Riffyn Introduces First-of-Kind Scientific Development Environment to Address $100B of Lost Productivity in Scientific R&D

Alan Hanley

Riffyn's cloud-based R&D software connects previously siloed data to deliver reproducible science ready for machine learning

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Riffyn, a global provider of R&D software, announced the release of its pioneering Scientific Development Environment (SDE). The Riffyn SDE is a cloud-based application designed to reduce experimental error and speed R&D in the biopharmaceutical, industrial biotech and food industries.

The Riffyn SDE empowers teams to design, execute, and share scientific experiments as visual, computable data sets for interactive analysis and machine learning. It reduces scientific data analysis timelines from weeks to minutes.

"Riffyn's unique process-oriented architecture joins our experimental methods and results from collaborating teams on three continents, and aggregates it in real-time for structured data analysis. Riffyn data continuously feeds our data lake to support global R&D analytics," said Søren Stenz Egestad, director of Scientific Data Management & Analysis at Novozymes. "We expect this setup to significantly reduce the time spent on basic data integration and manipulation—time that may be invested in further strengthening our ongoing research analytics."

As scientific R&D grows more data intensive and more global, efforts are impeded by inaccessible datasets, excessive experimental noise, and constantly changing processes. The traditional data management approaches of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs), and spreadsheet solutions have failed to address these problems. As a result, error rates in scientific R&D have escalated, costing more than $100 billion per year in lost productivity globally.

"Every day, extraordinary scientists around the world are impeded by cumbersome spreadsheets, inaccessible data stuck in ELNs, and excessive experimental noise," said Dr. Timothy Gardner, CEO and founder of Riffyn. "Our ground-breaking SDE is a culmination of a 20-year scientific journey to address the problems of scientific data quality and analysis. We are gratified to see the transformative value it is delivering to our customers."

About Riffyn
Riffyn delivers software and training to global R&D organizations to help them achieve more productive science. Its cloud-based Scientific Development Environment (SDE) integrates previously siloed experimental methods and data to resolve the root causes of error, deliver repeatable outcomes, and right-first-time technology scale-up. Riffyn was founded in 2014 with offices in Oakland, CA and Boston, MA. Visit:

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