Inflecto Systems have been working with Professor Graham Pockley from the University of Sheffield to make his online flow cytometry resource concept a reality. The concept involved creating a specialist online resource for helping researchers plan experiments which analyse cells using a technique called flow cytometry.
Inflecto took the concept and created a website which simultaneously interrogates the product catalogues of multiple reagent suppliers and provides current information on reagent availability.
The website (www.chromocyte.com) has a section for designing experiments that are tailored to specific equipment available at a Users institution and it can help the researcher identify the correct combination of antibodies and control reagents and the companies that can provide these in an easy and intuitive interface.
It also includes a portal to other online flow cytometry resources and a unique educational and interactive communication environment allowing researches to access training, share tips and troubleshoot online.
The system was developed as a web based .NET application which is hosted in our data centre.
The project went live in July 2010 and won an award for being one of the most successful projects in the Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowship scheme.
The website has a global profile and has over 10,000 page views a month.
Inflecto Systems look forward to the future development and success of the website.