The Olson Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has developed a LIMS named Optide-Hunter for a generalized engineered protein compounds workflow that tracks entities and assays from creation to preclinical experiments. A summary of the project was published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics with the title “Laboratory Information Management Software for Engineered Mini-protein Therapeutic Workflow“.
Gathering and integrating data from multiple locations can be difficult, particularly when protected patient data is involved and security is critical. The institution/enterprise needed to provide authorized users with access to diverse data from a wide variety of sources without resorting to piles of spreadsheets and manual alignment or home-built solutions. Researchers also needed to be able to generate visualizations and reports directly within the user interface to unlock trends and insights without leaving the combined data landscape.
The Olson Lab decided to partner with LabKey, utilizing both custom development to extend the platform beyond current premium features, and the professional support from LabKey experts which accompanies any Premium Edition of LabKey Server. This collaboration accelerated their progress toward a solution specifically targeted to their engineered mini-protein workflow.