Sunquest Information Systems Announces Roper Industries’ Acquisition of Data Innovations

February 5, 2015 – South Burlington, VT

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., the market leader in laboratory information systems, today announces that its parent company, Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ROP), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Data Innovations LLC, a Battery Ventures portfolio company and a prominent provider of laboratory connectivity solutions that integrates diagnostic instrument manufacturers and health information system providers. Data Innovations will report its results through Sunquest.

“Sunquest’s mission is to make healthcare smarter and patients safer. The need for integrated pathology at the center of value-based healthcare is more important than ever before. Sunquest and Data Innovations are completely aligned in creating solutions that are innovative, improve interoperability, and empower providers to diagnose their patients faster and more cost effectively,” said Matthew J. Hawkins, President of Sunquest Information Systems.

Sunquest develops and delivers diagnostic solutions that healthcare professionals use to treat patients faster, more accurately and efficiently. Sunquest also enables laboratory services to be provided wherever patient care is delivered – in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, and many other locations. Data Innovations deploys middleware applications that connect laboratory instruments with laboratory software solutions. Data Innovations also offers many compelling solutions that makes healthcare smarter, such as early detection and notification of analytical shifts in lab instrumentation.

With more than 4,500 customers in 83 countries, Data Innovations’ partners and customers span the healthcare continuum, providing leading middleware solutions to the diagnostic laboratory market. As part of Sunquest’s strategy to provide integrated pathology solutions internationally, Data Innovations will enhance the product offerings and geographic reach of Sunquest, while retaining its market-leading brand and independent position providing services to its clients and partners. Data Innovations will remain headquartered in Burlington, Vermont.

“Data Innovations has a 25-year history of developing connectivity solutions that enhance the capabilities of instrument manufacturers and laboratory information systems. Our innovative and service-oriented approach in partnering with the world’s leading instrument vendors and health information system providers are critical to our success and instrumental in the go forward strategy for Data Innovations and Sunquest,” stated Michael Epplen, CEO of Data Innovations.

“We look forward to working with the Data Innovations team to enhance the solutions we deliver to our respective clients. Data Innovations will continue to market its solutions under its trusted brand name. Our focus is to effectively and efficiently connect providers and patients to accurate data,” said Hawkins.

About Sunquest Information Systems
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. provides diagnostic and laboratory information systems to healthcare providers worldwide. Sunquest is the chosen partner for more than 1,700 laboratories and over 300,000 end users. For more than 30 years, Sunquest has delivered interoperable solutions that optimize business resources and improve the quality of patient care. The company’s pathology-focused mission, outreach awareness, and point of care solutions establishes Sunquest as a leader in the healthcare technology industry. Headquartered in Tucson, AZ, Sunquest also has offices in the United Kingdom and India.

VersaSuite is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Data Innovations LLC, the world’s largest laboratory middleware company. Through this powerful middleware solution, VersaSuite’s customers will now be able to utilize its Lab Information System for connecting laboratory instruments.

“Data Innovations is excited to begin our Journey with VersaSuite. Together, we can offer laboratories a complete solution to help meet all their clinical needs, with the ultimate benefit to the patients,” said Mike Epplen, CEO at Data Innovations.

“VersaSuite is extremely proud to have partnered with Data Innovations. This partnership emphasizes our long standing commitment of continually improving the best care possible for our clients,’ said P. Scott Leach, VP of Sales and Marketing at VersaSuite. “Since VersaSuite’s inception 20 years ago, our mission statement has always been to partner with the best and most cutting edge healthcare technology companies. Our partnership with Data Innovations underscores that tradition.”

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