New Product Development for a Medical and Biotech Research Firm
Source: Calsoft Labs
Affymetrix is a leader in the development and commercialization of systems to acquire, analyze and manage complex genetic information in order to improve life. In an effort to promote a database standard, Affymetrix engineered a Client/Server version of a data management system called Affymetrix Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Affymetrix needed to create a desktop version of the Client/Server software. The company's goal was to increase chip usage and a desktop solution is another way of providing analysis tools to a larger market. The product Calsoft Labs built for them was called "MicroDB". Calsoft Labs developed the GUI shell for the components developed by Affymetrix, and used the components to "Publish" the data from the chip files into the GATC database.