BRIDGEWATER, NJ. March 18, 2008. LabVantage Solutions Inc. today announced that a global healthcare company has licensed LabVantage’s SAPPHIRE™ Laboratory Information Management Suite (LIMS) for its quality control laboratories. The global entity is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry.

In connection with its manufacturing operations, the company confronts the difficult task of managing the tremendous volume of tests it conducts per quality sample. The effort to convey the plethora of results for internal reporting and compliance purposes is time consuming and inefficient. Moreover, the amount of reporting paperwork that is generated can fill volumes. In addition, the ability to search that data is complex and requires significant manual effort. All of this has resulted in higher overhead, laboratory bottlenecks, delays in batch release, and a greater risk of inaccuracies.

To address these challenges, the company required a laboratory information management solution that could automate its laboratories to remove the bottlenecks that affected production and provide the full traceability it needed for its products. At the same time, it sought a solution that could simplify its reporting and compliance obligations throughout its global enterprise, including easy integration to its SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

The company will couple SAPPHIRE’s configurable-off-the-shelf (COTS) functionality for quality management with SAPPHIRE’s easy-to-use EVERGREEN™ configuration tool to quickly implement a robust, yet tailored quality management solution and replace its dated legacy systems. LabVantage will also interface SAPPHIRE to a number of instruments and devices, including from Agilent, Waters, Dionex, Beckman, Perkin Elmer, and Mettler. It will also leverage LabVantage’s SAPPHIRE ENTERPRISE CONNECTOR, the Powered by SAP NetWeaver certified interface, to easily integrate SAPPHIRE with SAP.

“This healthcare conglomerate is yet another example of a world class organization that can benefit from SAPPHIRE for their legacy LIMS replacement, “states Ron Kasner, Vice President of Corporate Development for LabVantage. “It is easy to see how SAPPHIRE’s thin-client, zero-footprint user interface for enterprise access, visibility, and reporting, its out-of-the-box functionality, and its Powered by SAP NetWeaver certified interface make SAPPHIRE the LIMS of choice for quality management laboratories,” he added.

About LabVantage. LabVantage Solutions, Inc., an innovative global provider of enterprise solutions tailored for leading laboratories, serves discovery, development, formulation, process research, raw material testing, and quality management laboratories across multiple industries. LabVantage’s SAPPHIRE, a zero-footprint laboratory information management suite, is tailored to manage an organization’s critical laboratory information across its worldwide R&D pipeline and manufacturing supply chain to optimize productivity and more effectively share knowledge. LabVantage is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, U.S.A. Further information about LabVantage and SAPPHIRE is available at

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