PerkinElmer Signals™ Perspectives Launches in Collaboration with Attivio
News Feb 02, 2016
PerkinElmer, Inc. has announced a strategic collaboration with Attivio in the launch of a new solution in the PerkinElmer Signals™ data discovery platform.
Researchers face enormous challenges related to utilizing new scientific platforms and modalities of research such as OMICS-based assays, translational studies, and real world evidence projects. PerkinElmer Signals™ Perspectives, powered by the Attivio platform, leverages the advanced capabilities of the TIBCO Spotfire® software and new big data technologies to address these issues.
Scientists have the time-consuming task of assembling, reading and summarizing data from various sources including databases, documents and the Internet. The time constraints associated with this process often result in taking actions based on incomplete information. PerkinElmer Signals™ Perspectives provides scientists with a true 360-degree view relevant information to accelerate their research.
Attivio profiles data across silos, instantly identifies the right information for analysis, and unifies disparate sources into a data model to provision to TIBCO Spotfire® software. This software investigates and analyzes the data, generating visually intuitive, interactive displays to support collaboration and decision making.
PerkinElmer Signals™ Perspectives addresses a major challenge for researchers: significantly reducing the tremendous amount of time they spend preparing data before it can be analyzed. Data analysts and scientists will have access to an e-commerce style shopping experience for data sources from which they can selectively obtain information relating to their areas of interest. End users can expedite certain data analysis projects, reducing them from weeks to months or even minutes to deliver results more rapidly across almost any research or scientific field.
"Researchers often find themselves allocating precious time trying to navigate the complexities of aggregating data from many different sources in an effort to obtain a full view of their information," said Karen Madden, President, Informatics at PerkinElmer. "Our extensive scientific domain expertise, coupled with our knowledge of big data, has enabled us to combine our data discovery capabilities with Attivio's intelligent information platform. These complementary technologies can significantly reduce time to insight for our customers and improve the quality of their decisions."
"As life sciences is a key industry that can benefit from Attivio's solutions, we're pleased to work together with PerkinElmer to develop technologies that enable scientists to make better decisions for improving human and environmental health," said Stephen Baker, CEO of Attivio. "Our offerings will dramatically accelerate the work of research scientists and broaden our relationships with life sciences companies."
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