What challenges within the agrochemical industry were you trying to address prior to this acquisition of your Labstep? How can you better address them now?
Brandon Henning: We wanted to address the full cycle of R&D, which is difficult to do with a traditional LIMS. The addition of an ELN now enables us to serve that part of our customer’s journey. An Informatics Platform that addresses a brand owner’s full lifecycle from R&D to quality control in manufacturing through product release is a solution the market has been increasingly asking for.
A connected platform allows customers to get new products to market faster, which helps them increase revenue. A connected platform also provides the data needed to protect IP and more easily register products.
Accelerating New Product Introduction (NPI) is a core value that STARLIMS provides to customers, and the addition of the Labstep ELN will significantly enhance our ability to do that.