Announcing New Partnership Between Indigo Biosystems and Common Cents Systems to Streamline LC/MS Workflow

Posted by Leslie Colloton on October 01, 2014

Common Cents Systems, Inc. and Indigo Biosystems collaborate to create improved approach to clinical toxicology and reference lab LC/MS data processing and results reporting.

 Indigo Biosystems and Common Cents Systems have announced a partnership to build connectivity between their products in the laboratory workflow for complex LC/MS assays. The relationship between the companies and their software platforms, ASCENT and ApolloLIMS, has broad applications in the clinical research, forensic toxicology and reference laboratory markets. It will allow customers that implement both ASCENT and ApolloLIMS to reduce the data review and quality inspection by up to 80% (compared to traditional processes) and provide a smooth and efficient results reporting workflow.

Indigo’s ASCENT software supports the scientist by applying sophisticated software automation to the processing, reviewing and reporting of quantitative mass spectrometry applications.  ASCENT dramatically accelerates the overall workflow by highlighting problematic results and outliers for expert review.  A rigorous peak processing algorithm reveals the true chromatographic data in complex samples, and a system of automated quality assurance checks provides an overarching and unified quality standard across the lab.  The ASCENT system can operate with a wide variety of manufacturer instrumentation, through a web browser, providing a comprehensive data automation suite in which quantified results are available anywhere, and delivered quickly, consistently and reliably.

Dr. Randall Julian, CEO of Indigo BioSystems said, “We are leveraging our integration with ApolloLIMS to provide our customers with a complete, efficient, end-to-end software system that delivers value through automation, speed and ease of reporting.”

ApolloLIMS is an enterprise software solution that enables labs to maximize automation while maintaining full compliance with local regulations. Utilizing native components, ApolloLIMS offers higher levels of integration than software systems that use third party tools. By being rules-based instead of hard coded, ApolloLIMS allows you to manage your business rather than dictating how you must operate. Customizations and localizations are handled at the database level allowing the core product to remain standard.

“Through ApolloLIMS we have created a rules based system that can be tailored to each laboratories unique needs.  With this new level of LC/MS integration (through the partnership with Indigo) our customers can achieve higher levels of quality and still realize a reduction in labor.” states Robert Ringenberg, President and Founder of Common Cents Systems.

This partnership will allow users of both ASCENT and ApolloLIMS to take advantage of ASCENT’s powerful automated quantitation without compromising efficiency when creating custom reports in the LIMS. Having a seamless connection between the quantitation tool and the reporting platform will give labs the power to create streamlined workflows and operate efficiently.

About Indigo BioSystems

Indigo Biosystems delivers patented automated data review and analysis solutions to analytical testing and research laboratories.  The company's hosted applications and additional services support the automation of visual data inspection.  Indigo is led by an expert team of scientists and software engineers and is committed to introducing and delivering innovative solutions to the laboratory market.  For more information, visit

About Common Cents Systems, Inc.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Common Cents Systems, Inc. has a commitment to assist laboratories meet their automation goals. ApolloLIMS is a world class Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that has been designed for performance and flexibility. The ApolloLIMS line of software is being used in a variety of laboratory settings such as Pharmacogenetics, Toxicology, Pain Management, Public Health, and Clinical.  For more information, visit


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