Biotech company Fluidigm needed a partner to automate their complex assay design process and ID took the challenge.
Fluidigm is a South San Francisco based biotech tools company that creates microfluidic-based chips and instrumentation for biological research. One of their main business is the assay design which was handled manually until the launch of D3™: Researchers had to send long Excel sheets of target regions (eg. genes or sequences of interest) to their Fluidigm representative. They would then have to be checked for errors and designability. Going back and forth via email until a final quotation and purchase order was time consuming for both Fluidigm and the researcher. D3™ automates this process in a simple to use web portal. This minimizes the workload so that Fluidigm staff can concentrate on providing better support for complicated designs.
These were a few highlights:
- use of modern web technologies like CodeIgniter and Doctrine
- high security requirements for customer data
- complex mapping of the various Fluidigm products into one simple interface and application model