Poplar Solutions, LLC

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Poplar Solutions, LLC
Former type Limited Liability Company
Industry Laboratory informatics
Fate Unknown
Founder(s) Mark Ferrero
Defunct ~2018
Headquarters 531 Canal St., Suite 307
Reading, Pennsylvania
, United States
Number of locations 2
Area served Worldwide
Key people Mark Ferrero, Jacob Holm, Oliver Marx
Products Labcore
Website lab-core.com
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1512282

Poplar Solutions, LLC developed and distributed information management software solutions for the banking and laboratory industries.


Poplar Solutions was founded in May 2010.[1] The company acquired and immediately integrated the holdings and management team of P-Wave, Inc., another Pennsylvania company that had been developing a scientific data management system (SDMS) called LabCORE since 2004.[2][3][4] Poplar created a new division of its company called "Labcore" to further develop the solution.

Sometime in early 2018, the website went down. While the company still shows active with the state of Pennsylvania (as of January 2019), it's not clear if the business is closed.

Technology and products


Labcore was a scientific data management system (SDMS) designed to be "a one-stop-shop for all the documents produced in the laboratory."[5] The software included features like[5][6][7][8]:

  • a document preview and approval queue
  • support for an ad-hoc review workflow
  • software and instrument interfacing
  • data package creation
  • advanced queries
  • metadata capture and management
  • versioning
  • audit trail
  • reporting, with bookmarks
  • electronic signatures
  • web-based


  1. "Poplar Solutions: All About Us". Poplar Solutions, LLC. http://www.lab-core.com/company/. Retrieved 02 March 2015. 
  2. "Overview of company as related to LabCORE". P-Wave, Inc. June 2004. Archived from the original on 27 June 2004. https://web.archive.org/web/20040627234409/http://www.lab-core.com/Company/index.html. Retrieved 02 March 2015. 
  3. "Managing Complex Data Packages with Labcore SDMS Scientific Data Management System". Poplar Solutions, LLC. 2011. p. 2. http://www.slideshare.net/msf4566/managing-complex-data-packages-with-labcore-sdms-scientific-data-management-system. Retrieved 02 March 2015. 
  4. "Company". Poplar Solutions, LLC. November 2013. Archived from the original on 25 November 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131125213422/http://www.poplarsolutions.com/company/company-overview. Retrieved 02 March 2015. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Streamline the Review Processes: Paperless". Poplar Solutions, LLC. March 2015. Archived from the original on 07 June 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160607040950/http://www.lab-core.com/streamline-the-review-process/. Retrieved 17 January 2019. 
  6. "Create Complex Data Packages: Created in Seconds". Poplar Solutions, LLC. March 2015. Archived from the original on 01 March 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170301112014/http://www.lab-core.com/create-complex-data-packages-5/. Retrieved 17 January 2019. 
  7. "Deliver Results - Make Customers Happy: High Quality and Fast". Poplar Solutions, LLC. March 2015. Archived from the original on 01 March 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170301181201/http://www.lab-core.com/deliver-results-make-customers-happy/. Retrieved 17 January 2019. 
  8. "Go Green, Be Paperless, and Do Better Science: Smart and Responsible". Poplar Solutions, LLC. March 2015. Archived from the original on 01 March 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170301152041/http://www.lab-core.com/go-green-be-paperless-and-do-better-science/. Retrieved 17 January 2019.