Christian Strauch and his team at F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG have won the Innovation Award 2009 for their
The Sample Management Module (SMM) of the Clinical Information Management system it is used for so-called “Items lifecycle tracking” and it has several amazing peculiarities:
The result is an AJAX-based front-end (watch demo video), deployed on 15 web servers. This front-end “extracts” its data from a SQL Server 2008 database on a Server with 16 core and 256GB of RAM, using SAN-based storage. It is currently the most powerful server at Roche!
At minute 17:50 of the video Keynote Developers & Architects you can find the presentation of this case and a demo of the AJAX-based User Interface. This video is available under http://www.microsoft.com/switzerland/msdn/de/techdays/Presentations.aspx.
An awesome project on the newest Microsoft technologies with a lot of innovative ideas to produce this very flexible and responsive solution.