West Research Group Heart Transplant Research Program
University of Alberta
The overarching goal of the Heart Transplant Research Program directed by Dr. West at the University of Alberta is the development of a comprehensive research focus encompassing specific projects related to cardiac transplantation.
In Siliflo worked closely with Dr. West's excellent team to build and maintain the AIM-HI LIMS, a tool used by researchers the world over. Secure, fast, and intuitive, the AIM-HI LIMS stores clinical information on heart transplant patients from various research centers.
We have had the pleasure of working with the team at In Siliflo on the development of a web based database for the collection of data on a small unique group of subjects who are cared for in many centers around the world. The field that we are researching is changing and the team has responded promptly to request for changes in data collection, form design, queries and report development.
The system was required to meet the standard on confidentiality and security of the Ethic Boards in many centers in 4 countries. The system has had no problems with meeting these standards.
The most important part of any research is the collection of data that is accurate and timely. In order to achieve that you need a system that is user friendly. Those that use the system have found it to have all of these qualities. When demonstrating the system I am often told that it is very intuitive by new users.
The team has been able to bridge the clinical world to the technological world which has been a huge advantage to our research. We highly recommend the team at In Siliflo for their expertise in database development.— Ingrid Larsen, Research Coordinator
INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research)
Ranked the number one agricultural institute in Europe and number two in the world, INRA carries out mission-oriented research for high-quality and healthy foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and valorised environment.
As part of our work with INRA, In Siliflo worked with Dr. Augustin Scalbert and his team of researchers at the INRA research center in Clermont-Ferrand, France. We helped to design, build, release, and maintain Phenol-Explorer, the first comprehensive and freely available electronic database on polyphenol content in foods. Working closely with Dr. Scalbert and his group, In Siliflo team members made 2 visits to France to discover the needs of the team at INRA.
As PI for the development of this unique database, I consider I have been extremely fortunate to meet these skillful and enthusiastic bioinformaticians. It has been a real collaboration and their input far exceeded my expectations. Their dual expertise in bioinformatics and chemistry and their high commitment in the project led to the development of a great database and website regarded today as the reference worldwide in the field of dietary polyphenols. It bears a number of unique and innovative features like full tracability of all original data used to determine polyphenol contents in foods, or the retrieval in real time of the data in the form of various graphs. They also succeeded in developing a very friendly web interface and this contributed to making the data accessible to a very large audience, from researchers to consumers.
I liked the high responsiveness and reactivity of the In Siliflo team to complete the work on time. It was easy to collaborate through regular web conferences between two far-away continents. Furthermore I very much enjoyed the friendly atmosphere every time we met in France or Canada.
This unique achievement should encourage many more researchers in the field of food science and nutrition to seek services from in Siliflo.— Dr. Augustin Scalbert, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
The Metabolomics Society is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, use and understanding of metabolomics in the life sciences. The Metabolomics Society's vision is to become the premier organization devoted to the development of metabolism-based research. Constituted in 2004, the Metabolomics Society now has more than 500 members in more than 20 countries and publishes its own journal: Metabolomics.
In Siliflo is a sponsor of the Society and is responsible for the development, maintenance, and support of the Metabolomics Society website.
Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission
Leduc, Alberta, Canada
The CRSWSC water infrastructure serves the potable water needs of the City of Leduc, Camrose County, Leduc County (including the Hamlet of New Sarepta), Town of Beaumont, Town of Calmar, and Village of Hay Lakes. EPCOR supplies the CRSWSC from two major water treatment plants, E.L. Smith and Rossdale, both located in the City of Edmonton and sourcing water from the North Saskatchewan River.
Although not scientific in nature, the CRSWSC is an example of our ability to build and maintain general websites In Siliflo. Part of our unique skill involves our feel for simple, intuitive interfaces. We pride ourselves on our ability to build standards compliant and attractive websites efficiently and with consistent interaction with our clients.
The Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission (CRSWSC) hired In Siliflo Inc. to complete website design services. It should be noted that In Siliflo was chosen by the CRSWSC out of 18 proposals received as a result of a public RFP in August of 2010.
In Siliflo's submission stood out to the CRSWSC based upon the simplicity of their proposal, their competitive pricing, and their ability to develop a website which would allow in-house editing by the CRSWSC through an online interface. While many companies offered the latter feature as a value-added tool, it often seemed as an overpriced option whereas In Siliflo included this option as a part of their competitive pricing.
In Siliflo has not disappointed during the website design process. The In Siliflo staff were quick to develop a template for our work and posted online for our review and comments. We feel that the balance between simplicity and style that the CRSWSC requested has been achieved. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of In Siliflo.— Dan Wowryk, P.Eng., Manager, CRSWSC