Communicating Drug Discovery Data Efficiently and Effectively
Poster Feb 01, 2007
Jonathan Davies and Andrew Lemon
Drug discovery generates vast amounts of multidisciplinary data which needs to be captured, consistently organized and shared effectively across an organization.
In this poster, we present IDBS’ ActivityBase™ — a single, integrated framework that brings together biological and chemical information. The software integrates with Oracle®, the industry standard relational database and familiar Microsoft® applications such as Word and Excel.
With all discovery data in one system, the communication of information between scientists is simplified — enabling better, faster decisions — and the need for IT support to integrate disparate systems is eliminated.
IDBS is also pioneering software to predict drug efficacy and safety based on pre-clinical data, complementing the scientific expertise of researchers. By predicting potential problems with compounds earlier in the discovery process, costs are cut and efficiency is boosted.
When there is a need to quickly analyze samples using a number of different PCR assays, it is likely that optimal conditions for each assay will not be the same. First, different assays often will require different annealing temperatures for their primers. In addition, amplicons may be designed to be of different lengths and therefore require varying durations of the extension step.READ MORE