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Last updated: December 13, 2018

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MSC-LIMS Advances to SQL Server with Version 5.0 (December 13, 2018)
MSC announces the release of MSC-LIMS version 5.0, an upgrade to its highly successful version 4.x. Migrating from its previous Microsoft Access back end database, version 5.0's foundation is now a Microsoft SQL Server back end database.

MSC-LIMS Version 4.1 Refines Automated Messaging (December 10, 2015)
MSC announces the release of MSC-LIMS version 4.1, an upgrade to its highly successful version 4.0. The new version builds on its predecessor's efficient user interface, providing customer information displays, new analysis report specifications, and more flexible automated messaging.

MSC-LIMS Celebrates 20th Anniversary (April 1, 2015)
MSC developer of MSC-LIMS, is proud to announce the 20th Anniversary of MSC-LIMS, its successful laboratory information management system (LIMS) software. MSC-LIMS' milestone highlights the company's two-decade commitment delivering quality software and exceptional customer service. MSC continues to thrive by delivering proven and affordable solutions for labs of all types.

MSC-LIMS Version 4.0 Features New Report Export Options (January 1, 2013)
MSC announces the release of MSC-LIMS version 4.0, an upgrade to its highly successful version 3.x. The new version enhances its predecessor's efficient user interface, providing expanded screens, an interactive search field, multiple tab windows, and new report exporting capabilities.

MSC Celebrates Twenty-Fifth Anniversary (April 1, 2011)
April 1, 2011, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mountain States Consulting, LLC's (MSC's) founding. The reasons for the company's success - the affordability, flexibility, and rapid deployment of its software product - insures its ongoing relevance in an ever-changing technological landscape.

MSC-LIMS Version 3.3 Adds Sample Login from Excel (November 10, 2010)
MSC announces the release of MSC-LIMS version 3.3, an upgrade to its highly successful version 3.2. The new version provides expanded sample login and data importing capabilities, additional billing configuration options, improved automated messaging, and faster final report preparation from results entry screens.

MSC-LIMS Celebrates 15th Anniversary (April 1, 2010)
MSC, developer of MSC-LIMS, is proud to announce the 15th Anniversary of MSC-LIMS, its successful laboratory information management system (LIMS) software. MSC continues to prosper, not only surviving but thriving through the boom and bust years of the dotcom era.

MSC-LIMS Version 3.2 Adds New Login and Label Tools (September 25, 2008)
MSC announces the release of MSC-LIMS version 3.2, an upgrade to its highly successful version 3.1. The new version builds on its predecessor's streamlined user interface to provide more efficient sample login, enhanced query controls, expanded label scripting and printing options, and optional audit trailing of changes to sample characteristics.

MSC-LIMS Version 3.1 Refines Sample Login (August 12, 2006)
MSC announces the release of MSC-LIMS version 3.1, an upgrade that builds on its predecessor's streamlined user interface, providing expanded sample login and editing capabilities. The upgrade introduces the new Customer contact history feature, configurable container label styles, additional hyperlinks to outside documents, auto-complete analysis results, and expanded audit trail capabilities.

MSC Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary (March 31, 2006)
April 1, 2006, marks the twentieth anniversary of Mountain States Consulting, LLC's (MSC's) founding. MSC's project record reflects modern computer technology's historical timeline and MSC, like the technology itself, has steadily gained in reputation and success.

Meeting the Need for Speed
Food Quality (April/May 2005)
This published article details how a food producer's Microbiology Lab integrated MSC-LIMS with Dupont Qualicon's BAX® testing system, virtually eliminating duplicate data entry. Middle-ware templates copy LIMS sample data to the BAX, and copy BAX test results to MSC-LIMS.

MSC-LIMS Celebrates Tenth Anniversary (April 1, 2005)
2005 marks a software milestone, as MSC announces the Tenth Anniversary of its MSC-LIMS software. "We owe our success and longevity to the continuous improvement of our product and our dedication to customer service," explains company founder Rick Collard.

Off-the-Shelf System Tackles Monitoring, Reporting Needs
Water World (March 2005)
This published case study details how a water/wastewater facility management company implemented a cost- and manpower-efficient data collection and management system, by selecting inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware and software, and tying it all together with a simple Excel interface.

LIMS Fits Labs
Food Quality (Feb/March 2005)
This published case study examines how a contract microbiology lab leveraged its vast collection of Excel report templates. By using MSC-LIMS's unique Excel interface, they integrated secure LIMS data with their familiar report formats.

Software Demo Reveals All (December 30, 2004)
MSC-LIMS 3.0 Demo unveils new features in a new downloadable demo of the recently released MSC-LIMS Version 3.0.

Macro Magic
Water Environment & Technology (September, 2004)
This published articles describes how Macros allow you to integrate existing Excel reports with a new information system. The process is demonstrated with easy-to-follow instructions and screen captures.

Do-It-Yourself Automated Mass Readings
Water Environment Laboratory Solutions (June/July 2004)
In this published article, readers learn how to transfer analytical balance readings directly into an Excel worksheet. MSC's Rick Collard provides step-by-step instructions and screen captures to explain the process.

MSC-LIMS Version 3.0 Lowers Total Cost of Ownership (June 10, 2004)
MSC-LIMS newly-released version 3.0, an Access 2002-based system, includes new installation software. Developed to overcome conflicts with various Microsoft Office installations, the new version isolates customizations and greatly simplifies installation and administration.

MSC-LIMS Now Available for $500 (March 22, 2004)
Labs can implement the complete MSC-LIMS system for only $500 per user per year. Now even the smallest lab can enjoy the benefits of a complete LIMS. Annual subscriptions are available for both standalone and multi-user configurations. See the Price List for details.

MSC-LIMS Mailing List (December 1, 2003)
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Product Literature in PDF Format (August 27, 2003)
MSC-LIMS Product Literature is now available in PDF format so it can be downloaded to view or print at a later time.

MSC-LIMS Version 2.3 Presents Enhanced System Flexibility (July 25, 2002)
Improved flexibility from results entry through client billing. The new software version introduces multiple-sample multiple-analyte results entry in either sample or analyte order; user-defined sort orders; Text Builder; and Significant Figure Rounding.

MSC-LIMS Six-Month Trial Version Now Available (July 1, 2002)
For the cost of either two or three days on-site installation and training, prospective users in the U.S. can now evaluate a complete current version of MSC-LIMS, including unlimited technical support for a six-month period. See the Price List for details.

MSC-LIMS Annual Subscription License Now Available (September 1, 2001)
MSC-LIMS is now available under the new MSC-LIMS Annual Subscription license - an ideal low-cost and low-risk solution for labs with requirements satisfied by MSC-LIMS "out of the box."

MSC-LIMS Version 2.2 Introduces Automated Messaging (December 11, 2000)
New features in version 2.2 include access to MSC-LIMS Messaging, restricted analyses, new analysis result validations, configurable login batch warnings to prevent duplicate logins, new sample querying by analyte result values and ranges, and automatic export of user-defined report data to Excel.

MSC-LIMS Automated Messaging Simplifies Data Transfer (December 1, 2000)
MSC-LIMS Messaging, an optional component of the MSC-LIMS product, automatically sends sample information via email, fax, etc. when a sample is logged or completed. Users define message recipient(s), project(s), and message style. See MSC-LIMS Messaging for more information.

MSC-LIMS Version 2.1 Improves User Interface (January 1, 2000)
New features include an option to invoice samples prior to completion, frequently-used-label scripts, internal data options for surrogates, spiking compounds, internal standards, etc. Version 2.1 also adds improved control charting options, new invoicing and cost editing features, data entry aids, and expanded sample querying.

Introducing MSC-LIMS Report Viewer (July 25, 1999)
A companion product for MSC-LIMS, the Report Viewer allows anyone to view, navigate, and print any MSC-LIMS report saved as a snapshot file. The combination of report snapshots and the MSC-LIMS Report Viewer can be used to distribute any LIMS report without requiring that users have a full MSC-LIMS license to view or print the reports.

MSC-LIMS Version 2.0 Features Access 97 (March 25, 1999)
MSC-LIMS' 32-bit Access 97 Version 2.0 includes an integrated Excel interface to import and export LIMS data. Use it to import results from instrument data files, create custom reports from data in any LIMS report, and create custom analyte-specific data entry screens to calculate and import final results and associated QC data.

MSC Releases MSC-LIMS Version 1.5 (July 17, 1997)
MSC-LIMS Version 1.5 expands users' tools in its affordable LIMS for small laboratories. New in version 1.5 are a customer billing module, user-defined reports, configurable analysis result types, work orders, and multiple barcoded container label styles.

MSC's New LIMS Aids Small Laboratories (August 23, 1996)
Mountain States Consulting, LLC, of Jackson, Wyoming, announces the release of MSC-LIMS, an affordable laboratory information management system (LIMS) for small laboratories. Targeting laboratories burdened by paper-based records management, MSC-LIMS helps prevent lost or expired samples, provides efficient report, chart and statistics generation, and assists limited-personnel labs experiencing increased sample processing volume.

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