No Instrument Left Behind

Scitara Briefing Note

Axendia was recently briefed by Jeffrey Mazzeo, Ph.D., chief marketing officer at Scitara Corporation. The company was started three years ago with a vision to solve a decades old problem in the laboratory environment – how to digitally connect all the various assets in a laboratory easily, efficiently, and in a compliant way so that data can flow automatically.  

“In today’s digital era, it is astonishing that many labs are still manually transcribing results from instruments into informatics solutions likes LIMS. We can help labs automate their data workflows, improving productivity, cutting costs and improving compliance,” said Ajit Nagral, chairman and CEO at Scitara.

“Our Scientific Integration Platform (SIP) solves that problem by connecting every instrument, application, and device system in the lab to a cloud-based independent, peer-to-peer platform. With a SIP, you can control where data goes and share it freely across your lab enterprise, something we call data mobility,” explained Mazzeo. 

No Instrument Left Behind

What is unique about Scitara’s approach is that rather than doing point-to-point connectivity, the SIP provides the ability to communicate and exchange data with any other device, instrument, or system connected to the SIP. “Everything that’s connected to the platform is a peer to everything else. So, a balance can exchange data with a LIMS, a CDS can exchange data with another type of instrument, etc.,” explained Mazzeo.

Mazzeo was sure to point out that Scitara is an infrastructure company, and their job is to automate data exchange. “One of the things that we always say is that we are not a destination application. We’re digital infrastructure that if we do our job right, most of the people in the lab have no idea that we’re there,” clarified Mazzeo.

Simply put, Scitara is shining the light on the dark data and then populates that data from a scale or a cell counter that was never connected to a destination system. Scitara DLX is the conduit that makes that happen.

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Scitara DLX Case Study

A biologics manufacturer realized significant cost savings and cycle time reduction with Scitara DLX.

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“Through our Scitara DLX product, we successfully connected a flow cytometer and the LIMS.  In the doing so, the customer eliminated manual transcriptions and the time associated with that, while obviously eliminating any errors that result from such transcriptions,” said Mazzeo.

In Brief

Scitara is helping industry leaders modernize their labs and increase productivity.   Business leaders and lab leadership have goals that vary from Lab IT and digital science teams. 

From a business perspective eliminating manual transcriptions drastically reduces errors, cuts costs, and improves data integrity.  Scitara clients have also pointed to increased productivity and improved compliance.

Lab IT and digital science teams are reducing costs by simplifying the tech stack and driving site standardization. They are also gaining efficiencies by breaking free from the burden of archaic point-to-point integrations.

We will continue to provide updates on Scitara as they become available.

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The opinions and analysis expressed in this Briefing Note reflect the judgment of Axendia at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Information contained in this report is current as of publication date. Information cited is not warranted by Axendia but has been obtained through a valid research methodology. This report is not intended to endorse any company or product and should not be attributed as such.

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