Management, organisation, and preparation of compounds  and samples with our Logistics app

Drug discovery

Underpinning the entire pre-clinical drug discovery research process, is the management, organisation, and preparation of the vials and plates with compounds or substances needed in most experiments.

In addition to keeping track of all the logistics, we also offer an ordering feature where you can order solid/liquid compounds from those responsible for compound management.

Features include
  • Stock room management: Set up stockroom hierarchies, lookup, pick-lists, and label printing.
  • Order handling: Overview of incoming orders, status on orders, QC check via barcodes on vials/plates.
  • Link to balances and liquid handlers: Register all movements and keep track of remaining quantities.
  • Keep track of mother/daughter relationships, including from solid to liquid.
  • Plate registration and management: Full transparency of what compound/batch is in what well of what plate, using barcodes.

Connecting all the physical entities with the experiment and analysis data

A unique feature of our platform and the Logistics app in combination, is that all the data is linked across the different disciplines and experiment types.

For example, when you select a specific compound to be tested in vitro, our platform tracks the actual compound from the physical location in the stock room, via the plate to the plate reader. The data is then linked directly to the relevant compound and batch, based on the knowledge of the logistics.

The tracking continues through the different discovery phases and when running in vivo experiments – or analyses from blood samples – all the data from the lab is linked back to the compounds. In addition, if grit42’s Animal Handling app is implemented as well, the data will be linked to any animals used.

In essence, grit42’s platform and Logistics app deliver an intelligent foundation for securing quality data during all the phases of the drug discovery process. Apart from optimising the workflows, these concepts of our platform deliver a perfect starting point for advanced analyses, like bioinformatics or machine learning.

While this app is brand new, the basic ideas behind it go back almost 20 years, to grit42’s founding team working together at one of the leading danish pharma companies. There, we developed, installed, and ran several iterations of sample and logistics applications. Now, we’ve used our extensive experience to develop this new app, which is the perfect companion to our platform, enabling our users to track and link virtually anything.

Director of Development at grit42, Erik Lottrup Thomsen

If software is hard to work with, how truly useful is it?

We think software must be user-friendly, intuitive and fit the workflows to become successful. So we made it our mission to exactly understand the work that you do. We have done this continually through 15 years of anthropological observations in labs focused on pre-clinical drug discovery. Our observations enable workflows to be reduced from days to minutes – all while being user-friendly, intuitive, and supporting what you’re already doing. We call it scientific software for humans.