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Biology Informatics Platform Aims To Improve Research Workflow

Looking to improve the biology workflow from research and development to quality assurance and control, PerkinElmer has added a new element to its product line, the Ensemble for Biology platform, and made it available to members of the academic and commercial biological research community.

The new integrated informatics suite of applications is targeted to research organizations and offers end-to-end informatics designed to reduce time to discovery across a wide-ranging flow of responsibilities, from inception to end production, the Waltham, MA-based company said.

"Biologists in pharma, biopharma, government and academic research can benefit from intuitive informatics that break down barriers to data sharing and scientific communication, for better collaboration and decision making across therapeutic research teams," said Michael Stapleton, general manager of PerkinElmer, in a prepared statement.

The new platform includes tools that biologists can use for analysis, screening and visualization and "effectively incorporates the ability to search across experiments, compare multiple assay results and generate reports using drag and drop techniques, pre-made biology templates or templates created by the researcher," the company said.

Ensemble for Biology is part of PerkinElmer's base of enterprise solutions, desktop software, scientific databases, and professional services.

"The Ensemble for Biology suite is designed to enable researchers to collect, manage and share sample and assay data efficiently, as well as integrate assay outcomes with chemistry and downstream development, to improve productivity. This new product launch is just the latest example of PerkinElmer's ongoing commitment to developing and offering high quality productivity-enhancing informatics solutions to enable critical research," Stapleton added.

PerkinsElmer's customer base is widespread, covering more than 150 countries. The company, with 2011 revenues of about $1.98 billion, has about 7,000 employees. Additional details about the Ensemble for Biology platform can be found on PerkinElmer's site.

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Jim Barthold is a freelance technology reporter. He can be reached at [email protected].

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