Dotmatics for CAR-T Therapy

Supporting the Realization of Personalized Medicine

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CAR-T: cutting edge therapies require a cutting edge solution

Chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapies are an exciting new field of biologics drug discovery. These therapies target various forms of cancer, acting as a “living therapeutic”. By utilizing a patient’s own T lymphocyte cells they realize the potential of personalized medicine.

CARs are artificial receptor proteins, composed of mostly naturally-occurring subdomains. Scientists working on these therapies often encounter challenges in managing their laboratory data.

Accurately defining the proteins and capturing their full description, including sophisticated control mechanisms to avoid unwanted side effects such as cytokine storms, is critical for robust intellectual property (IP) protection. Tracking relationships between subdomains and related entities is also essential but difficult to achieve. Supporting the complex laboratory workflows used to create the subdomains and whole proteins requires both flexibility and standardization. And once data about the candidates are available, scientists need to see it all, and in real time, to make well-informed decisions.


Can you

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Capture your data in a flexible and agile way?

Development of the CARs requires iterations of experiment development and execution. As the project evolves, your experiments transition from mostly ad hoc to standardized workflows.

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Track and view all of your data, at any time?

A CAR research project will result in many candidate molecules. You derive these from a variety of precursor proteins. It’s important for you to track the relationships among the CARs and their subdomains. And that information should be available to you, at any time.

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Fully protect your scientific innovations?

You design novel CARs to have the right combination of antigen-binding and cellular response. Your scientific innovations are valuable, and need rigorous protection.


With Dotmatics you can

icon Capture Experimental Data

The Dotmatics solution provides experiment data capture that always meet the needs of scientists. It supports both simpler, investigatory experiments as well as more structured workflows. Digital capture ensures the highest quality of data, allowing research to progress rapidly. Studies Notebook, Dotmatics’ electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), manages this process. The ELN supports the development of full-length CAR proteins, and the constituent subdomains.

icon Register Therapeutic Candidates and Track Relationships

With the Dotmatics CAR-T solution you can fully define the receptors and trace the history of the constituent subdomains. You can also track relationships between full length proteins, as you make changes to optimize for activity and safety. The entities and relationships can be viewed at any time, in Dotmatics Bioregister. This ensures the organizations intellectual property (IP) is rigorously protected.

icon View All Project Data, at Any Time

Interpreting data and making well-informed decisions requires that you can see a complete picture of your data. Dotmatics Browser makes this possible by bringing the information you need in a view that makes sense to you. You can easily search and browse the results, allowing you to apply your scientific expertise. Interactive tables and charts allow you to ask “what if” questions as you design the next set of candidate receptors.

This solution consists of

iconDotmatics Bioregister

Dotmatics’ Bioregister is a web-based application for registering sequence-based, chemically-modified and structureless biological entities, allowing biologics discovery organizations to ensure entity uniqueness and protect their intellectual property. Bioregister supports management of a broad set of biologics entities, including DNA, RNA, peptides and proteins, antibodies, conjugates, non-natural peptides and nucleotides,  plasmids, cell lines and user-defined entities. It also enables users to record batches and samples for these entities, purification and expression information, and other protein production data.

  • Records and manages biologic entities, including chemically-modified sequences and sequence-less entities, and associated attribute data and lineages
  • Generates chemical representation (where possible) of natural and non-natural entities
  • Determines the uniqueness of entities and assigns registration numbers, including using full chemical-based uniqueness where possible
  • Manages data associated with entity production, such as protein expression, purification and characterization
  • Records batches and samples of protein produced for the entities, with full relationship tracking

iconDotmatics Studies Notebook

Dotmatics Studies Notebook is an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) with flexible templating to capture, store and search experiments from all scientific disciplines.

  • Dotmatics Studies Notebook allows scientists to capture and store their experiments in a form that is easily searchable by all team members. It allows organizations to secure and audit IP and define signing workflows
  • Flexible protocols (implemented as templates) allow the single ELN to accommodate highly structured experiments such as synthetic chemistry and protein purifications, as well as more ad hoc experiment types often useful for target identification and discovery biology experiments. Ad hoc experiments are also often used to support a transition from paper based notebooks
  • Dotmatics Studies Notebook allows for collaboration on experiments by multiple scientists within or between organizations

iconDotmatics Browser

Dotmatics Browser provides a comprehensive view of project data

  • With Browser, scientists can search, review and interpret information about their CAR candidates
  • Data views are configurable and interactive, supporting both individual investigation and collaboration
  • Scientists have all the information necessary to make well-informed decisions, and drive projects forward.

iconDotmatics Studies

Dotmatics Studies is a highly flexible, innovative screening data management solution to capture and analyze all types of screening experiments from high content (HCS) and high throughput (HTS) to dose-response and DMPK studies.

  • Defines analysis protocols for plate and non-plate based assays
  • Provides out-of-the-box and custom assay protocols, curve fit calculations, plate readers, and plate layouts captured and stored for re-use
  • Supports very high data volume assays
  • Defines business rules for very automated classification of results
  • Manual or automated processing allows screening scientists to apply the screening protocols to process raw instrument and validate the results, or experiment creation and processing to be driven via an automation layer.
  • Once completed and validated, screening results are immediately available via Browser to the project team

iconDotmatics Vortex

Dotmatics Vortex is an interactive data visualization and analysis solution for scientific decision support. Building on and extending the spreadsheet paradigm, it provides the data manipulation, statistical analysis and sophisticated plotting capabilities required to explore and understand any complexity and size of data. Vortex is also scientifically aware providing native cheminformatics and bioinformatics analysis and visualizations.

  • Allows users to understand, refine and select from large and/or complex data sets
  • Allows teams to collaborate on scientific analysis through shareable workspaces and reusable templates
  • Understands numeric, textual, image, chemical structure and biologic sequence data
  • Generates high performance, interactive visualizations, including charts and tables
  • Handles very large datasets – e.g. tables of millions of compounds by thousands of descriptors or cells containing whole genome sequences
  • Has inbuilt data mining, statistical, cheminformatics and bioinformatics analysis functions
  • Loads data from many types of file or when used in conjunction with Browser, directly from databases


The Dotmatics Platform is the common framework that supports the Dotmatics web-based scientific applications and allows them to work together to provide users seamless end-to-end workflows. The Platform supports managed deployments in the Cloud or self-supported deployments on premise. An open architecture enables workflows to include third-party software integration. When used together with Dotmatics Browser the Platform allows federated data access across corporate and external research data.The Dotmatics Platform is completely unified – it provides common data models, code and architecture to support business workflows that span the capabilities of the individual applications. This is important for enterprise enablement of research organizations, providing ease of maintenance and development. It gives the lowest possible total cost of ownership compared to platforms that support their applications with less tightly integrated collections of multiple technologies and/or architectures with multiple development histories.

  • Provides the framework that supports all Dotmatics web-based scientific applications and allows them to work together to provide seamless workflows.
  • Portal for administrators to manage users and groups, applications and configurations
  • Provides APIs for automation and integration with 3rd party software
  • When used in conjunction with Dotmatics Browser provide access to data from across an organization and externally

iconDotmatics Inventory

Dotmatics Inventory is a fully searchable sample and materials inventory that tracks chemicals, biologics, instruments and associated data across a hierarchy of locations and manages the dispensing and plating workflows, as samples are moved through an R&D process.

  • Defines a hierarchy of storage locations for an organization
  • Track samples in containers such as bottles and plates in those storage locations
  • Manages research materials, reagents and assets
  • Manages the aliquoting and dispensing workflows to distribute samples for testing
  • Maintains a full audit trail
  • Allows for searching and reporting on inventory information alongside other corporate data

iconDotmatics Cascade

Dotmatics Cascade manages the requesting and assignment of laboratory tasks, and tracking the progression of samples, across multiple teams within an organization or across a collaborating network.

  • Dotmatics Cascade allows organizations to define available services, such as assay execution or analysis and the associated scientific team
  • Scientists create requests for services and submit compounds Service managers manage, group and assign requests for execution
  • Service team scientists accept requests, create and autopopulate experiments to execute them
  • Teams can see request status and monitor compound or sample progression

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Mobile technology offers a unique opportunity to collaborate, access data and make decisions on the go, increasing throughput and reducing time consumed by review processes. The Dotmatics Platform on the cloud allows the integration of multiple, diverse systems and data sources. Organizations can now securely access all of the Dotmatics solutions, using a web browser, on their own dedicated instance running in the cloud. This provides users with an all-encompassing view of relevant information, enabling better informed science and business decisions.The Dotmatics Platform in the cloud is powered by Amazon Web Services™ (AWS). Data security is guaranteed when using the gold standard AWS infrastructure. Dotmatics’ solutions are installed in Amazon-controlled data centers around the world thus ensuring that data is housed at the user’s preferred location. The Dotmatics Platform provides a single point of access to all science data and functions across multidisciplinary groups. The flexibility enables scientists, collaborators and partners to instantly interact with the same data via the cloud regardless of location and time zone, fulfilling the promise of real time research.

  • Each customer’s data is held in a separate dedicated instance
  • Access to your instance is controlled by two layers of firewall and user authentication
  • All traffic to/from the instance is HTTPS/SSL encrypted

At the heart of collaborative research

  • Dotmatics Cloud in combination with the Dotmatics Platform revolutionizes the way that collaborative research is done
  • Dotmatics’ flexible and comprehensive platform offers secure access to users per project
  • Not just simple file sharing, but true idea generating solutions
  • Internal and external R&D teams across the world can share data and generate new discussions leading to the creation of innovative ideas and IP

Protect and control your database with single tenancy

  • A separate instance of the Dotmatics Platform and its supporting infrastructure is available to each customer, which provides significant capability to easily configure the system to mirror the requirements of each team
  • For example, R&D teams can adapt features such as additions to individual modules to various internal databases and external partner databases

Secure access from users’ preferred device

  • Simply set up new collaborative projects with multiple teams and start sharing data promptly with no extra training required for users with computers or mobile devices
  • Data from collaborators can be accessed in real time by all members of a project, enabling around-the-clock global research
  • The Dotmatics Platform is hosted within the secure and private AWS infrastructure
  • Amazon’s servers are supported by ISO 27001 certification and have successfully passed multiple SAS70 Type II audits

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