Bridgewater, NJ. June 19, 2008. LabVantage Solutions, Inc. today announced a record number of customer and partner participants at its annual Training & Education Conference held last week at The Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. This year’s conference promoted the theme – Building on Experience. Sharing the Vision.

LabVantage showcased the latest release of the SAPPHIRE™ R5 Laboratory Information Management Suite, a zero footprint and configurable off-the-shelf (COTS) solution consolidating functionality typically found in multiple laboratory systems. With its combination of functionality, flexibility, and technology, LabVantage’s SAPPHIRE delivers the most complete and versatile, multi-site and multi-language enterprise backbone for laboratory informatics.

“For our customers, partners, and the LabVantage staff, the annual LabVantage user conference presents a distinctive forum in which to exchange information, experience, and insight,” states Jim Aurelio, President & CEO of LabVantage. “This year’s conference proved to be especially gratifying for all as we rolled out the latest SAPPHIRE R5 suite, and shared our vision for the laboratory informatics market.”

SAPPHIRE R5 offers even more functionality on LabVantage’s innovative technology platform. This conference enabled customers to view detailed functional demonstrations of this new functionality, as well as, learn about the clear paths to upgrade to the latest release. It also provided practical insights and case studies from customers across multiple industries.

“Customer feedback on SAPPHIRE R5 and the conference was extremely positive,” explains Keith O’Leary, Director of Product Marketing for LabVantage. “The face-to-face time among customers and LabVantage staff was noted as a key highlight – not only did customers learn from us, but it was very beneficial for them to collaborate with each other.” As one customer noted, “LabVantage has done a fantastic job helping me to network with the right people.”

This year’s three-day conference expanded upon previous years’ technical formats by offering an expansive array of session topics while also boasting the greatest number of customer-lead sessions on the agenda. “Customer presentations are especially valuable to implementation resources as tactical approaches can be reapplied,” commented one attendee. Also featured were comprehensive business sessions, more in-depth and extended breakout sessions, and two-day post-conference SAPPHIRE R5 training workshops.

Additionally, LabVantage once again offered personalized One-on-One Consultation Sessions throughout the course of the conference. These unique, 90-minute consulting sessions with key LabVantage staff provided a great opportunity to exchange product and services insights, maximize the conference experience, and offer greater return on investment for conference attendees.

LabVantage has tentatively set the 2009 conference for June at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

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

LabVantage, SAPPHIRE and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LabVantage Solutions, Inc. in the U.S, the European Community, and other countries around the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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