Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Genomics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Common Cents Systems and Translational Software Improve Efficiency in Pharmacogenetic Testing

Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Bookmark and Share
The collaboration combines Apollo’s platform for operational excellence with Translational Software’s PGx decision support system.

Common Cents Systems, Inc.(ApolloLIMS) and Translational Software have successfully collaborated to improve Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing and reporting processes. This strategic collaboration combines Apollo’s platform for operational excellence with Translational Software’s PGx decision support system to enable their customers to improve turnaround time, decrease errors, and make test results more relevant for clinicians.

There is a rapid adoption of pharmacogenetic testing in laboratories across the nation as clinicians recognize the value of genetic testing. As a result, laboratories are producing large amounts of complex genetic data. To interpret the genetic data into actionable medical information a pharmacogenetic knowledgebase is needed. Typically a clinical laboratory does not have the dedicated resources available to develop a knowledgebase or the IT resources to link the laboratory and knowledgebase together.

The ApolloLIMS Lab Automation component gives the lab automated programmatic processes that intelligently send and receive data directly with the laboratory testing equipment without requiring data entry by the operator.  By combining that with the Apollo eXchange HL7 Interface engine, the companies have been successful in creating a bi-directional seamless integration from the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases.  The interface with the Translational Knowledgebase adds the interpretive phase and highly configurable report designs to the integration. Many laboratories have already seen the benefits of this collaboration in terms of elimination of duplicate data entry, streamlined work flow resulting in decreased turnaround time and improved customer satisfaction.

Rob Ringenberg, president of Common Cents Systems, Inc., sees the value that can be delivered to customers through the collaboration.  "Laboratory automation is key to efficiency in the modern laboratory.  ApolloLIMS excels at delivering a high level of automation through instrument interfaces, foreign system interfaces and web products.  By working directly with the senior staff at Translational Software we have been able to greatly reduce the project timeline and deliver a superior end product.”

Until recently, clinical adoption of genomic testing has been inhibited by the massive amounts of data, challenging analysis, and the difficulty of adapting research technologies to the clinical setting. Don Rule, Translational’s founder and CEO, says “we recognized that there was an opportunity to augment current solutions that required knowledge of genetics, pharmacology, and informatics. By combining these skill sets we’ve developed a system that enables diagnostic laboratories to bring pharmacogenetic testing to the market dramatically faster.”
This alliance marries a laboratory's need for intelligent software (like ApolloLIMS) and the extensive pharmacogenetic clinical decision support that Translational Software has to offer. A strategic partnership like this one could not have come at a better time for the laboratory world and the Return on Investment (ROI) by early adopters has already proven it to be successful.




Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,200+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,600+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Benchtop Automation Trends
Gain a better understanding of current interest in and future deployment of benchtop automated systems.
Fix for 3-Billion-Year-Old Genetic Error
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a fix that allows RNA to accurately proofread for the first time.
Higher Frequency of Huntington's Disease Mutations Discovered
University of Aberdeen study shows that the gene change that causes Huntington's disease is much more common than previously thought.
Revealing the Genetic Causes of Bowel Cancer
A landmark study has given the most detailed picture yet of the genetics of bowel cancer — the UK's fourth most common cancer.
The Epigenetic Influences of Chronic Pain
Researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine are aiming to identify new molecular mechanisms involved in pain.
Fighting Resistant Blood Cancer Cells
Biologists present new findings on chronic myeloid leukemia and possible therapeutic approaches.
Tumor Cells Develop Predictable Characteristics
Scientists have discovered that cancer cells at the edge of a tumor that are close to the surrounding environment are predictably different from the cells within the interior of the tumor.
Mothers Obesity Could be Passed on in mtDNA
Obesity can predispose offspring in multiple generations to metabolic problems.
New Imaging Method Reveals Nanoscale Details about DNA
Enhancement to super-resolution microscopy shows orientation of individual molecules, providing a new window into DNA’s structure and dynamics.
Genetic Research Can Significantly Improve Drug Development
With drug development costs topping $1.2bn (£850 million) to get a single treatment to the point it can be sold and used in the clinic, could genetic analysis save hundreds of millions of dollars?
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,200+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,600+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!