Web-based Cascade from Dotmatics streamlines inter-laboratory processes and facilitates the exchange of information
Bishops Stortford, UK. Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, is pleased to announce the release of Cascade, its new web-based test request and tracking application. Cascade is a configurable solution that maps laboratory workflows and business practises, even if they change regularly. It provides a clear view of schedules and resource allocation as it tracks samples through their workflow across laboratories thus enabling the rapid identification and elimination of costly process bottlenecks.
Cascade simplifies the process for requisitioning studies such as analytical and mechanical tests, chemical synthesis, biological assays, formulations and new recipes. It facilitates collaboration between the requestor and the analysts enabling the automatic exchange of test results. Business rules such as security policies, approval chains and email notifications can be flexibly implemented according to the individual requirements of each research team. Cascade delivers much of the traditional LIMS functionally with the added benefit that it works alongside Dotmatics’ existing web-based solutions Studies, Studies Notebook and Browser, providing an integrated laboratory informatics platform. In addition, Cascade can be configured to work with third party solutions to ensure true global sample tracking, resulting in increased laboratory efficiency and operational cost-saving. Some benefits of Cascade include:
- Supports collaborative research by enabling users to easily request tests from, and exchange results with, internal labs and external collaborators
- Reduces errors caused by the manual exchange of information and handling of reports
- Easily configurable interface enables research organisations to dynamically map their sample processes to rapidly identify and resolve bottlenecks
- Accessible web-interface of the lab schedule helps to optimise analysts’ time and machine usage
- Prioritise and annotate task requests to fine-tune analyses to be performed
“We are delighted to further enhance the Dotmatics Platform with the release of Cascade,” said Dr Stephen Gallagher, CEO of Dotmatics. “We developed Cascade in close collaboration with a major pharmaceutical and a global agrochemical company. Throughout development it was important that Cascade would support all types of test requests including chemistry, biology, formulations and purification, among other areas. This has been successfully achieved and the highly flexible nature of the solution means it can be tailored to suit the needs and requirements of diverse organisations.”
Dotmatics is a leading global scientific informatics software and services provider, delivering solutions tailored to the modern, highly collaborative and mobile scientific environments. The company provides solutions to several vertical markets, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academia, food and beverage, oil and gas and agrochemical industries. Dotmatics’ enterprise solutions are flexible, scalable and configurable, providing effective scientific information management across entire organisations, from discovery research to development and early manufacturing. Dotmatics has significant expertise in scientific informatics, including database management for chemistry and biologics, electronic laboratory notebooks, chemical and biological registration, screening data management, SAR analysis, reporting, and visualisation. Dotmatics solutions are available for local or cloud deployment and they are supported on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. A privately owned company, Dotmatics was founded in 2005 and their headquarters is based south of Cambridge in the UK.