GenoLogics Solution Provides Capability to Help Proteomics Researchers
Product News Sep 07, 2005
GenoLogics Life Sciences Software Inc. has announced that it has added functionality to its ProteusLIMS™ solution, making it the system available on the market to speed biomarker discovery and validation in proteomics and systems biology.
GenoLogics claims that, with ProteusLIMS, labs can leverage their IT infrastructure and provide uniform access to data while managing the entire proteomics workflow. According to GenoLogics, researchers can define how they want their data, it is tied together contextually and it can be viewed and analyzed in multiple ways, no matter where it is stored.
The GenoLogics’ open systems platform is designed to ensure compatibility with any instrument, software analytic tool and process, offering labs the flexibility and use of their existing lab assets for fully integrated proteomics workflows. For protein searches, GenoLogics integrates with Mascot, Sequest, Peaks, X! Tandem and Spectra Mill, providing capability for protein identification and biomarker validation as results can be compared or cross referenced from multiple analyses for an interpretation.
ProteusLIMS is designed to integrate to a broad range of robots and virtually any gel analysis software, including Progenesis and also DeCyder, enabling researchers to view results from any computer. ProteusLIMS is also integrated to any major vendor’s instrument including those from Thermo Electron and Applied Biosystems.
GenoLogics claims that, the data is completely captured in ProteusLIMS and can be used for data mining and analysis for traceability, accuracy and to speed results. GenoLogics strong commitment to open standards and open source tools ensures proteomics projects involving researchers with diverse lab experiments or working across different facilities and institutes can consistently and transparently analyze and interpret proteomics and other data across ‘omics’ disciplines.
The open architecture embraced by all GenoLogics solutions ensures that ProteusLIMS is compatible with any operating system (including Windows, Linux, Solaris, Unix) or database system (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2, or any JDBC compliant database) used by the lab.
Cory Bystrom, director Proteomics Shared Resource, Oregon Health Sciences University notes, "We needed a way to aggregate all of the data from a proteomics experiment so that we could deliver researchers a complete view."He adds, “From sample intake and preparation, to data collection and processing, we wanted a way to capture what goes on in our lab.”
“ProteusLIMS has become our electronic lab book and workflow platform. This is a key feature for our clients; they can easily see how experimental data and their results fit together - providing better traceability and data analysis for biomedical research."