Xybion Launches a Rapid COVID-19 Diagnostic Lab Management System: Labwise XD COVAPP

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Laboratories, hospitals, diagnostic labs, and emerging COVID testing facilities can be ready for full scale COVID-19 Delta Variant Testing in weeks.

PRINCETON, N.J., August 10, 2021 — Xybion Corporation, an innovative global life sciences company providing key software to the most recognized names in COVID-19 vaccination, today announces the release of Labwise XD COVAPP, a software system built for the high volume needs of COVID-19 test laboratories inundated by the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

COVAPP offers a unified and streamlined approach to COVID-19 test management with:

  • Patient Registration
  • COVID-19 test reports
  • Sample management
  • Test management
  • Inventory management
  • Invoicing
  • Reporting
As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to rapidly proliferate and reshape daily lives at global scale, Labwise XD COVAPP reshapes laboratory processes with a faster response to COVID-19 test requirements with immediate functionality for all COVID-19 strains. COVAPP provides a streamlined approach to patient data, sample management, reporting, and an automated test results notification system. Implementation of COVAPP allows you to achieve:

  • Automated Test Result notification – Test results are delivered immediately to the patient upon submission of a positive result into COVAPP.
  • Increased Throughput – COVAPP eliminates manual processes and automates them.
  • Increased Testing Capacity – COVAPP’s streamlined approach to COVID-19 Test Management.
  • Greater Compliance – All of COVAPP’s features are built on a low-code, cloud-based system built for compliance and HIPAA.
  • Scalability – Rapidly scale your throughput and expand your operations with seamless scalability.

The launch of COVAPP provides all laboratories and testing facilities with a full-scale laboratory information management system, or LIMS that is unified with quality, compliance, electronic lab notebooks, and all of the integral components of successful COVID-19 test management. COVAPP connects with your existing systems or works as a standalone module, allowing existing COVID-19 testing facilities to rapidly scale and enabling new and emerging facilities to start performing tests in only two weeks.

“Diagnostic labs are working tirelessly to meet the increasing and unprecedented demands of COVID-19 testing with limited staff and facilities. The only way to meet greater demand with reduced labor is to automate the most time-consuming COVID-19 test processes. COVAPP answers the needs of diagnostic laboratories by streamlining and automating laboratory processes from sample receipt to reporting results. COVAPP was designed for both the lab scientist and the lab director, providing optimized operational efficiency and increased COVID-19 testing capacity,” says Joseph Kalina, Marketing Manager of Xybion.

To learn more about Labwise XD COVAPP, visit: https://www.xybion.com/digital-lab-management-system/covapp-covid-19-test-management-application/

About Xybion Corporation

Xybion is the leading provider of software, services and consulting for global corporations operating in highly regulated industries. Xybion specializes in the development and delivery of flexible enterprise solutions that can be easily configured, integrated or deployed out of the box to deliver the capabilities you need.

Xybion is dedicated to helping corporations solve business problems and create new capabilities. Through intelligently designed systems and business processes, we help companies become more efficient, reduce costs and manage compliance, regulatory adherence and risk.

Serving more than 160 customers in 25 countries, we have the global scale and expertise to bring employees around the world to help companies in life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, workplace health, and government.

We put our expertise in action every day to help companies transform the digital workplace. Our unique solutions focus on regulatory compliance, quality laboratory control, quality assurance, digital lab solution, workforce training, content management.

Since its founding in 1977, Xybion Corporation has supported, through software, services, and consulting, most of the top 20 global life sciences companies.

Learn more about Xybion at: https://www.xybion.com/

Heidi Krueger

Head of Quality Assurance

Heidi leads Xybion’s Quality Assurance practice. She has over 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing quality assurance policies. Since joining Xybion in 2000, Heidi worked with several clients to design quality policies and ensure compliance. She is responsible to hosting Xybion customer audits. Heidi has a BA degree in Biology from The King’s College.

James Castonguay

Product Technology Lead

James provides leadership to Xybion quality management systems including product design, development and client delivery. James started working with Xybion in 2002 in its Canadian division. He is now managing product delivery from the United States. James has a master’s degree in mathematics and minor in informatics from the University of Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada.

Dave Chiaramonte

Enterprise Assets and HSE Leader
Dave brings diverse and deep expertise to his leadership role as the leader of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Employee Health & Safety line of business. Dave has over twenty years of experience within the Information Technology industry including development, implementation and integration of complex Enterprise Systems in large corporate environments. He is a highly regarded technology leader in IBM’s Maximo Asset Management Product implementation. Dave worked with BMS and Dupont pharmaceuticals before joining Xybion in 2004.

Tom Klapmuts

Digital Lab Solution Leader

Tom provides leadership in design, delivery and revenue growth of Xybion digital lab solutions. He is an experienced client solutions manager with a demonstrated history of working with many clients globally to solve their business problems. Tom has training in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Life Sciences, CRO Management, and Clinical Development. Before joining Xybion, Tom worked for pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and Schering Plough. Tom is a Purdue university alumnus.

Priya Rajesh

Head of Sales: APAC & EMEA

Priya is responsible for Xybion business growth in APAC and EMEA region. She brings over 18 years of experience in Business Consulting and Operations Management. Her deep expertise in diversified areas, including strategic alliance and partnership management, diversity and inclusivity initiatives and employee development, will amplify Xybion’s global strategic relationships and will strengthen the company’s executive leadership in India. In her last role at Conduent, she served as Director-Marketing & Bid Management. Prior to this, Priya has worked with Infosys and Covansys (now CSC). Priya holds degrees in microbiology & health management.

Raji Bijur

Head of Quality Control & CSV

Raji leads Xybion Quality Control function. She has over 22 years of experience in software quality management, CSV, SQA, software process & KPI development and industry benchmarking. She has strong process implementation knowledge including ISO, CMMI, Agile, Scrum, Six Sigma, Lean. Certified CSQA, CSV, GCP, and GAMP. Raji has led implementation of QC processes in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects. Before coming to Xybion in 2019, she worked with IQVIA (Former Quintiles), Infosys, Aris Global, Mphasis and serving clients across different market segments. Raji has a bachelor’s degree in information science & technology and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Bob Friedman

Chief Solution Architect

Bob Friedman has over 25 years of experience in Preclinical information systems at Xybion Corporation as a developer, development manager and Chief Solution Architect. He has been an active member of the CDISC SEND standards consortium for five years as well as the PhUSE / FDA Industry Collaboration. Bob has previously worked for Synthes Orthopedics, NYU Medical Center and the New York State Department of Health. He has a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Gokul Panda

Head of Platform and Product Development

Gokul is the Head of Platform and Product Development, responsible for developing new and critical platforms and products. He has over 20 years of enterprise software development in the life sciences industry and related fields. Gokul holds both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering, Science, and Technology. Gokul’s unrivaled expertise in enterprise software architecture and solutions provides Xybion’s clients with leading product functionality, innovation, and platform stability.

Anu Roy

Chief Solutions Delivery Officer

Anu manages project delivery and relationship. She has over 18 years of Life Sciences industry and IT services experience. Anu has a strong track record of designing and developing digital solutions, management consulting, quality & compliance Management, CLM, process & key metrics design, program execution & improvement and account management. Anu is a recipient of the STEM WOC ‘Technology Rising Star ‘by US Women’s magazine in 2014. She has received several other awards including Infosys Consulting Architect Award for outstanding achievement in 2011, RCL Crown Golden Brain Award in 2013. Anu is a guest columnist at Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor and published in several international business magazines. Anu has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and MBA in marketing.

Keith Dempsey

Chief Information Officer

Keith Dempsey has joined Xybion as our global CIO. He brings 20+ years of progressive Information Technology experience from Merck, AIG, Barclays and PriceWaterhouse. Focusing his career on building global strategies that capitalize on progressive technologies that scale in accordance to realized business growth. His experiences range from introducing new technologies that facilitated a competitive advantage for Merck, introduced new and scalable technologies for AIG Investments, and created progressive global organizational improvements for Barclay’s Capital. Keith has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA from William Paterson University.

Steve Porfano

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Steve manages Xybion corporate function which includes Finance, HR, Legal and QA. Steve joined Xybion in 1989 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1991. As Chief Financial Officer, Steve is responsible for the establishment, enhancement, coordination and administration of the Company’s financial systems, internal controls, and related areas. Additionally, he is the corporate liaison to the Company’s bank, independent certified public accounting firm and governmental compliance and financial auditors.

Kamal Biswas

President & Chief Operating Officer

Kamal joined Xybion as its President and Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He is an acknowledged leader in the life sciences industry and has over 20 years’ experience in management consulting and pharmaceutical business. Very recently, Kamal was a Partner and leader of the global Life Sciences practice at Infosys Consulting. Before that, he spent several years working with pharma companies including Novartis Pharma and Ciba Geigy to manage manufacturing and late-stage R&D functions.

Pradip K. Banerjee, Ph.D., MBA

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Banerjee is an entrepreneurial senior executive with 30+ years of in-depth experience in the global Life Sciences, Healthcare and Services industry in global operations, strategic management, business development, investments and new ventures creation, M&A and Buy-outs. Prior to acquiring Xybion in 2008, Pradip served as President and CEO of Science Center in Philadelphia focused on creating, incubating, managing and investing in science based new companies. He was the Partner-in-Charge of the pharmaceutical Research & Development unit of Accenture where he created the R&D consulting unit and had grown it to become $100+ million worldwide business. Dr. Banerjee holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the Wharton Business School of University of Pennsylvania.

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