GGC Foundation Funds Lab Modernization Technology

Lab employee prepares a sample for genetic testing

Greenwood, SC – Gifts to the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation totaling $750,000 have resulted in the acquisition of a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to support the Center’s modernization efforts.

“LIMS is a powerful new software technology used to manage diagnostic workflow from the time a test is ordered until a final clinical report is delivered,” said Mike Friez, PhD, Director of GGC’s Diagnostic Laboratories. “Updating GGC’s LIMS will add precision, speed, capacity, and efficiencies to both our diagnostic and research programs.”

The new system is being customized and configured across the Center’s laboratories in several phases, with full implementation expected later this year.

“We are thrilled to be able to support this vital technology that will allow GGC to continue to be a leader in the provision of high-quality, state-of-the-art genetic testing,” said Cady Nell Keener, Executive Director of the GGC Foundation. “This project would not be possible without the generosity and vision of organizations such as the Self Family Foundation, Mutual of America Financial Group, and the numerous private donors who supported these efforts.”


Photo: GGC Accession Specialist, Julie Rodgers, prepares a patient sample for laboratory testing

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