Product Line & Architecture
Arxspan's web-based product line of chemistry and biology tools offer simple, intuitive interface for the user. Ease of use coupled with granular, robust administrative controls for deployment, configuration and system access make these tools ideal for small, mid-size, and large organizations. Our browser-based products approach facilitates rapid deployment across an enterprise that does not require any software installation on client machines. Any device with a standard web browser is capable of accessing the Arxspan product line.
Our streamlined user interface enables one-click data entry and a fast one-click search of all visible content in the system. With appropriate system security access, users can create, access and share data across collaborative groups, all from within the default system configuration. The chemistry and biology software suites may be deployed separately or integrated.
The chemistry product suite consists of Registration to identify proprietary compounds, Inventory to track both commercial reagents as well as new compounds, and Notebook that provides a secure, searchable replacement for the laboratory notebooks used in the past. ChemDrawTM and ChemAxonTM chemical intelligence are supported for chemistry drawing and calculations. The suite integrates smoothly to provide all of the essential tools and may be securely shared with laboratories within corporations as well as CRO sponsored chemical research.
The biology product suite consists of Notebook that allows biological experiment design of new experiments as well as routine testing using experimental templates. The Notebook provides a searchable central repository of biological experiments replacing myriad independent records. Inventory tracks biologics, cell lines, plates and daughter plates as well as reagents. Assay provides for assay development, LTS and HTS screening programs, and data and result storage. The suite integrates smoothly to provide all of the essential tools and may be securely shared with laboratories within corporations as well as CRO sponsored biological screening and research.
Collaborative efforts are central to almost every modern business activity, yet the tools available to collaborators working within regulated environments rarely meet the needs of the collaborators to share and have open access to data as well as supporting full compliance with regulatory standards. Arxspan applications offer 21 CFR Part 11 compliance with full access control, access history, version control, electronic signatures, witnessing and rejection workflows, and storage of all details in perpetuity.
Hosting applications in our secure cloud environment, whether on dedicated hardware or in our ready-to-deploy multi-tenant environment, allows users to access the system from around the world and from any computing device, maximizing collaboration and productivity.
SaaS as a software delivery model has been a past concern of the scientific community because of the concerns of data security as well as a general lack of industry experience with the software model in general. In the past few years, SaaS has become an increasingly appealing model for research organizations and universities as its benefits have become clear, the need for collaboration has dramatically increased, and data security has been well-demonstrated.
The Arxspan private cloud is supported by IT experts with over 15 years of experience developing and hosting secure, web-based software application systems ranging from electronic commerce to highly sensitive market data for large and small businesses. Data is stored on multiple redundant systems in world class certified data centers and all data is transmitted using 128-bit SSL encryption. This experience, as well as our secure, world class certified data centers, makes Arxspan an ideal hosting partner.
Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)
The ArxLab ® Notebook product is a cloud-based Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) and Workflow solution built to serve as an authoritative repository for Chemistry and Biology data, optimized for the collaborative research models ubiquitous in today’s commercial and academic research environments. It is highly effective at allowing organizations to collaborate and securely share research information with outside industrial partners, academic collaborators, and CROs. The system can deploy in one business day, includes experiment signing/witnessing capability and audit trails, is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, and offers robust functionality to support chemistry and biology workflows.
ArxLab® Inventory is a cloud-based inventory application providing a tool set to natively define and manage inventory items such as proprietary compounds, commercial reagents, samples, consumables, equipment, and other inventory items. Common operations include tracking of receiving, container history, usage levels by user, container location, material check-in/check-out, plate management, and audit trail. User-defined location hierarchy provides for exact locations of stored materials within a building, laboratory, bench-top, freezer, etc. Users can configure container type and storage locations and search by any field, or by chemical structure.
ArxLab® Assay is a cloud-based software tool set that can define, collect, manage, and store assay endpoint data – ideal for assay development functions as well as LTS and HTS screening programs. It provides study coordinators an integrated view of study activity and centrally manages data across multiple research groups and facilities. Users can specify required and optional parameters, data types, allowed ranges, and more. ArxLab Assay can perform automated calculation of raw data values, generate curves and heat maps, and allow for point knockouts for curves.
Registration for Chemistry and Biology
The ArxLab® ChemReg and BioReg modules are a cloud-based solution built to serve as an authoritative repository for unique chemical and biological entities. The system handles cases of uniqueness (identity) criteria, mixtures, and cross-referencing, all within a single system that offers unified search across all entities, including chemically intelligent searching when a structure is present. PerkinElmer ChemDraw® is integrated for chemical drawing, and ChemAxon chemical intelligence functionality enables chemical search, property calculations, and full support for salts, mixtures, formulations, tautomers, and all types of isomers.
ArxLab® Search is a decision support tool enabling querying, visualizing, and reporting of data from the ArxLab® Notebook, Registration, Assay, and Inventory modules. It allows users to perform real-time searching and sorting of compound, material, assay, and inventory data, and to customize the layout of these results. Users can save save search and filter parameters, perform basic mathematical calculations, visualize chemical structures, create customizable graphs, generate 2D plotting, perform structure-activity relationship analyses, export tables to Microsoft Excel, and more. ArxLab Search can also integrate with external data repositories, offering data visualization functionality for any client information.
Project and work request management: ArxLab Workflow is a comprehensive project and work request management system, allowing managers to make work requests and track the progress of these requests, as well as of other projects and activities. It allows users to create new work requests and to assign them to users and/or groups. Workflow allows for designation of which users or groups are allowed to: create new requests, view requests, edit requests, delete requests, and be assigned requests. Managers can submit multiple items or requirements for one request/workflow via manual entry or bulk file import.