STARLIMS selected by 20th US state-wide public health department for US$1.2m project

STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:LIMS), a leading provider of laboratory information management systems, or LIMS, today announced that a public health department in the United States has selected the STARLIMSĀ® web-based software to manage its laboratory informatics needs. The contract, valued at approximately $1.2 million, includes licenses for the Company’s software, first year maintenance and professional services. With this new implementation, 20 out of the 50 states in the U.S. will utilize STARLIMS’s public health laboratory information management solutions.

Part of Nationwide Network for Public Health Informatics

STARLIMS will be used to manage information relating to clinical and environmental testing across the state, replacing existing commercial and custom systems and ensuring adherence to workflows and standard operating procedures. Developed over years of close collaboration with the U.S. Public Health Information Network (PHIN) community, STARLIMS provides the infrastructure for timely sharing of laboratory information among state and federal public health agencies — which is crucial for effective response to emerging public health threats, including outbreaks of infectious disease. STARLIMS also documents all phases of laboratory testing, and provides a complete and accurate audit trail of all testing and reporting activities, aiding compliance with standards defined by agencies such as the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL).

‘We are delighted by this new project, which reflects our deep and long-standing commitment to public health and to the public sector in general,’ said Jeff Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer of STARLIMS Corporation. ‘This new implementation is a very welcome opportunity to continue contributing to the vision set forth by the PHIN. The ambitious goal for public health agencies is to provide better protection to citizens, in an environment characterized by rapidly evolving infectious diseases and other threats. STARLIMS’s contribution lies in providing a web-based information management infrastructure that facilitates accelerated analysis of incoming data, as well as information sharing and collaboration across departments and agencies.’

Enterprise Solution with Web-based Access

As a result of STARLIMS’s entirely web-based architecture, data will be easily accessible via a standard web browser, from any of the state’s three public health laboratory facilities. Both departmental staff and authorized outside stakeholders — staff at hospitals, health departments, and clinics — will be able to access information using a standard web browser. STARLIMS will facilitate electronic data transfer throughout the state-wide department of public health, and to other systems operated by the CDC, U.S. EPA and other federal agencies.

STARLIMS Solutions for Public Health Informatics

Actively involved in multiple United States public health laboratory projects at the federal, state, county and city levels, STARLIMS has incorporated into its public health solutions comprehensive tools to support the guidelines set forth by the CDC and APHL. STARLIMS’s enterprise-level information system brings together all the public health laboratory activities into a single platform, offering comprehensive reporting, surveillance and networking capabilities. Advanced web-based capabilities are enhanced by specialized tools and wizards, resulting in flexible solutions that enable public health labs to manage large amounts of data while also meeting stringent accreditation requirements.