World-leading Bio-banking Repository

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 6, 2008 — STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. a leading provider of laboratory information management systems (LIMS), today announced that its STARLIMS Version 10 software was selected in September 2007 by Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR). The entirely web-based STARLIMS system will enable hundreds of research sites to obtain bio-banking data in real time, using a standard web browser.

World-leading Repository Serves over 500 Research Sites Worldwide

RUCDR is the largest university-based cell and DNA repository in the world. RUCDR has been designated as the Center for Collaborative Genetic Studies for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Genetics Repository for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the Center for Genetic Studies for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Cell Repository for the Collaborative on the Genetics of Alcoholism funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In addition, RUCDR collaborates with many other federal, state and private research organizations, serving over 500 research sites worldwide.

Streamlined Sample Tracking and Web-based Information Access

“RUCDR has consistently been at the frontier of new technologies, and leveraging the web to facilitate remote collaboration in the research community is an enormous step forward in the bio-banking sector,” said Jeff Ferguson, COO of STARLIMS.

STARLIMS solutions for bio-sample repositories automate molecular based testing workflows, streamlining sample tracking and management. At the same time, STARLIMS puts lab information resources on a single globally accessible web platform. Bio-repositories such as RUCDR can give authorized researchers real-time data access to a searchable database of annotated specimen information, maximizing the value of the stored samples.

Cutting-edge Technology Supports Rapid Growth

“RUCDR experienced a ten-fold increase in sample acquisition in the years 1998-2004, and has continued growing steadily since then. To grow at such rates, while continuing to provide the highest levels of sample quality, technical consultation and logistical support, we must consistently choose the most advanced technologies,” said Dr. Jay A Tischfield, Scientific Director of RUCDR. “Implementing STARLIMS’s web-based software is part of our long-term vision of providing timely information to all our project sites, and doing everything in our power to promote collaboration in the research community.”


Located on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) is the largest university-based repository in the world. RUCDR plays a key role in research aimed at understanding the genetic causes of common, complex diseases. RUCDR activities will enable gene discovery leading to diagnoses, treatments and, eventually, cures for these diseases. RUCDR assists researchers throughout the world by providing the highest quality biomaterials, technical consultation, and logistical support. Please see for more information.


STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. 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. Please see for more information.