What's New at CSols
4/29/2013 - CSols is Growing!
CSols has continued to experience a steady growth this past year, and for that, we are welcoming several new employees during the months of May and June. Their experience and knowledge are a welcomed addition to our Tool Box to better serve our client base. We look forward to the new members of the CSols Team!
3/14/2013 - The CSols Road Show is coming to your city!
CSols, Inc. is hitting the road again, coming to your town to host the complimentary seminar: Leveraging Informatics to Support Lean Labs. The first leg of trip will visit cities in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and California. Read what it's about and register for the closest seminar near you: CSols Road Show Schedule.
2/28/2013 - CSols All-Star Employee is Running for a Cause
A Senior LIMS Consultant at CSols, Todd Lipman, is participating in the Melanoma International Foundation 5K in Wayne, PA on April 21st. Todd participates in the the 5K each year in honor of his sister, who lost her fight in 2008. Staying true to the core values of CSols, a donation has been made on Todd's behalf and all the staff wishes him the best in the race. View more of our employee's involvement in the community on our Philanthropy page.
2/21/2013 - New Webinar Date: Batteries Not Included - Looking Beyond the Informatics Quote
The Informatics Vendor will supply the software solution but you will have to supply the “batteries” to start it up and make it run efficiently. Join our group of experts as we discuss what is needed to “power” your Informatics Solutions on the implementation expressway. Read More and Sign Up --->
1/21/2013 - Webinar: Validation - Friend or Foe?
Discover how planning the implementation and validation activities holistically will result in a more effective implementation, and understand that validation is largely a co-dependent component of a well-planned project, rather than a burdensome add-on. Read More and Sign Up --->
1/9/2013 - Webinar: Sneak Peek inside CSols LIMS Short Courses at PITTCON 2013
PITTCON Short Courses provide the opportunity to receive classroom style training directly from the industry experts. CSols is presenting 5 short courses and want to give you a sneak peek into the lessons being taught in each class. Hearing this information ahead of time will better prepare you for what classes best align with your goals and provide confirmation of the value you'll receive. Read More and Sign Up --->
12/26/2012 - Chemical Manufacturer Selects CSols for Additional SampleManager Work
Following a successful upgrade of a 15 user SampleManager LIMS for a Specialty Chemical manufacturer based in the Midwest in 2012, CSols has been selected for a new project to implement SampleManager 10.1 at an additional site in 2013. The new site will share the same servers as the original implementation, but will require configuration for their specific operations.
12/17/2012 - Now Hiring a Thermo Fisher Scientific Nautilus Engineer
CSols is adding several Nautilus engineers to our staff for roles throughout North America.
Individuals will work on a number of large and mid-sized projects,
both regional and global, and must have experience
with implementation or configuration of Nautilus v9 to meet end-user
needs. Full Time position with competitive salary and benefits. Click to
review the full job description:
and global, and must have experience with implementation or configuration of Nautilus v9 to meet end-user needs. Full Time position with competitive salary and benefits. Click to review the full job description: Nautilus Engineer
12/4/2012 - LIMS & ELN Short Courses - Receive in-class Training / Education / Business Information for your Organization
CSols has developed an extensive portfolio of LIMS & ELN related Short Courses to be presented at PITTCON 2013. These sessions will be taught by the domain field experts with first hand experience. The classroom setting allows for attendee participation, breakout sessions, and live Q&A. Short Courses must be registered by January 31st in order to guarantee the availability of each class. View the Selection Here: http://goo.gl/6SJth
CSols has reached out to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy by contributing a monetary donation to the Red Cross Relief. We understand the increasing need for food, clothing, housing and everyday living essentials for the people along the East coast and hope the donation will help provide them with supplies they need.
11/1/2012 - Pittcon 2013 Conferee Networking Sessions have been announced and CSols, Inc. is facilitating 3!
Each year at the PITTCON conference,
Sessions are held for all registered attendees to attend and network
in an informal setting. In the two-hour sessions, attendees with similar interests
meet to discuss new techniques, resolve problems,
or brainstorm new ideas.
The three abstracts submitted by CSols were accepted and we are very
excited to moderate each of them. The Topics are:
- Social Media Applications in Science
- Is there Value in Hosting your Lab Applications in the Cloud
- We've Implemented a new LIMS, now what?
Click here to read each Conferee Networking abstract.
Congratulation to Ned Haubein, a LIMS Consultant at CSols, Inc., for the acceptance of his technical abstract: "LIMS or ELN: Which is Right for my Lab". He will be presenting at the PITTCON 2013 conference in Philadelphia. Be sure to swing by Room 120B on Thursday 3/21/13 at 9:55am to listen in. Click to read the Presentation Abstract
CSols has taken to the road to spread awareness of our capabilities. We know there are many companies that can benefit from the service and support we provide, so our goal is to share this knowledge at each location of our Road Show.
Each travel stop will host a different seminar topic based upon your suggestions. If you would like to know more about how CSols can:
- leverage informatics to support Lean Concepts
- help in the selection of an informatics solution
- automate the laboratory process
- implement an informatics solution effectively across all business units
- manage your project and train your employees
- validate your systems to be part 11 compliant
- make your own suggestion...
Email CSols to schedule a stop in your city. email@example.com
We are very excited to announce that the Short Courses submitted by Kurt Robak, Bill Devorick, Jeff Policastro, Geoff Turnbull, and Kyle McDuffie have been accepted by the 2013 PITTCON short course committee.
- Delivering a Successful Laboratory Informatics Project
- Improving Teamwork & Task-Focus in the Analytical Laboratory
- Game Over or Project Reset: Rescuing Failed Informatics Projects
- QA/LIMS/SDMS/ELN - Reaching the Promised Land – The Role of Lab Informatics in the Lean Lab
- LIMS/ELN - How to Select, Plan and Implement the Right Software Solutions for Your Laboratory
Click to read the abstracts of each CSols Short Course.
9/17/2012 - CSols was selected by a major Food
& Beverage company to provide a Global Strategic Assessment and Plan
CSols Inc. has been contracted by one of the world's largest beverage companies to develop a global strategy and systems roadmap that will recommend and define new solutions and/or enhancements to existing solutions that will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the laboratory environment. This roadmap will focus on identified high-level business issues centered on the company’s ability to effectively capture and leverage its valuable intellectual assets such as ingredient, formula, packaging, product, and equipment analytical activities and their associated processes.
9/11/2012 - Is it Time for a New LIMS in your Laboratory?
If you are trapped with an obsolete or unsupported LIMS and don't know what your options are or how to choose between them, join the CSols Webinar "Time for a New LIMS?" on Wednesday, September 26th at 2pm EDT. This webinar will review industry best practices based on real world LIMS upgrade and migration projects and outline strategies to navigate through the informatics maze to a modern functional LIMS solution.
9/7/2012 - CSols, Inc. to Sponsor and Present at TIW 2012
CSols, Inc. is pleased to announce that they will, once again, be serving as a sponsor for the upcoming Thermo Scientific TIW 2012 event in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, September 10-13. The conference will bring together the Thermo Fisher Scientific User group to discuss concepts and solutions in laboratory informatics.
In addition to sponsoring the event and providing the prize for the Partner Expo Grand Prize Giveaway, several members of the CSols industry leading SampleManager team will be participating in a variety of TIW activities. Read more here...
TIW 2012 is sure to be an excellent week!
8/1/2012 - Mission Possible! How to Measure the Validation Effort for your Project
Having difficulty estimating the amount of effort required for your lab informatics validation project? Not sure how to define the scope or allocate the proper resources to this project? Having trouble determining an acceptable level of risk? Join our FREE webinar on 10/17 at 2pm EDT and learn how to identify critical validation components and how to scope and estimate your validation effort. Read more and register...
7/27/2012 - CSols introduces "Round Table Discussions" a new online segment for the Laboratory Informatics community
CSols has recognized the need for a neutral forum where industry thought leaders could come together to discuss issues and challenges that impact their daily work life. To meet this need, CSols has created an online Round Table Discussion. These round table discussions will focus on laboratory informatics and how they are, or can be, leveraged to solve many of these issues and challenges in your environment. To read more and suggest a topic, visit the Shows and Webinars page.
7/23/2012 - CSols has been selected by a Military
Medical Research Organization to assist with their LIMS Enhancements
CSols has been selected by a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research to enhance their current LabWare LIMS. The tasks include an architectural review, additional configuration, instrument interfacing, static data loading, reporting as well as validation and deployment activities. These enhancements will increase laboratory efficiency, stream line work flows, ensure accurate transfer of information, and protect the integrity of high level sensitive patient data.
5/17/2012 - And The Award Goes To...
We'd like to thank our clients for all the kind words they've said about CSols over the past few months. We've always considered ourselves very lucky to have a talented and friendly staff of Consultants, Engineers, and Delivery team but we couldn't be successful in our work without great customers to work along side with. To read our Clients' comments, view our Testimonials Page.
5/9/2012 - A Specialty Chemical company selected CSols for
the planning and implementation of their quality system
CSols has been selected to help one of the top Chlor Alkali producers in North America “blueprint” their laboratory requirements and to put into place Laboratory Informatics Solutions that will enhance and centralize their Quality Systems at all of their North American manufacturing plants.
4/19/2012 - Global Diagnostics Manufacturer R&D
group engages CSols for Strategic Application Architecture Planning including
LIMS and ELN
A global leader in Diagnostics capabilities has engaged CSols to collaborate on a strategic architectural roadmap. The scope of the initiative includes processes, applications, ERP integration and IT components supporting R&D. The strategic architectural detail includes a sustainable and supportable R&D environment to expand capabilities, reduce costs and improve time to market for manufacturing. A detailed LIMS vs. ELN R&D fit analysis and recommendation was an integral component of the strategy.
3/27/2012 - Have a Failing/Failed
Implementation - We have a Solution!
Sign in 4/18/2012 at 2pm EDT for our Free webinar “Game Over or Project Reset – Rescuing your Failed Implementation”. This webinar is for all those implementations that are going down the wrong path, or are already there, and you don't know how to salvage it or if it's better to just scrap it and start over. We can help you figure this out and more. Check out the webinar synopsis for more information and to register.
1/26/2012 - January Webinar Recording Now Available Online 12/22/2011 - CSols received an Award from the Delaware BBB 10/4/2011 - 3 CSols Short Courses have been
Accepted for PITTCON 2012 9/14/2011 - "Batteries NOT Included - Looking Beyond the Informatics
Quote" webinar 08/24/2011 - CSols, Inc. is Hiring! 08/16/2011 - New Client Testimonials Have Been Posted 07/09/2011 - CSols, Inc. is Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
with the hire of their first employee in 2001. We would like to thank all
our past and current clients as well as the loyal employees who have
contributed to our success. CSols is the leading Laboratory Informatics
Expert Consultancy in North America. We have achieved this by superior
domain expertise, embracing new technology, and most importantly by constant
dedication to Delivering Excellence to our customers. To read more about
where CSols started and our growth over the past 10 years, visit the
HOT OFF THE PRESS: the first webinar recording of 2012 "Making Risk Assessment Work - What's the Fuss About" is now available on our downloads page. We decided to started the year off with our most popular webinar topic, Validation, and focus on a feature many have questions about, Risk Assessment. You may access the recording here and listen at your leisure. Though the webinar is over, we are always available to answer your questions by sending us an email or calling 302-731-5290. Enjoy!
The Better Business Bureau held their annual Holiday Mixer for all Delaware members on December 8th. During the evening, they recognized each company that maintained a positive rating throughout the year. CSols, Inc. was awarded with a Certificate
of Appreciation for our 1st year of Accreditation and continued commitment to high ethical standards. We are honored to receive this award and thank the BBB for a well organized and delightful evening.
We are very excited to announce that the Short Courses submitted by Jeff Policastro, Geoff Turnbull, and Kyle McDuffie have been accepted by the 2012 PITTCON short course committee. Click below to read each synopsis and register:
In one hour, learn how to significantly improve your chances of a successful Informatics Implementation for your LAB. Join us for this complimentary, hour-long webinar with a Q&A section on Wednesday, October 19th 2pm EDT. For more details and to register, click webinar info.
As CSols continues to grow our client base and expand into new territories, we must fill the need for many new positions. If you'd like the opportunity to be Key Contributor in a dynamic, fun and flexible company which rewards creativity and hard work, click on the job postings below to apply:
- LIMS Deployment Specialist
- SampleManager Implementation Engineers
- STARLIMS Specialists
- LIMS Business Analyst
There's no greater reward than receiving a letter from your clients, commending your workers on their expertise, dedication, and character while working on a project. CSols has been blessed with such a high caliber group of Consultants and recognizes the time and effort that they put into delivering excellence to our customers. We will continue to update our Customer Testimonials page as our clients share their experiences with us.
12/22/2011 - CSols received an Award from the Delaware BBB
10/4/2011 - 3 CSols Short Courses have been
Accepted for PITTCON 2012
9/14/2011 - "Batteries NOT Included - Looking Beyond the Informatics
08/24/2011 - CSols, Inc. is Hiring!
08/16/2011 - New Client Testimonials Have Been Posted
07/09/2011 - CSols, Inc. is Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence with the hire of their first employee in 2001. We would like to thank all our past and current clients as well as the loyal employees who have contributed to our success. CSols is the leading Laboratory Informatics Expert Consultancy in North America. We have achieved this by superior domain expertise, embracing new technology, and most importantly by constant dedication to Delivering Excellence to our customers. To read more about where CSols started and our growth over the past 10 years, visit theCSols Inc History page.
06/30/2011 – Positive Feedback from Clients are Pouring In
CSols has recently completed a number of projects, and as part of our normal protocol, Satisfaction Surveys were sent to the Clients to evaluate the work our consultants performed. Click here to read the Customer Testimonials.
02/08/2011 – Oil Analysis Industry contracts
CSols for their LIMS Implementation
A leader in the oil analysis industry has selected CSols to assist them with several facets of their LIMS implementation. The scope of the project includes final configuration work, instrument integration, and reporting. In addition, CSols has been assigned the mission critical task of migrating the customer’s legacy data to the new LIMS. These components are not only essential to the success of the project but are also crucial to the customer’s business because the LIMS will serve as the “backbone” of the customer’s online service. This allows their external customers view and print sample reports, download data, and process specific management reports in real time via their website.
01/25/2011 – CSols assists with ELN Strategic Planning Project
A world leader in generic pharmaceuticals has selected CSols to assist them with their ELN Strategic Planning project. This project is vital to the customer’s lean manufacturing and regulatory compliance objectives. For this project CSols experts will execute workflow analysis over two sites taking into consideration existing LIMS and CDS solutions. Upon completion of the analysis CSols will develop the customer’s User Requirements Specification (URS), Request for Proposal (RFP), and vendor demo scripts. This engagement will ensure the highest level of long-term success throughout the entire life-cycle of this ELN initiative.
01/6/2011 – Expanding Our Reach to Help
CSols is proud to announce the addition of 3 new organization to their charitable contributions list: Casa Alto Refugio, Church in the Vineyard, and DBCC Pink Ribbon Circle. Giving back to the community is a continuation of the CSols commitment to help make the world a better place.
01/5/2011 - CSols will be at Pittcon 2011
At Pittcon in Atlanta GA, CSols will be at Booth #3683 showcasing our new ELN service offering. Stop by to find out how you can integrate this new technology.
CSols will also be participating in these presentation during Pittcon:
- Sunday, March 13: Kyle McDuffie was invited as the Lead
Instructor to present a short course on
'LIMS and ELN: How to Select, Plan and Implement the right solutions for your laboratory."
- Thursday, March 17: A CSols Sr. LIMS Implementation Consultant will present an oral about
"Data Visualization & Dashboards - A useful tool for the Lab?"
- Thursday, March 17: A CSols Sr. Informatics Consultant will present
a poster covering
"Risk Based Laboratory Data Migration".
10/10/2010 - CSols
Achieves an A+ Rating with the BBB
CSols, Inc. was accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for adhering to the BBB Code of Business Practices, including its online standard. Meeting these standards includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. Through the BBB code, CSols vows to create and maintain trust in businesses. To review the CSols report, click on the BBB logo.
10/4/2010 - CSols is pleased to announce the addition of yet another LIMS expert to our team of informatics consultants. Our latest addition is to our recently established Canadian division. His deep STARLiMS knowledge and experience coupled with fluency in both English and French provide expanded opportunities to serve the overseas operations of our clientele. Initial assignments include projects for a top 10 Global Pharma concern in their operations in both the US and Europe.
A leading producer of titania-based ceramic honeycomb catalyst for NOx emission control used in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems for air pollution control has selected CSols Inc. to assist them with their LIMS Strategic Planning project at its two US based testing laboratories. The customer has determined that a well documented Requirements Definition and LIMS Vendor selection will help them mitigate the risk associated with a typical commercial LIMS implementation. CSols will utilize its industry proven methodology for Workflow Analysis & LIMS Selection to assist the customer to transform and unify the underlying processes, data management and reporting flows within their organization.
Yet another example of the diversity of the CSols project portfolio: Our LIMS professionals have been selected to provide services for the implementation of a new LIMS for a leader in the polymer materials industry.
8/2/2010 - CSols’ continued growth as the leading Scientific
Informatics Services Provider for
We are very fortunate to have Aaron Griffin joining us in this capacity. Aaron brings extensive experience in staffing professional scientific and technical positions for a variety of individual firms as well as serving as an account manager for a staffing agency specializing in placing technical employees.
The addition of an in-house recruiter will ensure that we can
continue to meet the growing needs of our clients by providing the
unparalleled engineers, regulatory experts and information technologists
that CSols is known for.
The addition of an in-house recruiter will ensure that we can continue to meet the growing needs of our clients by providing the unparalleled engineers, regulatory experts and information technologists that CSols is known for.
CSols continues to expand engagements throughout
• Two of CSols Senior LIMS implementation team
members are currently engaged in a SampleManager LIMS upgrade in
• A CSols LabManager expert is assisting in the upgrade of an existing LabManager system for a major Mexican pharmaceutical company.
2/28/2010 - 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.
- 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