desktop application to LAN client server application. In 2007 it evolved into a browser-based internet application. This enabled BLIPS to be offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and i-BLIPS was born. The BILAG group research database was upgraded to the i-BLIPS platform and other groups and clinics followed. In 2010, i-BLIPS was used for the first time in an on-line global clinical trial. i-BLIPS became the world's first scalable clinical trial system dedicated to eCOA lupus assessments.

These days BLIPS is now only available as software-as-a-service. The service is located in a secure enterprise-class data warehouse in the UK. It is hosted on dedicated physical servers (not cloud). i-BLIPS has been used by over 3500 users, at 1400 clinical sites in 46 countries. i-BLIPS manages over 250,000 clinical assessments of 6200 patients worldwide. The majoradvantage of using BLIPS is that all your assesments are scored consistently by the official BILAG-validated software algorithm.

However BLIPS is no longer just BILAG - it has expanded to offer almost 50 different assessments and standardised analyses for disease activity, damage, and quality of life, incorporating eCOA and ePRO assessments for Lupus (SLE, CLE, LN), Sjogrens Syndrome, Myositis and Arthritis.

In 2022 we are proud to announce the first modules of BLIPS Version 9. BLIPS 9™ is already being used in one clinical trial and will gradually be rolled out to all BLIPS users in 2022. BLIPS 9™ features item-by-item data transmission, instant edit checks and real-time data error messages. Scores are also generated in real time, allowing clinicians to see which items are contributing to the scoring. Clinical trials now benefit from CRA and Data Monitor modules showing holistic data sets for review, BLIPS Query module provides a single-click query system and BLIPS Overview provides dynamic heatmaps of data problems geographically.

BLIPS has its own online training package and BILAG-approved exam system to ensure everyone is standardised, not just in a site, but globally. The training includes standardisation in clinical assessments, and in correctly utilising the software applications, monitoring the data and interpreting the results. This ensures that everyone shares a common understanding, uses the same definitions, and obtains standardised outcomes, globally.

Since 2007, i-BLIPS has been in continuous 24/7/365 use, globally. BLIPS has now been used in over 20 clinical trials and research studies. For clinical trials our 25 years continuous lupus experience is called upon to provide consultancy services and supporting software for online Data Queries, by expert Data Monitors, Clinical Monitors, and Adjudication in clinical trials. BLIPS 9 now has an import tool to import previously aqcuired data from other systems, to provide data cleansing, query identification and validated scoring of assessments and responders.

Whether you are running a clinical trial, a research study, a national lupus registry or just a single clinic, BLIPS offers the one complete solution for Rheumatology or Auto-immune Assessment, which can be tailored to your precise requirements and adapted for future requirements.