Orchard’s Expansion to Enhance Molecular Testing Support
By Billie Whitehurst, CEO
We are excited to share with you that we are expanding our molecular capabilities to support our commitment to providing the most comprehensive, integrated LIS solution on the market. By acquiring Corwen LLC, who adds expertise in molecular workflow and integration, we are able to quickly expand molecular testing capabilities for our customers. Corwen and Orchard share the same desire for excellence, a deep understanding of the market, and an innovative culture, making the pairing an excellent fit.
Orchard and Corwen have worked collaboratively for several years, sharing more than a dozen mutual customers who are performing robust, high-volume molecular testing. For laboratories performing molecular testing, Orchard’s enterprise LIS includes dynamic molecular workflow support that automates complex molecular testing processes, reduces manual steps and paperwork, and helps increase the lab’s ability to contribute to quality patient care. Overall, our combined strengths will enable us to better serve the molecular testing market.
The molecular component of the laboratory market is growing in importance, and it is Orchard’s desire to support our customers’ rapid growth. For example, our combined teams have worked with Genetworx, a nationwide leader in molecular testing. “As a leader in the molecular laboratory space, Genetworx requires software and support that can keep up with our advanced R&D and rapid growth in the reference laboratory field. The Orchard and Corwen combination allowed us to rapidly expand our services and provide excellent care to our patients and customers,” says John N. Martin, Chief Information Officer, Genetworx.
In addition, we have collaboratively supported mutual clients in their response to COVID-19, including sample pooling and liquid handler integration. Orchard teamed with Corwen to assist the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in their endeavor to keep students and faculty safe on campus during the pandemic. “The Orchard-Corwen team played a central role in carrying out our COVID-19 tracking project with amazing speed and collaboration, helping us improve our testing workflow and reduce the impact of the pandemic on our students and faculty,” says J. Michael Barker, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
We invite you to visit the Orchard Molecular page to learn more.