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U of Dundee start-up transforms research tool into an industrial solution for big data


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: May 9th, 2018

A start-up from the University of Dundee in Scotland has turned an academic research tool into a platform of software solutions for the management, visualization and analysis of large data sets.

Platinum Informatics is targeting a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments that would benefit from its software, which was originally developed to support the research of human disease mechanisms.

The start-up is currently developing additional software products with support from Scottish Enterprise, a government body that supports economic development and innovation.

“I am delighted that we have now been able to translate the innovative software we have spent over ten years creating for our academic research to generate tools that help solve the many challenges created by the growth of big data in research, industry and healthcare,” says Angus Lamond, professor at the University of Dundee and co-founder of Platinum Informatics.

“Our software can now be used by customers around the world to make it easier to manage and analyze large and complex data sets,” Lamond adds. “This demonstrates the real commercial value and impact of the world-leading research being conducted by scientists at the University of Dundee.”

Wendy Hanson of Scottish Enterprise comments: “Platinum Informatics is a fantastic example of a young, innovative spinout company with global growth ambition. We know that companies that put innovation at the heart of their business grow their sales twice as fast as those that don’t, and that they’re more likely to export, have higher levels of productivity, and be more attractive to investors. These are crucial competitive advantages, not just for Platinum Informatics, but for the long-term success of the Scottish economy.”

Source: EurekAlert!

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