Genedata and AB Enzymes Expand Partnership to Digitalize Strain Development


Genedata and AB Enzymes Expand Partnership to Digitalize Strain Development

Genedata Selector® positioned as data management platform to increase the efficiency of the discovery process for innovative enzymes

Basel, Switzerland – July 2, 2019

Genedata, a leading provider of advanced software solutions for life science R&D, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with AB Enzymes, a member of Associated British Foods and one of the world’s leading enzyme manufacturers. As part of the expanded partnership, AB Enzymes has licensed Genedata Selector® as its central bioinformatics platform for managing the genomic and phenotypic information of all production-relevant organisms. In addition to the software license, Genedata also provides Data Science as well as Managed IT services. This full-service solution provides the required scalability as well as the flexibility for AB Enzymes to address the rapidly evolving needs of digitalization including workflow support, data integration, and process harmonization.

"Our partnership with Genedata allows us to increase the efficiency of our strain development processes," said Dr. Jari Vehmaanperä, Global R&D Director at AB Enzymes. "With Genedata Selector we can integrate a wide range of complex R&D relevant data and make the data easily accessible within our globally distributed R&D organization."

Besides functioning as an integrated, highly scalable and secure data management system, Genedata Selector harmonizes complex analysis processes for NGS data across an organization and thus enables the creation of a reproducible strain assessment process. Furthermore, Genedata Selector provides automated, configurable workflows from sample registration to data analysis to reporting; for example, for toxicity screening and strain safety assessment. Finally, the platform provides secure data access for all AB Enzymes scientists globally and serves as an entry point for collaboration and innovation.

Genedata Selector, initially deployed and supported by Genedata in the cloud, is now running within AB Enzymes IT environment supported by Genedata Managed IT Services.

"We are very excited about our collaboration with AB Enzymes, a leader in industrial biotechnology," said Dr Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata. "Genedata is committed to working with leaders like AB Enzymes in their quest to digitalize highly complex workflows in order to reduce R&D costs while enabling them in their various innovation processes."

About Genedata

Genedata transforms data into intelligence with innovative software solutions and domain-specific consulting services that automate complex, large-scale experimental processes and enable organizations to maximize the ROI from their R&D. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Switzerland and has offices in Germany, the UK, Japan, Singapore and the US.
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About AB Enzymes

AB Enzymes is an industrial biotech company specializing in enzymes and their applications. Since 1907, AB Enzymes has been developing, manufacturing and supplying enzymes for baking, beverages, grains and vegetable oil seeds processing, animal feed and technical applications such as pulp and paper, textiles and laundry detergents. The company is part of Associated British Foods and is represented worldwide with offices located in Darmstadt, Rajamäki, Fort Lauderdale, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Shanghai.


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