DK-OPENSCREEN selects grit42’s platform for its compound management and digital laboratory infrastructure

Copenhagen, Denmark — November 29, 2018 — Today, DK-OPENSCREEN announced the selection of the digital laboratory infrastructure specialists, grit42, to provide the infrastructure and logistics for the management of compounds, vials, plates, as well as supporting the future acquisition and sharing of pharmacological data, relevant in the drug discovery process.

Director of DK-OPENSCREEN and Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Mads Hartvig Clausen, states, “After carefully evaluating several compound management service providers, we selected grit42. We found their comprehensive inventory management platform ideal to keep track of our compounds and assays, in an intelligent and user-friendly way. In addition, they also focus on capturing experiment data including metadata, which allows us to combine the compound library information with the in vitro profiling data from the various assays run under the DK-OPENSCREEN umbrella. This fits perfectly with our future ambition of becoming the leading Danish screening hub, linking academic institutions and private organisations within pre-clinical drug discovery.

CEO of grit42, Claus Stie Kallesøe, continues ”After doing anthropological observations in drug discovery labs for almost 20 years, we have developed our platform to provide high quality data across all the different pre-clinical drug discovery phases. One key strength of our platform is the inherent ability to track and combine the experiment data with assay parameters and the experimental roles of these, enabling advanced metadata and structured quality data collection from all sources and steps in the drug discovery process. In addition to this, we’re launching a new Logistics App – which can keep track of anything from compounds, to vials, to plates – which will be a central component in supporting DK-OPENSCREEN with the preparation and handling of plates for their customers.“

DK-OPENSCREEN is the national infrastructure for chemical biology. It is constructed as an open-access platform for interdisciplinary research spanning institutions, institutes, industrial organisations and scientific disciplines. Financed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the partners, DK-OPENSCREEN is founded by four Danish universities: the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Copenhagen (KU), Aalborg University (AAU) and Aarhus University (AU).

Copenhagen-based grit42 focuses on integrating digital laboratory infrastructure with user-friendly day-to-day lab workflows, as well as handling compound and sample logistics, in order to ensure structured quality data across all the different pre-clinical drug discovery phases.