Torx 2.0: Collaborative chemistry benefits across the entire DMTA cycle
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As a CRO, smooth and effective communication with your client is vital to the success of each project. Productive working partnerships happen when all parties actively work together, are aligned to the same goals and priorities from the outset, and communication is efficiently conducted.
Read on to learn how Torx® Make, a secure, web-based collaboration tool for tracking compound synthesis in drug discovery, enables you to streamline communication and reporting with all clients.
The intuitive, chemistry aware, Kanban system in Torx Make opens up a simple, direct line of communication between you and each client, enabling you to provide instant updates as targets are progressed by your team. New molecules can be uploaded by the client and movement through the customizable workflow ensures that all stakeholders have visibility on synthesis progress in real time.
Figure 1. Communicate synthesis progression to each client in seconds through the intuitive Kanban system in Torx Make.
The ability to add comments directly into the Torx Make system provides a quick and easy to way to alert the client of any issues or requests for further information, without needing to schedule a call or pull materials together into an unsecured email. Real-time dialogue in this way avoids any communication-related productivity bottlenecks, ensures issues are resolved in a timely manner and enables your team to work as effectively as possible.
Figure 2. Use comments to deliver updates, information requests, or flag any early issues to the client without needing to schedule a call or construct an email.
Communication is a two-way channel, and as such, clients can use Torx to quickly alert you to any changes in priorities or cancellations, so that you can be confident that you’re spending your time on critical compounds. With access to the latest information at your fingertips, you can be sure that you’re making the right decisions quickly and confidently to optimize resource management, and maximize productivity across all client projects.
With all parties having visibility on the latest information in Torx, everyone is always kept up to date without needing to rely on regular resource-intensive reports and meetings. Instead, real-time visibility paves the way for shorter and focused calls for insightful discussions around strategy and complex troubleshooting. This gives you and your team valuable time back to spend on bench chemistry and project delivery
Rather than spending time pulling information together into slide decks, the Torx GUI itself can serve as a dynamic meeting agenda. By using labels to filter compounds by each client or project, you can produce an engaging, visual agenda in the Torx GUI at the click of a button.
Where reporting is needed, Torx Make can provide detailed KPIs to ensure that the information you supply is accurate, clear and concise.
Figure 3. Create visual agendas for update meetings with each client using labels.
Although traditional document storage and sharing platforms, such as SharePoint, are widely effective in many instances, they haven’t been designed to deal with complex chemical information handled in drug discovery. Torx has been tailored to track and update chemistry progress and associated information. Through integrations with third party software, Torx can access bespoke chemical properties (or apply RDKit properties if these don’t exist) and reach out to chemical inventories and other data.
Figure 4. Capture structures, chemical properties and synthesis information in a single, central location in Torx Make.
Each of the Kanban tickets holds a wealth of chemically relevant information, from amount or chirality requested through retro or actual synthesis steps, to LCMS or NMR data on final products. The intuitive search function enables you to instantly identify exact or similar compounds from your comprehensive library, so that you make informed design and synthesis decisions with the knowledge you’ve accumulated.
Torx Make streamlines communications with every client, by reducing the reliance on slide decks and spreadsheets to report and transmit updates. With Torx, you can transform internal synthesis meetings, as well as more effectively manage targets and internal resources within multiple projects for the client, and across all clients.