STARLIMS Launches Strategic Informatics Consulting Unit

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:LIMS), a leading provider of laboratory information management systems, or LIMS, today announced that it has established a new unit focused on providing strategic informatics consulting services to STARLIMS customers. STARLIMS has acquired the assets of Laboratory Expertise Center, Inc. (LEC), a U.S.-based consultancy specializing in LIMS and laboratory informatics. LEC Founder and President Randy Hice, a laboratory informatics authority with 24 years of consultancy expertise, will head the new unit.

Strategic Informatics Consulting

“Our Web-based LIMS solutions are ideal for multi-site and multinational implementations, projects that also require specialized planning and implementation expertise. Drawing on the assets of LEC, we will help customers standardize and harmonize laboratory processes across disparate disciplines, labs, and multinational sites. STARLIMS will also help customers channel their resources into the LIMS functions that are most critical to their business,” said STARLIMS CEO Itschak Friedman.

“We are delighted to be able to offer these services that have long been considered among the most professional in the industry to our expanding customer base — which ranges from first-time adopters of LIMS technology to companies that are seeking to replace their legacy systems. The creation of the new unit, and the acquisition of LEC assets, reflect our commitment not only to expansion into new markets and regions — but also to continuous enhancements in our service infrastructure,” added Friedman.

Web-based Offerings: Ideal for Complex Multi-site Projects

“As of today, the only major vendor who is fully invested in an interoperable web-based enterprise LIMS is STARLIMS. We believe these capabilities are necessary for large distributed implementations, a growing piece of the market — and LEC’s consulting services strength lies precisely in such complex projects,” said Randy Hice.

“Many companies are interested in consolidating processes and resources, often following mergers and acquisitions of sites with dissimilar processes, compliance requirements and IT infrastructures. What holds them back from creating a harmonized informatics environment is often lack of confidence that available applications will meet their needs, or uncertainty about the methodology to define a workable harmonization strategy. Today, STARLIMS not only addresses the application dilemma, but it also brings proven techniques for workflow analysis that serve as the foundation for harmonization.”

About LEC

Randy Hice co-founded Laboratory Expertise Center, Inc. (LEC) in 1994, and has served as its President since 1996. Under his leadership, the company became a nationwide consultancy active in all phases of LIMS project management, helping clients to design and implement laboratory workflows with clearly measurable business benefits. LEC has consulted for Amgen, Baxter Healthcare, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Covance, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Los Alamos National Laboratory and other companies. Randy Hice has frequently been invited to chair, lecture or present keynote addresses at events such as PITTCON, the International LIMS Conference and other conferences in the U.S., Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland. Since 1996, he has written a monthly column on laboratory informatics for Scientific Computing and Instrumentation magazine.


STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:LIMS) is a leading provider of laboratory information management systems (LIMS), with over 20 years of LIMS experience. The Company’s flagship product, STARLIMS(r), improves the reliability of laboratory sampling processes, supports compliance with domestic and international regulations and industry standards, and provides comprehensive reporting, monitoring and analysis capabilities. STARLIMS software is used for quality assurance and control, testing and monitoring, and research and development in government, manufacturing and life sciences organizations. With operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel and Hong Kong, the company serves over 500 organizations in 40 countries. For more information, please see