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ChemWare, Inc. Receives the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Quality Leadership

Palo Alto, Calif. — March 02, 2004 — In a recent analysis of the World Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Markets, Frost & Sullivan recognized ChemWare, Inc.’s focus on devoting significant resources to develop a product based on user-selectable business rule parameters and for significantly reducing the risks, resources, and time associated with LIMS deployment.

When implementations go awry, the LIMS project becomes an end in itself, forcing the management to rely even more on the IT staff for control over business practices. In many cases, the need for extra IT support can substantially decrease the original benefits of the LIMS project.

"A successful LIMS delivers business value, giving business unit leaders more control over business practices and laboratory operations than they had prior to deployment," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Nate Cosper.

Embracing the client’s need for business control, ChemWare focused its design strategy and development efforts on producing an off-the-shelf LIMS solution that shifts the laboratory reins from the IT department back to the business unit leader. The company accomplished this by creating an open architecture LIMS platform, which promotes configuration instead of customization. In fact, not a single HORIZON user has had to change source code in order to meet industry- or lab-specific needs.

The HORIZON® LIMS system from ChemWare offers a complete audit trail, 21 CFR Part 11 and CROMERR-compliant record keeping. In addition, it provides state-of-the-art data management and reporting tools made possible through its OEM partnerships with NuGenesis Technologies Corporation and Actuate Corporation. These collaborations enable ChemWare to deliver best of breed lab automation technologies, further underscoring its commitment to provide business leaders with the most powerful and flexible LIMS tools available in industry.

Frost & Sullivan presents its Technology Quality Leadership Award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in technology leadership by excelling in all stages of the technology life cycle – incubation, adaptation, take-up, and maturity – to ensure a continuous flow of improvements.

About ChemWare, Inc.

ChemWare (, a North Carolina-based software development company founded in 1987, has provided laboratory automation solutions to many of the world’s most highly automated environmental, bioanalytical and industrial laboratories, including five of the top 25 environmental labs in North America, over one in five SAMHSA-certified toxicology labs and the largest generator of electricity in the U.S. HORIZON is the only LIMS to offer a single, unified instrument interfacing and data management solution for the paperless lab.

About Frost & Sullivan

Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan is recognized as a global leader in growth consulting. Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Frost & Sullivan rigorously analyzes specific criteria to determine award recipients in a vast variety of market industries and landscapes. For further information, visit


Jamie Frizzell

Posted by: limsfinder on Mar 07,04| Profile| LIMS - Laboratory Information Management Systems


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