Case Study

Reinventing an R&D pipeline

Change is hard — and a full digital transformation can be monumental. But the payoff can be worth it, especially when Riffyn helps make that change easier. A global chemical producer used Riffyn Nexus to reinvent the entire data management system for their white biotechnology division and transform their R&D processes. Here is their story.


Learn how a global chemical producer has been able to:

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    Replace inflexible and fragmented LIMS systems

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    Eliminate the use of spreadsheets while easily contextualizing and aggregating data

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    Track and analyze the full genealogy of a product, from DNA to final product

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Change is hard — and a full digital transformation can be monumental. But the payoff can be worth it, especially when Riffyn helps make that change easier.A global chemical producer used Riffyn Nexus to reinvent the entire data management system for their white biotechnology division and transform their R&D processes. Here is their story, and how you too can reinvent your R&D through with a digital backbone for connected science.

Prior to testing Riffyn Nexus in a proof of concept trial, the company experienced most of the pain points that plague a modern R&D laboratory. They relied heavily on multiple LIMS systems, which were inflexible, difficult to expand and modify, and lacked modularity. Any necessary expansions and modifications required expensive updates through a software provider. Additionally, several software packages for data management and analysis were aging, quickly approaching the point at which updates would no longer be developed.

Many groups within the division also relied on numerous Excel spreadsheets. This approach not only increased the potential for human-error, but made process-wide analysis next to impossible. It was also nearly impossible to access or compile historical data, and analyze it in such a way to inform important R&D decisions or future experimental approaches. The company was effectively unable to track the full genealogy of a product candidate through development — from DNA to final product.

The Riffyn Science team worked with the company to reinvent their R&D pipeline. Because of its flexibility and wide range of capabilities, Riffyn Nexus captured large portions of the company’s R&D pipeline, including core processes in molecular biology, high-throughput screening, enzymology, fermentation, purification, and analytical chemistry. It became the hub of the company’s new data ecosystem — replacing older out of date software, and seamlessly integrating with other applications in the company's re-engineered data ecosystem via the Riffyn API.

With Riffyn Nexus as the digital backbone of their transformed R&D pipeline, the customer no longer relies on spreadsheets and aging LIMS systems. Instead, Riffyn Nexus facilitates data collection and contextualization for automated, real-time analytics. Now the company can track workflow genealogy quickly and easily entirely throughout development. All samples are tracked automatically through processes and experiments, and historical data are easily aggregated across time and months of experiments for new insights into the R&D process.


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