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TO HEALTH, MEDICAL, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:
Allotrope Foundation Reaches First Major Milestone in Development of
Laboratory Information Framework and Announces Launch of Partner
CHICAGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allotrope
Foundation, a consortium of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, has
reached the first major milestone in the development of its innovative
laboratory information Framework and announced the launch of a partner
network to encourage further collaboration.
In just six months, the Foundation has gone from concept to
implementation of its first Proof of Concept (PoC) application using
the open Framework that will manage analytical data throughout its
complete lifecycle using a common set of standard tools.
Allotrope has also established a Partner Network, designed to enable
and encourage collaboration with the instrument and software vendor
community in developing the Framework.
"The deployment of the first Proof of Concept is a significant
milestone on our development roadmap," said Wolfgang Colsman, CTO of
Osthus GmbH and lead architect of the Allotrope Framework. "In about
six months of development, we were able to go from an idea to a
Allotrope Foundation aims to make the intelligent analytical
laboratory a reality - an automated laboratory where data, methods and
hardware components are seamlessly shared between disparate platforms
and where one-click reports can be produced using data generated on
any analytical instrument. The Proof of Concept now deployed addresses
experiment initiation and data acquisition using instruments from
multiple vendors (standard instrument input-output). This PoC also
demonstrates the seamless exchange of analytical data between software
applications from different vendors. This state-of-the-art data
exchange demonstrates several new capabilities, including the simple
exchange of data between an Allotrope member and a business partner,
for example, a CRO.
"I am really excited to be part of this historic event and of our
contribution to bringing the longstanding vision of the intelligent
analytical lab one step closer to a reality," said Janet Cheetham,
Executive Director, Analytical Research and Development at Amgen and
Board Member of Allotrope. "Seeing the Framework perform as expected
in one of our own laboratories validates the core fundamentals of
Allotrope's approach to solving many of the current pain points we are
experiencing today with analytical data management in Pharma Biotech
and in many other industries that have analytical labs."
"From the onset of Allotrope Foundation, we've been focused on
building a sustainable Framework that will enhance how we produce and
consume analytical data," said James Roberts, Senior Scientific
Investigator, Analytical Development at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and
co-lead of the Allotrope Foundation Core Technical Team. "Using the
Framework to embed open standards in our labs, running real
experiments in 2014, is the first step to enhancing efficiency,
facilitating data exchange and enabling automation."
The successful deployment of a Proof of Concept also triggers the
launch of Allotrope's Partner Network, which is designed to give all
software and hardware vendors an opportunity to provide direct
feedback to Allotrope Foundation regarding the Framework.
"We took great care to design a Partner Network that enables all
interested vendors to provide feedback on the Framework," said Gordon
Hansen, VP Analytical Development, US and Chairman of Allotrope
Foundation Board of Directors. "There has been strong interest from
the vendor community in working with us, and we are thrilled to open
the doors to such a collaboration."
As part of the Partner Network, Allotrope provides access to
pre-release software, documentation, interfaces and test data.
The Allotrope Partner Network Portal can be found at
http://partners.allotrope.org. Visit us at Pittcon 2014 Exhibitor
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