Company Announcements

STARLIMS Technologies’ 2008 sales rose 6.2% to $25.2 million (see IBO 3/31/09). Product revenue grew 11.3% to $15.5 million, and Service revenue declined 1.1% to $9.8 million. Adjusted operating income fell 30.2% to $3.0 million. Sales to public-sector labs accounted for 39% of revenues, manufacturing customers accounted for 25% of sales. Revenue from life science customers increased 30% to 32% of sales. North American and Asian sales increased 6.9% and 80.1% to 68% and 15% of revenues, respectively. European and Latin American sales decreased 8.4% and 51.9% to 13% and 4% of revenues, respectively.

LabLynx launched its division for web-hosted LIMS and other laboratory and business software, and reintroduced as a SaaS offering built on virtualization and Web 2.0 technology.

LabWare’s 2008 revenues grew more than 18% to over $184 million, all derived from its LIMS product solutions. The company reported 85 new customers, and a customer base exceeding 200 concurrent users and competitive system replacements.

Under a partnership agreement, Thermo Fisher Scientific will sell Symyx Technologies’ Symyx Notebook, an enterprise-level ELN, and Symyx Isentris decision-support software. Thermo will also integrate Symyx Notebook with its LIMS products, starting with Watson LIMS.

GeneGo licensed Entelos’s DrugMatrix gene expression data to further develop its Functional Descriptor predictive toxicology models.

Product Introductions

Bio-Rad Laboratories released KnowItAll Informatics System 8.0, featuring new tools for spectral mixture analysis and Attenuated Total Reflectance spectral handling.

STARLIMS introduced the web-based STARLIMS Electronic Notebook, designed for highly regulated environments.

In March, STARLIMS announced the integration of its LIMS with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced Thermo Scientific Connects, comprised of a set of products, technologies and services delivered in conjunction with Thermo’s partners, for integrating lab data with ERP systems, PIMS, MES and other collaboration tools. Connects includes the Thermo Scientific Integration Manager, a data-management transformation tool.

The MathWorks released SimBiology 3 for modeling, simulating and analyzing biological systems in one integrated, graphical environment, featuring a new PK model wizard. US list prices start at $3,000 per seat.

In March, Rosetta Biosoftware introduced Syllego Systems 3.5, which includes copy number variation data management and analysis capabilities.

Tripos launched Muse, a molecular design program for discovery scientists in various fields. It is the first solution released based on the company’s Pantheon platform.

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