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MSC-LIMS Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

2005 Marks Software Milestone

JACKSON, Wyoming - April 1, 2005 - Mountain States Consulting, LLC, developer of MSC-LIMS, is proud to announce the Tenth Anniversary of its successful laboratory information management system (LIMS) software. Defying the boom-and-bust trend of software company startups and disappointments, Mountain States Consulting, LLC (MSC), founded in 1986, has achieved continuing success and steady growth.

The 1995 success of MSC-LIMS' first installation confirmed the need of small to mid-sized labs for affordable laboratory data management software. In the subsequent decade, MSC-LIMS has been instrumental in improving lab operations - in water and wastewater, commercial environmental, petrochemical, and food testing labs - by providing reliable and technically advanced software.

MSC-LIMS' milestone reflects the company's ongoing commitment to delivering innovative software solutions. "We owe our success and longevity to the continuous improvement of our product and our dedication to customer service," states MSC founder Rick Collard. "We are very proud of our growth and the fact that MSC-LIMS is now operating in labs around the world."

MSC-LIMS' Product Beginnings

"Ten years ago we were asked to design a custom laboratory information management system for a small municipal water/wastewater lab in Wyoming," Mr. Collard recalls. "They needed to automate, but they had a LIMS budget of only $10,000." Following extensive design and development, MSC installed the first MSC-LIMS on the lab's existing 486 PC, in April of 1995. It quickly became a vital tool in the daily operations of the laboratory.

Following MSC-LIMS' initial success, MSC enhanced and improved the product, and then made it available to other labs. Continuous upgrades have included new installation software that prevents conflicts with Microsoft Office installations, simplified site-specific customization upgrades, and a low-cost annual subscription version.

MSC continues to set the pace for user-friendly software. Contemplating the next decade, Mr. Collard confirms, "We will continue to provide high quality software and exemplary customer service to lab professionals in the rapidly evolving laboratory profession."


MSC-LIMS is a complete laboratory information management system (LIMS) designed for small to mid-sized labs. MSC-LIMS has helped laboratories maintain well organized, secure, instantly accessible, and easily reported lab data. Prices start at $500 per user per year for MSC-LIMS' Annual Subscription License. A detailed price list, all product literature, and downloadable MSC-LIMS Demo are available at

About Mountain States Consulting, LLC

MSC, headquartered in Jackson, Wyoming, began in 1986 as an information systems consulting firm. Following the success of the first MSC-LIMS installation in 1995, its focus shifted to laboratory solutions. Today, MSC's only product is MSC-LIMS, and its services are devoted to helping clients successfully implement the system.

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