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Dotmatics to deliver the foundation for Croda’s R&D digital program: artificial intelligence and data mining
Project supports Croda’s global Research & Development Digital Program across all R&D locations
Dotmatics Ltd, a scientific informatics software and services company that is driving the automation of laboratory data workflows for scientific discovery and innovation research, today announced it has been selected by Croda International Plc to implement its Research and Development (R&D) digital program. Croda is the name behind the high-performance ingredients and technologies in some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers.
This new project will deepen Croda’s ability to innovate collaboratively, both internally and externally, delivering enhanced data science capability across the company’s global R&D knowledge base through the implementation of the Dotmatics’ electronic lab notebook (ELN).
With this project, Croda aims to accelerate innovation delivery, enhance customer collaborations and generate growth through more impactful innovation of sustainability-driven solutions. Intensification of Croda’s data-driven approach to innovation will see the company move towards data mining, providing a foundation for artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts to shorten product development lifecycles. Investment in a knowledge management platform supports the company’s strategy to further innovation and increase its proportion of new and protected products.
Dotmatics will equip Croda scientists with a complete ELN solution including experiment capture, entity registration and sample tracking, data retrieval, and full data analytics. The unified platform will accommodate Croda’s workflow across biotechnology, synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, formulation and claims substantiation - allowing researchers to trace, share, secure and exploit all their R&D data internally as well as facilitating collaboration with external partners including customers and academic institutions.
Steve Gallagher, CEO of Dotmatics, commented: “We are delighted to have been chosen as a partner by Croda to implement their R&D digital program and we warmly welcome them to the Dotmatics community of global scientific organizations.
“Implementing Dotmatics’ unified platform will allow Croda researchers to better leverage valuable corporate R&D knowledge and data. Web-based rapid capture, search and retrieval of data combined with advanced analytics will support global shared decision-making: further empowering scientists to innovate.”
Damian Kelly, Vice President Innovation & Technology Development at Croda commented: “At Croda, the role of R&D is to develop our Smart science to improve lives™. Our R&D digital program will further support our existing capability to provide sustainable, innovative, technology-rich products to our customers. The Dotmatics platform is an important part of our digital program and will enable rapid and easy access to research data.
“Our scientists are driving our digital transformation program with the goal of accelerating the development of our technology platforms and delivering the best sustainable solutions to our customers.”
Dotmatics is a scientific informatics software and services company that is driving the automation of laboratory workflows for discovery and innovation research - accelerating the journey towards full digitalization and the Lab of the Future.
With a mission to give scientists access to all of their data, all of the time, Dotmatics provides a unique portfolio of tools for fully automated, end-to-end workflows including data acquisition, knowledge management, data storage, enterprise querying and reporting, and data analytics and visualization. Through these comprehensive solutions, the Company is helping its customers to increase lab efficiency and make better informed decisions driven by all data.
Dotmatics’ customers include many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, contract research, chemicals and materials companies. Insight into the challenges faced by these organizations enables Dotmatics to focus on delivering versatile and intuitive products and services that have potential to turn around the productivity deficit in research and accelerate development of novel drug candidates or products.
Dotmatics was founded in 2005 by two scientists from Merck Pharmaceuticals (MSD). Since then, it has built a strong and profitable business and in 2020 acquired BioBright, a Boston-based company automating secure data collection and analysis from laboratory and biomanufacturing environments. Dotmatics is now an expert team of over 300 scientists, software developers and engineers, and project managers. The Company is headquartered in the UK with offices in USA, Korea and Japan.
In April 2021, Dotmatics was acquired by Insightful Science and combined, are now the world’s largest cloud-based scientific research R&D platform.
Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind sustainable, high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the world’s most successful brands: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.
Croda is a FTSE 100 company with over 5,600 passionate and innovative employees, working across manufacturing sites and offices around the world with a shared Purpose to use Smart science to improve lives™. As part of this Purpose, and with around two thirds of its organic raw materials already from bio-based sources, Croda has committed to be the most sustainable supplier of innovative ingredients, becoming Climate, Land and People Positive by 2030.