Emerald Cloud Lab

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A web-based life sciences lab, developed by scientists for scientists.

Emerald Therapeutics’ Cloud Laboratory is a global platform for life scientists to conduct their experiments and analysis. Originally developed as an internal product built to streamline research efforts, ensure reproducibility, and provide greater leverage for Emerald’s scientists, is now available to provide leaner, more reproducible scientific research to everyone.

Scientists can remotely access the Emerald Cloud Laboratory via the Internet, where automated robotic systems conduct experiments as specified by the user. The lab’s interface allows users to remotely access every experimental parameter as if they were standing in front of the instrument.

The primary technical challenge in bringing the ECL online was developing the Symbolic Lab Language (or SLL), which is a framework that Emerald has built over the last four years for describing how experiments are conducted in advance of their execution without any ambiguity. The web interface provides both an easy-to-use graphical user interface, as well as the ability to type SLL commands directly into a notebook document.