Amersham and geneticXchange Collaborate on Data Management Integration
Amersham Biosciences and geneticXchange have collaborated to provide a laboratory data acquisition, management and integration solution. The two companies have worked together to combine Amersham Biosciences’ Scierra Laboratory Workflow System and discoveryHub data integration platform from geneticXchange. Under a distribution agreement, Amersham Biosciences will sell the integrated solution globally. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“The combination of Scierra LWS and discoveryHub offers a unique and powerful solution for data acquisition, data management and data integration for scientists,” says Jerry Walker, VP Informatics, at Amersham Biosciences. “Customers already benefit from the Scierra LWS technology that facilitates the generation, acquisition and management of data. The addition of discoveryHub will enable rapid integration of lab generated data with legacy, public, third party and clinical data, leading to both time and cost savings in the drug discovery process.”
Amersham Biosciences Scierra LWS is a unified platform to support and manage data across multiple instruments, users, and applications. It is a family of workflow-based software products and services for managing DNA and protein information gathered from discovery processes. The Scierra LWS can comprehensively track and manage samples from the point of sample acquisition through data analysis, and can be customized to meet the specific needs of each client’s laboratory data collection and analysis environment.
The geneticXchange discoveryHub is a middleware platform for discovery data management and integration. The software platform provides the ability to perform complex, multi-stage queries across an unlimited data set, rapidly turning data into knowledge and increasing overall productivity.