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LabVantage Licenses Sapphire LIMS System to Undisclosed Biopharma

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — LabVantage said yesterday that it has licensed its Sapphire Laboratory Information Management Suite to an undisclosed “global biopharmaceutical company” that is in the cancer and immunological disease market.
Bridgewater, NJ-based LabVantage said the biopharma will use the technology to automate their research process and establish an enterprise-wide knowledgebase of research data.  
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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