LUMICKS

Partnership with STX Next

ongoing since September 2019

LUMICKS arms life science researchers and drug development professionals with Nobel Prize-winning technology to uncover how single-molecule and single-cell level processes work. With LUMICKS’ solutions, researchers can quickly perform large amounts of automated single-molecule experiments with more accuracy. As a result, researchers can improve human health and answer life science questions that people couldn’t answer before.

INDUSTRY
Biotechnology
COUNTRY
Netherlands

LUMICKS has sold their solutions to labs such as

Harvard, Max Planck, Rockefeller University, and ShanghaiTech

Project details

Harbor is a platform created specifically for researchers which enables them to make experiments easier, more reproducible and faster than ever before. 

On this platform, researchers can easily publish, download, review and cite automation scripts and data analysis methods used for dynamic single-molecule research.

Joining the platform means that researchers can also benefit from becoming part of a community based around single-molecule experimentation where they can share knowledge and talk about their experiences.

https://harbor.lumicks.com/

LUMICKS - Design and MVP Development for Dutch High-tech Life Science Tools Company - Project Portfolio
LUMICKS - Design and MVP Development for Dutch High-tech Life Science Tools Company - Project Portfolio
LUMICKS - Design and MVP Development for Dutch High-tech Life Science Tools Company - Project Portfolio
STX Next Delivered
End-to-End Solution
End-to-End Solution
Backend Development
Backend Development
Frontend Development
Frontend Development
Product Design
Product Design
Discovery Workshops
Discovery Workshops
Clickable Prototype
Clickable Prototype
Explainer Video
Explainer Video
DevOps
DevOps
Continuous Integration
Continuous Integration
Joep Vanlier
Software Developer @ LUMICKS

The STX Next team has shown that they can develop a working MVP in a short amount of time. While the time constraints on this project were quite tight, they have managed to produce a viable MVP of our user community and code sharing platform. Communication was good, showing us incremental additions to the platform as it was being developed.

Challenge

At the moment when they approached STX Next, LUMICKS had a big picture idea of what Harbor would be.

But the devil was in the details, and in the many unanswered questions LUMICKS faced:

  • How should the platform look and feel?
  • What features should be included in the MVP? 
  • What should the tech stack be?
  • What team size and budget are needed to deliver the MVP, and how quickly can it happen?

Lumicks needed not just to answer these questions, but to actually get the work done:

  • create the design;
  • get aligned around one common product idea;
  • present that product idea to potential users at an upcoming science fair only one month away;
  • actually build the MVP of the product within four months.

Solution

To answer LUMICKS’ questions, we ran discovery workshops to flesh out the idea.

For the science fair, we prepared a clickable prototype and a video explainer to showcase Harbor to potential users—some already started signing up at the fair to become early users of Harbor.

Finally, we built the Harbor MVP all the way from the initial design to deploying the code to production. We’re currently working on building out new functionalities for Harbor.

Python
Python
Django
Django
React
React
TypeScript
TypeScript
React Native
React Native
Jest
Jest
Enzyme
Enzyme
PyTest
PyTest
Rest API
Rest API

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