UNIConnect, L.C., Donates Laboratory Technology Software to the George Washington University Computational Biology Institute

UNIFlow™ Software Platform to Be Used for Training in Laboratory Process Management Methods

Washington DC – (July 22, 2014) – UNIConnect, L.C., a Utah-based software firm, announced today it will donate an innovative laboratory process management software platform for the life sciences to the George Washington University’s (GW) Computational Biology Institute (CBI).

UNIFlow™ is recognized as a process innovation tool, helping researchers and scientists manage the complexity of processes and volumes of data in the realm of "omic” sciences -- genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.

According to Keith Crandall, founding director of the CBI, “We expect this technology to enhance our ability to train students in informatics and ‘big data’ management, making them more productive and more employable upon graduation. The UNIFlow platform provides a suite of capabilities to help advance scientific discovery. This technology, now part of the Computational Biology Institute, enhances our ability to collaborate with other research partners in the area and around the world to develop novel capabilities and effectively compete for new grant opportunities.”

UNIConnect founder William S. Harten said, “UNIConnect is honored to work with brilliant scientists and information technology professionals around the world. For our company, the gift and future collaboration with GW is a path to the future. We are excited and impressed by the creativity and innovative spirit of GW's CBI. When a student or principal investigator asks 'why?' we provide the supporting tools to answer the enabling question, "how?' Through this simple paradigm, science of vast complexity translates into manageable, reproducible processes. We are eager to see what inspired CBI students will conceive."

“We look at this gift as the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship with UNIConnect,” said Tom Russo, assistant vice president for research in GW’s Office of Industry and Corporate Research. “It becomes the model for corporate and educational software strategic alignment. Our students are exposed to the latest technologies in a real-world environment and our faculty is able to utilize cutting-edge resources to conduct their research.”

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About the Computational Biology Institute The George Washington University’s Computational Biology Institute (CBI) is an interdisciplinary effort building on GW’s strengths in life sciences and computational science By bringing together GW experts and scholars from partner institutions, CBI provides cutting-edge research, enables broad educational activities in computational biology and provides computational biology services to university researchers and public and private partners. For more information, visit: http://cbi.gwu.edu.

About the George Washington UniversityIn the heart of the nation's capital with additional programs in Virginia, the George Washington University was created by an Act of Congress in 1821. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study, as well as degree programs in medicine, public health, law, engineering, education, business and international affairs. Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 130 countries.

About UNIConnectUNIConnect delivers leading laboratory process management solutions for molecular science and medicine. The company strives to provide science-based enterprises with technology that can be adapted to rapid scientific change, regulatory and reimbursement dynamics, and the requirements of complex lab processes for the precise tracking and process detail required for molecular diagnostics, proteomics, clinical trials, high throughput screening and more. The company’s UNIFlow platform delivers critical capabilities that enable laboratories to achieve their objectives. From the single lab to global network/enterprise setting, UNIConnect offers its customers long-term, scalable process management solutions. UNIConnect is an active member of key biotechnology and life science industry associations, including the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC). For more information or to contact the company, please visit www.uniconnect.com.