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Seattle, WA, United States, 2014/11/04 - The challenge of future-proofing scientific data systems just got a lot easier for life science companies - BioDataBridges.com.
The Lab Data Management Health Check™, a free initial consultation, provides a map for improvements to scientific data management. This is good news for researchers and their IT managers who need to support the growth of their organization.
The Lab Data Management Health Check™ is a two hour, systematic assessment that provides participants with a brief report on initial findings and recommendations for improvements on laboratory data management. The included Lab Data Management Health Map™ emphasizes dimensions that are key to the new reality of virtual research environments: Communication, Laboratory Processes, as well as Data and Project Management.
Bio Data Bridges is co-founded by Peter Nollert and Mark Mixon, two veterans of structure biology product and service organizations. Technical Director Mark Mixon has seen firsthand that scientists are in a tough spot: “Researchers are handling more information than ever before. They manage data coming in from a variety of sources including scientific instruments, external vendors, and collaborators. And they have to mesh all of the information together with their own organization’s data management systems.”
Business Director Peter Nollert agrees: “Many first class scientists are wasting their precious time with inadequate software tools. They are bogged down with complex systems for entering and finding important information. These are resourceful folks that end up building their own tools in order to keep their heads above water. The problem is that such ad-hoc solutions often provide only temporary fixes and don’t jibe well with established company systems, IT requirements or newly emerging software technologies.”
“As trained life science researchers and software systems developers, we have lived in both worlds and can bridge scientific requirements with IT requirements,” Mark Mixon explains. “For more than a decade, Peter and I have contributed to the success of several companies by creating customized software solutions that produced bioinformatics, laboratory information and web-based experiment design tools. With Bio Data Bridges we’re offering to the wider community a family of services that streamline information flow.”
Nollert adds: “Bio Data Bridges is about providing pragmatic solutions that expand organizations’ existing investments. Our Lab Data Management Health Check™ is a great way to start exposing current gaps and identifying changes that will improve your lab data management and take your organizational maturity to the next level. ”
About Bio Data Bridges
Bio Data Bridges (biodatabridges.com) is a life science information contracting and consulting firm located in Seattle, focused on partnering with the future stars of the drug discovery industry. Bio Data Bridges facilitates changes to data handling, and delivers agile information technology solutions that fit specific organizational contexts. Bio Data Bridges directors have experience with data systems that support life science and drug discovery research. Tapping into this experience helps clients streamline communication, improve project execution and assures operational success at a fast pace. This way researchers can focus on understanding data, make breakthrough discoveries and derive value for their organization.