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Genedata Screener Celebrates 15 Years of Increasing In-Vitro Screening Efficiency at Global Pharmas, Biotechs, and CROs

Ongoing innovation drives continued adoption of the market-leading software platform for lead discovery in pharmaceutical R&D

December 19, 2017
Basel, Switzerland

Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for R&D, today announced the 15-year anniversary of Genedata Screener®, the industry’s most widely-used platform for all in-vitro screening. Analyzing, visualizing, and managing all types of data from screening assays, Genedata Screener is relied on by the majority of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies as well as many biotechnology companies, contract research organizations (CROs), and academic screening centers. Out-of-the-box, the solution supports a variety of screening technologies for small and large molecules. The platform is continuously developed at pace with screening science innovations as demonstrated by its recent extension for safety screens using automated patch clamp technology. Customers report significant gains in operational efficiency through data workflow automation and the harmonization of data analytical processes across an R&D organization.

Industry Collaborations Drive Innovation
Importing and analyzing data from any screening instrument, Genedata Screener supports complex experimental setups from low to ultra-high throughput. From its inception in 2002, annual releases of Genedata Screener are fueled by ongoing collaboration with customers and technology partners alike. This collaborative approach to continuous solution innovation is reflected in the long-standing Genedata partnership with AstraZeneca.

“The analysis and visualization capabilities of Screener are quite powerful, and the overall platform makes complex technologies and experiments accessible to all scientists,” said Steve Rees, vice president of discovery biology at AstraZeneca. “Our close collaboration with the Genedata team has enabled Screener’s ongoing development to address real-world screening requirements, which ultimately makes life in the screening lab a lot easier.”

Future-proof Screening Data Analysis
Genedata Screener is the result of a development process that for 15 years has focused on software quality and deep scientific domain knowledge encoded into the platform. Each Genedata Screener release raises the bar on workflow automation and enables screening scientists to fully exploit the value of the latest generation of screening technologies, such as:

•    Automated Patch Clamp
•    Biophysical Screening (including SPR and TSA)
•    Combination Screening
•    Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK)
•    High Content Screening (HCS)
•    High-Throughput Flow Cytometry
•    Deep Learning for HCS image analysis

“Genedata Screener’s success reaffirms our continued commitment to automating complex screening processes,” said Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata. “We are passionate about nurturing industry collaborations that tackle the rapidly evolving science of drug discovery and the increasing sophistication of laboratory automation and intelligent laboratory systems. Moreover, we see new applications in large molecule screening and the emergence of AI approaches, such as Deep Learning, which will expand options and reduce lead discovery cycle times. Working with our customers, we are excited to see the effect these new developments will have on pharmaceutical R&D.”

About Genedata

Genedata transforms data into intelligence with innovative software solutions that incorporate extensive biopharma R&D domain knowledge. Multinational biopharmaceutical organizations and cutting-edge biotechs around the globe rely on Genedata to digitalize and automate data-rich and complex R&D processes. From early discovery all the way to the clinic, Genedata solutions help maximize the ROI in R&D expenditure. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Boston, London, Munich, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo.
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The overall platform makes complex technologies and experiments accessible to all scientists

Steve Rees
Vice President of Discovery Biology, AstraZeneca