ASCENT 2.0 Press Release

October 14, 2013

Indigo Biosystems Converts ASCENTTM Enterprise Software to Cost Effective SaaS Model

INDIANAPOLIS, October 14, 2013—Indigo BioSystems, Inc., an industry leader in automated data analysis for analytical laboratories, is excited to announce the availability of ASCENT 2.0. This updated version of its flagship product, ASCENT, represents a major shift to an online, hosted solution that can be utilized by any lab across the country. Previously, ASCENT had only been sold as an enterprise installed software, but due to the changing face of healthcare and the current laboratory climate, healthcare everywhere must do more for less. Installed software requires more internal maintenance, upkeep and support, and is therefore more costly to the user. The affordable, hosted version of ASCENT simplifies adoption, streamlines implementation, and starts optimizing the lab ROI the moment it’s activated.

Indigo’s CEO, Raul Zavaleta, notes “laboratories everywhere are shifting toward automation and optimization. Our clients need to be more agile, more flexible, and cut costs, while maintaining or improving quality. We made the decision to offer ASCENT as a turnkey solution so that even laboratories with few instruments can afford its benefits.”

With ASCENT 2.0, users will experience interface enhancements, improved lab integration, faster processing, and additional user configurable features. Most notably, this release will allow users to configure quality rules and calibration information, produce standard PDF reports, and integrate their data into their LIMS.

“We have spent the past year focusing on getting the software hosted, but we also wanted to improve some of the basic software features to improve overall usability and value to our customers” says Tim Lancaster, Director of Software Engineering.

ASCENT 2.0 is Indigo’s latest advancement in moving instrument data analysis toward auto-verification and improving overall laboratory efficiency. The newest version of ASCENT is now available for purchase. For more information or a demo of ASCENT 2.0, please contact or visit