LabVantage Solutions announces the availability of the Sapphire™ BioBanking Solution

Bridgewater, NJ May 17, 2005. LabVantage Solutions Inc., a leading provider of browser-based

laboratory information management solutions tailored for the life sciences industry, announces the availability of the Sapphire™ BioBanking Solution. Built in conjunction with the original developers of the widely-recognized Spectrum™ repository management tool, the solution offers a complete, out-of-the box sample management and tracking system for biological specimens.

“The introduction of the Sapphire BioBanking Solution will allow LabVantage to more fully address the needs of our life sciences customers as large-scale collection of biospecimens becomes more pervasive,” said Jim Aurelio, CEO of LabVantage. “This has been a traditionally underserved component in the life

sciences industry, and this module of Sapphire extends LabVantage’s existing enterprise platform already serving life sciences discovery, development, formulation, raw materials testing, and quality management


The Sapphire BioBanking Solution is designed to address the unique challenges of specimen collection

and banking for pharmaceutical discovery and clinical operations, academic and biosciences research centers, medical institutions, and contract research organizations. It provides a browser-based user interface for quick user acceptance, and a built-in Evergreen™ configuration tool to tailor the same solution to the needs of each laboratory within an organization. This flexibility also allows the Sapphire

BioBanking Solution to readily adapt to a variety of data capture, result management, storage and

specimen handling circumstances.

This biospecimen tracking module is seamlessly integrated with Sapphire’s existing laboratory information

management solution for life sciences R&D which can manage experiments and track vital genomic,

proteomics, phenotypic and other result information about samples. Furthermore, it can easily be

integrated with third party public databases, instruments, clinical trail management systems, electronic data capture systems, and existing laboratory information management systems.

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