Crescendo Bioscience implements LABVANTAGE to facilitate management of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

Molecular diagnostics and testing labs, looking to deliver personalized medicine solutions, are finding that Laboratory Informatics Systems (LIS), which are traditionally used in hospital clinical testing, are too inflexible to meet their needs. For this reason, organizations are turning to more flexible Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for research and development (R&D) as well as to run their clinical diagnostics and testing services. Crescendo Bioscience provides quantitative molecular tests and disease information services in the field of rheumatology. They implemented LABVANTAGE LIMS to facilitate assay development, clinical trials and clinical diagnostic multiplexed protein based assays.

Crescendo Bioscience needed a modern, cost-effective LIMS to support the business and the dynamic needs of their laboratory. They were able to quickly deploy LABVANTAGE and currently use the system to work with their accounts, physicians and patients. “Working in biotechnology informatics for 15 years has exposed me to a variety of commercial LIMS platforms, LABVANTAGE is at the top of the pack when considering price, expandability, scalability, configuration and customization,” said Robert Fawcett, Principal Software Engineer at Crescendo Bioscience.

LABVANTAGE LIMS manages all test requisitions, sample shipments, assay batching and laboratory communications. The LIMS is also integrated with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and AutoFax delivery systems to make the entire process seamless. “We have a team of software and quality assurance engineers who continue to maintain and validate our LIMS systems on a regular basis,” added Fawcett. Crescendo Bioscience, ranked 27th on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500 and 67th on the 2013 Inc. 500 list, plans to expand its usage of LABVANTAGE to support its future growth.

“Working in biotechnology informatics for 15 years has exposed me to a variety of commercial LIMS platforms, LABVANTAGE is at the top of the pack when considering price, expandability, scalability, configuration and customization.”

Robert Fawcett, Principal Software Engineer

Crescendo Bioscience implements LABVANTAGE to help improve management of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases