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About MSC

Mountain States Consulting began as an information systems consulting firm in 1986, and has enjoyed over 30 years of continuous growth and success.

In 1995, following the success of the first MSC-LIMS installation (see A Small Lab Develops A Laboratory Information Management System, Water Online Times, December 1996), the firm focused solely on improving and expanding MSC-LIMS.

Today, our business' only product is MSC-LIMS and our services are devoted to helping our clients successfully implement the system. We recently celebrated 25 successful years developing and supporting MSC-LIMS (see MSC-LIMS Celebrates 25th Anniversary), and our Business Plan is to continue improving the product.


Our approach to any LIMS project, small or large, is to work closely with the client to understand their unique requirements and then supply the best solution utilizing current hardware and software technologies. We believe the end-user is a key contributor to a successful system implementation.

We are committed to open and distributed systems and we devote significant resources to remain technically proficient in the latest hardware and software advances. These policies allow us to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our clients.

Owner Profile

Rick Collard, founder and member of Mountain States Consulting, LLC, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Rhode Island. Rick has over 35 years of professional software design and development experience and has worked on projects for government, small businesses and Fortune 100 companies. Rick has also instructed introductory computer classes for Central Wyoming College.

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