When developing LabKey Biologics, we wanted to make sure users could not only easily upload assay data, but also easily explore connections between assay data and related entity information.
Trusted Technology for Reliable Data Integration
To support the uploading of new assay data, the LabKey Biologics team took advantage of the robust and flexible assay handling capabilities of LabKey Server to create a mechanism for integrating assay data of all types in the Biologics application. Assay uploads can be automated via the LabKey Server API or done manually by uploading a data file (.xls or .csv) or pasting tab separated values into the interface.
Connecting Data Across Generations
Once loaded into the system, LabKey Biologics presents assay data side-by-side with relevant entity information, even if the connection to that information is several generations removed. This means that, for example, if you are working with a bioreactor run of a particular expression system you can see the relevant expression system when viewing assay data for your samples, even if there are multiple generations of sample derivations.
We know that this connection is critical when asking questions of your complex data. For example, you might want to see the titer data for all antibodies that contained a specific subsequence, combined with a specific media recipe. This would be very difficult analysis to conduct with spreadsheet based data, but because of the lineage tracking and powerful querying engine built into LabKey Biologics questions like this can be easily answered.