Lab Informatics

Agile Business and Scientific Information Management with the BioIT Solutions 1PLATFORM4 Software Suite

Lab Informatics

January 20, 2021

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Astrix partners with leaders in laboratory informatics and laboratory software, such as BioIT Solutions.  We are constantly reviewing and evaluating the latest technology that supports the digital transformation of the modern lab and in this blog, we look at the 1PLATFORM4 solution.

The management of vast amounts of highly variable scientific data has become one of the most critical challenges that biopharmaceutical companies are striving to address.  Moreover with the unprecedented pace of change in the industry, information management solutions must provide a high level of adaptability to address the increasingly fluid environment.

In response to the needs of laboratories for a flexible information management solution, BioIT Solutions has engineered adaptability into their 1Platform4® Software Suite so that your organization can quickly and easily evolve as business and scientific practices grow and change.  With this novel platform design, you don’t have to wait for computer system updates or improvements.  New functionality can easily be added to enable tailored solutions and innovative applications which improve operational efficiency, allowing your staff more time to achieve their objectives.

With the 1PLATFORM4® Software Suite:

  • Complicated tasks are transformed into routine activities with user-defined applications. Manual steps performed by scientists, research associates, and managers are automated.
  • Integration tools connect to external systems and laboratory instruments.
  • Roles-based interactions make complex and collaborative processes both controllable and observable. The resulting work environment is uncluttered and simple for each user, while process managers have custom views of all tasks and can adjust and control.

This unique platform provides a stark contrast to the typical LIMS approach of implementing separate systems for each function or relying on a patchwork of spreadsheets and documents. The 1PLATFORM4® Software Suite integrates scientific and business processes in a logical, consistent and responsive work environment.

BioIT’s 1PLATFORM4® Software Suite is delivered over the internet and hosted in world-class data centers.  The platform is based upon widely supported technologies such as SQL Server, Microsoft ASP.NET, and web browser access.  The comprehensive quality system ensures operational consistency and governs all activities with regard to infrastructure, network, software development and support.  The platform architecture ensures that:

  • Your data is safeguarded – it is secure, accessible and searchable
  • Data is controlled by a flexible roles management engine
  • Changes are audited and easily traceable

Regulatory compliance features are integrated into each of BioIT’s solution offerings, making compliance straightforward.  The 1PLATFORM4® Software Suite delivers a comprehensive quality system that governs network, infrastructure, application development, and operations.

The BioIT Solutions 1PLATFORM4® Software Suite is the foundation for managing the demanding IT requirements of genomic research and bioinformatics, the complexity of drug development projects and the challenges of clinical operations and product development.

Astrix has been an industry leader for over 25 years in helping scientific organizations implement and integrate new informatics systems in the laboratory.  Our partnerships with other industry leaders enable us to deliver world-class informatics services coupled with cutting edge software technologies globally to provide the most effective solutions to problems faced by scientific organizations.

Upcoming Webinar with BioIT Solutions

Title:  Precision Medicine:  Trends, Challenges and Data Management Implications

  • Date:  Feb 4th 1:00 EDT
  • Company:  BioIt Solutions
  • Presenters:  Mike Fannon, President BioIT Solutions; Bob Beliveau, Vice President BioIT Solutions

Session Summary

The emergence of molecular diagnostics, autologous cell therapies, and related Precision Medicine approaches presents significant challenges.  Responsive, adaptable systems are critical for collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpreting the vast amount of highly-variable data generated from these technologies.  We will explore the characteristics and key features for robust, flexible data management systems required to support Precision Medicine research, development and clinical testing.


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