Exceptional event showcased next generation informatics solutions, several customer case studies and an unexpected after dinner guest
Bishops Stortford, UK.Dotmatics, a leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services, announced today that this year’s European User Group Meeting (EUGM) held at Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hertfordshire was the largest and most successful to date. During the event Dotmatics introduced a new generation of laboratory informatics solutions, including knowledge and process management as well as data analysis and visualisation.
Customers from the research industry presented their use of the Dotmatics Platform and the value it has brought to their organisations. Presenters represented Galderma, Basilea Pharmaceutica, Pulmocide, Redx Pharma, MRC Technology and The Institute of Cancer Research to name a few. The event included a lively dinner with a surprise standup set from comedian Henning Wehn, who delighted the crowd with his international humour.
A new high-performance release of D4O, Dotmatics add-on for Microsoft Office applications, featuring a newly designed enumeration tool was revealed. In addition, the audience welcomed the introduction of new user-friendly configurations of Studies Notebook to manage formulations, analytical and organic experiment design and multistep reactions. New features for handling multiple biological entities, such as cell lines and Antibody Conjugates, etc. were also showcased as part of the new version of the biologicals registration module, Bioregister.
Dotmatics introduced an improved version of Cascade, a recently released module that enables users to request laboratory tests and track results in real time, an excellent collaborative tool. In addition, a new and improved version of Vortex, Dotmatics flagship analytics and visualisation software, was launched during the event. It contains a completely new set of graphics and analytic tools that will help scientists to spot trends and find data outliers rapidly, thus accelerating research outcomes.
Dr Mike Hartshorn, CSO at Dotmatics highlighted the progress that the company has made during the last year “We continue to invest in development and innovation, ensuring that we continue to deliver state of the art solutions. For example we have delivered applications for mobile devices such as our chemical drawing package Elemental ahead of the competitors. The numerous new versions of Dotmatics’ solutions shown at this User Group Meeting demonstrate our ongoing commitment to investment in R&D.”
“We are energised by the dynamic discussions and the enthusiastic input from the large audience, they will help shape Dotmatics’ solutions in the future,” said Dr Stephen Gallagher, CEO at Dotmatics. During his opening remarks he also emphasised, “We believe in helping our customers’ success by delivering great software and exceptional services. We strive to be ahead of the curve in terms of innovation and personalised support.”
The event was closed by Alastair Hill, CTO at Dotmatics who presented the Dotmatics roadmap and vision for 2014/15. “Our plans for the forthcoming year are to continue our commitment to enabling scientific discovery and collaboration through best-in-class mobile and cloud applications. We continue to cement our presence in North America as well as in Asia Pacific with the exponential expansion of both teams.”
The EUGM concluded with an extremely positive and enthusiastic atmosphere and participants expressing their satisfaction with the event as well as Dotmatics’ solutions and services. Dr Fabrice Turlais, Group Leader, Screening and Compound Management at Cancer Research Technology said “I always enjoy Dotmatics’ meetings as they offer great opportunities for networking and hearing about the ways in which other groups and organisations have found solutions to common challenges. Our own implementation is still ongoing and the ability to share experiences is invaluable to us and our collaborators within the academic and industry communities.”
Prof. Da Silva Emery from the Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil added “We enjoyed the EUGM and we got a lot of new information and new ideas on how to use the Dotmatics Platform. We also established new contacts and open doors for possible collaborations during the event. We are sure that the software will help with our collaboration efforts with labs in multiple countries.”
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.