Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for drug discovery and life science research, today announced Axxam is advancing its high-throughput screening services with Genedata Screener. Axxam, a leading contract research and discovery company, focuses on collaborative research programs for the life science industry. With Genedata Screener’s flexible configuration capabilities and rich APIs, Axxam is able to tailor its high-throughput screening to specific discovery processes and effectively address challenging targets and multi-client/project research on a single platform. The system’s high-performance data analysis across the entire screening cascade supports Axxam’s early-stage therapeutic discoveries in different therapeutics areas.
“Axxam analyzes data produced by screening cellular or biochemical assays, based on fluorescence or luminescence readouts,” explained Dr. Michela Stucchi, head of Screening Technologies at Axxam. “As a discovery company, we work frequently on projects with challenging targets. Therefore, we demand a flexible high-throughput screening solution that can be easily used by researchers throughout our organization. Genedata Screener provides that flexibility while streamlining and simplifying complex assays. Moreover, users with basic skills can easily load and analyze data for a fast quality check. The solution has become an indispensable tool and the software of choice for our daily analysis. Furthermore, Genedata Screener functionality accelerates the hit-to-lead process, which optimizes researchers’ time and Axxam resources.”
Currently, Axxam uses three of Genedata Screener’s five screening modules, including:
Balanced Computational Platform Drives Low Total Cost of Ownership
Genedata Screener’s classic three-tier architecture (client-server-database) promotes a competitive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in Axxam IT infrastructure. The architecture ensures high performance, scalability, and minimal maintenance costs as client updates, system configurations, and customer-specific integrations are handled on the central server. Genedata Screener is built on modern software engineering principles that distribute the workload onto client machines while using the server for serving data and methods and load balancing. This results in a balanced computational platform with a relatively low-cost hardware layer, which contributes to low TCO. Low TCO is further realized with “Genedata’s highly qualified technical support team and the system’s speed, reliability, and flexibility,” continued Dr. Stucchi.
“It’s highly gratifying to see that Axxam has successfully implemented Genedata Screener into their high-throughput screening services and that Genedata Screener has become integral to Axxam’s commitment to achieving and exceeding customer expectations in target discovery,” noted Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata. “We want to extend Genedata Screener’s value beyond the top 50 pharmas and into CROs. Therefore, Axxam’s adoption of Genedata Screener is an important milestone in our product strategy, and we look forward to our continued collaboration with Axxam in advancing discovery in pharmaceutical, agrichemical, and flavor fields.”
Genedata transforms data into intelligence with a portfolio of advanced software solutions for drug discovery, industrial biotechnology, and life science research. Used by a majority of the world’s top 50 pharmaceutical companies and leading research organizations, Genedata solutions make research data accessible and understandable, enabling scientific discovery that fights disease and improves health and quality of life worldwide. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Switzerland, and has offices in Japan, Germany, and the US. www.genedata.com
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