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Proven Expertise

With over 20 person-years in BaseSpace Clarity LIMS implementation experience, our customers include precision medicine startups, direct-to-consumer services, high-volume diagnostic service providers and hospital diagnostic laboratories.

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“Semaphore provides software expertise for Helix’s Clarity LIMS implementation. They have provided excellent project management, technical leadership, and quality software development that was crucial to the successful launch of our high volume lab. It’s refreshing to collaborate with an attentive team during complex implementations.”

– Tony Le, Helix


Our clients trust us to deliver the
most optimal mapping of laboratory processes.

Clarity Workflow Design

We offer a specialization in NGS workflow design, and advise our clients on the optimal mapping of laboratory processes into Clarity LIMS workflows. Our team designs and builds solutions to optimize your lab’s resources.

Clarity Workflow Implementation

Our software professionals have implemented a wide variety of Clarity LIMS customizations. Diagnostic laboratories are complex, and we know how to manage that complexity. We are skilled in configuration support, EPP script development, instrument and robotics integrations, and EMR system integrations.

Clarity Toolkit

Our custom Semaphore Clarity Toolkit includes the Semaphore LIMS Wrapper Library and Automated Workflow Testing Tools. The Library encapsulates common Clarity LIMS customization operations and gives our team the unique ability to efficiently implement software solutions to your laboratory workflow. We have developed tools that enable the rapid development of automated workflow tests. The Semaphore Clarity Toolkit is continuously updated to improve its usability and reliability.

Clarity Support

Semaphore maintains ongoing support relationships with most of our clients. Our staff is available to answer questions or handle critical IT issues as they occur.  Additionally, we can help train your staff on using and maintaining the customizations we provide.

Extending LIMS Solutions

No matter your laboratory’s goals, we solve software problems, so you can focus on the science.

Order and Resulting Integration

We integrate Clarity LIMS with order and results systems, laboratory information systems (LIS), requisition provisioning (ERP), CRM, project management or in-place custom portals. No matter your workflow, we can deliver on your integration requirements.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
Systems Integrations

Whether using EPIC, Cerner or another EMR system, we can efficiently integrate Clarity LIMS with your EMR system of choice via HL7.

Instrument Integrations

We build instrument integrations, and can extend and automate existing integrations.

Analysis Pipeline Integration

We support your analysis pipeline solution. No matter how complex, our software professionals provide efficient solutions for ensuring your sequencing data securely enters your analysis platform of choice.

Business Solutions

We build custom solutions that support business process related to the laboratory workflow including Order and Result Portals, HIPAA Compliant Databases, Panel Selection Websites, Project Management Dashboards.

Software Engineering Services

We understand that laboratory software needs change over time. Let us support your team with a single developer resource or full team.

Our team of professionals build effective solutions that go beyond the software we write. We respect your laboratory process, and collaborate with your team to build the best solutions for your lab.


Peter Smith
CEO, Partner

Mark Swinkels
CTO, Partner

Tobias Patton
Lead Developer, Partner

Steve Cockayne
COO, Partner

Our team

Michael Gillis
Senior Architect,

Justin Chant
Solution Architect

Eban Tomlinson
Program Manager

Rebeca Dunn-Krahn
Business Analyst

Iain Duncan
Business Analyst,

Sean Kahil
Project Manager,

Gordon Meyer
Lead Developer

Nik Aleliunas
Software Developer

Bruno Calvignac
Software Developer

Katherine Epp
Software Developer

John Howard
Software Developer

Ricky Kwan
Software Developer

Marcus Little
Software Developer

Avro Nelson
Software Developer

Stacey Horne
People Operations and Finance Manager

Chris Patterson
Software Developer

Shane Ryan
Software Developer

Jeremy Snell
Software Developer

Ryan Tandy
Software Developer

Michelle Buchanan
Content Specialist

Cameron Young
Quality Assurance Engineer

Danny Hopkins
Project Manager

Stacey Aumonier
Office Manager

Linley Faulkner
Head of Growth

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We strive to provide our clients with the full value of BaseSpace Clarity LIMS and support clients from  Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) workflow design to quality assurance.

1 (844) 744-3577 ext 1

Second Floor, 844 Courtney St
Victoria, BC
V8W 1C4