The companies believe the acquisition will address critical challenges customers face in finding an advanced platform to support to support them from R&D through to market surveillance.
They said combining STARLIMS’ laboratory information management system (LIMS) technology with Labstep’s SaaS ELN platform users can remove the difficulty from the lab and unlock their data’s full potential in a progressive, connected system.
The acquisition of Labstep represents a significant milestone STARLIMS says, as it introduces a ‘modern and user-friendly ELN to its existing platform’.
Benefits of the integration include accelerating ideation and planning through easy-to-use documentation functionality, automation capabilities, and seamless connectivity to instruments and systems, moving users away from cumbersome paper-based record keeping.
STARLIMS said the unified solution will liberate scientists from manual documentation, leaving them with more time to conduct research.
“We are thrilled to bring Labstep into our portfolio. Labstep's high-caliber team, coupled with its forward-thinking approach to addressing industry challenges, makes it an excellent addition to STARLIMS," said Trey Cook, CEO at STARLIMS.
"Their user-centric approach has resulted in an intuitive ELN for science that allows research and development teams to increase the speed of ideation and new product introduction, while giving them a modern, simplified experience.”
Labstep states its ELN uses interactive, step-by-step protocols as templates for data collection to ensure continuous data capture for researchers. The solution was created by a team of scientists, for scientists, with the goal of building a progressive operating system that reflects the needs of the modern R&D lab.
Jake Schofield, CEO & founder at Labstep, said: “We’re excited to be joining the STARLIMS’ team and its robust set of solutions. As a recognized leader in LIMS technology, it was a natural next step for us to take Labstep to the next level.
“Together, our solutions create a connected platform that not only accelerates R&D, but also supports the product throughout its entire lifecycle. The mission to simplify workflows and enhance productivity will ultimately advance scientific discovery, and help companies bring innovative, quality products to market faster.”