July 30, 2013
LEEDS, England, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/--
Lhasa Limited, a leading global supplier of knowledge based software and associated databases for use in toxicity, metabolism and the related sciences, today announces the opening of a new software development facility in Poznan, Poland.
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Despite officially opening the new European office on July 17th, work in Poznan actually began during February 2013. Lhasa Limited's first operation outside of the UK has allowed more focus on the development of new software in support of its charitable purpose, promoting the use of computer aided reasoning in chemistry and the life sciences. Managed from Leeds, UK by Dr. Matthew Wright, the team in Poznan is led by Piotr Gorny and consists of Mikolaj Gucki, Andrzej Paetz and Michal Chmielarz all of whom are highly experienced Java Eclipse developers.
Piotr worked at Lhasa Limited in Leeds for two years before taking up the challenge of creating a software development team in his native Poland where he looked to former colleagues in a Polish based German organisation, PSI GmBH. Piotr said,'It is a huge honour for me to be able to bring this new facility to Poznan. After working with the Lhasa team in Leeds for two years the opportunity to extend the Lhasa family in Poznan with its strong university presence and access to the skills used by Lhasa's technology. It is a positive step for the charity.'
All three of the new Polish recruits hold an MSc. in Computer Science from Poznan University of Technology. In addition, Mikolaj has 7 years' experience with Java based programming, specialising in the creation of user friendly graphics interfaces and database design; Andrzej is a Java developer with a post graduate diploma in Project Management and specialises in Networks and Distributed systems and Michal is a Java developer with significant experience with integration tools.
The office was officially opened by Lhasa Limited CEO David Watson, who said,'Our search for Eclipse developers in the UK had for a long time proved very difficult and it was Piotr's suggestion that we might consider Poland, and Poznan in particular, where there is a significant community of developers with these skills. It is a pleasure to formally open this office but it is even better to note the significant impact the team is already having on our ability to continuously improve our software to meet the needs of our members.'
Notes to editors:
Lhasa Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates collaborative data sharing projects in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemistry-related industries. A pioneer in the production of knowledge-based systems for forward thinking scientists, Lhasa limited continues to draw on 30 years of experience to create user-friendly, state of the art in silico prediction and database systems.
We believe that Shared Knowledge is Shared Progress. Our not-for-profit, member driven positioning is designed to facilitate collaborative working and confidential data sharing between organisations. We create and manage consortia from industry, academia and regulatory bodies to tackle common problems and to continually advance the use of computer aided reasoning in chemistry and the life sciences.
Lhasa Limited's in silico decision support tools include Derek Nexus for predicting toxicity, Sarah Nexus for predicting mutagenicity, Vitic Nexus for managing chemical information, Meteor Nexus for predicting metabolic fate and Zeneth for predicting forced degradation pathways.