Author Archives: Mark Fortner

About Mark Fortner

I write software for scientists doing drug discovery and cancer research. I'm interested in Design Thinking, Agile Software Development, Web Components, Java, Javascript, Groovy, Grails, MongoDB, Firebase, microservices, the Semantic Web Drug Discovery and Cancer Biology.

Build, Buy or Both

When selecting an ELN or LIMS one of the major decisions is to build or buy a solution, or do both. In this post, we walk you through some of the considerations to take into account. Continue reading

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The Three-Legged Stool

Over the years, we’ve been involved in a number of LIMS/ELN selection projects. In this new series of blog posts, we’ll take a look at some of the lessons learned from those projects. The Three Legged Stool It’s a commonly … Continue reading

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Requirements Are Required

Learn how a good set of requirements make the process of selecting and implementing an ELN/LIMS system much easier. Continue reading

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Using Material Design tools

In a previous blog post I described how material design can be used to create user interfaces. Material design is has been described as a language or a system for describing and creating user interfaces. In the video below you … Continue reading

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Pipeline Stories: The Importance of Storytelling In Research

Storytelling is an integral part of the scientific process. Whether it’s sharing information with your colleagues, or sharing it with the wider community. Continue reading

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Pipeline Stories: Lessons Learned From Lessons Learned

Implementing a Lessons Learned programme in a small to medium biotech company can be a challenge at the best of times. Learn how lessons learned from our customers helped us design a better solution for them. Continue reading

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Cachexia Update

A recent discovery may hold the key to understanding cachexia, a common co-morbidity in cancer patients. Continue reading

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