ITOCHU’s CTCLS and STARLIMS Address Japanese LIMS Market

ITOCHU’s CTCLS and STARLIMS Address Japanese LIMS Market


Hollywood, Florida and Tokyo, Japan (June 30, 2005), STARLIMS Corporation, a leading global provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems, (LIMS) and CTC Laboratory Systems (CTCLS), distributors and system integrators of state-of-the-art computer systems and software, today announced the signing of an agreement for distribution and support of the STARLIMS software solution in Japan. 


CTCLS’ selection of STARLIMS follows a lengthy evaluation process of commercial LIMS systems in the marketplace.  “STARLIMS open standard technology, flexibility and ability to ‘future proof’ customer investments in internal know-how will be highly appreciated in the Japanese LIMS market” commented Katsuhisa Hirano, LIMS Technical Expert of CTCLS. “The STARLIMS software platform will enable us to meet the growing demand for migrating legacy LIMS systems to an internationally recognized commercial-off-the-shelf LIMS system.”


A subsidiary of ITOCHU TECHNO-SCIENCE Corporation (CTC), CTCLS is Japan’s leading provider of total information technology solutions for pharmaceutical, chemical, oil & gas and food processing industries, as well as life sciences research institutions. CTCLS will provide STARLIMS business development, professional services and full local support to customers in a wide variety of vertical markets.


According to Taizo Watanabe, President of CTCLS, “The Japanese market for commercial-off-the-shelf LIMS solutions is expected to grow noticeably in the coming years due to changing regulatory environments and on going investments towards operational excellence. STARLIMS offers cost effective complete solutions that will enable us to capture a healthy share of the market within a very short period.”


“We are proud to join CTCLS in delivering STARLIMS to customers in this strategic LIMS market. CTCLS brings unequalled experience, capacity and market presence which will now leverage on STARLIMS proven technological track-record in other parts of the world.” stated Isaac Friedman, president & CEO of STARLIMS Corporation.


Established in 1972, ITOCHU TECHNO-SCIENCE Corporation (CTC) provides advanced IT solutions to enhance enterprise network systems. CTC supports such market segments as telecommunications, broadcasting, finance, distribution, manufacturing, education/government, medicine, pharmaceutical/chemicals, and textiles/apparel. CTC has formed partnerships with more than 200 leading IT companies from nine countries. These partnerships range from those with global multinational IT companies to those with highly focused venture businesses. CTC employs over 3,000 people nationwide, and provides one-stop 24X7/365 support services in roughly 100 service centers.

STARLIMS Corporation

As a leading global Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) vendor, STARLIMS Corporation delivers cost effective, easy-to-use collaborative solutions to organizations in the public health, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, forensics, food & beverage, environmental and chemical industries. Full featured and highly flexible our multilingual LIMS solution provides complete traceability leading to regulatory compliance, without compromising process versatility. A track record of more than 15 years has earned us recognition for “future proofing” our customers’ investments and serving as a platform for new implementations and straightforward conversions of legacy systems.  For more information visit,


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