Service Invests in
Netherlands, (February, 2001) - The national Dutch phytopathological service
(Plantenziektenkundige Dienst - PD) in Wageningen announced that it
went successfully “live” with its new StarLIMS system. The newly
implemented LIMS records data and information related to the inspection of
plant material in the Netherlands as well as plant material destined for
importation or exportation. In addition, the software registers diagnostic
data used by the Bacteriology, Entomology, Mycology, Nematology and Virology
This prestigious LIMS project carried out by the
Plantenziektenkundige Dienst (PD) is an outcome of a European tender
in which the PD selected StarLIMS™. The project, awarded at the end of June
2000 involves a total investment of more than five hundred thousand Euros.
was implemented with the support of L.i.M.S.' local support and sales
located in Alkmaar. The Alkmaar office employs 12 StarLIMS consultants
serving the group's operations in the Netherlands.
Ing. Gert Romeijn, a member of the LIMS project group at the PD, the chosen
software scored highest in flexibility and versatility. This is essential as
the required functionality extends beyond that of the laboratory.
Furthermore, the multi-layered structure concept of StarLIMS appears to be
the most economically viable solution in a rapidly developing area.
Plantenziektenkundige Dienst (PD)
approximately 1,200 employees the PD carries out special programmes, which
aim to monitor, prevent or eliminate the presence of particular diseases and
pests. In this regard, the field service inspects businesses, locations or
specific plants in accordance with specific procedures. In the case of
importation or exportation, the service assesses whether the material
conforms to the requirements of the destination country.
For further information, please contact:
Management Systems BV
Tel.: +31-72- 5118100
Fax: + 31-72- 5118188