The discoveryHub product from GE Healthcare Informatics presents an alternative approach. The discoveryHub is a robust and powerful data integration software platform specially designed to handle the volume, diversity and complexity of life science data while fitting easily into existing IT infrastructures. The discoveryHub platform enables seamless, live access to the widely disparate formats, structures and geographic locations characteristic of today’s life science data sources from a centralized, mediated “hub”.
With discoveryHub you can shift the model from “access, integrate and store” to “access, integrate and use” because it enables direct access and manipulation of disparate sources in their native forms. This allows scientists to focus on applying their domain expertise to transform information into knowledge, rather than on the mechanisms for accessing information. From a business perspective, resources are more effectively leveraged. The combined result is increased productivity, reduced risk and accelerated time-to-market for critical drug discovery initiatives.
It has been widely stated and tacitly recognized that one of the biggest challenges in life science informatics and drug discovery today is data access and integration. This issue has become a major bottleneck to R&D productivity for many biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Biological data sources are constantly changing, geographically distributed, diverse in data types and complex in structure. With the unprecedented growth of scientific data, the challenge has now become managing the comple