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2/28/2010 – New Business Development Marketer, LIMS Selection, and High Quarterly Earnings

February 28, 2010

CSols, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Policastro, formerly of LabVantage/Applied Biosystems. In his new business development role, Policastro will lead the effort to further expand CSols’ market presence as well as develop new markets and new partnerships with key lab informatics companies. He brings over 12 years of pharmaceutical and process industry LIMS industry experience, including sales, marketing, product development, implementation, and management.

Previously, he held the position of territory manager for Thermo’s Informatics division, and prior to that was a regional sales manager for Beckman Coulter’s Laboratory Automation Operations – which was acquired by InnaPhase in July 2003. Policastro earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from St. John’s University, NY.

“We are thrilled that Jeff has chosen to join the CSols team,” said Sandy Ahmed., Vice President of CSols, Inc. “I’ve known Jeff for more than 10 years and his unique combination of helping his service teams deliver successful projects and understanding of the LIMS and the Informatics marketplace, particularly regulated industries, is strategic to our success as we continue to expand our business.”

“The decision to join CSols, Inc. was an easy decision for me,” said Jeff Policastro. “The company has an extraordinary track record for delivering high quality services on time and on budget to its customers. Along with their outstanding leadership and best in breed service team, I knew that no other Informatics services company could easily duplicate what CSols, Inc. is offering the industry now and in the future. After more than 12 years in LIMS, I am excited to be part of a company that is focused on the marketplace and is truly committed to delivering quality services to their customers.”

A major government agency contracted CSols Canada, Inc. to perform a LIMS selection including the development of user requirements specifications. CSols was awarded this contract based upon the lab informatics domain expertise and the commitment to meet a very tight timeline. An unprecedented track record for delivering projects of a similar nature was a key element in the decision process.

As part of our growth strategy and recognizing our strong position in Canada, we have formed a wholly owned subsidiary, CSols Canada, Inc., to drive future business in Canada. We are excited about this initiative and look forward to the opportunity to continue Delivering Excellence to the Canadian Informatics Market.

CSols celebrated their highest quarterly revenue earnings (since 2001) this past quarter. The second quarter results are a combined contribution of new contracts, growing partnerships and specialized CSols consultants. CSols remains on track for the last two fiscal quarters’ targets.

A number of CSols’ Senior LIMS Engineers recently completed advanced training in:

  • Thermo’s Integration Manager
  • STARLiMS V10
  • STARLiMS Forensic LIMS
  • LabWare V6 – We pride ourselves in having all of our engineers participate in our informatics partners’ advanced training programs in order to offer our clients the most up-to-date expertise available.

The re-designed and updated CSols Inc. website was rolled out August 2009. This site provides an overview of our services and products as well as Links to a variety of resources to meet your specific needs including useful informatics reference material and complementary live and recorded presentations. Our combination of Knowledge, Experience, and Service continues to grow our business.

In order to support our clients’ needs and increasing demand for our services, we continue to add several Senior LIMS Implementation and Validation engineers to our staff. These individuals bring a wealth of experience in the informatics industry to our clients. We are always seeking individuals who can add value to our service and support portfolio.

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new Marketing Assistant whose experience in coordinating the marketing and scheduling activities for a variety of technology firms should prove to be a great asset as CSols continues to grow.

CSols presented the QAvalid automated validation and compliance suite at the Waters Corporations’ [inform ‘09] conference in Seattle in late May.

Recent Projects:

  • Global LIMS implementations for clients in the Pharma, Mining, Energy, and Biotech fields
  • Regulatory compliance presentation at FDA Tobacco Summit
  • Revision of Validation protocols for major medical firm

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