GenoLogics, the leading developer of informatics solutions for translational research, today announced it is working with the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network to deploy its lab and proteomics data management system.

The OCBN offers biomarker research services and solutions to academic and industrial researchers. The network, which includes several proteomics service labs in Ontario, is expanding its infrastructure to ensure that different disciplines, technologies and expertise operate seamlessly across multiple facilities to meet the needs of the biomarker research community, irrespective of the size and scale of research projects.

“To enable collaboration and the centralized management of lab operations, we investigated numerous LIMS solutions, but the most advanced and cost effective system we found is Proteus from GenoLogics,” said Ken Evans, CEO for the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network. “The Proteus system enables our integrative proteomics approach across multiple labs by automating mass spectrometry data processing workflows and centralizing data and project management.”

Proteus combines the strength of a robust multi-lab platform while maintaining its ability to be configured for the proteomics research being conducted in each lab. It improves lab efficiency by automating data capture from mass spectrometry instruments and protein search engines, and by seamlessly tracking projects, samples and results. As a ready-to-use solution, Proteus can be quickly deployed, while also being easily adapted for future integrations to facilitate standardized data processing and bioinformatics pipelines.

“Proteus is ideally suited for the OCBN in that it combines the benefits of a deeply purposed data management system for proteomics research with a LIMS platform that can centralize and standardize operations across multiple labs” said Mike Sanders, Product Manager for GenoLogics. “Since our informatics solutions are also designed for other life sciences research, the LIMS platform could be quickly and easily expanded to meet the needs of other applications and support the OCBN’s overall goal to enable translational research.”

Proteus operates on a highly configurable and adaptable platform that can support many applications across multiple facilities. The platform includes features such as the Adaptive Reporting Framework to generate operational and scientific reports, and LabLink to publish and share results via a secure online interface. And with an open architecture, Proteus is a flexible informatics solution that can cost-effectively adapt to evolving needs and become part of a more comprehensive solution for systems biology and translational research operations