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LabVIEW for Life!

Jul 15, 2011 3:51:33 PM Published by JKI Leave a comment

Life Technologies makes bleeding-edge tools for advanced biotech research. One of these systems does something the JKI team is pretty pleased to have worked on: the Life Technologies SOLiD™ EZ Bead™ System helps companies prepare samples for next-generation DNA sequencing… using LabVIEW.

The Challenge: Produce a complete software solution to operate a trio of products that prepares samples for DNA sequencing using the latest techniques. The system needed to include commercial shipping software along with software tools for R&D feasibility, manufacturing and field service. Life needed to deliver robust software within a compressed schedule of nine months – without an established software development infrastructure.

The Solution: To meet their tight deadlines and stringent requirements for system quality and functionality, Life leveraged JKI's commercial software development tools and expertise from our NI Certified LabVIEW Architects to create a flexible, extensible suite of software products in LabVIEW. Together with JKI's Rapid Application Framework for LabVIEW and VI Package Manager, LabVIEW enabled the seamless development of a fully configurable software solution that satisfied ever-evolving hardware and user interface needs.

Want to learn how LabVIEW helps prepare DNA samples and see how Life's system works? Read the full case study, LabVIEW Accelerates Next Generation DNA Sequencing.

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