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CASE STUDY

Spotlight Therapeutics: Startup unifies lab management to pave the way for Big Data analytics

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Enable gene editing in previously intractable gene therapy targets by unifying Spotlight’s data and automating inventory management

Spotlight Therapeutics is pioneering cell-targeted in vivo CRISPR gene editing by creating a new class of programmable ribonuceloproteins called Targeted Active Gene Editors (TAGE). These modular biologic constructs are engineered to overcome the current limitations of viral and nanoparticle delivery.

Company

# of employees: 11-50

Industry: Gene Therapy

Location: Hayward, CA

CHALLENGES

Inventory Management
Having a single person responsible for managing a spreadsheet-based inventory system was prone to human error and created bottlenecks.

Data Harmonization
It was difficult to run large-scale analyses across sets of experiments. Data lacked the structure and standardization necessary for big data analytics.

Collaboration
Unconnected note-taking, lab management, and data interpretation systems encouraged siloed work rather than collaborative work.

Results
  • 25%
    estimated increase in speed of experimental progress
  • 2 hours
    saved per week per scientist on data cleaning
  • 61%
    increase in ease of collaboration