Genohm wins new partner and customers17.05.2017 15:50
The Lausanne based startup Genohm specialising in bio-informatics has joined forces with the software company Pathomation. Genohm’s SLims and Pathomation’s PMA.core will be integrated to enhance user-experience in pathology. The two software solutions are currently rolled out at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Jette, Belgium.
Collections of human biological materials (Biobanks) together with associated clinical data are key resources in investigating genetic and environmental factors of the underlying (multifactorial) disease, improve the diagnosis and treatment and ultimately prevent or mitigate the disease. Translational biomedical research in particular is based on large collections of high quality samples together with large sets of well documented, up-to-date epidemiological, clinical, molecular information from large numbers of patients and controls.
Such collections are of the highest importance in both investigator-driven and sponsored clinical trials. Biobanks are therefore considered to be essential for the advancement of research and development in the life sciences.
In reaction to the needs, bio-informatics startup Genohm developed iSLims, a software solution that is used by biobanks to manage specimen collections. SLims is used for managing all information in a laboratory. It is an all-in-one complete package which allows customers to track samples, interact with lab equipment and offers full data lifecycle management. SLims provides laboratories with one integrated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) + Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) environment that tracks data and samples from the original sample shipment down to the result from lab machines and in-silico analysis pipelines.
Now, the startup has partnered with Belgium based company Pathomation. The company developed PMA.core, a solution for decentral access to various digital pathology platforms. The two companies have agreed to integrate their products in order to meet the needs of customers in the field of Pathology. Moreover integration of the two software environments provides a smoother end-user experience and allows optimization of both processing and analytical data- and workflows. Genohm has performed the necessary adaptations to SLims in order to run PMA.core from within the SLims user interface.
Both SLims and PMA.core software solutions are currently rolled out at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Jette, Belgium. The PMA.core software is used there to manage and visualize content from the Diabetes Biobank.
This cooperation further allows both companies to approach potential customers with a full end-to-end solution for managing both specimens and their digital scans, from a single integrated interface.