As it has done for other businesses, the use of computing is transforming biology. But as computing tools become available, they create the need for more tools to make them useful. An example in biotechnology is the growing need for systems that can handle large amounts of data in open, collaborative networks at certain points in time, and in closed, secure systems at other times. SciFrame Inc. has created a data and analysis portal that it believes meets those needs.

With biotech companies forming all manner of partnerships and technology access arrangements, SciFrame President and CEO William Bartling said a fundamental problem is the need for collaborative scientific computing - the ability of researchers at remote locations to work simultaneously in the same data set.