Vendor:Capstone Technology Corporation

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Capstone Technology Corporation
Type Corporation
Industry Software development, Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 14300 SE 1st St., Ste. 200, Vancouver, Washington, U.S.
Number of locations 2
Area served U.S.
Products dataPARC and MACS
Parent Spectris plc[1]

Capstone Technology Corporation develops and distributes decision support and process control optimization software solutions for several industries, including the laboratory industry.


The company was formally founded in September 1997.[2] In June 2016, instrumentation company Spectris plc acquired Capstone for $22.5 million.[1]

Technology and products


dataPARC is a modular plant management and data integration software suite that can be configured to act as a laboratory information management system (LIMS) for multiple industries.[3]


Product: dataPARC (as a LIMS)
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?
Sample tracking?
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?Y[3]
Option for manual result entry?Y[3]
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[3]
Data and trend analysis?Y[3]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[3]
Query capability?Y[3]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?Y[3]
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?Y[3]
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[3]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[3]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[3]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[3]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[3]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[3]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
chemical, food and beverage, geology and mining, manufacturing and R&D, petrochemical, power and utility


Additional information


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Acquisition of Capstone Technology Corporation". Spectris plc. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 06 April 2017. 
  2. "Capstone Technology Corporation". Corporations Division - Registration Data Search. Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved 06 April 2017. 
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 "Lab Information Management Systems". dataPARC - Lab Information Management Systems. Capstone Technology Corporation. Retrieved 15 October 2019.