Yenra : Science : Research Design Tools : Principles of design applied to the process of experimentation

Teranode today unveiled VLX Design Suite, design tools for laboratory and in-silico research that helps scientists better manage the complexity found in today's scientific environment. The product suite includes three products: VLX Research Designer for designing laboratory processes, VLX Biological Modeler for modeling and simulating biological systems and the VLX Workgroup Server which provides secure, multi-user server functionality. The products are being piloted in major pharmaceuticals such as Pfizer, and in research and academic organizations including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington.

"Teranode's VLX Design Suite provides a consistent yet flexible method for design that continually optimizes research and communicates results upon which the discovery process depends," said Derek Walker, Information Technology Project Manager, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

"In many ways, the state of life science research parallels the past 25 years of evolution in microprocessor, automotive and airplane design where performance gains were incremental until the advent of robust design methodologies, simulation and modeling techniques," said Chris Shipley, executive producer, DEMO Conferences. "With its VLX Design Suite, Teranode Corporation is at the forefront of applying the principles of design to the process of life science experimentation, providing the first industrial- strength and scientifically-focused family of research design tools."

Teranode's VLX Design Suite accelerates experiment design, simplifies communication and optimizes decision making in laboratory and in-silico research environments. The suite is composed of three products:

VLX Design Suite products utilize Teranode's powerful Visual Language of Experimentation (VLX) as a foundation. VLX is a precise, yet flexible and extensible graphical language. The VLX Design Suite allows biologists to represent, annotate, archive, and share information about experiment plans and outcomes as well as biological systems in a manner that is natural for both experimentalists and computational biologists.

VLX Design Suite products are appropriate for biotech and pharmaceutical organizations, research institutions, contract research organizations (CROs), in the academic environment and for individual scientists. The products run standalone or across groups and readily integrate with existing systems in the research environments. Working examples and modeling services are available in a broad set of application areas including: Array Experiments, High Throughput Screening, Assay Development, Chemistry, Clinical Management, Research Management, Pathway Modeling, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, Cellular Diffusion and Transport, Cellular Electrophysiology and Nuclear Medicine.

Teranode delivers design tools that unify the planning, execution and analysis of physical and in-silico processes.