TOPAZ Technologies

Software Solutions for Complex Regulatory Environments

Who We Are

TOPAZ Technologies, LLC provides animal and human research software solutions for the medical research industry. With more than 40 years in the industry, TOPAZ is the established leader in delivering software-based solutions for complex regulatory environments for organizations around the world.

TOPAZ was founded in 1979 in Oklahoma.  We’ve been in beautiful Austin, Texas for the last 35 years. As of June 2016, we’re part of the CSI family of companies

Serving Colleges and Universities, Pharmaceutical Organizations, Biotechnology Companies, Hospitals, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and Government Agencies.

TOPAZ assists research organizations with protocol management, vivarium operations, AAALAC compliance, managing animal health records, animal ordering, census, per diems, and PI billing. 

Our Leadership

Meet the team leading TOPAZ Technologies.

Laurie Childers

General Manager

Laurie Childers joined TOPAZ in 2006 and has served various roles within TOPAZ, most recently as Operations Manager. Laurie is a seasoned software and web development leader with 2 decades of experience in software solutions.  She has a strong knowledge of portfolio operational processes allowing her to manage the financial health of the business and client engagements.

Laurie’s previous employers include The National Park Service, Dun & Bradstreet, HomeAway, and Charles Schwab.  Laurie also holds a number of agile and scrum certifications and a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Anthropology from Texas State University.

Daniel Bruce

Product and Sales Manager

Dan joined TOPAZ in 2020, to spearhead TOPAZ’s product development. His rich and multi-faceted experience including institutional compliance at Thomas Jefferson University, laboratory, and business management at the University of Pennsylvania, and animal care and facility management at the University of Maryland has provided him with strong animal welfare and compliance background.

 Additionally, he has Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and a Master’s in Business Administration. This experience along with his more recently acquired software implementation knowledge will continue to be invaluable as he helps steer TOPAZ forward.